Some Italian mills have negotiated a 25% freight rail increase with the German state rail company and between 20-25% with Austrian railway operators, while other steelmakers have yet to find an agreement, sources tell Kallanish.
German and Austrian rail operators have asked for increases for rail freight effective 1 January of 40% and 30%, respectively. This is causing some distress for Italian steelmakers, who import large amounts of scrap from Europe and export …
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