Italian re-roller Marcegaglia is pushing up its freight costs for welded tube from black, pickled, polished and galvanized strip, effective from 20 December, Kallanish learns from the company.
Some other re-rollers in Italy are implementing similar moves due to skyrocketing costs of transport and the current shortage of heavy-duty vehicles.
Depending on destination, Marcegaglia’s new cost of transport will increase between €10-30/tonne ($11-33).
European tubemakers expect to face surging costs in 2022 for transport, energy and possibly raw materials. As Italy imports energy from other producing nations, gas and electricity prices have hiked more significantly compared to other European countries, Kallanish notes.
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