Odessa, Ukraine (PortSEurope) November 26, 2018 – Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan held a meeting to seek solutions to certain issues concerning the transportation of agricultural products.
Attending the meeting were Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Maxim Martynyuk; head of Ukrzaliznytsya Yevgeny Kravtsov; head of Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) Raivis Veckagans; representatives of the Ukrainian Grain Association, Ukroliyaprom, the Agrarian Union of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Club of Agrarian Business, the European Business Association, the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, and the largest stevedoring companies.
The participants discussed the transportation of agricultural products, in particular, cereals and oils, stressing that this year Ukraine has a high yield agricultural products respectively and increasing exports.
The Minister of Infrastructure called on all parties to hold a constructive dialogue, which should result in a reduction in the number of bottlenecks in the transport of products of the agro-industrial complex.
According to him, both Ukrzaliznytsya and USPA are interested in close and effective cooperation with business.
The meeting discussed the use of rolling stock and the state of transportation of agricultural products by rail, the cooperation of Ukrzaliznytsya, USPA, stevedoring companies, shippers and carriers on export of agricultural products through the ports of Ukraine, ensuring timely unloading of cars and efficient planning of transportation and logistics.
Source: Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority
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