Ukraine (bbabo.net), - Russian strikes on Ukraine's energy and transport infrastructure have had a significant impact on rail freight traffic in that country.
The relevant information was posted by the GMK Center portal, which is an aggregator of news from the mining and metallurgical complex of Ukraine and related industries.
According to published data, Ukrzaliznytsia JSC, following the results of October 2022, reduced the transportation of iron and manganese ore by 24.6% compared to September of the current year, to 1.426 million tons. And compared to October 2021, transportation decreased by 77.9% .
In addition, in the first ten months of 2022, iron ore transportation by rail fell to 29.31 million tons, a decrease of 54.5% compared to the same period in 2021.
And all export shipments for this period amounted to 20.77 million tons, which is 43.9% less than January-October last year.
Thus, in total, in January-October of this year, Ukrzaliznytsia reduced the transportation of goods by half (49.8%) compared to the same period last year, to 129.8 million tons.
One of the reasons for this was interruptions and restrictions in the operation of electrical networks. Because of this, metallurgical enterprises reduce production, respectively, the need for iron ore, which is supplied by rail, decreases.
Experts note that the Ukrainian rail transportation system in 2022 already has worse dynamics than the USSR in the first year of the Great Patriotic War. At the same time, the beginning of massive shelling (since October 10, 2022) worsened the situation even more.
This is evidenced by the already published traffic data for November, in which Ukrzaliznytsia reduced the volume of traffic by a factor of three compared to November 2021.
Earlier, bbabo.net reported that more than 1.5 million residents of the Odessa region continue to be left without electricity, only the critical infrastructure of the region is connected to the power supply.