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20 Jul 2016

Operating results for the second quarter and the first half of 2016

RNS Number : 6085E

Public Joint Stock Company "TransContainer" ("TransContainer" or the "Company") (LSE: TRCN) announces its preliminary operating results for the second quarter and the first six months of 2016.

Market overview  

Russia's Transportation equipment for shipping cargo via various means of transport. Containers are durable enough for repeated use and can be stacked. Containers are divided into medium-duty (three- and five-tonne), which conform to former Soviet Union standards and are still used for shipments in Russia and the CIS, and ISO (20- and 40-foot) containers, which are used for Russian and international shipments. The universal standard unit TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) was introduced to measure transport flow volumes.
container
market saw positive dynamics year-on-year in the second quarter of 2016, for the first time since the third quarter of 2014. The transportation volumes were up 13.2% year-on-year to 808 thousand twenty-foot equivalent units ("TEU"). This was driven by a 20.7% growth in domestic transportation, while international transportation increased by 5.6% year-on-year on the back of growth in export and Freight passing from one country to another through a third country. Whether cargo is permitted to transit a certain country and under what terms is subject to trade agreements and treaties between countries. Direct transit is when foreign goods are shipped under tariff protection, without holding at a customs warehouse; indirect transit is when goods arrive at customs warehouses and are then transported abroad.
transit
segments.

For the first six months of 2016, the Russian rail container market grew by 6.1% year-on-year to 1,538 thousand TEU. In terms of segment breakdown for the six month period, domestic transportation volumes surged by 14.4% year-on-year and export transportation by 1.0% year-on-year, while Import-bound container traffic, as indicated in the respective waybill.
import transportation
volumes fell by 5.3% and transit was down 3.3% year-on-year.

Rail container transportation

Since the beginning of 2016, the Company has widened its range of rail transportation services by offering its own containers for transportation on third-party Cars for carrying cargo or passengers designated for railway transportation.
rolling stock
. The Company therefore will report transportation volumes including provision of its own containers to the third party flatcars starting from the second quarter of 2016.

In the reporting quarter, container volumes transported by the Company's flatcars and containers (including provision of own containers to the third party flatcars) surged by 12.0% year-on-year to 382 thousand TEU. The key growth driver was domestic transportation, while transit volumes were down 29.0% year-on-year due to a reduced number of auto vehicles produced in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

Transportation of containers using TransContainer's assets in 2Q 2016 (ISO Loaded + Empty), 000' TEU

2Q 2016

2Q 2015

Change

000' TEU

Percent

Domestic Routes

224.2

194.6

+29.6

+15.2%

Export

89.8

77.6

+12.3

+15.8%

Import

52.0

46.5

+5.5

+11.9%

Transit

16.0

22.5

-6.5

-29.0%

All Routes

382.0

341.2

+40.8

+12.0%

 

Container volumes transported by the Company's A specialised type of rolling stock designed to carry ISO containers.
flatcar
fleet in the second quarter of 2016 increased by 3.9% year-on-year to 354 thousand TEU from 341 thousand TEU a year earlier. The Company's revenue-generating[1] container transportation volumes in Russia amounted to 291 thousand TEU in the second quarter of 2016, up 13.2% year-on-year.

For the first six months of 2016, container volumes transported by the Company's flatcar and container fleet, as described above, grew by 4.5% year-on-year to 724.6 thousand TEU, mainly as a result of an increase in domestic, export and import transportation. Transit volumes were down 36.3% year-on-year due to the same reason as discussed above.

Transportation of containers using TransContainer's assets in 1H 2016 (ISO Loaded + Empty), 000' TEU

1H 2016

1H 2015

Change

000' TEU

Percent

Domestic Routes

411.9

377.7

+34.2

+9.1%

Export

176.9

169.0

+7.9

+4.7%

Import

104.9

98.0

+6.8

+7.0%

Transit

31.0

48.7

-17.7

-36.3%

All Routes

724.6

693.3

+31.2

+4.5%

 

Container volumes transported by the Company's flatcar fleet in the first half of 2016 decreased by 3.0% year-on-year to 671 thousand TEU from 692 thousand TEU a year earlier. The Company's revenue-generating container transportation volumes in Russia amounted to 554 thousand TEU in the first half of 2016, up 6.8% year-on-year.

