Over 70 Ukrainian cargo ships, mainly grain, are waiting to enter the port of Sulina for border control. Checks are only done on three berths and are too little for the flow of vessels arriving at the port, leading to delays and blockages. Ciprian Cotigă, the representative of the Lower Donau-Garashi River Administration, said the problem was that the port was sized to accommodate a particular cargo capacity and could not switch from 70 to 80 vessels to 3 to 4 vessels at a time. I explained that there is.
Until the outbreak of the war, a few ships passed through the port of Sulina every day under border control. Currently, the waiting time is a few days.
After control from Sulina, the ship heads towards the port of Giurgiulesti or Ismail, but the berths are also crowded and the blockage is amplified.
According to the law, from the Black Sea to the port of the Donau River, the voyage must be operated by the staff of the Galats River Downstream Administration. It is said that the facility has staff, but the scale is adapted to the prewar situation.
“”The number of ships is almost five times the normal number. The main cargo is grain, but we also carry tanks and diesel. The problem is that all ports are sized to accommodate a particular cargo load. You cannot suddenly move from 3-4 to 70-80. Priority is set, but this is the level of checks, number of pilots, and port operating power. The cause of the situation is the Ukrainian conflict. “Ciprian Cotiga told Digi24.
https://www.romaniajournal.ro/society-people/sulina-port-blocked-by-dozens-of-cargo-ships-the-waiting-time-is-up-to-a-few-days/ The port of Sulina blocked by dozens of cargo ships.Waiting time is up to a few days – Romanian Journal