7 Dec 2023 16:11

Romania's Constanta Port handles 900,000 tonnes of Ukrainian transit agricultural products in Nov

MOSCOW. Dec 7 (Interfax) - Romania's Constanta Port handled almost 3 million tonnes of agricultural products for export in November 2023, which is 24.4% lower than in October, when it handled a record 3.97 million tonnes of agricultural products for the 2023-2024 marketing year, Ukrainian media reported, citing the UkrAgroConsult analytical agency.

In total, 900,000 tonnes of agricultural products, mainly from Ukraine, were transited via the Constanta port in November, the agency said. The main goods for export through the port were wheat, corn and rapeseeds, which is similar to the type of cargo shipped a month earlier. The lack of barley and increased exports of sunflower oil became a trend.

The five main terminals of the port of Constanta handled 44.8% of agricultural products for export, or 1.34 million tonnes, analysts said. These terminals were used by exporters to ship agricultural products to Southeast Asian countries, such as Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The latest data for November show that 768 barges carrying 1 million tonnes of agricultural products called at the port of Constanta. The main goods were wheat amounting to 379,000 tonnes, corn 278,000 tonnes, and sunflower oil 170,000 tonnes.

"Judging by the significant number of barges traveling from the Ukrainian ports of Izmail and Reni in November, the Romanian port of Constanta continues to play an important role in Ukrainian agricultural exports," UkrAgroConsult said.