News Desk: A cargo ship carrying 71,000 tons of corn has left for the Romanian port of Constanta in the Black Sea, according to the port’s director, Commax.
On Thursday, the Ukrainian corn carrier left the ship with the first cargo ship in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24.
Ukraine’s seaports have been rendered inoperable after more than two months of the war; That is why the world’s fourth-largest grain exporter has to send its shipments to Romania either by train through the western border or through the small Danube river ports.
“This is the first Panamax ship to leave the port with Ukrainian corn,” Viral Panayet, president of Comex, told Reuters.
The ship carrying the cargo was named Unity N, an eyewitness said.
Comvax operates the fastest grain loading terminal in Europe; This terminal can handle up to 60,000 tons per day.
Panavit, who also runs the Commax Minerals Terminal, is also president of the Constanta Port Traders Association.
Panait said they had already completed the work of loading 35,000 tons of iron ore from Ukraine. Loading on the second ship may also end by May 15.