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Apr 05, 2022

Ukraine's Grain Exports Struggle with Rail Backlog

Traders look for alternative export routes after Russia's invasion

Ukraine's railways are struggling with a backlog of grain wagons on the country's western border as traders look for alternative export routes after Russia's invasion blocked off the main Black Sea ports, analyst APK-Inform told Reuters on Saturday.

But with war raging along much of the coast, traders are scrambling to transport more grain by rail.

APK-Inform said Ukrainian Railways had opened 12 terminals for traders, but wagons were backing up and the railways would need two or three weeks to process them and send to consumers.

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