Due to the fact that the authorities of Kazakhstan temporarily ban the use of its railway infrastructure, Russia's largest salt producer Russol may face supply disruptions, learned RBC. The station, located next to the salt mine used by Russol, is serviced by the Kazakh railway administration.
“The introduction of a conventional ban could almost completely stop the production and shipment of salt at the Russol company's deposit in the Orenburg region,” explained Sergey Cherny, director of Russoli. According to one of the representatives of the company, the risk of a complete shutdown of production is “very high”, and due to railway restrictions, production is practically no longer working. On September 22, Mr. Cherny asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to intervene in the situation. The company supplies about 42% of all edible salt (and about 40% of technical salt) to the Russian market and fulfills defense orders.
The restrictions imposed by Kazakhstan are related to the accumulation of empty gondola cars on the main network of Kazakhstani railways. “The convention is connected with the operational situation in Kazakhstan, with the accumulation of cargo on the other side,” Russian Railways commented on the situation.
About the logistics problems of "Russoli" - in the material "Kommersant" "Salt does not pull".