Romania port becomes transit hub for Ukraine grain

24 June 2022
2022-06-24 15:12

Amid Russia's military operation on Ukraine and the blockade of its stretch of the Black Sea coast, the Constanta port in Romania has emerged as one of the main conduits for the war-torn country's grain exports.

Already at the end of February, Comvex, the operator at the port, invested in a new unloading facility at Constanta anticipating that the neighbouring country will be forced to reroute its agricultural exports.

This has enabled the port to arrange over the past four months the shipments of close to a million tons of Ukrainian grain, most of it arriving by barge across the Danube River.

Currently, Comvex alone can process up to 72,000 tonnes of cereals per day, making it the fastest-loading grain terminal in Europe.

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