The latest number obtained will support the goal of Romania to increase the monthly traffic capacity of ukrainian cereals through this Port of Constantainside it Black seaup to four million metric tons, which is closer to the development of infrastructure projects, according to the Romanian Minister of Transport.
The movement of Ukrainian products through Romania reached a record of 3 million tons in October alone, the minister Sorin Grindeanuwho spoke after a meeting of officials from Ukraine, MoldovaTHE European Commission y deer to evaluate the largest alternative export routes for grain from Ukraine.
“It shows that there is room for up to 4 million tons,” he said. Grindeanu. In addition, he added that a project funded by European Union to allow navigation 24 hours a day in Sulina channel on Danube river, which will go to Constanta, has been completed and will be operational pending staff training.
Moldova, which borders Romania and Ukraine, has also upgraded checkpoints and rail infrastructure to facilitate travel.
The Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister, Oleksandr Kubrakov, stated that the export of goods through Romania has amounted to more than 3 million tons on average since the beginning of 2023, half of which are cereals, with excellent road checkpoints, while the current railway infrastructure is not used in general. ability.
Ukraine is one of the world’s largest grain exporters, and Constanta has become Ukraine’s largest alternative export route since Russia invaded the country in February 2022. Grain arrives by road, rail, or barge through the Danube.
During January–October, Ukraine shipped 11.7 million tons of grain through Constanta, the port authority told Reuters, up from 10.5 million at the end of September and 8.6 million in total in 2022.
“The Danube corridor is the most effective of the solidarity lines launched by the European Commission after Russia’s attack on Ukraine,” he said. Magda Kopczynska, Director General of Mobility and Transport of the Commission.
“It will not only continue as it is now during the war, but it must remain an important connecting element when it comes to the transport integration of Ukraine and Moldova in the European Union,” concluded Kopczynska.