Ukrzaliznytsia increased freight operations at port stations in Black Sea ports in March this year despite the quarantine. The average daily wagon-loading rate was 29,100 tons as of March 24, which is 130.5% more than the rate as of the same date last year.

Andrii Kiman, the head of the Odesa Railways’ directorate of cooperation between seaports and port stations, announced this in comments to the Magistral publication, the CFTS portal reports.

On average, 551 wagons are loaded in ports daily. The largest volumes of cargoes were coal, nickel ore, manganese ore, and fertilizers. The freight unloading volume also increased by 102.3% compared with March last year.

"Ships now undergo additional inspection as part of quarantine measures, but this does not affect the working process," said Kiman.

According to him, the directorate’s employees are transported to work by the Odesa Railway’s vehicles because of public transport restrictions in Odesa.

As the CFTS portal reported, grain transshipment at the Mariupol seaport has increased by 80%.