Maksym Kharchenko

Maksym Kharchenko - Freight market analyst

 

 

 

 

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Biography:


 
2015 Bachelor’s Degree of “Management”, Faculty of Management and Marketing, National Technical University of Ukraine “Kiev Polytechnic Institute” 2015-2016 “Społeczna Akademia Nauk”, Logistyka. Warszawa.

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Ukrainian grain export by railroad on verge of collapse again?

03.10.2017

According to information received by UkrAgroConsult, market participants are increasingly facing difficulties in grain export by railroad. The main problems remain the same as last year – lack of available grain hoppers, locomotives and possible risk of diesel fuel shortage. The head of Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure, Vladimir Omelyan, expressed concerns about Ukrzaliznytsia’s fuel shortage informing that diesel fuel stocks of Lviv Railway were enough for half a day, other railway units had fuel for around 2-4 days of work.

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Russia. Far Eastern grain handling ambition

20.09.2017

Today, there is no specialized terminal for grain handling in the Far East of Russia, and all sea export shipments are carried out through Vladivostok Commercial Sea Port by the direct handling from grain hoppers to vessels.

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“Ukrzaliznytsia” raises grain transportation rates

12.09.2017

The epic with the increase in tariffs for railroad transportation approached its final. Since February 2017, the tariff increase was postponed by the Ministry of Infrastructure or blocked by the State Regulatory Service, and that time was used for negotiations between “Ukrzaliznytsia” and business in order to reach a consensus.

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Sunflower oil exports from Novorossiysk

29.08.2017

Russia ranks second after Ukraine in the world production and trade of sunflower oil with the shares of 24% and 19% respectively. In recent years, record high sunflower seed production in Russia has triggered the increase in crushing for exports. In the 2016/17 season, sunflower oil exports reached about 2 MMT, most of which (1.6 MMT) passed through the country's seaports.

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Ukrainian ports take course to competitive recovery

15.08.2017

This year Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority plans to allocate UAH 3.9 billion to finance maritime industry projects. In 2017, the budget for capital investments has been increased by 700% compared to the previous year. The lion's share of resources will be directed to dredging - UAH 1.74 billion, which equals 44% of the overall amount of capital investments, reports UkrAgroConsult.

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Ukraine. Is railway ready for the new season?

27.06.2017

Railway has been always the main channel for delivering export grain to Ukrainian ports, and after the introduction of weight control on roads in spring 2016, the role of railroad transportation in grain logistics has increased even more. Cost-effective distances for agricultural cargoes decreased to 150 kilometers, compared to railway transportation, which means that grain logistics of Ukraine is still dependent on a giant-monopolist “Ukrzaliznytsia”.

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Ukraine. Growth of handling capacities amid exports stagnation

05.05.2017

In recent years a surge of interest in construction and development of grain handling has been noted against the backdrop of high gross crop and reduction in flows of other cargo types in Ukrainian ports.

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Ukraine. Grain handling continues to grow in the first quarter of 2017

27.04.2017

According to Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, in the first quarter of 2017, the country’s seaports handled 10.5 MMT of grain, which appeared to be 18.1% more than during the same period last year. Already now we can say that in 2016/17 grain exports will become record high for Ukraine. In general, total handling reached 32.5 MMT over the 3 months, reports UkrAgroConsult.

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Waterway E-40: myth or real opportunity?

23.03.2017

While the parliament adopts the Law “On inland water transport”, and the Ministry of Infrastructure looks for ways to reduce transportation cost on “New Silk Road” through Ukraine, UkrAgroConsult suggests recalling the idea of creating waterway E-40. This idea is not a new one, and it has been under discussion since at least 2011. E-40 is a shipping route with a length of more than two thousand kilometers. This path should connect the Baltic and Black Seas, passing through the territories of Poland, Belarus and Ukraine.

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Ukraine. Growth of tariffs will not reduce grain hoppers deficit

07.03.2017

In 2017 the Government plans to raise cargo transportation tariffs by 25%. Ukrainian Railways explained this step by increased prices for material resources, fuel, electricity and the necessity to invest in the rolling stock. This triggered a series of discussions among shippers.

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Silk Road. Race hasn’t started yet but it’s already lost?

17.02.2017

On January 18, the direct container train from China arrived to cargo railway station in London for the first time ever. The PRC once again demonstrated its interest in European markets expansion. The route Yiwu-London went through 7 countries: Kazakhstan, Russia, Poland, Germany, Belgium and France. It is noted that London became the 15th city that received the direct rail link with China within the project "New Silk Road" through the Trans-Siberian Railway. During 18 days the train covered the distance of 12 thousand kilometers, while the standard container transporting cost equaled USD 4,600.

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Ukrainian ports handled more grain than ore

26.01.2017

According to Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, in 2016 131.746 MMT of cargos were handled in Ukrainian seaports, which was 8.8% less than in 2015. That was caused by considerable reduction of ore (-22.6%), coal (-32.9%) and ferrous metals (-8.5%) turnover, reports UkrAgroConsult.

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