The Cabinet of Ministers has reacted to the increase in the volume of importation of used freight cars from Russia in recent months.
A meeting with market participants to clarify the tender procedure is planned.
The objective of the project is to identify the most critical aspects of Ukrzaliznytsia’s operations from the viewpoints of shippers.
The Kryukov Railcar Building Works has increased the production of freight cars.
The EBRD has provided a loan of up to USD 35 million to Louis Dreyfus Company.
On average, Ukrzaliznytsia has loaded 1,581 grain wagons per day this year.
The ban on import of used wagons will take effect on March 1, 2020.
The company plans to set up production at the Paniutynskyi railcar repair plant.
The body of the new grain wagon has a larger volume.
Tariffs for use of Ukrzaliznytsia’s freight cars within Ukraine and abroad will rise 30 days after publication of the new tariffs.
The ban affects springs for freight-car bogies, which are also produced in Ukraine.
The Aurum Group has signed contracts for production of 75 freight cars.
The public debate of the relevant draft document will formally end only on March 15.
The passenger cars will cost Ukrzaliznytsia UAH 1.5 billion.
Gondola cars were the most popular.
The company bought or manufactured 3,350 railcars.
14 lots are on auction.
The gondola cars were purchased under a five-year financial lease agreement with Privatbank.
The AMCU considers UZS tariffs on railcar rental as market-based and sees that the lack of private traction impedes competition in the market.
Freight rates will be indexed automatically if the company’s requirements are met from May 1.