The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine named a list of necessary initiatives to stabilize exports through EU countries

Export routes of Ukrainian agricultural products through the countries of the European Union should become permanent and main. Foremost, we need to build terminal complexes on our border with EU countries, which will include grain conveyors and with the help of which Ukrainian grain will be transported without interruption.

This was stated by the Minister of Agriculture and Food of Ukraine Mykola Solskyi, writes the press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy. 

According to him, the construction of such infrastructure is due to the difference between Ukrainian and European tracks. Each such terminal will be able to transport up to 2 million tons of grain per year.

The minister added that a significant problem is the insufficient number of railway rolling stock in the EU countries that can transport grain, as well as the corresponding trucks. Adding that there are 22,400 grain wagons operating in Ukraine, and approximately 12,000 in all EU countries.

“So an increase in the number of such wagons by 3,640 units and trucks by 6,000 units will allow additional transportation of up to 10 million tons of grain per year,” emphasized Solskyi.

Also, according to Solskyi, it is necessary to allocate railway routes for the passage of Ukrainian grain wagons with carts modified to the standard of European tracks through the territories of Poland and Germany to the Polish port of Gdansk and the German ports of Rostock and Hamburg.