During the meeting of railway workers with representatives of the agricultural transportation market on Thursday, January 19, they discussed reducing the number of freight wagons heading towards the border crossings. If at the end of December 2022 the queue reached 21.2 thousand wagons, then on January 18 it decreased to 16.3 thousand. Grain carriers demonstrate the best dynamics in this regard. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to Rail.insider.


The total accumulation of wagons in the direction of border crossings decreased by 4,960 wagons (-23%), including the accumulation of grain cargoes decreased by 2,778 wagons (-41%).

“At the beginning of the month, we had a queue of grain carriers in the direction of the border of 6,834 wagons. To date, there are only 4 thousand 56 wagons. That is, the queue was reduced by 41%. This is a very good indicator,” said Valery Tkachev, Deputy Director of the Department of Commercial Work of JSC Ukrzaliznytsia, adding that the average settlement queue is 9 days.

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The actual average daily delivery of goods through railway crossings in January increased by 187 wagons compared to December 2022. However, there was a decrease in grain cargoes by 45 wagons, from 612 units per day to 567. The decrease is 7%.

The most problematic junction for grain transportation is Batievo-Eperjeske. To date, a total of 4,302 wagons are queuing here, of which 831 wagons are with grain. Accumulation on average 11 days. However, for one of the carriers – MMV Hungarian – the queue here exceeds 20 days, so UZ plans to introduce a convention for sending goods to its address in the near future. The second problematic joint for grain transportation is Dyakovo-Halmeu.

“I appeal to shippers – it is desirable to reduce the load on these two crossings. Also, those who planned transportation to Batievo, I ask you to cancel the plans, ”said Valery Tkachev.

He also noted that as of January 18, more than 1.7 million tons of agricultural cargo had already been transported for export. Most of them are in the direction of seaports.

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