According to the latest data from the Ukrainian Railways joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia), the volume of grain cargoes loaded in the first 19 days of October was 1.916 million tons.

This was stated at a meeting between Ukrzaliznytsia representatives and shippers and owners of agricultural cargoes, the CFTS portal reports, citing the Rail Insider publication.

Grain cargoes continue to account for 30% of the total volume of cargoes loaded (6.345 million tons), which is quite a high proportion.

The average daily loading volume in the first 19 days of October was 99,000 tons, compared with 113,000 tons in the same period last year.

"On some days, the loading volume is even more than it was a year ago. On the other hand, there is a significant reduction in the loading volume on some days. This situation arose because of a massive missile strike on 10 October. However, rail freight transport participants quickly—literally on the second day—returned to their usual work," Ukrzaliznytsia said.

Most of the grain currently goes to the ports of Greater Odesa. Regarding western border crossings, the number of freight cars waiting in line there did not change significantly over the past week (15,200 freight cars as of 19 October).