Southern Basin

  • Tuapse Bulk Terminal

    Tuapse Bulk Terminal (TBT), owned by a Russian manufacturer of chemical fertilizer EuroChem, was launched in the summer of 2011 in Tuapse port amid strong protests of local environmental watchdog groups.

    The facility location was selected due to Tuapse proximity to EuroChem’s plants, the availability of Tuapse railway station and the capabilities of the port infrastructure to accommodate large-tonnage vessels, acceptable weather conditions for continuous year-round operations.

    The planned annual volume of dry granular fertilizer is 2.3 million tonnes a year. In 2011, the TBT handled 418,800 tonnes of fertilizes.

    EuroChem expects that the fertilizer exports through sea ports of Russia and Europe may total 23.3 million tonnes in 2016-2017. EuroChem Logistics Manager Igor Nechaev said at the 4th International conference "St. Petersburg - the Sea Capital of Russia. Transport and transit potential' fertilizer shipments through Murmansk will reach about 3 million tonnes a year, through Tuapse - 2.3 million tonnes, via Ust-Luga - 7 million tonnes, Taman - 10 million tonnes and Estonian port of Sillamae - 1 million tonnes.

    Nechayev said that by the date the company will increase production of potash and fertilizer by 9 million tons per year, which will boost the commodity exports.