NOVOROSSIYSK, RUSSIA – With the addition of a new elevator complex with storage capacity of 110,000 tonnes, the terminal of PJSC Novorossiysk Grain Plant at the Port of Novorossiysk has become the largest among Russian deep-water ports for grain storage and handling, said Mikhail Kiyko, general director of Moscow-based grain trader United Grain Company, in a report from UkrAgroConsult on Dec. 14.

The company’s total storage capacity at the terminal will reach 300,000 tonnes by July 2018, according to the report.

PJSC Novorossiysk Grain Plant had 140,000 tonnes of storage capacity at the terminal when the expansion project began in 2015, meaning that when the project is completed it will have more than doubled its storage capacity.

As part of the project, the company has also increased its annual transshipment capacity from 3.5 million tonnes to 6.1 million tonnes and its daily rail intake capacity from 10,350 tonnes to 14,500 tonnes.