Queues at the western border crossings have decreased over the past week and do not exceed 19 thousand wagons, UZ reported during a meeting with representatives of the agricultural business on September 22. This is 6,000 units less than it was in early September, infroms Railway Supply magazine, citing the CFTS.

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Now 18,965 wagons are sent to Europe. Also, in three weeks, the queue of wagons with grain cargo decreased by 44%: from 8,482 to 4,787 units.

In September, the average daily volume of wagons passing through border crossings decreased from 1848 to 1731 wagons (-6%). According to Valery Tkachev, Deputy Director of the Department of Commercial Work of JSC Ukrzaliznytsia, the transfer of goods from the mining and metallurgical complex has been reduced. This is due to the fact that their recipients – European metallurgical plants – are now reducing production.

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At the same time, we increased the transfer of grain. Their number increased from 469 to 536 wagons per day (+67 wagons, or 14%).

In addition, thanks to the opening of seaports, it was possible to additionally agree on transportation plans for September. For almost all crossings, the number of applications submitted in October for transportation corresponds to the throughput and actual operation of the joints, which will positively affect the coordination of plans. However, this does not apply to the Yagodin-Dorogusk (Poland) and Batyovo-Epereshke (Hungary) crossings, there are still difficulties with the transfer.

As noted in the department of traffic control of UZ, a tense situation is also observed at the crossings “Chop – Cierna nad Tisou” (Hungary) and “Vadul-Siret-Dorneshty” (Romania). More than 200 wagons loaded in April at GFR are still standing at the last crossing. They need a rearrangement of bogies.

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