Russia. Azov seaport to be expanded for building a grain terminal


Russia’s government has issued a resolution to expand the seaport of Azov by including in it a land parcel located near the mouth of the Don River (10.5 km away from its mouth), which is intended for building a specialized 700 KMT-capacity terminal to ship export grains and general cargoes, reports UkrAgroConsult.

The design of the marine terminal projected on the Azov seaport-attached area would enable handling vessels with a deadweight of up to 5 KMT. The marine terminal’s hydraulic facilities will include three berths (two for loading grains and one for loading general cargoes).

It is envisaged to construct a silo with a 50 KMT storage capacity for forming shipload lots of export grain, informs UkrAgroConsult.

The Azov basin subsidiary in the seaport of Azov disposes of six berths that is 22.2% of their total number available in the port.

The Azov port subsidiary berths handled 840.1 KMT of cargoes in the first ten months of 2016. This equals 15.3% of the seaport’s total cargo handling at that time.

Will Russia maintain leadership in the export market in future, given the current trend of port industry development? UkrAgroConsult is going to answer this question in a new market study “Russia: Record crop vs Grain-handling capacities deficit”.




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