Export of grain by rail in connection with the blockade of seaports

Due to Russian military aggression, the ports of Mariupol, Berdyansk, Skadovsk and Kherson are temporarily closed, according to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.

In connection with the blockade of seaports, the Ukrainian authorities have already started looking for alternative ways to export grain. For example, Ukrzaliznytsia is working on organizing exports by rail through Romania, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary.

In particular, the team is working on logistical routes that will allow the delivery of grain through the following crossings:

- in the direction of Romania:

  • Reni Station (capacity 87 carriages per day),Giurgiuleşti Station (capacity 5 carriages per day),
  • Izmail station (capacity 18 carriages per day),
  • Vadul-Siret Station (capacity 40 carriages per day);

- in the direction of Poland:

  • Maciejów Station (capacity of 20 carriages per day),
  • Mostyska-2 station (capacity 25 carriages per day),

- in the direction of Hungary:

  • Batyovo station (capacity 17 carriages per day);

- in the direction of Hungary and Slovakia:

  • Chop station (capacity 20 carriages per day),
  • Mukachevo station (capacity of 10 carriages per day),
  • Esen station (capacity 30 carriages per day).

The existence of alternative ways to perform contracts may lead to the termination of force majeure. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you identify, analyze and seek appropriate advice in a timely manner, if necessary.

The news is available on the Ukrzaliznytsia website at the link.