Vessels under the Ukrainian flag have priority access to Romanian ports and are exempt from paying port services.

Port dues

This was announced by the Minister of Transport of Romania Sorin Grindeanu during a video conference with the European Commissioner for Transport Adina Valean, reports Railway Supply magazine with reference to ports.ua.

“Goods destined for Ukraine, especially containers, are accepted and unloaded at our ports. For their further transportation, there is a container line on the Constanta-Giurgiulesti (Moldova) route,” the official said.

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Romanian port, rail, road and air infrastructure has provided vital transport routes for the transit of essential goods and raw materials to and from Ukraine and Moldova, he said.

The video conference was also attended by the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Mustafa Nayem and his colleague from Moldova Andrey Spin.

As previously reported, the shipment of grain in the direction of Moldova and Romania in the first half of March 2022 increased significantly.

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