The Commercial Seaport of Novorossiysk Group (NMTP), Russia’s largest port operator, is to construct two new cargo handling facilities at the country’s largest Black Sea harbour.
This year, NMTP acquired land adjacent to the port from the local (bankrupt) railcar repair works for about US$29M.
According to NMTP’s director general, Sultan Batov, it is now planning to use the site for building terminals for oilseed (100,000t one-time storage capacity) and grain, which are part of NMTP’s development programme for 2016-2020. NMTP already operates the 5 Mtpa Novorossiysk Grain Terminal, which opened in May 2008. Last year, NMTP handled 4.4 Mt of grain, up 81.5% on 2005, so construction of a new terminal is a matter of urgency.
Earlier this year, NMTP consolidated a 98.26% stake in Novorossiysk Ship-Repair Yard (NSRZ), where the port operator was set to build a multipurpose bulk terminal.
In H1 2017, NMTP received 37 units of new, more efficient, machinery, including three Liebherr LPS 420 cranes, two Liebherr LHM 550 mobile harbour cranes and a Liebherr A 944 2 CHD loader.