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KOREAN POSCO AND UKRAINIAN OREXIM OPEN NEW GRAIN TERMINAL IN MYKOLAIV REGION

Posco International Corporation Korea-based Company and Ukrainian Orexim Group have officially opened a grain terminal with a total storage capacity of over 140,000 tonnes in Mykolaiv seaport.
As Orexim reported on its website, the grain terminal was built on the base of Mykolaiv Milling Works.
“By the start of work of the new grain terminal Posco plans to increase Ukrainian grain export to 3 million per year. Also, the company has in plans to create their own park of rail wagons for grain transporting,” said the Group.
As reported, in February 2019, Posco Corporation announced that it has signed an agreement with the Orexim Group from Ukraine on the acquisition of 75% of shares in the grain export terminal being built at the Mykolaiv maritime merchandise port.
Orexim Group started its activity in 2004 as a small trading company having transformed over several years of continuing successful activity into a market leader with around 1,000 employees. The group incorporates over 20 enterprises.
The core business is exports of agricultural products, port and logistics services. The company has invested over $100 million in fixed assets.
In August 2016, the group finalized a deal to acquire Mykolaiv Grain Terminal.
In February 2018, the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) is providing EUR 31 million to Orexim Group to reconstruct and modernize private joint-stock company Mykolaiv Grain Terminal.

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VEGETABLE OIL COMPANY RISOIL WILL INSTALL NEW SILOS IN GRAIN TERMINAL IN CHORNOMORSK PORT

Risoil S.A. plans to install eight new silos at the grain terminal Risoil Terminal in Chornomorsk port and increase the capacity of storage by 105,000 tonnes, to 257,000 tonnes on average (depending on the crops). “This month, the installation of eight new silos begins. The volume of storage will be 105,000 tonnes more. The supplier of silos is AGI, the leading global manufacturer of equipment. It is planned to compete the installation work by the end of 2019,” the group said on Facebook.
Risoil S.A. was established in Geneva (Switzerland) in 2000. Its core business is logistics of oil, bulk and general cargo in the ports of the Black Sea, the sale and production of vegetable oils, trade in grains and oilseeds in containers, storage and processing of agro-industrial products.
The grain terminal Risoil Terminal in Chornomorsk port was put into operation in 2016.

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GRAIN TERMINAL OF MV CARGO LAUNCHES SECOND RAILWAY LINE IN PIVDENNY PORT

The grain terminal of MV Cargo, a joint project of MV Cargo with Cargill (the United States) in Pivdenny port, has launched the second railway line.
“In May, the grain terminal of MV Cargo launched the second railway line. Now we will be able to accept grain twice as fast – 24 wagons simultaneously on two tracks. At the same time, we will be able to unload four cars at the speed of one car in three minutes,” according to a report on Facebook.
MV Cargo expects that such rates will allow increasing the average daily unloading to 300 wagons, which is equivalent to 18,000 tonnes per day or up to 540,000 tonnes of grain per month.
As reported, MV Cargo postponed the official opening of the terminal until September 6, 2019.

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BROOKLYN-KYIV PLANS TO LAUNCH GRAIN TERMINAL AT UKRAINIAN ODESA PORT

The Odesa branch of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority and Brooklyn-Kyiv have signed a memorandum on the completion of construction of a grain terminal at Odesa seaport.
According to an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent, the memorandum was signed during the Ukrainian Port Forum 2019 in Odesa.
On the part of the stevedoring company, the memorandum was signed by the director general and founder of Brooklyn-Kyiv, Yuriy Hubankov.
“On behalf of Brooklyn-Kyiv and Louis Dreyfus Company I want to thank the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority and the management of the Odesa branch of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority… I am sure that in September we will launch the project and give the port of Odesa an additional 3 million tonnes of transshipment,” Hubankov said.
From the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, the memorandum was signed by the head of the Odesa branch, Ihor Tkachuk.
“This project was started in 2008, but was suspended for technical reasons. However, thanks to the new leadership of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, a clear position of the Ministry of Infrastructure, we were able to move it forward and today it is already at the final stage of the completion. With this memorandum we confirm our plans to complete construction in due term. We are planning to continue dredging and improving the port infrastructure,” he said.

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KERNEL COULD CONSIDER SALE OF SHARES IN GRAIN TERMINAL IN RUSSIA’S TAMAN PORT

Kernel, one of the largest Ukrainian agricultural groups, could consider a possibility of selling shares in a deep-water grain terminal at the Taman port (Russia) if the price offered for them were acceptable, the agricultural holding has said on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE).
Several potential buyers are interested, and if the holding receives the satisfactory price, it will seriously consider the issue of leaving the Russian market, Kernel President Andriy Verevsky said.
As reported, in 2012, Kernel and Glencore acquired a 100% stake in the deep-water grain terminal in the port of Taman from the EFKO group. The transaction value was $265 million. Kernel received a 50% stake in this terminal. In 2018, Kernel transferred its quota for transshipment of 1.8 million tonnes of grain to a third party and received $7.8 million for this.
Kernel is the world’s largest producer and exporter of sunflower oil, a leading manufacturer and supplier of agricultural products from the Black Sea region to the world markets.

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FIRST STAGE OF GRAIN TERMINAL LAUNCHED AT OLVIA PORT

The first stage of a terminal that would handle agricultural products has been launched at the Olvia specialized seaport, the Ukrainian Sea Port Authority has reported on its website. “To date, the first stage of construction under the project has been completed, namely the construction of four silos with a capacity of 6,500 tonnes each. The construction of a storage warehouse is underway,” said BT Invest Ltd. CEO Aivaras Karalius at the Ukrainian Ports Forum 2018.
According to him, after the project is completed, the terminal will be able to handle up to 4 million tonnes of cargo per year, the throughput will be 300 trucks and 200 railway cars per day.
According to the report, the project is being implemented by the investment company BT Invest and jointly with Evrozovnishtorh LLC.
BT Invest was set up in 2008 by former stockholders in Sandora juice producer Raimondos Tumenas and the late Ihor Bezzub. The company owns the Novus chain, Stolitsa Group that implements real estate projects in Kyiv city and region and acts as an investment partner in construction of the Retroville shopping center. BT Invest also owns a business center in Lithuania. BT Invest jointly with Ukrainian partners is realizing a new infrastructure project – a seaport in Mykolaiv. Evrozovnishtorh LLC started building a grain terminal at Olvia port in 2017.

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