In the season-2017/18, Russia will increase the supply of grains on foreign markets from 35.5 mln tonnes to 43 mln tonnes, mainly due to expanding of railway traffic, declared the Director of strategic marketing and corporate communications department at Rusagrotrans JSC, Igor Pavensky during his report at the second conference "Grain exports from Ukraine" on November 2, in Kyiv.
In terms of the maximum loading of port capacities, in the autumn months railway lines can supply nearly 16 mln tonnes of grains for exports to the ports per season, while in 2016/17 MY - 10.7 mln tonnes. In July-October period of 2017, the railway shipments for exports increased by more than 50% compared with the same period last season, he explained.
In particular, in the current season the deep-sea ports will ship 10.5 mln tonnes of grains, the Baltic Sea ports - more than 1.8 mln tonnes, Azerbaijan and Georgia via the border crossing Samur - 1.6 mln tonnes, others (Azov Sea, Caspian Sea ports, etc.) - more than 1.8 mln tonnes.
According to I.Pavensky, the profitability of crop railway deliveries totals more than 10-15 USD/t.
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