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Port of Constanța to make use of grains terminal in mid-2018

Port of Constanța to make use of grains terminal in mid-2018

The construction works started at a new cargo terminal reserved only for grains in the Port of Constanța. The company that owns a large terminal dedicated for bulk cargo transport, Comvex SA, recently started the build process for a new cargo handling zone in the Black Sea Port of Constanța. The new area will be able to store approximately 200.000 tons of bulk cargo, which will gradually be sent to various destinations. For the build work, the company is ready to invest 50,7 million EUR.

The project offers commercial advantages for all of the specialized port operators, with the National Company for the Administration of Seaside Ports (CNPM) being the beneficiary of the build site.

According to the General Manager of Comvex, Viorel Panait, the terminal will be built over a period of 12 months and it will improve traffic on the TEN-T central network. This will also offer several advantages for the Port authorities, by attracting investments and increasing traffic from rail and road vehicles.

The General Manager goes on to say that the terminal will have a depth of 18 meters, able to accommodate Baby Cap Size ships. These are high-capacity cargo vessels of over 250 meters in length, able to transport between 120.000 and 130.000 tons.

The terminal’s berth will be the deepest in Constanța and the 200.000-ton capacity silo to be built will be the largest. Estimates expect the new terminal to handle an average of 3,5 million tons of grains per year, with 1,2 million tons of it to be transported using rail connections.

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