Posted on July 15, 2022

Ukraine’s Infrastructure Ministry said that monthly grain exports could be increased by 500,000 tons by clearing its backlog through the Bystre river mouth of the Danube-Black Sea waterway.

The ministry said that 16 ships had passed through the newly reopened river mouth in the past 4 days. Passage of commercial shippiong became possible after Kyiv recaptured Snake Island from Russian forces. This is an important step toward speeding up grain exports.

“In the last four days, 16 ships have passed through the Bystre rivermouth,” Deputy Infrastructure Minister Yuriy Vaskov said. “We plan to maintain this pace.”

The 16 ships are now waiting to be loaded with Ukrainian grain for export to foreign markets. Additionally, more than 90 vessels were waiting in Romania’s Sulina canal.

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