Nibulon on May 23, 2018 commissioned a new elevator complex for transshipment of grains and oilseeds with a capacity of about 43,000 tonnes within the loading terminal in Mykolaiv. According to a report on the website of Nibulon, the complex includes six tanks with a capacity of 7,200 tonnes each.
In addition, the pier with a length of 222 meters has been reconstructed.
“The new complex with equipment from the manufacturers Bühler GmbH (Germany), Precia SA (France), Cimbria Unigrain A/S (Denmark), UAB Liucija (Lithuania), etc. increased the total capacity of the grain storage facilities located in the territory of the company’s transshipment terminal in Mykolaiv to 173,000 tonnes and allows separately and simultaneously storing seven different crops,” the report states.
Nibulon was established in 1991. It is one of the largest operators in the grain market of the country. It has elevators with a total capacity of about 2 million tonnes, as well as its own transshipment terminal with a capacity of 5 million tonnes in Mykolaiv. Nibulon cultivates 83,000 hectares of farmland. It exports agricultural products to more than 60 countries. The annual volume of exports exceeds 4.5 million tonnes.
Ukraine since the beginning of the 2017/2018 marketing year (MY, July-June) has exported nearly 35 million tonnes of grains, which is 7.9% lower than in the same period of the 2016/2017 MY (38 million tonnes).
According to the department of biosecurity safety and seed raising control of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumers’ Rights Protection, the country exported, in particular, 15.4 million tonnes of wheat, almost 4 million tonnes of barley, and 15 million tonnes of corn.
The agency noted that the country in the same period of the previous MY exported 16 million tonnes of wheat, 5.1 million tonnes of barley, and 17 million tonnes of corn.
The service said that since the start of the 2017/2018 MY (September-August) the country has exported more than 4.6 million tonnes of oilseeds, in particular more than 2.1 million tonnes of rapeseeds, 2.5 million tones of soybeans. On the same date of the past MY, oilseeds exports amounted to almost 3.7 million tonnes, in particular rapeseeds exports exceeded one million tonnes, soybeans stood at 2.7 million tonnes.