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The railway will be able to transport Ukrainian goods via Moldova to the port of Galati

The Romanian Ministry of Transport has announced a tender for the repair of a railway line between the village of Giurgiulesti (Moldova) and Romanian port of Galati for Ukrainian goods shipping, Romanian Transport Minister Sorin Grindeanu wrote on his Facebook.

“We are quickly making the railway lines from the Port of Galați! 19 May 2022 is the deadline for the tender intended for the repair of the wide railway line between Giurgiulesti (Republic of Moldova) and Port Galați,” the Minister said.

Thanks to this route, Ukraine will be able to ship and receive cargo through Moldova and the port of Galati. Thus, the Danube port, together with the port of Constanta, will become one of the key ports in the region for the transportation of goods and raw materials.

The repair of this railway line with an extended track length of 3.58 thousand km and the line with a normal track (1.17 thousand km) from the port of Galati will take 60 days from the date of signing the contract. The total cost of the tender will be 1.289 million lei (UAH 2 million). The project is funded by the CFR Infrastructure budget.

Earlier GMK Center reported that Ukraine was negotiating metal and grains exports via Baltic ports. In addition, Ukraine and Poland agreed a creation of a joint logistic company in order to increase Ukrainian rail exports to the EU and world markets.

Ukrainian Metinvest has recently started building logistics through the ports of the Baltic nations and Romania. ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih is negotiating with the Polish government on the location of facilities in the Baltic Sea ports needed to transport metal products.

Ferrexpo, meanwhile, has already increased exports through the ports of the Danube and by rail to 24 thousand tons per day.