Russia’s Taman port expansion in doubt
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 Russias Black Sea
coast may be under threat as the government looks to redirect
funds to Crimea.
The expansion was aimed at increasing Russias export
capacity of dry bulk industrial minerals, including