The United Transport and Forwarding Company (OTEKO, Russia) launched construction of the first Russian technical complex with a triple car dumpers for unloading coal and iron ore. The new complex will handle up to 2880 wagons or 200 thousand tons of coal/ore per day, Russian shipping journal reported.

Triple car dumpers at Taman bulk cargo terminal is the first example in Russian port infrastructure of the implementation of the most efficient technologies for unloading freight railcars.

The using of two triple dumpers allows to unload six cars every three minutes (three cars in the bundle). Unloaded coal and ore will be transported to the separate storage facilities with a capacity of 950 and 475 thousand tons. Four shiploaders with a capacity of up to 18 thousand tons of coal/ore per hour will transship cargoes to the vessels with a maximum deadweight up to 220 thousand tons.

The terminal equipment with a capacity of 20 million tons will be supplied by FLSmidth, well-known German company. It cost about EUR 130 million.

Taman bulk cargo terminal will be the largest one on the Russian Black Sea coast. The design capacity of the terminal is 35 million tons of coal, iron ore, sulfur and mineral fertilizers per year with an option to double. Construction is carried out at the expense of United Transport - Forwarding Company (OTEKO). The first shipment of the export cargoes on the terminal is planned for February 2018.