Terminal handling

In the second quarter of 2016, the Company's throughput in the Russian rail A place equipped for the trans-shipment and storage of containers. A container terminal
typically includes one or more container yards. Rail-based container terminals are equipped with spur tracks for loading and unloading containers to/from railroad platforms (cars).
container terminal
network increased by 5.8% to 312 thousand TEU, compared to 295 thousand TEU for the same period of 2015. For the first six months of 2016, the Company's container terminal throughput was down 0.4% to 578 thousand TEU compared to 581 thousand TEU for the first half of 2015. This resulted from a decrease in unloading of containers, which, in turn, associated with a slowdown in import transportation, as well as a decrease in marshalling of containers due to a higher share of block-train transportation.

Asset utilisation 

In the second quarter of 2016, flatcar and container For containers - transporting an empty container on a flatcar, for flatcars – a flatcar run without container(s) or any non-container cargo.
empty run
ratios marginally deteriorated from 5.5% to 6.4% and from 31.3% to 32.3%, respectively, while turnover of flatcars and containers improved on the back of strong customer demand.

For the first half of 2016, empty run ratios for flatcars and containers were broadly flat. Turnover of flatcars improved from 15.2 days for the first six months of 2015 to 14.4 days for the first six months of 2016, while turnover of containers was still impacted by the results of the first quarter.

2Q 2016

2Q 2015

1H 2016

1H 2015

Turnover of containers, days

32.2

33.8

37.4

35.7

Turnover of flatcars, days

13.1

15.4

14.4

15.2

Empty run[2] for containers, %

32.3%

31.3%

30.8%

29.7%

Empty run for flatcars, %

6.4%

5.5%

7.0%

7.2%

 

Enquiries:

 

TransContainer

Andrey Zhemchugov,
Director, Capital Markets and Investor Relations

+7 495 637 9178
+7 495 609 6062

E-mail

IR@trcont.ru

Website

www.trcont.ru

Instinctif Partners

 

Galyna Kulachek / Catherine Hems

+44 (0) 20 7457 2020

About TransContainer

TransContainer (LSE ticker: TRCN) is the leading intermodal Transportation equipment for shipping cargo via various means of transport. Containers are durable enough for repeated use and can be stacked. Containers are divided into medium-duty (three- and five-tonne), which conform to former Soviet Union standards and are still used for shipments in Russia and the CIS, and ISO (20- and 40-foot) containers, which are used for Russian and international shipments. The universal standard unit TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) was introduced to measure transport flow volumes.
container
transportation company in Russia with a market share of approximately 47%. It is the market leader in Russia by A specialised type of rolling stock designed to carry ISO containers.
flatcar
fleet size, container transportation by rail and rail-side A place equipped for the trans-shipment and storage of containers. A container terminal
typically includes one or more container yards. Rail-based container terminals are equipped with spur tracks for loading and unloading containers to/from railroad platforms (cars).
container terminal
throughput. As at 31 December 2015, it owned and leased 24,461 flatcars and 64,596 ISO containers. TransContainer also owns a network of rail-side container terminals, located at 45 railway stations across Russia and operates one terminal in Slovakia under a long-term lease agreement. The Company's joint venture JSC Kedentransservice ("Kedentransservice", or "KDTS") also operates 19 inland rail-side terminals in Kazakhstan. The Company's sales network comprises about 120 sales outlets in Russia, along with additional outlets across the CIS, Europe and Asia. TransContainer is listed at Moscow Exchange and LSE. Company's major shareholder with 50% +2 shares is United Transportation and The process of organising a chain of delivery, and managing that chain in the broadest sense. This chain may encompass both deliveries of raw materials needed for production and management of material resources at an enterprise, delivery to warehouses and distribution centres, sorting, handling, and final distribution at the points of consumption. In the context of transportation services, the main service is that of delivering cargo across a delivery route.
Logistics
Company, established by Russian Railways, Belorussian Railway and Kazakhstan Temir Zholy.

 

[1] Transportation of clients' containers by the Company's Cars for carrying cargo or passengers designated for railway transportation.
rolling stock
and own loaded containers by its own and third-party flatcars

[2] The For containers - transporting an empty container on a flatcar, for flatcars – a flatcar run without container(s) or any non-container cargo.
empty run
ratio is calculated as an average empty run in kilometres divided by an average total run in kilometres


This information is provided by RNSThe company news service from the London Stock Exchange 

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