The main export of Russian grain passes through the terminals of the Azov-Black Sea basin and amount to about 85% of total grain export. At the same time, the share of this export in the world balance is about 25%, and wheat in particular — 30%. According to analysts, the growth in demand for grain transshipment in the Azov-Black Sea basin is ahead of the projected increase in grain transshipment capacity in the region.

Today, a number of investment projects are being implemented in the region, the main goal of which is to expand the export port infrastructure of grain terminals in Novorossiysk and Taman, which will almost double the existing transshipment capacity. So, in Taman, it is planned to build railways and a new grain terminal. And in Novorossiysk, it is planned to develop the road and rail infrastructure of the grain terminal until 2025, as well as the construction of a new device for receiving grain from vehicles and a number of grain warehouses. In 2020, the reconstruction of the truck weighing machine has already been completed, a laboratory for assessing the quality of grain has been built, part of the conveyor equipment and auto-reception has been modernized and replaced, as a result of which the productivity has increased by more than 50%.

Projects for port infrastructure expansion also include lengthening of the existing pier No. 3 in the port of Novorossiysk and the construction of two new deep-water berths on it, capable of receiving Panamax-class vessels. In general, the modernization of the terminal will double the total transshipment capacity from the current 13.6 million tons to 25 million tons by 2025, and the maximum storage capacity — from 370 000 tons to 870 000 tons.

It also planned to construct a grain transport overpass and a complex of additional and infrastructural buildings.

«For us, the development of new export opportunities is an important task from the point of view of the formation of a complete vertically integrated grain supply chain — from farmers to the final consumer both in Russia and around the world. We create an efficient grain sales and logistics process. All this will make the market as transparent as possible and provide Russian farmers and international buyers with a high-quality and reliable service», — said Mr. Sergei Emdin, CEO of Demetra-Holding, one of the largest vertically integrated grain holding in Russia.

Source: Kommersant