More grain: southern ports plan to increase grain transhipment capacity

In 2016 and 2018, Russia has become the world leader in wheat exports. Although the past year did not meet the expectations of farmers, Russian products remain more attractive in terms of price and quality, squeezing American and European wheat from the markets of North Africa and the Middle East.

According to the Ministry of Transport of the Krasnodar Territory, several large investment projects are currently being implemented in the region, among other things, expanding the ability of the southern ports to transship grain. Among them is the reconstruction of the terminal complex for transhipment of grain crops in the Tuapse Commercial Sea Port (with an increase in the transhipment of grain crops from 2 to 3 million tons per year). The regional authorities also allocated the construction of a Taman bulk cargo terminal in the port of Taman with a capacity of 35 million tons of cargo per year (OTECO-Portservice LLC) and the Delo Group investment program for the modernization of the universal transhipment complex of KSK Grain Terminal.

The Ministry of Transport of the region notes that the implementation of the KSK investment program will increase its cargo turnover from 2.5 to 4 million tons. There is the possibility of mooring large-tonnage sea cargo vessels with a more significant deadweight and the ability to simultaneously moor at the berths of the KSK terminal, a complex of two sea vessels.

At the YugTrans transport forum on April 2–3, 2020, experts will discuss issues related to the development of transport infrastructure and outline key growth points for the industry in southern Russia.

In particular, during the discussion session “Cargo turnover in the Black, Azov and Caspian Seas: development in cooperation”, Roman Antipov, Technical Director of DeloPorts, and Joseph Crowley, External Relations Director of APM Terminals Poti Sea Port, will make presentations, as well as: Evgeny Karpachev, Deputy Director for Capital Construction and Repair of the Azov-Black Sea Basin Branch of Rosmorport, and Igor Pavensky, Director of the Department of Strategic Marketing of Rusagrotrans.

Igor Pavlensky is confident that grain exports from the Russian Federation in March may intensify and amount to 2.8-2.9 million tons, compared to 2.6 million tons in March 2019. Wheat exports will increase to 2.2 million tons from 2 million tons a year earlier. Already in February, an increase in the supply of corn was noted compared with January of this year.

Among the speakers of the forum are:
  • Alla Skantseva, Head of the North Caucasian Territorial Center of the Center of Corporate Transportation Services of Russian Railways,
  • Sergey Petridi, First Deputy Head of Novorossiysk Customs,
  • Lyudmila Simonova, Managing Partner of M.A. Research,
  • Alexander Goloviznin, Director of Logistics and Analytics of Morstroytechnology,
  • Alexey Garmash, General Director of Novomorsnab,
  • Alexander Kulikov, General Director of SEA LINES,
  • Kirill Nikoda, Senior Analyst of the Center for Economic Forecasting Gazprombank
and many other.
More information about the prospects is available at the YugTrans transport forum April 2 - 3, 2020.

Among the participants of the forum: MC Sibanthracite, MC METALLOINVEST, Rusagrotrans, Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Rosmorport”, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation, Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port, T.A. MANAGEMENT, TransContainer, Federal Freight Company, PUL Trans, Eurosib-Transport Systems, IPP, Asket Shipping Azov, Rivest-Trans-Service, Institute Stroyproekt, Mosfracht, Novmortrans, ZPMC, Rusmarine and other companies.

Major events are scheduled for April 2 - a conference on various issues of the transport and logistics business will be held at the Kempinski Grand Hotel congress centre. After an extended discussion, an evening reception, Black Sea Gala Dinner, will occur.

On April 3, forum participants will have a professional excursion to the deep-water container and grain berths of Delo Group. And also - a sightseeing tour of the Black Sea sights and the Business & Gastronomy program - a shirt-sleeve meeting which includes tasting of local specialities.

We invite you to take part in the work of 16th International Transport Forum "YugTrans" - merging of the businesses of the Azov-Black Sea and Caspian regions!

You can register for the 16th International Transport Forum YugTrans on the event website by clicking on "Registration" or through the Organizing Committee by phone:
    • in Moscow +7 (495) 646-01-51
    • in St. Petersburg +7 (812) 448-08-48

    See you at the YugTrans 2020 International Transport Forum!
    News of YugTrans 2020