Donetsk, Jun 7 — DAN. The Mariupol seaport has handled more than 20,000 tons of construction materials, the port authority press service told the Donetsk News Agency on Wednesday.

“As of today, the port has handled more than 20,000 tons of construction materials and some 8,000 tons of wheat, ” the press service said adding that stevedore equipment and teams vary depending on the type of cargo and loading/unloading operations.

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. Last summer, a ferry link with Yeisk was launched. In early May, DPR Acting Head Denis Pushilin announced that the first ship loaded with grain was ready to sail out of the Mariupol port.*jk