In March, iron ore transfer through the Izov-Grubeshuv crossing increased by 43.5%

In March 2024, the number of railroad cars with iron ore transferred through the Izov-Grubieszów border crossing (Poland) increased by 43.6% compared to January, to 210 units per day. This was stated by Valeriy Tkachev, Deputy Director of the Commercial Department of Ukrainian Railways (UZ), Rail.Insider reports.

Positive dynamics in this area has been observed since the beginning of the year. Thus, in January, the railroad handed over 126 railcars with iron ore per day, in February – 146.3 units (+16.1% m/m), and in March – 210 units (+43.5% m/m). From January to March, the figure increased by 66.7%.

«Since the beginning of March, 4201 railcars with ore have been transferred through the joint. Containers took second place with 1791 railcars. Metals took the third place, with 751 railcars transported in March,» the statement said.

As for the other main nomenclatures that move through this crossing, there is a drop. Thus, coal imports decreased by 46 cars per day. The transfer of containers also decreased by almost 15 cars per day, as well as grain cargo by 8.5 cars per day.

As GMK Center reported earlier, in February 2024, Ukrainian Railways increased the transportation of iron and manganese ore by 11.3% compared to the previous month, to 3.33 million tons. The figure increased by 2.5 times compared to February 2023. The company transported 2.067 million tons of raw materials to seaports, or 62.1% of iron ore exports. The company transported 1.262 million tons (37.9%) via land crossings.

In 2023, UZ transported 148.4 million tons of cargo, down 1.5%, or 2.2 million tons, compared to 2022. Transportation of iron ore decreased by 13.2% y/y – to 27.5 million tons, ferrous metals by 10.6% y/y – to 8.2 million tons, and grain – by 5.9% y/y, to 30.6 million tons.