With Russia easing its maritime restrictions of Ukraine’s Sea of Azov ports, Mariupol increased its grain exports by 20% yoy, to 623,000 tons.

With Russia easing its maritime restrictions of Ukraine’s Sea of Azov ports, Mariupol increased its grain exports by 20% yoy, to 623,000 tons. This year, tonnage could hit 1 million tons, if a new grain handling complex is completed, says Igor Barskiy, port director. Through October, the port had handled 5 million tons of cargo, a 9% yoy increase. Located 25 km west of the front line, Mariupol is the main port for Donetsk Region.

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