Donetsk, May 1  — DAN. Mariupol Port Authority has said that talks are underway with several companies which are interested in grain shipment opportunities.

“Several companies are considering the possibility of transportation by sea,” the port administration press service said. “According to the clients, they are having talks with sea carriers over freight transport.”

The information on the cargo vessel and shipping route will be available upon conclusion of accords, the press service added.

In mid-April, Donetsk People’s Republic Acting Head Denis Pushilin said that grain shipments from the Mariupol port would begin within the next few weeks.

The Mariupol port resumed operation in late May 2022 as it dispatched the first vessel with a load of metal products to the Rostov region.   The seaport is expected to become the key transit point for cargoes needed for rebuilding the region. It will also be used for exporting DPR products. Last summer, a ferry link with Yeisk was launched.*jk