Black Sea Coal Terminal

From Global Energy Monitor

Black Sea Coal Terminal is a coal terminal under development at Port Taman, Russia.


The terminal is being constructed at Port Taman, on the coast of the Taman Bay in Temryuksky District, Krasnodar Krai. The map below shows Taman, but not the exact location of the project.

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Black Sea Coal Terminal

The proposed terminal at the Taman Port would have a capacity of 15 million mt and would accommodate vessels up to 220,000 mt. The current terminal has a capacity of 20 million mt and exports LNG, grains and other dry bulk commodities, but does not export coal. Russia-based holding company Oteko is funding the construction of the terminal. Construction of the new coal terminal was expected to be completed in 2018, but a shipping source close to the project said it was likely to have been postponed until at least 2019. Exports may target Turkey.[1]

Port Taman

In August 2008, then-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signed a government resolution authorizing the development of a major international cargo port several kilometers south of Taman. On August 2013 Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said that the Port of Taman will open in 2019 to handle dry cargoes, such as grain and coal. Federal spending will amount to US$2.3 billion, while private investors are expected to contribute the remaining funds.[2]

Russia unilaterally annexed Crimea in early 2014, taking direct control of its ports. As a result, Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev announced in May 2014, the Russian government had indefinitely suspended its plans to construct a port in Taman due to lack of need.[3]

Project Details

  • Owner: Oteko
  • Location: Port Taman, Temryuksky District, Krasnodar Krai, Russia
  • Coal Capacity (Million tonnes per annum): 15
  • Status: Construction
  • Start year: 2019
  • Type: Exports (Turkey)
  • Source of Coal: Russia

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