Zaporizhzhya metallurgical plant "Zaporizhstal" of the Metinvest group, after a partial resumption of production, continues to operate at 50% of its capacity, said the general director of the enterprise Alexander Mironenko.
According to him, there are currently problems with logistics - the supply of raw materials and the shipment of finished products.
At the same time, it is noted that due to significant problems with logistics and overstocking of railway crossings, Zaporozhye metallurgical enterprises are forced to consider options for reducing production.
“Problems with logistics have not been resolved. We have significant problems with the shipment of our products to customers in the EU. All our routes before the war passed through ports, but so far they are inaccessible. Now we have significant overstocking at border crossings in western Ukraine. All this makes us consider the option of reducing production, because our products simply cannot be shipped across the border,” Mironenko explained.
He noted that the leaders of the enterprise are doing everything possible to maintain the volume of exports and the inflow of foreign currency into the country, in particular, they provide additional equipment for reloading products at the border with the European Union. In addition, together with the Cabinet of Ministers, they are looking for ways to solve problems with logistics.
Earlier, other enterprises of the country announced problems with logistics.
As reported, the Zaporizhstal Iron and Steel Works for five months of 2022 reduced the production of rolled products by 46.4% compared to the same period last year - to 753.8 thousand tons, steel by 48.6% - to 852, 7 thousand tons, pig iron - by 46.4%, up to 987.6 thousand tons.
Zaporizhstal is one of the largest industrial enterprises in Ukraine, whose products are in great demand among consumers both in the domestic market and in many countries of the world. The plant specializes in high-quality hot-rolled steel coil, hot-rolled sheet, cold-rolled sheet, cold-rolled coil made of carbon and low-alloy steels, as well as steel strip, black tin, bent profile.