The terminal of Everi company (Nikolayev) loaded a record consignment of sunflower oil (31,500 tons) onto the Ocean Spirit vessel in the second half of May this year, and the vessel departed for the Middle East with this cargo, the press service of the company said.

Unrefined oil of Ukrainian origin was loaded onto the vessel at the third berth of the state-owned Administration Seaports of Ukraine (ASU).

"This volume of loaded cargo is a record for the terminal because the volume of consignment loaded previously averaged between 8,000 and 10,000 tons, as a rule. Mostly 20,000-30,000 tons of sunflower oil was loaded onto large vessels, and the previous record of 30,000 tons was set in November last year,” the press service said.

The general agent for the vessel was Novic LLC and the subagent in Nikolayev was the Nika shipping agency.

According to the press service, Everi is the leader in terms of cargo turnover among the oil handling terminals in Ukraine this season.

The Everi company was founded in 2006, and it specializes in transshipment of beet molasses and vegetable oil. Up to 37% of the molasses produced in Ukraine is transshipped through Everi. The company engages not only in stevedoring operations, but also in independent sale of oil, oil crops, and grain crops in Ukraine and abroad. Everi also provides freight forwarding services by rail and road.

In November last year, the company commissioned the fourth phase of its oil transshipment terminal, which borders the Nikolayev seaport. The terminal has an annual capacity of more than 900,000 tons of liquid bulk cargo.