Problematic issues of coal transportation were discussed at a meeting in the Pavlodar branch of the freight transportations with the invitation of all interested parties, including shippers.
It was noted that the Ekibastuz station increased the turnover period of wagons at enterprises. In October, coal mines in the region significantly reduced the loading of solid fuels. The need for coal transportation compared to the same period in 2018 decreased by 11.7 thousand tons.
At the meeting, it was recommended that shippers work out the issue of uniformity of coal transportation throughout the year, and not just in the seasonal period.
In general, the country for 10 months of this year 83 million tons of coal were loaded, including 56.4 million tons inside the country, and 26.6 million tons for export.
There is a decrease in the loading of solid household fuel compared to the same period last year by more than 2 million tons due to the lack of applications for loading municipal coal for the needs of the population and the country's heat and power plants. In October, 9.5 million tons of solid fuel were transported, including 6.7 million tons inside the republic.
More than 30 thousand gondola cars of all owners were involved in coal transportation, of which about 60% was owned by Kaztemirtrans JSC.