Germany's railway company plans to transport Ukrainian grain to German ports
Russia's invasion of Ukraine - two major global wheat suppliers - has sent prices for grains and other food products soaring. It has stalled Kyiv's exports, leaving dozens of ships stranded and some 20 million tonnes of grain stuck in silos at Odesa.
The German railway company "Deutsche Bahn" plans to organize several trains of grain wagons from Ukraine per week to be delivered to German ports, the media reported, referring to the logistics department of the DB Cargo company.— Spriteer (@spriteer_774400) July 20, 2022
Deutsche Bahn said it will transform its network that was set up to transport humanitarian aid to bring grain from Ukraine to the German ports of Rostock, Hamburg and Brake near Bremerhaven.
The railway operator plans to run several trains per week and a large part of the grain would be transported via Romania and Poland, the company said, adding that the company couldn't yet quantify how much grain it could transport.
"We will move as much grain as possible," a spokesperson for the company was quoted as saying by DPA news agency which reported the news first.