JV Nibulon LLC (Mykolaiv), one of the largest grain traders in Ukraine, has confirmed its intention to build a terminal in Mykolaiv for loading grains and oilseeds to river transport with a storage capacity of 120,000 tonnes of agricultural products.
“With this initiative, our company has been contacting the competent authorities since 2016, but this issue has not been resolved for more than two years. Despite this, we confirm our intention for the construction of this facility,” Nibulon said in a statement.
Nibulon confirmed its intentions in connection with the publication on the official website of Mykolaiv City Council of design documentation and a report on strategic environmental assessment. In particular, the matter concerns the construction of a terminal with an area of 5.67 hectares, a storage capacity of 120,000 tonnes of grain products, and an area for trucks of 2.5 hectares for loading grain and oilseeds to the Nibulon river transport.
JV Nibulon LLC was established in 1991. It is one of the largest operators in the grain market of Ukraine.
Ascet Shipping, a private port operator, in August 2019 increased grain transshipment in Berdiansk seaport to 204,100 tonnes, which is 90.3% more than in August 2018 (107,200 tonnes).
According to the company’s press service, with reference to the director of Ascet Shipping’s branch in Berdiansk, Viktoria Abreyeva, in August the stevedoring company simultaneously loaded four to five motor ships per day at Berdiansk seaport. According to her, the corresponding volume of transshipment was achieved thanks to the planning and distribution of resources.
“We tried to load the vessels as quickly as possible, because the queue at the port’s roads always had four to seven ships waiting to be docked … Our process of loading ships using the direct “vehicle-to-ship” option allows loading several ships at different berths at the same time,” she said.
In August 2019 the company handled barley, peas and wheat, while loading 28 ships.
Ascet Shipping operates in five ports (Mykolaiv, Mariupol, Odesa, Kherson, Berdiansk). In Berdiansk seaport, it carries out a full cycle of sea transshipment of goods.
On Thursday, August 29, at 13.00, the press center of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency will host a press conference entitled “Kherson Oil Transshipment Complex: ARMA Should Hold Transparent and Legal Tender.” Participants: Yaroslav Kovalevsky, the acting director of state enterprise Petroleum Supply Enterprise, Andriy Hevko, the adviser to Fincord Intelligence law firm LLC (8/5a Reitarska Street). Registration of journalists requires press accreditation.
The Pivdenny Sea Trade Port in Odesa region, the largest seaport of Ukraine in terms of transshipment, increased freight transshipment by 24.31% in January-July 2019 compared to the same period of 2018, to 28.129 million tonnes.
During this period the port increased the handling of freight for export by 38.44%, to 21.405 million tonnes, but reduced the handling of imported cargo by 5.95%, to 3.623 million tonnes and the handling of transit freight fell by 6%, to 3.091 million tonnes, the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority said.
In January-July 2019, the port increased handling of liquid freight in bulk by 7.19%, to 2.502 million tonnes, dry fright in bulk by 30.1%, to 23.015 million tonnes, and packaged freight by 0.18%, to 2.613 million tonnes. Container handling in January-July 2019 totaled to 114,545 TEU (an increase by 2.05 times compared with the same period of 2018).
Nika-Tera sea terminal (Mykolaiv) in the 2018/2019 marketing year (MY, July-June) handled 4.7 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops, which is 88% more compared to the previous MY.
According to a report on Nika-Tera’s website, in the 2018/2019 MY the port grain transshipment items included corn (50%), wheat (34%), soybeans (8%), barley (5%), and peas (3%).
In addition, during this period, the terminal shipped 350,000 tonnes of soybeans, which is seven times more than the figure for the same period of the last marketing year.
Some 240 vessels with grain and leguminous crops were shipped for export.
During the period from July 2018 to June 2019, Nika-Tera handled 395 vessels, and the volume of transshipment amounted to 7.25 million tonnes of cargo.
As reported, in 2018 Nika-Tera seaport handled 335 vessels, transshipping 5.84 million tonnes of freight, which is 40% more than in 2017.
Nika-Tera is a modern highly mechanized marine terminal, part of Group DF’s port business.
Mykolaiv seaport in January-March 2019 increased cargo handling by 26.2% compared with January-March 2018, to 8.117 million tonnes.
According to the data of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, during this period the port increased the transshipment of exported cargo by 30.72%, to 6.247 million tonnes, imported cargo by 26.67%, to 1.606 million tonnes, and coastal freight handling by 12.75%, to 263,470 tonnes. The port did not transship transit cargo.
In January-March 2019, the port increased the transshipment of liquid cargo by 0.1%, to 764,830 tonnes, increased dry bulk freight by 28.1%, to 6.3 million tonnes, packaged ones by 40.32%, to 1.052 million tonnes.
As reported, Mykolaiv seaport in 2018 increased cargo handling by 24.09% compared with 2017, to 29.2 million tonnes.
Mykolaiv seaport has an area of 97.3 ha and a water area of 224.5 ha. It is connected to the Black Sea by the Buho-Dniprovsko-Lymansky canal. The port has 15 berths with a total length of 2.962 km.