Photo by Media Center Ukraine – Odesa: Pavlo Koval, general director of the Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation
May 12, 2023, 15:53

Danube ports and ground commute can satisfy only half of the needs of Ukrainian farmers – agricultural market expert

Therefore, it cannot become an alternative to the “grain corridor”. Pavlo Koval, general director of the Agrarian Confederation of Ukraine, made the statement at a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine – Odesa.

“Rail transportation is limited by European partners. If everything works perfectly, we can transport 2 million tons of agricultural products this way. One more can be transferred through the Danube ports. Road transport gives us about 400-500 thousand tons. That’s two-three million tons overall. And we need 6 million tons,” – Pavlo Koval said.

He added that before the war, there were 17 seaports in Ukraine, and now there are only 3.

“It is important for Ukraine to keep the grain corridor flowing. There are still unloaded ports in Mykolaiv. There are also problems of overloading the Danube–Black Sea Canal and four Danube ports,” – the expert added.

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