Germany's Duisburg Port begins handling Ukrainian grain exports

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Ukraine has begun coursing its transshipments of grain exports through the German port of Duisburg in the wake of recent attacks by Russian forces on the Port of Odessa. A new scheme has been established with German company Rhenus Port Logistics Rhein-Ruhr providing weatherproof terminal space and associated equipment for Ukrainian maize and other grain cargo.

The new scheme was implemented by Ukraine after the Port of Odessa was targeted by repeated strikes. The most recent attack on Wednesday, July 10, reportedly left two people dead and a third injured.

Grain from Ukraine will be transported to Duisburg via a rail line that also passes through Poland. At Duisburg, the grain will be loaded on waiting inland container vessels.

Rhenus and partner company Contargo analysed the entire supply chain for four months before launching the first transport operations. GMP+ certification has also been secured for the safe transport of grain to be used as animal feed.

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