The Svetlovodsk river terminal - a new venture of the Ukragrokom group of companies and Hermes Trading - opened in the Kirovograd region on October 3. The terminal will provide services involving receipt, storage, and shipment of grains and oil-bearing crops, the press service of the group of companies said.
The terminal is designed for storage of 94,000 tons of grain at a single time. It can facilitate round-the-clock shipping by water (5,000 tons per day) and rail (4,000 tons per day); reception of 5,000 tons of cargo per day from trucks and 4,000 tons per day from trains. Its maximum daily processing and drying volume is 4,400 tons.
Its berth has a length of 240 meters, which makes it possible for two vessels to dock simultaneously.
Equipment from the companies GSI (United States), Buhler (Switzerland/Germany), Telestack (Great Britain), and other manufacturers are installed at the complex.
Ukragrokom and Hermes Trading invested about USD 90 million in the project. This is the fourth grain terminal to be built by these companies in Ukraine. The total capacity of their elevator infrastructure is now 353,000 tons of grain storage.
The commissioning of the Svetlovodsk terminal is expected to improve and reduce the cost of the logistics involved in the export grain cargoes from the region, as well as to reduce the burden on roads and railways.