6 Jul 2022 10:54

Cargo transportation by road through Ukrainian border up 17.4% in June, transportation through Danube ports up 9% - Ukraine's infrastructure minister

MOSCOW. July 6 (Interfax) - The volume of export-import cargo transportation by road through ground checkpoints on the western border of Ukraine reached 2.29 million tonnes in June, which is 17.4% more than in May, Ukraine's Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said at the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Lugano, Switzerland.

According to Ukrainian media reports, 1.45 million tonnes of cargo went through the Danube ports last month, which is nine percent more than in May.

The volume of cargo transportation by road through checkpoints increased 2.6 times from March, and the volume of transportation through Danube ports increased 3.7 times.

The volume of transportation by rail decreased by 2.1% in June from May to 9.43 million tonnes, but increased by 13.7% from March, he said.

According to the presented materials, cargo transportation by rail will stabilize at a level of 9.56 million tonnes a month in July-August and the volume of transportation through Danube ports will stabilize at 1.5 million tonnes.

The development of logistical capacities to expand the export and import capabilities of Ukraine is one of the important elements of the Recovery Plan, the minister said.