Temryuk, Russia (PortSEurope) February 11, 2021 – The development prospects for Temryuk, Russia’s southernmost port on the Azov Sea, are based on projects for the construction of new terminals for chemicals and oil as well as the further development of port and transport infrastructure, according to the captain of the port Mikhail Migda. Port of Temryuk is located in the southern part of the Temryuk
Bay of the Azov Sea, on the left bank of the Kuban River, less than four kilometres southwest of its mouth. It is managed by the Federal state budgetary institution Administration of sea ports of the sea of Azov. RosKhimTrade (RosHimTradeр RusChemTrade) is building the first stage of a transshipment complex for liquid chemical products in the port of Temryuk. The project provides for the construction of a loading berth with a length of 176 meters and a depth at the berth of 5.9 meters. The capacity of the complex is 800,000 tonnes per year. The oil refining company TemryukMorTrans is a major investor in the port and plans to build a new terminal for transshipment of oil products. The project provides for the construction of six berths with a total length of the berthing front of 995 meters. The construction is divided into three stages for up to three years. The total capacity of the terminal after the implementation of all three stages will be 11.1 million tons per year. To increase the protection of the approach channel from drift and improve the possibilities of handling vessels during periods of unfavorable hydrometeorological conditions, FSUE Rosmorport plans to provide for the reconstruction of protective structures – the eastern and western breakwaters, as well as the creation of traps to intercept bottom sediments. The design and survey works are scheduled for 2021-2022. Temryuk port had the largest decrease in cargo handling amongst all Russia’s ports in the Azov Sea in 2020 compared to 2019 – 13.3%, to 4.1 million tonnes. More than half of the cargo handled by ports is grain. Temryuk is a developing international port which remains ice free in winter. It handles general, bulk, liquid, fertiliser, scrap, oil, oversized and transshipment cargoes, with local connections to rail and road links. It receives some 600 vessels annually. Temryuk port berths can accommodate up to 10,000-tonne vessels. Permissible vessel draft at the berth wall is 4.6 meters. For larger vessels Temryuk port organizes the transshipment at Kavkaz port anchorage. Part of Temryuk port is managed by the coal company Mechel. In 2020, it handled 1.4 million tons of cargo of various nomenclature. The bulk of export supplies falls on coal from the Mechel Group, as well as from third-party companies. In December 2020, Mechel-Temryuk Port (part of the Mechel Group’s transport division) has acquired one forklift, one front-end loader and two dust suppression units as part of the technical re-equipment program. Investments exceeded 135,000 euro. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.