Grain transportation by Ukrzaliznytsia intensified by 9% in August

Grain transportation by Ukrzaliznytsia in August progressed to 3.7 mln t, 8.8% higher YoY (August 2019: 3.4 mln t), the national carrier reports.

"At present Ukrzaliznytsia loads about 2 thou. grain hopper cars per day, which is a rather high rate. The company is set to further increase the volume of grain transportation on condition of more effective cooperation with other participants of the transportation process to accelerate the technological procedures of cars unloading and proper organization of grain stations operation," the company says in a statement.

According to the report, 10 thou. carload shipments have already been booked in September, for which the company's cars will be delivered. The service period varies from 9 to 12 months according to the clients' needs.

Previously reported that President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy supported the adoption of the law on inland water transport, which provides for the development of a cheap type of freight transportation and preservation of Ukrainian roads. Legislative drafting is driven by the necessity to diversify grain logistics in the country.

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