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Cargill pushes ahead with new Ukraine grain terminal

Cargill is pushing ahead with a new joint venture grain terminal in Ukraine with local firm MV Cargo. The terminal will have a depth alongside of 16 m and will be capable of handling ships of up to 100,000 dwt.

Construction of the terminal will begin at the end of this month and is expected to be completed by the spring of 2018.

“Through this investment Ukraine’s port infrastructure will be expanded and will provide greater efficiencies to connect Ukraine’s surplus agricultural crops with the parts of the world demanding more food,” commented Andreas Rickmers, head of Cargill’s grains and oilseeds business in Europe.

It marks another development in the rapid development of deepsea ports in the Black Sea. A number of new deeper dredged box terminals around the inland sea have been announced in the past few months.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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