Rusagrotrans (part of Demetra-Holding) became the first railway operator to ship a batch of 27.5 thousand tons of wheat to the new grain terminal of Vysotsky Port. Almost 11% of grain, more than 3 thousand tons, arranged to the port by block train from Omsk region, the rest sent from Kazakhstan.
In the first decade of May, Vysotsky Port will accept for transshipment the similar batch of wheat sent by rail cars and block trains of Rusagrotrans. At the moment, grain at the terminal is unloaded directly into a ship through the rail car unloading station and conveyor lines, bypassing the silos.
By the end of the second quarter of 2023, after the completion of all installation and commissioning works, the infrastructure of Vysotsky Port grain terminal will be able to accept 3 block trains and unload up to 200 rail cars per day, as well as to accumulate up to 240 thousand tons of grain in the silos one-time. The design grain transshipment capacity of the terminal is 4 million tons per year.
The launch of Vysotsky Port will redirect the flow of agricultural cargo from the Baltic Sea ports to the Russian ports and make logistics from the regions remoted from Southern ports, such as the Volga region, Ural and Siberia, more competitive.
Alexey Barbariush, CEO of Rusagrotrans:
'The main volume of Russian grain exports traditionally goes through the ports of the Azov-Black Sea basin. However, the expected record grain harvest and the projected increase in the volume of export shipments require new logistics solutions. Rusagrotrans, as one of the largest players in the market of rail transportation of agricultural cargo with extensive experience in block-train service, is ready to contribute to the increase in transshipment capacities as one of the most efficient ways to deliver cargo to the points of destination.'