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Container rail transport in Eurasia in the first half of 2022

Uncertainty related to the international political environment complicates the operation of the Trans-Eurasian rail corridor, but at the same time highlights the undeniable advantages of rail over other modes of transport.

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In the first half of 2022, the volume of freight transported in the China-Europe-China direction along the Eurasian railway was 307,200 TEUs, a decrease of 8.7% from the same period in 2021. The main factor behind the decline in the volume of freight transported through the Eurasian railway line is the international political situation: the special military operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine and the subsequent wave of sanctions imposed by Western countries against Russia and Belarus.

Source: Eurasian Rail Alliance Index