According to CTS Consulting, transshipment of grain at Ukrainian ports increased by 45 percent to 25 million tons in the first 10 months of 2014, compared with the corresponding period of last year.

"Only the Yuzhny (+75 percent), Berdyansk, and Reni port managed to ramp up transshipment above market growth rates. The Azov basin obviously received part of the ‘Crimean’ volume,” the company said.

Most grain exports are performed through seaports, but the role of automobiles in port deliveries has increased by 10 percent over the past three years. In 2013, 61 percent of the agricultural cargoes that were delivered to Ukrainian ports were transported by rail, 36 percent by road, and 3 percent by river.

More than 90 percent of the grains and oilseeds that were exported in 2013 were exported through ports in the Odessa and Nikolayev regions.