ROSTOV OBLAST, RUSSIA — Glavgosexpertiza of Russia has given the go ahead for a transshipment complex for grain crops to be built in the seaport of Taganrog near the Northern Pier in Rostov Oblast, Russia.

The new multipurpose facility is expected to handle 270,000 tonnes of cargo per year.

Construction on the complex is expected to take place in two stages. According to Glavgosexpertiza of Russia, the first phase will include the reconstruction of the Northern Pier, building two cargo berths on which technological equipment will be installed, as well as other hydraulic structures. Also, on-site engineering and technical support networks will be equipped here, and dredging will be performed on the inner side of the port water area at berth No. 10.

During the second stage, dredging works will be carried out at berth No. 11, according to Glavgosexpertiza of Russia.

The port of Taganrog was founded by Peter I in 1698 as the first naval base in the history of Russia. Today it provides year-round navigation through the use of icebreakers, accepts ships plying the Azov, Black and Mediterranean Seas, as well as river-sea vessels. The main cargo of the Taganrog sea trade port is metal and coal. In addition, there is a container terminal.

The project developers include Transport Projects and Investments LLC and Sea Grain Terminal LLC.