Freight traffic by rail
Freight traffic and types of it
Freight traffic is calculated in tons according to the weight of goods actually carried including the total weight of goods, all packaging and tare weight of the containers, swap-body and pallets containing goods.
Cargo transport by sea refers to the volume of cargo loaded and unloaded at ports.
Carriage of exported goods – goods carried between a place of loading located in Latvia and a place of unloading in another country. Wagons loaded on a railway network and carried by ferry to a foreign network are also included. Goods in transit, however, are not included.
Carriage of imported goods – goods carried between a place of loading located in a foreign country and a place of unloading in Latvia. Wagons loaded onto ferries from foreign railway networks and carried directly to the railway network of Latvia are included. Goods in transit, however, are not included.
Goods in transit – goods carried through Latvia between two places (a place of loading/embarkation and a place of unloading/disembarkation) located outside of Latvia. Wagons entering or leaving the respective country by ferry are included.
National road transport – transportation between two places (a place of loading/embarkation and a place of unloading/disembarkation) located in the vehicle registration country. It may involve transit through a second country.
International road transport – transportation between two places (a place of loading/embarkation and a place of unloading/disembarkation) in two different countries, one of which may be Latvia. It may involve transit through one or several countries.
Cross-trade road transport – international transportation performed by a road motor vehicle registered in a third country. A third country is a country other than the country of loading/embarkation or than the country of unloading/disembarkation.
Transportation for hire or reward – transportation of goods for remuneration on behalf of third parties.
Transportation on own account – transportation, which is not for hire or reward.
Freight turnover (in ton-kilometres) is calculated by summing up the results obtained by multiplying the weight (in tons) of each shipment and the distance of cargo carried (in kilometres).