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The self-propelled floating crane Nibulon Max of agricultural holding JV Nibulon LLC (Mykolaiv) has transshipped more than 5 million tonnes of products at Mykoaliv seaport and loaded more than 160 vessels in two years since its launch in October 2019, according to the website of the group of companies.According to it, 41% of all shipments were wheat, 38% – corn, 16% – barley, and 5% – rapeseed. Agricultural products were exported to more than 30 countries of the world.Nibulon specified that it reached its maximum transshipment volumes in August 2021 – 700,900 tonnes of agricultural products. The best quarterly indicator for the shipment of products was also recorded in the first quarter of the 2021/2022 marketing year (MY, July-June) – 1.83 million tonnes, 62% out of which were shipped due to transshipments in the outer roads.According to Nibulon’s data, the Nibulon Max floating crane, with a nominal daily loading capacity of 18,000 tonnes, loads Panamax-class vessels in three days. The presence of two cargo holds with a capacity of 13,400 cubic meters allows continuous operation even in the absence of a non-self-propelled fleet, since it is able to carry out loading and unloading operations in its own holds. Also, it can store cargoes when foreign-going vessels are not available, thereby releasing fleet to transport cargoes.”Nibulon Max has considerably increased the company’s capacity to transport cargoes by river and to ship in the outer roads. According to the company’s specialists, the shipments by floating cranes can be soon increased by 26%, thereby enabling the company to efficiently use its own capacities in the outer roads. The shipment capacity now comprises 6 million tonnes [annually],” the company said.Nibulon was established in 1991. It has 27 transshipment terminals and reception complexes, storage capacity of 2.25 million tonnes and a fleet of 82 units (including 23 tugs), as well as the Mykolaiv shipyard.Nibulon cultivates 82,000 hectares of land in 12 regions of Ukraine and exports agricultural products to more than 70 countries.During the navigation period of 2020, the fleet of the Nibulon company transported a record 4.14 million tonnes of cargo, exceeding the figure of 2019 (3.8 million tonnes) by 8.9%.