Ukraine. Nika-Tera port started handling liquid bulk cargoes

05.09.2017

In Mykolaiv, the specialized sea port Nika-Tera started handling a new type of cargo – vegoils – on August 28, 2017, reports UkrAgroConsult.

“We are putting into operation a new cargo area (No. 4), which will be specialized solely in handling liquid bulk cargoes. We are going to receive the first sunoil cargoes as soon as September. Then we’ll develop handling of other vegoils, including rapeseed and soybean oils. As of today, this is one of the most advanced high-tech facilities in Ukraine,” said Nika-Tera chief Natalia Dvornik.

The handling facility’s throughput is estimated at 500 KMT of liquid bulk cargoes a year. However, the company is planning to further expand its capacity.

The vegoil-handling facility comprises three technological parks including 18 tanks, which can accommodate 33 KMT (separate or combined storage). Racks have been built for transferring vegoil from motor and rail vehicles. These installations are designed for simultaneous unloading of five rail tank cars and four tank trucks. The facility is outfitted with four autonomous pumping stations, which enable draining the cisterns at a rate of up to 20 minutes per each one.

“The launch of a separate vegoil-handling terminal will provide us with a competitive advantage by making Nika-Tera a more universal port at the expense of a wider range of handled cargoes,” commented the port’s chief Alim Agakishiyev.

 

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