Ukrainian Shipping Magazine reported that with only Danube ports continuing to operate for the shipment of metallurgical products, Ukraine is losing USD 420 million every month because it cannot produce and export during this period 1.3 million tonnes of iron ore, 151,000 tonnes of pig iron, 192,000 tonnes of semi-finished products and 218,000 tonnes of finished metal products. At the same time, due to the small capacity of the Danube ports, it is impossible to solve the existing logistical problems. Ukrainian exporters from the metallurgical industry were forced to redirect cargo flows to EU seaports, in particular to Constanța in Romania, Burgas in Bulgaria, Gdynia, Gdańsk, Szczecin & Swinoujscie in Poland, Rijeka & Ploče in Croatia, Hamburg, Bremerhaven & Bremen in Germany. Because of this, the average distance to the port of departure increased fivefold, and the cost of delivery to the port of destination increased by an average of three to four times. In turn, EU seaports do not have free capacity to handle all Ukrainian cargo, so railway wagons stand in queues at Ukraine’s borders with the EU. Even now, 60% of metallurgical products from Ukraine are delivered to final consumers by sea transport.