Ukraine. Nibulon transported the first million tons of grain along the Southern Bug

02.05.2018

"Nibulon" company transported the first million tons of cargo along the South Bug River. "Nibulon" managed to restore navigation independently and already in the first year to transport 500 KMT of grain along this river. Today the company has overcome a new frontier, transporting the first million tons of cargo", reports UkrAgroConsult on the basis of press service of the company.

Over 25 years of Ukraine's independence, the river has become shallower from 2.9 m to 1.65 m, so the first step towards resuming navigation was dredging. The company carried out the first stage of section’s dredging between Voznesenskiy and Nikolayev up to 2 meters by its own resources and means, as a result of which 134 km of river became navigable.

In August 2016, the company carried out the first delivery of grain from the transshipment terminal in Voznesensk, resuming shipping on the site above Novaya Odesa, which was not carried out during the last 25 years. In December 2017 - April 2018 the company completed the next stage of dredging, bringing the guaranteed depth to 2.5 m.

Moreover, dredging of the Southern Bug will also renew developing of passenger transportation. As previous experience showed, passenger transportation is also in demand.

It should be pointed out that Nibulon plans to increase exports of agri commodities by river almost in 2 times in 2018-2020. Currently the company processes 4 MMT, reports UkrAgroConsult.

 

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