Business news from Ukraine


Ukraine will soon receive the first batch of sleeves for temporary storage of agricultural crops – mobile granaries, the need for which arose due to a shortage of storage capacity caused by the temporary occupation of the Russian Federation of part of its territories and the destruction of some elevators.
With a corresponding request to provide Ukraine with mobile granaries, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food turned to the governments of the United States, Canada, Great Britain and the EU. At the moment, the first batch of these sleeves is already sailing to Ukraine, according to the agency’s website on Monday.
The report states that these “sleeves” are long plastic bags that can be stored directly in the fields and which can hold up to 200,000 tons of grain.
The ministry indicated that in addition to this, another version of mobile granaries, which are common in Canada and the United States, is planned for delivery – the so-called temporary silos. These are large metal rings mounted on a regular platform. A special material is laid on their surface that does not allow moisture to pass through, and on top it is closed with a special awning that preserves the grain from environmental influences. One such silus holds about 5,000 grains.
The Ministry of Agrarian Policy specified that many Ukrainian farmers are already buying mobile granaries, primarily sleeves for grain storage.
According to the agency, by the beginning of a full-scale war, Ukrainian farmers had approximately 75 million tons of elevator capacities at their disposal. During the war, granaries with a total capacity of about 10 million tons ended up in the territories temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation, were damaged or destroyed as a result of hostilities.

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Nika-Tera marine specialized terminal (Mykolaiv), part of Group DF belonging to Dmytro Firtash, has accepted the first batch of grain of the 2018 harvest.
According to a company report on its Facebook page, the first truck with grain from the south of Kherson region with barley of the 2018 harvest was accepted on June 8.
Transshipment of goods at the port as of June 10 amounted to 2 million tonnes.
“The turnover of grains accounts for 61.3% in the structure of cargo turnover at the port. Bulk cargo accounts for 37.19%, and liquid freight for 1.51%,” the report says.
As reported, Nika-Tera in 2017 handled 229 vessels, transshipping 4.17 million tonnes of cargo, which is almost 4% more than in 2016.
Nika-Tera is a modern highly-mechanized marine terminal that is part of the Group DF port business.

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