Overall, year-on-year, volumes move through Giurgiulesti International Free Port, Moldova, and this year (2022) they have more than doubled so far, reaching 804,029 tonnes, says the port operator, Danube Logistics, owned by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
According to the EBRD, this is mainly due to increased imports of oil products, coal, fertilizers and exports of grain and vegetable oil after Russia blocked ports on Ukraine’s Black Sea coast.
“The port is both a main point of entry for fuel imports to Moldova and a supplier of fuel to Ukrainian petrol station networks and farmers. While a major objective is exporting cereals from Moldova, Giurgiulesti increasingly tranships grains from Ukraine, contributing to the international effort to avert the food shortages threatened by the war,” said Angela Saxthe EBRD’s Head of Office in Moldova.
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