Agrosem to regularly deliver Ukrainian corn to Austria, first train arrives
On 6 May, an important event occurred — a train that will deliver Ukrainian corn to Austria started running on a permanent basis. Agrosem acts as a key partner between Ukrainian agriproducers and end buyers of corn.
"Today it is of utmost importance for us to support Ukrainian farmers and find solutions to export the products we grow . . .," Agrosem says in a statement.
Many public institutions and officials were involved in the organisation of the entire logistics process by Agrosem, and the first 25 grain hopper cars have been delivered to the customer.
The first railroad train with Ukrainian grain in Austria was welcomed by a delegation headed by the Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Austria Vasyl Khiminets, the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Elisabeth Köstinger, the Director of Agrosem Oleksiy Kulyk and the Director General of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) Andreas Matthä.
"Customers in both Ukraine and Austria are pleased with the result, but the process was rather complicated, especially because of the difference in the track width in Ukraine and Europe. This required finding stations where transshipment could be made from the Ukrainian train to the Austrian, and we also had to check the availability of railcars in both countries. But we are confident that the train will run weekly, bringing products to Europe. We have to do all we can to ensure that Ukrainian farmers are able to sell their products in Europe at market prices," marks Oleksiy Kulyk.
Corn export from Ukraine as of May 5 reached 21.3 mln t, 11% up YoY.