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Russia’s Taman port expansion in doubt

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Published: Thursday, 22 May 2014

Russia’s plans to up dry bulk capacity at the Black Sea port were expected to facilitate an increase in exports of Russian-produced industrial minerals, including potash and sulphur. However, a pressing need to upgrade infrastructure and utilities in Crimea may lead the government to redirect port expansion funds, leaving a question mark over Taman’s future.

By Wayne Yamada

Plans to expand dry bulk facilities at the Port of Taman on Russia’s Black Sea coast may be under threat as the government looks to redirect funds to Crimea.

The expansion was aimed at increasing Russia’s export capacity of dry bulk industrial minerals, including potash...

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