Ukrainian grain exports surge through ports


A total of 5.2 million tons of cargo were transported through port stations in February 2024, and 2.6 million tons through western border crossings.

Ukrainian grain exports surge through ports

Nearly 30 million tons of goods were exported via the Ukrainian sea corridor over seven months, the Ukraine Business News reports.

Amidst a rise in sea shipments, Ukrainian Railways notes that port stations transported 5.2 million tons of cargo last month, up from 4.8 million tons in January, including 2.8 million tons of grain compared to 2.7 million tons.

However, transportation volume through western border crossings in February dipped to 2.6 million tons from January’s 2.7 million, with grain exports at 537,000 tons, down 23% from nearly 700,000 tons.

Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov highlighted significant increases in goods shipped through Odesa ports in December and February, with Ukrainian products reaching at least 38 countries globally.

Additionally, he underscored Russia’s inability to prevent Ukrainian sea exports, resorting instead to attempts to damage port infrastructure. Since July 2023, over 880 Russian attack drones and more than 170 missiles have been deployed.