26 May 2021
Nika-Tera seaport set two new records during transshipment of corn to JAG AALOK vessel
Two new records for the rate of grain cargo loading were set in a row at Nika-Tera seaport, a member of Group DF. The record was set when loading a batch of corn on JAG AALOK, a Panamax class vessel owned by Sierentz Global Merchants (Vessel dimensions – length: 229 m, width: 32.26 m, deadweight: 82,023 t).
When loading the bulk carrier at the seaport berths, the maximum daily transshipment rate reached 38,712 t (the previous record was 29,000 tons). During the additional loading in the harbor, the record volume of transshipment reached 20,170 t per day (the previous record was 11,000 t).
In total, 48,147 t were loaded onto JAG AALOK vessel from the seaport berths, and in-harbor transshipment amounted to 20,102 t.
JAG AALOK was loaded using the proven technology of grain transshipment to large-tonnage vessels. To optimize the speed of loading operations, the bulk carrier was placed simultaneously at two berths, and it was loaded using two ship-loaders simultaneously.
Transshipment in the harbor was carried out by Transship company using two floating cranes.
Currently, the vessel owned by Sierentz Global Merchants company with a total volume of corn of 68,250 t is heading to China.
The previous record was set at Nika-Tera seaport three weeks ago (7 May 2021), when loading food-grade wheat on VICTORIA MAY, a Supramax class vessel.
Dmytro Firtash’s Group DF invested more than UAH1.5 billion to develop the seaport.
Throughput Ramp-Up Program became the largest investment project. As a part of this program:
The company operates 5 special weighing facilities for unloading freight cars. To optimize logistics operations, additional weight railway facilities are to be built.