The problem of inspections of Ukrainian grain in Turkey intensified again
Currently, 117 vessels are waiting for inspection.
On average, 2-3 vessels are inspected per day, while in September and October this figure was 6-7. Week-long waits make logistics more expensive. This has a particularly noticeable effect on countries that depend on Ukrainian grain. Also, the delay of ships imposes additional costs on Ukrainian farmers, reducing the selling price of grain. Deputy Minister of Agricultural Policy and Food of Ukraine Markiyan Dmytrasevich stated this on Ukrainian Radio.
So, on average, a little more than 3 million tons of agricultural products are exported through the ports of Odessa per month, while their capacity is twice as much, about 6 million tons. During the whole period of operation of the grain corridor, Ukraine exported 19 million tons of grain.
“If the capacities of Odesa ports were fully utilized, this figure would be much higher. The increase in exports can give farmers the opportunity to finance the sowing and harvesting campaigns of 2023,” the Deputy Minister of Agricultural Policy emphasized.
At the same time, the Ukrainian side insists on increasing the number of inspectors and thus speeding up the process of inspecting ships. And the President of Ukraine at his level raises the issue of including Mykolaiv ports in the grain initiative, which would make logistics cheaper for Ukrainian farmers.
We will remind you that the aggressor country has been purposefully sabotaging the work of the SCC since at least October. Out of more than 80 registered vessels, the Russians register an average of 2-3 vessels daily without explaining the reasons. As a result of the actions of the Russian Federation, Ukraine loses up to 3 million tons of exports every month.