Fee rates for the use of own pellet carriers will remain at the level of June

Ukrainian Railways (UZ) from July 2023 reduces the rates of payment for the use of its own semi-railcars by 10.3% compared to the previous month – to UAH 1.3 thousand/day. This is evidenced by data published on the branch UZ’s Center for Transport Logistics’ (CTL) website.

Thus, the rates for the use of semi-railcars in July will be at the lowest level since January 2023. The rates of payment for the use of own pellet carriers remain at the level of June – 450 UAH/day.

According to the CTL, next month the rate for a grain truck will drop to UAH 300/day, while in June grain growers paid UAH 3.65 thousand/day for the use of grain trucks. The rate of payment for a platform of a universal, re-equipped and modernized platform of types 915,968, 969 will be UAH 4 thousand (+2.6% m/m), for a covered railcars – UAH 1.54 thousand (+6.9% m/m), a cement truck – UAH 500 (-16.7% m/m).

In June 2023, usage charge rate of UZ’s own pellet carriers increased by 29% compared to May – up to 450 UAH/day. Rates of payment for the use of semi-railcars in June increased by 7.4% compared to the price in May – up to 1450 UAH/day.

As GMK Center reported earlier, Ukrainian Railways in May 2023 increased export shipments of ferrous metals by 15% m/m and 38.9% y/y – up to 478 thousand tons. Export transportation of iron and manganese ore during May 2023 decreased by 16.8% m/m, and by 32.9% y/y – to 1.38 million tons.

In mid-June, UZ moved 1 million tons of iron and manganese ore. This is 12.8% more compared to the same period in 2022 and 2% up to the first half of May.

In 2022, Ukrainain Railways reduced transportation of iron and manganese ores by 59.2% compared to 2021 – to 41.7 million tons. Volumes of transportation of ferrous metals last year decreased by 57.8% y/y – to 9.2 million tons. In total, during the year UZ transported 150.6 million tons of cargo, which is 52.1% less compared to 2021.

Earlier, UZ announced its intentions to increase prices for services provided by stations and branches at free tariffs by 38.3%. It is about the services provided by the company’s stations and branches – in particular, loading, unloading, weighing, shunting, etc.