The first shipment of coal from Ukraine
The first deliveries of coal from Ukraine to Poland can be expected within a week, reports Railway Supply magazine with reference to Nakolei. As we reported earlier, Ukraine pledged to transfer 100,000 tons of coal to Poland.
The first trains with Ukrainian coal are expected this week. At the moment it is difficult to assess whether there will be additional deliveries. A possible increase in the amount of coal sold by Ukraine to Poland will depend primarily on Ukraine’s energy security.
Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Irina Vereshchuk recently announced that coal has been prepared and contracted, and the first shipments should begin in the near future. PKP Cargo will be responsible for the transportation of Ukrainian coal. The company must transport a total of about 4.5 million tons of this raw material, mainly from ports.
“Unloading is happening right now. October will be the peak of distribution, we are ready for it. Currently, PKP Cargo has more than 20,000 gondola cars at its disposal,” said Dariusz Seliga, president of PKP Cargo.
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