Ukraine, emerging food giant which triples grain exports in seven years, plans to construct an agrarian facility with a capacity of handling up 120,000 tons of organic grain annually in the Black Sea port of Reni.
Ukraine will build a high-technological complex designed to stockpile, proceed and trans-ship organic grain in the Black Sea port of Reni in southern Odessa region, local media reported. The agrarian facility with a capacity of handling up 120,000 tons of organic grain annually will be built within two years, said an online media outlet “National Industrial Portal.” The complex will consist of the grain storage facility and the oil-mill for processing sunflower seeds and soybeans. The goods produced at the complex will be primarily exported to the European countries. The project will be carried out in accordance with the standards and rules of the European Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. In January-November 2017, Ukraine has exported 157,800 tons of organic grain. About 95 percent of cereals were supplied to the European countries and the rest were exported to the United States and Canada. The Reni commercial seaport is a multipurpose transport hub of southern Ukraine, which lies at the crossroads of the sea, river and rail routes. In 2017, the port had handled 1.1 million tons of cargo, mostly grain and mineral fertilizers. Ukraine exported 41.8 million tonnes of grain last year, which tripled from 2010. Ukraine’s Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food forecasts grain exports from Ukraine in the 2017/2018 marketing year will be 41 million tonnes.