Germany plans to launch “grain bridge” from Ukraine




Germany government together with DB railway company plans to organize grain transportation from Ukraine, reported Rail.Insider with reference to Handelsblatt.

Particularly, DB is planning to help Ukraine during war and replace the lack of maritime transport.

“As a railway transport worker, I have to ensure that 20 mln tonnes of grain are shipped to prevent a global famine” – said Michel Toyrer, Secretary of State in the Federal Ministry of Transport. It was confirmed that there are negotiations going with Ukrzaliznytsia and other European railways in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania.

“There are talks about up to 20,000 trains, and each train can carry up to 52 containers of several thousand tonnes of cargo” – the German newspaper writes.

Besides,  DB Cargo also offered to transport grain by rail to ports such as Adriatic or the North Sea coast. There, grain could be transshipped and transported by ships to the regions most in need.