A project for creation of a compact grain complex with a capacity of 70,000 tons behind the Odessa seaport’s seventh berth was approved at the last meeting of the board of the seaport. The complex will be able to receive grain cargoes from railway rolling stock and load them onto ships, the press service of the seaport announced.

According to the press service, the terminal will use handling equipment made in the United States.

"A distinctive feature of the complex compared with those existing at the seaport will be the use of the most advanced pressurized transport networks and storage facilities for movement and storage of grain and a dust suppression technology that involves the use of deodorized and refined edible oils for binding dust…" the press service said.

In terms of ecological and environmental indicators, the new grain terminal will be "no worse than the container terminal and even better in terms of certain parameters because of the absence of internal combustion engines the technology."

The press service did not disclose the company that will build the terminal.

In July, it was reported that the American agricultural conglomerate ADM had shown interest in creation of such a facility in Ukraine. It is also known that the Metals Ukraine company wants to build its own grain terminal in the Odessa seaport.