Rail freight is the most common, despite the fact that there are other types of transportation: automobile, marine and aviation. This is due to many advantages, including high reliability, safety, convenience, unlimited goods volume, economy and speed of freight transportation by rail. Regularity of these transportations does not depend on climatic and bad weather conditions, therefore nothing will prevent to deliver a cargo in time. In addition, rail freight services are universal, as they make it possible to carry out transportation of any kinds of cargo. Transportation is carried out in wagons, cisterns or containers, and for transportation of products requiring certain temperatures, use thermos cars and refrigerated wagons.
However, rail freight is used actively to transport such types of cargo as materials and raw materials of petrochemical, agricultural, mining and metallurgical industries.