Neptune terminal showed the highest growth rates of cargo turnover among the grain terminals in the country in 2020
21 may, 2021
Neptune grain terminal has won in the ‘Growth Rates’ nomination of the National Maritime Rating of Ukraine-2020.
In 2020, the terminal's cargo turnover amounted to more than 2.868 million tons, increasing to 270% compared to 2019. Therefore, last year Neptune demonstrated the highest growth rates of cargo turnover among grain terminals in Ukraine, and was recognized as the most dynamic grain terminal in the country.
According to "The Ports of Ukraine" periodical, the winners of this nomination are determined by the growth rates of cargo turnover (in per cent) compared to the previous year. The rating includes the largest port operators with a cargo turnover of more than 1 million tons, which operated in entire 2019 and 2020.
We remind that Neptune grain terminal is a joint project of the Ukrainian stevedoring company MV Cargo and the American food corporation Cargill. The total investment in the construction of the terminal was $ 150 million. The terminal began its service in test mode in June 2018. The grand opening of Neptune took place on September 6th, 2019. The annual design turnover of the project is 5 million tons. The terminal is equipped with its own rail and road infrastructure. According to the results of cargo turnover in 2020 and for the grain marketing year 2019/2020, Neptune is one of the ten largest grain terminals in Ukraine.
The National Maritime Rating is the most prestigious industry award in Ukraine, which is called the ‘Marine Oscar’ in maritime circles. Its founder and organizer is ‘The Ports of Ukraine’ periodical. The rating is held annually for 14 years in a row. The rating results are summed up on the basis of statistical data and a written survey of more than 80 experts in the port industry (nominations ‘The Person of the Year’, ‘The Achievement of the Year’, ‘The Failure of the Year’).