In a recent interview with French RFI, Zaporozhstal steel works' general director, Roman Slobodanyuk, revealed that the company has lost markets in Turkey, Asia, and North Africa, leading to a strategic redirection of sales towards Europe. This decision was primarily driven by the greater accessibility of European markets by land routes.The challenging situation within the country has necessitated significant adjustments to production processes and logistics, as stated by the Zaporozhstal press service. The steel works had to reassess its manufacturing priorities and find new ways to deliver products and feedstock for blast furnaces. Shipping products through seaports was no longer viable, prompting the exploration of alternative transportation methods.Currently, Zaporozhstal is preparing a shipment of coils and slabs to Italy, indicating its renewed focus on European markets. Despite the market setbacks, the steel works continues its operations, with three out of its four blast furnaces functioning. However, it should be noted that the plant experienced a 33-day idle period in the spring of 2022.Zaporozhstal is renowned as one of Ukraine's largest steel works, specializing in the production of hot-rolled and cold-rolled steel, as well as various metal products, slabs, and more.