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Ukraine’s Grain Shipments Face Tight Capacity at Polish Ports

  • Polish operator says its Baltic ports running at full capacity
  • Some 80% of Ukrainian grain exports seen sent through Poland
Corn lies scattered in a grain warehouse damaged by Russian tanks in Cherkska Lozova, Ukraine. 

Corn lies scattered in a grain warehouse damaged by Russian tanks in Cherkska Lozova, Ukraine. 

Photographer: John Moore/Getty Images

Poland’s operator of dry-bulk terminals warned that it’s currently impossible to fully re-route shipments of Ukrainian agriculture products after Russia blocked its Black Sea ports in a dire prediction for the global food market.  

OT Logistics SA said its port facilities in Swinoujscie and Gdynia on the Baltic coast are already operating at full capacity. Some clients are also pre-paying to dock their ships in the future. The company estimates the capacity of its Baltic terminals at about 1.6 million tons monthly.