The self-propelled floating crane Nibulon Max of the agricultural holding company JV Nibulon LLC (Mykolaiv) has transhipped more than 5 million tons of products at the seaport of Mykoaliv and loaded more than 160 ships in two years since its launch in October 2019, according to the site. Internet of business group. According to her, 41% of all shipments were wheat, 38% – corn, 16% – barley and 5% – rapeseed. Agricultural products have been exported to more than 30 countries around the world. Nibulon said it had reached its maximum transshipment volumes in August 2021 – 700,900 tonnes of agricultural products. The best quarterly indicator of product shipment was also recorded in the first quarter of the 2021/2022 campaign (MY, July-June) – 1.83 million tonnes, of which 62% shipped due to transshipments in external routes. According to Nibulon data, the Nibulon Max floating crane, with a nominal daily loading capacity of 18,000 tonnes, loads Panamax-class ships in three days. The presence of two cargo holds with a capacity of 13,400 cubic meters allows continuous operation even in the absence of a non-self-propelled fleet, as it is able to perform loading and unloading operations in its own holds . Additionally, it can store cargo when foreign ships are unavailable, freeing up the fleet to carry cargo. According to company specialists, shipments by floating cranes can soon be increased by 26%, allowing the company to efficiently use its own capacity on external routes. Shipping capacity now includes 6 million tonnes [annually]”, said the company. Nibulon was established in 1991. It has 27 transshipment terminals and receiving complexes, a storage capacity of 2.25 million tonnes and a fleet of 82 units (of which 23 tugs), as well as the Mykolaiv shipyard. Nibulon cultivates 82,000 hectares of land in 12 regions of Ukraine and exports agricultural products to more than 70 countries. During the 2020 navigation period, the company’s fleet Nibulon transported a record 4.14 million tonnes of cargo, exceeding the 2019 figure (3.8 million tonnes) by 8.9%.


Amalia H. Mercado