• Short Summary

    THE SOVIET FREIGHTER "PRIMORSK" HAS BEEN LOADING WHEAT AT THE FRENCH PORT OF LA PALICE DURING THE WEEKEND.

  • Description

    THE SOVIET FREIGHTER "PRIMORSK" HAS BEEN LOADING WHEAT AT THE FRENCH PORT OF LA PALICE DURING THE WEEKEND. THE "PRIMORSK" IS THE SECOND OF FIVE RUSSIAN VESSELS WHICH WILL BE LOADING WHEAT AT THE PORT UNDER A RECENT TRADE AGREEMENT.

    THE LOADING OF EACH VESSEL IS COMPLETED IN ABOUT 48 HOURS WITH THE HELP OF SPECIAL MACHINERY WHICH TRANSFERS THE BULK GRAIN THE HUGE WHARF-SIDE SILOS TO THE HOLDS OF THE SHIP. BY THIS METHOD, ABOUT 150 TONS IS LOADED EVERY HOUR.

    UNDER THE AGREEMENT, FRANCE IS EXPORTING 250,000 TONS OF WHEAT TO RUSSIA BETWEEN THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY AND END OF MAY. THE WHEAT IS BEING PAYED FOR IN CASH. THE SHIPS WILL UNLOAD THE GRAIN AT SOVIET BALTIC AND BLACK SEA PORTS IN CARGOES OF SIXTY THOUSAND TONS A TIME.

    (RUSSIA LAST YEAR BOUGHT WHEAT FROM THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA. TWO PRIVATE COMPANIES IN FRANCE LAST YEAR SUPPLIED THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA WITH 350,000 TONS OF WHEAT).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1NT06LA68BXZ8KZSK0JIWGDAN
    Media URN:
    VLVA1NT06LA68BXZ8KZSK0JIWGDAN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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