Nika-Tera sea terminal (Mykolaiv), part of Dmytro Firtash’s Group DF, handled 2 million tonnes of cargo from January 1 to April 10, 2020, the company said on Facebook.
“After 49,000 tonnes of Ukrainian corn for export had been loaded on board the Panamax GRIZZLY, on April 10 Nika-Tera port’s cargo turnover amounted to 2 million tonnes from the beginning of 2020. This batch of corn is sent by Louis Dreyfus to Spain,” the report says.
The GRIZZLY bulk carrier was loaded at the eleventh berth of the port simultaneously with two loading machines, which allowed Nika-Tera to achieve a daily loading rate of 36,000 tonnes.
According to the company, in the first quarter of 2020, Nika-Tera’s cargo turnover amounted to 1.87 million tonnes, which is 1.5% more than in the same period last year.
In general, in the first three months of operation, the port handled 85 vessels, including two bulk carriers with additional loading at the roads, as well as four tankers with sunflower oil.
In the structure of cargo turnover, the main cargo remains cereals, legumes and oilseeds, which accounted for 65% of the quarterly transshipment volume or 1.22 million tonnes. Bulk cargo amounted to 14% or 270,000 tonnes, meal some 17% (320,000 tonnes), and oil transshipment some 4% (70,000 tonnes).