Centravis uses German, Polish ports for exports

Ukrainian seamless stainless pipe producer Centravis says it is using German and Polish ports to export its products amid the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

In a letter to customers and partners, the firm says: “We use the ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven (Germany), Gdansk and Gdynia (Poland) to ship finished products.” Deliveries to parts of Europe are also carried out by trucks.

There are queues at the border due to the large cargo flows, but the company takes these into account and chooses the points with the highest capacity, it adds.

“With production everything is in normal mode, the cold and the hot shop are working to fulfil the plans and produce tubes on time,” the enterprise claims. “Production continues to receive billets in small batches. We are also accepting orders; there is an opportunity to place orders for August-November.”

This week, the pipemaker will participate at the Tube exhibition in Dusseldorf.

Earlier, Centravis said it expects stable production amid improving round billet feedstock supply (see Kallanish passim).

The company intends to increase supplies to the US and EU after the two markets suspended trade barriers on Ukrainian steel for one year.

In April, the pipemaker resumed single-shift production amid the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, but faces logistics problems with its shipments.

Ukraine’s pipemakers decreased production in January-May to 176,300 tonnes, down by 16% on-year (see Kallanish passim). However, in May alone, pipe manufacturers increased production by 2.5 times compared to April to 45,000t.

Svetoslav Abrossimov Bulgaria