Neptune is one of the largest and deepest deepwater grain terminals in Ukraine and the Black Sea region.

We strive to give Ukrainian farmers access to global markets and the opportunity to increase their own production by opening Ukraine's surplus grain market to new buyers from around the world.

Neptune is one of the most ambitious investment projects in the country's agro-industrial sector and a joint venture of Ukrainian stevedoring company MV Cargo and Cargill Corporation, the world's leading supplier of food, agriculture, financial and industrial goods and services, with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Finance Corporation. The total investment is more than $150 million.

Neptune was built from scratch to the highest Cargill quality and safety standards. Fitted with the state-of-the-art equipment from the top global brands, it is considered to be the most modern grain terminal in the country and the Black Sea region.

More than 200 new jobs were opened directly at the terminal, another 1,000 job opportunities will be created via partner organizations. Neptune's operation will bring significant additional revenues to Ukraine's economy through taxes and fees.

In test mode, the terminal began operating in June 2018. The grand opening of Neptune took place in September 2019.  Freight turnover for the grain marketing year 2019/2020 amounted to over 2.5 million tons.

Our advantage

  • Modern technology Modern technology

    Neptune has been built using technology and engineering solutions that are unique for facilities of this class. The flat-type grain storage was designed without any internal columns and is one of the largest facilities in Ukraine using such technology. Thanks to this engineering solution, there are no ‘blind’ or ‘dead’ areas associated with the columns, so machinery avoids the need to perform additional manoeuvres or operations. The flat-type grain storage is divided into 5 parts, with each being able to store a separate type of grain without the risk of mixing.

  • Innovation Innovation

    The elevator is equipped with modern equipment supplied by the best global manufacturers of special-purpose machinery, including GSI, AGI, Buhler, Bonfanti, Intersystems and others.  Conveyor belts operate at the highest performance index for the Ukrainian grain elevators, moving up to 2,000 tons per hour.

    The elevator has a modern grain laboratory with equipment provided by leading manufacturers, including Foss, Perten, Pfeiffer and Romer Labs. The truck unloading station offers automatic grain sampling devices. Such modern equipment allows the elevator to provide high quality and efficient grain processing, enabling a Post-Panamax vessel to be loaded within just 48 hours.

  • Deep water access Deep water access

    Neptune is the deepest draft grain elevator in Ukraine and the Black Sea Region. The depth of the access channel and the operating water area is up to 16 meters and the berth length is 385 meters. This allows the elevator to load high tonnage vessels, including Panamax, Post-panamax, Capesize to their maximum carrying capacity without the need for additional mooring loading.

  • Railway infrastructure Railway infrastructure

    Powerful unloading stations used for railway cars and vehicles have been specially built at the elevator. The unloading station capacity is up to 800 trucks a day, and truck scheduling is automated.

    The railway cars unloading station has a daily capacity of unloading 256 railway cars loaded with grain. Its proximity to the TIS modern maritime transportation hub and its own railway infrastructure allows the elevator to handle up to 5 pairs of trains per day.

  • Additional services Additional services

    Neptune’s elevator is equipped with modern machinery used for drying and cleaning grain to provide an additional range of services. The grain dryer’s capacity is 150 tons per hour, and the grain cleaner’s productivity is up to 250 tons per hour.

    The A elevator has space for 100 scheduled trucks or vehicles waiting to be unloaded. There are plans to equip the elevator with enough space for 600 trucks, with a traffic management system, fencing, lighting and the necessary infrastructure for drivers.

  • Transparency and safety Transparency and safety

    The elevator meets the highest quality and safety standards of Cargill across its operations. This is audited by international audit companies.

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