Railway transportation

Fee rates for the use of own semi-railcars will decrease by 10%

Starting from May 2023, Ukrainian Railways (UZ) will raise the rates for the use of its own pellet carriers by 2.3 times compared to the previous month – up to UAH 350/day. This is evidenced by data on the website of the Ukrainian Railways Transport Logistics Center (TLC).

Fee rates for the use of own half-railcars in May will decrease by 10% compared to the price in April by 10% – to UAH 1,350/day.

According to TLC data, the price of most rolling stock will decrease this month. The rate for a grain truck will decrease by 6.1% m/m – to UAH 3,850/day. A converted and modernized tank will cost UAH 4,700/day, which is 7.8% less than in April.

As GMK Center reported earlier, in March 2023, UZ transported 12.2 million tons of cargo, which is 47% more compared to the same month of 2022, and 8.7% more compared to the previous month. During this period, 5.3 million tons of goods were shipped for export (+73.4% y/y and +4% m/m).

For January-March 2023, the railway operator reduced freight transportation by 38% y/y – to 34.7 million tons. 15.54 million tons of goods were shipped for export during this period.

In 2022, Ukrainian Railways reduced transportation of cargo by 52.1% compared to 2021 – to 150.6 million tons. Transportation of iron ore for the year fell by 59.2% y/y – to 31.7 million tons, and ferrous metals – by 57.8% y/y, to 9.2 million tons.

Earlier, UZ announced its intentions plans 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.