The Romanian port of Constanta has handled more than 1.3 million tons of grain cargoes from Ukraine since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, out of which 940,000 tons have already been exported and the remaining 360,000 tons are stored in port silos and will soon be exported under already concluded contracts.

The CFTS portal reported this, citing the Interfax Ukraine news agency.

In total, the port handled 37.5 million tons of cargoes in the first half of 2022, 17% more than it handled in the same period of 2021.

Ukraine started using this port in late April 2022 as an alternative logistics route to bypass the seaports that were blocked by Russia. the port transshipped the first batch of 71,000 tons of Ukrainian corn onto a Panamax-class ship for delivery to a third country on 29 April.

Ukraine and Romania started negotiations on the export of agricultural products from Ukraine through European seaports, including the Romanian port of Constanta, in late March.