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Iron ore shipments to the Tršinec railway station, where the Tršinec steel plant located, will be limited

Ukrainian state-run railway operator Ukrzaliznytsia has introduced a temporary restriction on the shipping of iron and manganese ore to the Czech Republic, Rail.Insider reported.

The convention prohibits iron ore shipping through the Chop border crossing in the direction of the Tršinec railway station in the Czech RepublicThe large steel plant Třinecké železárny is located in the town of Třinec.

Restrictions take effect from June 23, 2022 until repealed.

Earlier, on June 19, 2022, Ukrzaliznytsia introduced a convention for freight shipping through the Izov-Hrubieszów border crossing (Poland) for iron and manganese ore. Restrictions will apply to ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih’s shipments from the railway stations of Kryvyi Rih and Kryvyi Rih-Main.

Earlier GMK Center reported that Ukrzaliznytsia imposed temporary restrictions on the transportation of some goods to Romania and Hungary. There are two restrictions on Hungary and three on Romania. Validity of documents for the first direction – until the review, and for the second – until June 28.

As of June 16, freight cars congestions in the direction of the western border crossings exceeded 42 thousand units. In mid-June, 5,000 cars added.