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Grain logistics may deteriorate in Ukraine and EU countries


With the beginning of the harvesting campaign in Ukraine and European Union countries, if the issue of unlocking ports is not solved, grain logistics may deteriorate. It was declared by the chairman of the All-Ukrainian Agrarian Council Andrey Dikun.

The new crop in Ukraine will be cleaned in 2-3 weeks, and the grain will be preserved on last year's elevators. We are doing our best to increase storage capacity and increase export. In March, Ukraine exported only 200 thousand tons across the western border by rail and through the Danube river ports, in May already 1,7 million tons. We have greatly increased the possibilities, but these are not the 5 million tons of exports that passed through the ports before the war. And the main question I have for other countries is why this issue has not been raised since the start of the Russian Federation's all-out invasion of Ukraine? As a trade association, we immediately started talking about global food security. Unfortunately, the whole world was silent about it. Even the professional association FAO - there was silence for a long time, then a neutral position was expressed. If in March the question was brought up at such level as now, already unlocking of the Ukrainian ports would be the problem solved.

Andrey Dikun

Chairman of the All-Ukrainian Agrarian Council

In his opinion, the logistical collapse will intensify as the EU reaps a new harvest.

I have already announced our export figures. However, as Europe begins reaping its own crops, these numbers will fall. EU governments can legally simplify the procedure for crossing borders with Ukrainian grain, but they have no influence on local business. And the European business will buy and transport its own grain, especially after the harvest. Agricultural politicians and “Ukrzaliznytsia” are doing incredible things for export today, they have achieved a lot. But unfortunately that is not enough. Ports are required for a full export.

Andrey Dikun

Chairman of the All-Ukrainian Agrarian Council

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