The state-owned enterprises to which the wagons of Ukrzaliznytsia were transferred repaired 9,369 high-sided wagons in January-June 2012.
According to the press service of Ukrzaliznytsia, Darnytsia Wagon Repair Plant over the first six months repaired 5,156 cars, and Ukrspetsvahon – 4,213 gondolas.
"We have to state that there is an increase in the number of cars damaged due to cargo shippers' neglect and violations of unloading technology, which significantly damages cars and withdraws rolling stock from the circulation," reads the report.
In particular, Prydniprovska Railways alone, in the period under review discovered 608 freight cars had suffered damage worth UAH 2.652 million. The largest number of damaged cars (599, or 99%) was found at industrial enterprises and ports. In particular, ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih since the beginning of the year has caused damage to 266 cars worth a total of over UAH 2 million, Interpipe Nyzhniodniprovsky Pipe Plant - 65 cars (UAH 125,500), Dniprovsky Metallurgical Plant - 17 cars (UAH 2,500), and Bahleikoks - 12 cars (UAH 2,300).
Ports in the period damaged 66 cars worth UAH 42,600. Thus, Kerch seaport damaged 34 cars, Berdiansk port – 18 wagons, Feodosia and Sevastopol ports - 12 and two cars respectively. The companies have reimbursed the railways UAH 2.34 million for damage to rolling stock.