Lemtrans, Ukraine’s largest freight wagon operator, increased its cargo last year by 23% yoy

Lemtrans, Ukraine’s largest freight wagon operator, increased its cargo last year by 23% yoy, Vladimir Mezentsev, the company’s general director, tells Interfax-Ukraine. With world iron prices jumping, Lemtrans carried 25 million tons of iron ore, 49% more than last year. The company, ranked by Forbes as one of Ukraine’s top 100 by size, wants to run private freight trains to the Black Sea ports. In a pilot program, Ukzaliznytsia has granted a provisional license last fall to a small Lviv freight hauler.

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