KIEV, UKRAINE — Nibulon transported and shipped for export about 1.5 million tonnes of agricultural commodities in the 2014-15 marketing year. In the 2015 navigation season (as of July 15), Nibulon made 77 cargo trips along the Dnipro and the Southern Bug in Ukraine, having processed 683,000 tonnes of grain and oilseeds, thereby more than doubling the results of the first half of 2014. These record indices are achieved due to well-coordinated and efficient work of the company’s specialists as well as due to fast growth of Nibulon’s own cargo fleet.

Nibulon plans further extension of transportation volumes. Management said Ukraine has a great potential to reorient its own logistics infrastructure to water transportation that is more efficient. The company aims to bring its transportation volumes and export shipments up to 3 million tonnes in the 2015-16 marketing year, and within the next three years – up to 5 million tonnes.

“On Aug. 1, the company will start dredging along the Southern Bug so that in August our new non-self-propelled vessels and the tug may transport grain to Mykolayiv, Ukraine not by highways but along the Southern Bug”, said Nibulon’s General Director Oleksiy Vadaturskyy at the meeting with the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Oleksiy Pavlenko.

The St. Mykolai self-propelled floating crane that operates in the outer roads of Mykolayiv, Ukraine Sea Trade Port had a good last marketing year as well. The unique floating crane was constructed at Santierul Naval Constanta shipyard in Romania. It is the most productive transshipment crane in Ukraine. The crane closed the 2014-15 marketing year with a figure of 1.175 million tonnes of agricultural commodities transshipped for export and crossed the 2-million-tonne mark of grain and oilseeds loaded.

Since the beginning of July, St. Mykolai has had a good start to a new marketing year, having transshipped more than 60,000 tonnes of agricultural commodities.