In January-May2008 the net profit of transport companies based in Mogilev Region grew 43% on the year to reach BYR 12,760 million. At the same time, seven companies (6.1% of their total number) ended the period with an accumulate net loss of BYR 935 million, Interfax learnt from the Economy Committee of Mogilev Region Administration.
The share of private carriers in bus transportation made 16.1% in January-June, the source specified.
Private carriers transported 12.4 million passengers in January-June, thus bringing their passenger turnover to 81.9 million passengers per kilometer (17.4%).
The rate of transportation of passengers by bus shrank by 12.8% (64.5 million passengers).
In January-June 2008 Mogilev Region automobile transport handled 3,356,600 tonnes of cargoes, or 8.8% up on the year.
Mogilev river port handled 282,400 tonnes of cargoes (46.6% up), while Bobruisk river port upped cargo transportation rate by 33.8% (155,300 tonnes).