Companies of businessman Vladimir Lisin including steelmaker Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK), shipping operator UCL Holding and its part Freight One are ready to invest 28.6 billion rubles in development of own transport infrastructure.
NLMK is the national railroad operator Russia Railways’ fourth largest client in volume terms and fifth largest in monetary terms. In 2017 it delivered 65 million tons of cargoes via railways and paid 38 billion rubles for the services.
Now NLMK is ready to invest 4.9 billion rubles in its own infrastructure to raise shipments via Russian Railways by 3.1 million tons annually until 2021, which may increase the state company’s contributions to the federal budget by 1.3 billion rubles.
UCL Port is to invest 23.718 billion rubles in transshipment capacities to boost imports and exports by 16.6 million tons. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)