Damietta Port receives 40,241 tons of Russian wheat

  • Date: 29-Mar-2023
  • Source: Egypt Independent
  • Sector:Agriculture
  • Country:Egypt
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Damietta Port receives 40,241 tons of Russian wheat

The Damietta Port received the cargo ship PETRA III, sailing under the flag of Panama and coming from Russia, carrying an estimated cargo of 40,241 tons of Russian wheat for the General Authority For Supply Commodities in Egypt, the media center of the Egyptian Damietta Port Authority announced.

The port also received – for the second time this year – the ship SABAEK, loaded with the largest shipment of its kind of Russian wheat at 100,000 tons to the General Authority for Supply Commodities, the Russian RT news network reported.

SABAEK, at 250 meters long, 44 meters wide, and with a draft of 14 meters, is considered the largest ship to have docked at the port since its opening in 1986.

Despite the war on Ukraine, Russia has provided Egypt with large amounts of wheat during the past months even in the midst of US and European sanctions.

On January 11, Russia issued a statement confirming that, despite the New Year holidays, it continued to ship grain to various countries of the world, including Egypt.

Exports increased to Egypt from January 1 to January 8, it added..

The volume of Russian wheat exports doubled to 963,000 tons, compared to 480,000 tons for the same period in