Romania. Port of Constanta joins Trans-Caspian route

26.06.2017

Romanian Port of Constanta became an official participant of Trans-Caspian international transport route, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Due to participation in the project, the port of Constanta will be able to attract more cargo from China, India and Iran towards the European Union. It is assumed that goods transportation from China to Romania will take 20-25 days - twice faster than through the seaway.

Trans-Caspian international transport route is a direction of the new Silk Road transport corridor China-Turkey-Europe. It is an alternative way to deliver goods between China and Europe through Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey bypassing Russia.

Based on last year’s results, in 2016 the port of Constanta increased cargo turnover by 4.7% - to 51.78 MMT. As a reminder, grain cargo handling reached 20.39 MMT, providing 45% of the port's cargo turnover.

 

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