Spain will lead an initiative, in which France, Poland and Luxembourg will also participate, to get Ukraine out of Ukraine by train cereals y move them to Spanish ports to store them in silos and then proceed to exportas reported by government sources.
The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, presented this Thursday to the European leaders the initiative on which the Ministry of Transport, looking for technical solutions to the different types of roadand with which Spain wants to contribute, albeit symbolically, to deal with the food crisis that is causing the Ukrainian cereal to be blocked as a result of the Russian invasion.
In this sense, it has been weave a solidarity project of public-private collaboration with the other three countries and that plans to transport the Ukrainian grain to the Polish border and then proceed to transport it via Germany, Luxembourg and France to Spain. The move will take about six days and involves unloading grain from Ukrainian trains onto Polish trains, thanks to Spanish technologyand again its transfer to European trains to continue its journey to its final destination.
In Spain, the grain will be stored in the silos that have several ports in the Mediterranean such as those of Tarragona, Barcelona or Cartagena. Once there, Ukraine will proceed to export it to those countries that require it. The sources have underlined that this will especially help the North African countries, which are already suffering the effects of Ukrainian grain export problems.
The plan will start on July 15, with 600 tons, and from August more trains will be used to increase transport, with the sight set on reaching 5,000 or 6,000 tons by September. In this first pilot phase, according to sources, it is expected to reach 8,000 tons.
The intention is that the initiative is maintained beyond this initial phase and that more trains can be included to increase the output of the grain. Although modest compared to other similar ongoing initiatives, mainly the German one, the Government highlights Spain’s willingness to help alleviate this situation and they clarify that it will only cost thousands of euros.
Source: Vozpópuli by www.vozpopuli.com.
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