Nika-Tera has begun receiving corn of the new crop
The port “Nika-Tera”, part of Group DF, has begun receiving corn of the new crop. The first trucks with this culture arrived from the Poltava and Mykolaiv regions.
“Throughout the summer, we have been actively accepting various types of grain crops in 2021. Now the season has come for corn, the first consignments of which we accepted on September 9th. Corn is one of the main grain crops handled at the port. Every year we transship more than 1.5 million tons of this range of agricultural cargo,” commented Alim Agakishiev, CEO of the Nika-Tera port.
In May of this year, the port “Nika-Tera” set two records at once when loading a batch of corn onto a Panamax class vessel. When loading the bulk carrier at the port berths, the maximum daily transshipment rate of 38.712 thousand tons was reached, and the speed of road additional loading was 20.170 thousand tons per day.
In 2020, the terminal accepted 409 vessels, handling 7.380 million tons of cargo. The structure of cargo turnover in 2020 looked like this:
- grain, leguminous and oilseed cargoes amounted to more than 5.55 million tons or 75% of the total volume;
- bulk cargo – 1.27 million tons (18%);
- liquid cargo – 323 thousand tons (4%);
- fertilizers – 215 thousand tons (3%).