The plant of Norilsk Nickel in Nikel, Murmansk Oblast, Russia

Will anyone transport nickel from Russia to Europe next year?

Image: Hans Olav Lien, Wikipedia Hans Olav Lien, Wikipedia

The Finnish railway company VR will stop transporting nickel from Russia to Europe in 2023, as it has announced a full stop of any Russian cargo per 1 January. However, the commodity is in high demand. Where the supply of gas required a massive shift in supply in Europe this year, the same future may be held for the supply of nickel in 2023.

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Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is the editor-in-chief of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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