Bulk Carriers

Bulk Carriers – Russian grain export capacity

Regarding the long term export supply of grains in Russia, the country plans to expand its grain export capacity at Russian ports to boost grain shipments by 30 million tonnes annually from 2022, according to the Agriculture Ministry Russia is a major wheat exporter and its total grain exports are expected to hit a record 45 million tonnes in the 2017/18 marketing year, which began on July 1. However, its limited infrastructure has put a brake on further growth. The current modernization of a grain terminal at the Novorossiysk Grain Plant in the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk would double its capacity. Meanwhile, a project to develop Russia’s Black Sea port of Taman and construction of a new grain terminal in Russia’s far east would also increase grain export capacity in the future.