16 September 2022

DP World has successfully created a rail link out of Ukraine to the port of Constanta (Romania). The rail connection should alleviate the pressure on truck drivers, and contribute to reducing congestion in the port of Constanta.

Since the start of the war against Ukraine, traffic via Ukrainian Black Sea Ports has been severely disturbed and blockaded,  most cargo was redirected via truck to Constanta. As a consequence, the container yards and warehouses at the port of Constanta have been overflowed beyond their capacity.

In order to mitigate this issue of capacity, DP World is linking Constanta with a newly authorised terminal in Dornesti.

According to Cosmin Carstea, CEO of DP World Romania, ““We developed this intermodal terminal to help reduce the occurrence of the significant congestion problems we faced in our Constanta maritime terminal. Additionally, we will now be able to provide uninterrupted operations to the Romanian imports and exports irrespective of big volumes of transit cargo.”

Source: the Loadstar