During a meeting with Slovakian carriers on 9 March the convention for shipping ore cargoes to Czech mills via Chop was cancelled. Railway Supply magazine wrote about it, citing Rail.insider.

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Note that the restriction concerned the transportation of sinter ore, iron ore and concentrate to Czech stations Trinec and Ostrava-Bartovice via Chop. The convention had been in effect since 29 January.

As Jozef Virba, a representative of ZSSK Cargo, explained, now the weather is more or less warm and the ore cars do not need to be placed in the “heaters” for several hours to defrost the cargo. Now the ore goes for transshipment without any additional operations, which significantly speeds up the carrier’s work. A decision has been made to cancel the convention.

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