18 October 2021
Nika-Tera seaport admitted a bulk carrier of the unprecedented length
Nika-Tera seaport, a member of Group DF, admitted the longest vessel in its history, a bulk carrier Cymona Glory (Marshall islands) with the capacity of up to 66,000 t.
Cymona Glory bulk carrier was built in 2011. The vessel is 235 m long and 32.25 m wide with a deadweight of 84,100 t.
The vessel was loaded with the meal to the maximum draft using two loading machines simultaneously. At the mooring, 49,000 t were loaded. In the roadstead, the vessel which is bound for India will be fully loaded up to 66,000 t.
Ukraine exports meal to 20 countries of the world. According to Group DF analysts, Ukraine’s total export of sunflower meal in 2019-2020 MY grew by 10% yoy.
Dmytro Firtash’s Group DF invested more than UAH1.5 billion to develop the seaport. As a part of the Program intended to increase the seaport throughput capacity, a new weighing facility was built, the number of berths was increased to 8 with the total length of 1900 m; modern production and technology laboratory was built; the fleet of locomotives was brought up to 10 engines, the length of own railways has been increased up to 23 km.
In 2020, the seaport handled 409 vessels and transshipped 7,380,000 t of cargoes. In 2020, within the cargo mix the cereals, leguminous crops and oil seeds accounted for 5,550,000 t or 75% of the total throughput, bulk cargoes – 1,270,000 t (18%), liquid bulk cargoes – 323,000 t (4%), mineral fertilizers – 215,000 t or (3%).