Ukrainian railway logistics of grain and its influence on the choice of partner elevators season 2019 \ 20 ( Disabled and Hub Railway stations UZ).

Ukrainian Railway network plays pivotal role in delivering commodities to the ports. Yet it also regarded as a bottle neck of export supply chain. 2019/20 railway logistics shall face increasing competition form river and auto logistics with share of both are growing to 9% and 18% respectively. To meet those challenges Ukrainian State Railway Company UkrZaliznity (UZ) undergoes transformation.

It is understood that major goal for UZ is to become profitable and efficient cargo carrier.

UkrZaliznity provide major logistic channel for Ukrainian farmers to deliver exported grains (corm and wheat) as well as other agro commodities to the Black Sea ports of Mykolaiv and Odessa. Overall railway infrastructure that engaged in transportation of agro commodities is around 535 railway stations. Many of those railway stations are remote and unable to form sufficient agro cargo load. Late in 2018 UkrZaliznity announced planes to give priority to those stations that are capable to load 54 railway cars within 48 hours. We estimate that there are under a 100 of such railway stations in Ukraine as to mid spring 2019. There are also list of 301 railway station with low volumes of cargo. It remains to be seen how many of those will be disconnected from railway network and which will be transferred to increased tariff for railway cars (hoppers) provisions.

Obviously it affects grain storage facilities, farmers and traders

If you are non-domestic to Ukrainian agri business but still interested please note that for now Agroxy Ukraine offers free online interactive map of Ukrainian railway infrastructure. Ukrainian railways are of a paramount importance to global export of grains for Black Sea regions over 80% of exported agro commodities delivered to the ports via railway . It is estimated that 2018/19 season Ukrainian State owened railway company carried out more than 30 000 000 mt of agro cargo designated for export.

New online tools offer first ever digitized and dynamic data on Ukrainian railway capacity .Information was gathered from open sources.

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If you are non-domestic to Ukrainian agri business but still interested in buying wheat and corn as well as other agro commodities directly from producers and via online trading tools please be informed that In 2019 domestic agro commodities trade will be opened to overseas buyers first time (subject of due diligence checks and Ukrainian bank account UAH USD EURO). Please register your interest by dropping us a line on

besides open data Agroxy offer in-depth insight into Ukrainian grain trade and logistics – it available for business users of online agro trade platform Agroxy.