The number of wagons at the western border crossings increased significantly between 4 and 14 April. At the same time, grain shipments increased most rapidly in the direction of border crossings with Romania and Moldova.

Shipment of grain by rail

This is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to the department of commercial work of JSC “Ukrzaliznytsia”.

In total, over 10 days the number of rolling stock in the direction of land border crossings increased by 6266 wagons or 27%. In particular, the number of grain carriers increased by 2590 wagons or 2.3 times.

The total accumulation as of April 14 is 29461 wagons, including 4578 with grain, 366 with oil and 272 with meal.

Most of all, the railway traffic in the direction of Romania and Moldova has revived. Thus, the accumulation of wagons increased in the direction of the joints: Vadul-Siret/Dorneshty – 6.4 times (up to 1060 wagons); Dyakovo/Halmeu – 2.7 times (up to 684 wagons); Mogilev-Podolsky/Velchynets – from 4 to 860 wagons with grain. The queue for crossing the border at these crossings is estimated at 18, 26 and 14 days, respectively.

As Rail.insider reported earlier, the State Enterprise “Railway of Moldova” announced its readiness to receive freight trains from Ukraine around the clock.

In turn, JSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” notes that it can transfer 1.5 times more freight cars through the western borders, if they were accepted in such quantity by the railways of neighboring EU countries.

Due to the export of surplus grain, Ukraine expects to receive up to $10 billion in foreign exchange earnings.

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