The State Railway Administration (Ukrzaliznytsia) has increased freight rates by 12.5 percent in accordance with its financial plan. Ukrzaliznytsia announced this in a telegram to shippers, which the CFTS portal obtained.

Ukrzaliznytsia cites an order from the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure dated July 11, 2014. The new rates come into effect on July 23.

The coefficient for first-class freight (coal, iron ore, gravel, and chemicals) has been increased from 0.767 to 0.863.

The coefficient for second-class (grain, crude oil and heavy petroleum products, and building materials) is up from 1.095 to 1.232.

The coefficient for third-class freight (ferrous metals, light petroleum products, and pulp and paper products) is up from 1.684 to 1.895 while the coefficient for foodstuffs is up from 0.881 to 0.991.