The Romanian port of Constanta is ready to significantly expand its capacity for transshipment of Ukrainian grain. This was reported by Reuters.
Ukraine is one of the world's leading grain exporters. Since the beginning of the conflict and Russia's invasion of Ukraine last year, the port of Constanta has become the main alternative route for grain exports from Kyiv.
Grain is delivered to this port by various modes of transportation, including trucks, rail trains, and barges across the Danube.
The Romanian government has announced its intention to increase the monthly capacity of Ukrainian grain transportation through the port of Constanta from almost zero before the outbreak of hostilities to 4 million tons in the coming months.
In August, about 2.7 million tons of Ukrainian grain were transshipped through the port of Constanta, according to Viorel Panait, manager of Comvex.
Since the beginning of July this year, after Moscow abandoned the agreement that effectively lifted the blockade of Russian ports on the Black Sea, Russia has repeatedly attacked Ukrainian river ports on the Danube.
"You can't rely on one mode of transportation because it makes you vulnerable, as we saw after the attacks on Ukraine's Danube ports... You need trucks, trains, and barges," Panait said.