The Main Department of State Expertise (Glavgosexpertiza) has approved of the project calculation documents for the construction of the new dry cargo port complex in Taman. The project initiated in 2006 is aimed at rerouting part of cargo flows from the neighbouring countries to the Russian port.
Glavgosexpertiza already granted its approval of the second stage of the project in 2014. Later, the investment project was included into the federal transport infrastructure development programme, which means it required new approval from Glavgosexpertiza.
The second stage of the project consists of two sub-stages. At Stage 2.1, the port basin and the fairway are to be dredged, a metal and a grain terminal, an auxiliary sanitary and quarantine berth, a firefighting depot, access railways and a rail station are to be built, and navigation safety objects are to be installed.
At Stage 2.2, terminals to handle containers, coal, grain, mineral fertilizers, metal products, oil products and a special purpose terminal, storage facilities, intra-port rails, access railway and roads to the port are to be built.
Initially, the project envisaged that the new Taman port would have a capacity of 91.5 mn tons per annum including 20 mn tons of grain, 24 mn tons of coal, 11 mn tons of fertilizers and Sulphur and 1.5 mn TEU of containerized cargo. However, the lack of interested investors required amendments.