Russian Railways has agreed with Kazakhstan on a 65% discount on Russian coal transit to China, Deputy CEO Alexei Shilo has said at a briefing.
“Since we cannot move from Kuzbass to the East via Mariinsk–Mezhdurechensk with the amount that the cargo consignors want, we have offered: let’s see how to go to Kazakhstan and to China via the Kazakhstan’s border crossings across Dostyk–Altynkol,” Shilo said. “We have completed the work. Our Kazakh colleagues gave a 65% discount on the transit of coal from Russia to China.”
Coal industry representatives earlier complained about repairs and a limited capacity of the railway.
Shilo also said that Russian Railways could give discounts of up to 12.8% on exports of Russian energy coal to the northwestern and Azov and Black Sea ports from March. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)