Port Taman Dry Bulk Terminal

From Global Energy Monitor

Port Taman Dry Bulk Terminal is located in Port Taman, on the coast of the Taman Bay in Temryuksky District, Krasnodar Krai, Russia. It handles coal.


The map below shows the Taman Port Area. The pin shows the location of the Oteko Terminal; other jetties, both operating and under construction, can be seen nearby.

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The Port Taman Dry Bulk Terminal (also called Oteko terminal) was a competing proposal to the RMP-Taman Dry Bulk Terminal in Taman port.

Oteko's ultimate owner is allegedly a Belgian businessmnan Michel Litvyak who received Russian citizenship in 2019.[1]

In 2018, two Russian coal companies, Sibanthracite and SDS, announced a strategic partnership with Oteko for shipping coal through its soon-to-be-completed coal terminal.[2] At that time, Oteko's existing terminal had a capacity of 20 mtpa and exported LNG, grains and other dry bulk commodities, but did not export coal. Russia-based holding company Oteko was 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.[3]

Plans for the Oteko Terminal called for 60 mtpa of dry bulk capacity, including 50 mtpa of capacity for coal. Total costs of the project were estimated at US$8 billion, as of 2019.[4] The coal terminal was estimated to cost US$2 billion; as of October 2019, VTB Bank was the only financier for the coal terminal.[2]

The Oteko Dry Bulk Terminal was launched in March 2019. Oteko expected the terminal to reach its design capacity of 50 mtpa for coal by 2021.[2]

The Oteko terminal has also struggled to attract customers. In August 2020, the government was considering subsidizing phase 1 of the Port of Taman in order to reduce the transshipment rate and focus on the export of more expensive coking coal.[5] If the subsidies were enacted, up to 20 mtpa of coal from the Kuzbass and the Novosibirsk regions could flow through the terminal.[6]

In November 2021, the Oteko Terminal commissioned a new coal-loading facility with capacity of 8,000 tonnes per hour. Company officials stated that the dry bulk terminal would reach a capacity of 72 million tonnes by 2022.[7]

In 2020, the Taman port handled 22.3 million tonnes of cargo in total, including 9.6 million tonnes of coal (43% of total cargo).[8] From January to August 2021, the Oteko Terminals handled 14.7 million tonnes of cargo in total.[9] In 2022, coal handling reached 30 million tonnes, 32% more than in 2021.[10] Plans to increase coal terminal's capacity to 72 million tonnes were still valid in mid-2023.[11]

Project Details

  • Owner: Oteko Portservis LLC
  • Parent: Oteko JSC
  • Location: Port Taman, Temryuksky District, Krasnodar Krai, Russia
  • Coal Capacity (Million tonnes per annum): 50 mtpa
  • Status: Operating
  • Start year: 2019
  • Type: Exports (Turkey)
  • Source of Coal: Russia

Articles and Resources


  1. "«Офшорный» инвестор Мишель Литвак". compromat.group. November 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Строительство «Тамани» Мишеля Литвака профинансировал ВТБ, RBC, Oct. 7, 2019
  3. "New Black Sea coal terminal potentially delayed until 2019: sources," Platts, 12 Jan 2018
  4. Из Тамани уплыл уголь, RBC, Nov. 14, 2019
  5. Тамань скрывается в тумане, Kommersant, Aug. 24, 2020
  6. Хинди руси угль-угль, Kommersant, Aug. 24, 2020
  7. Сутки прочь: в России запустили самую мощную линию погрузки угля, IZ, Nov. 19, 2021
  8. Порт Тамань в 2020 году увеличил перевалку на 47%, Morvesti, Feb. 12, 2021
  9. АО "КТК-Р" возглавило рейтинг грузовых терминалов России в январе-августе 2021 года, Korabel, Sep. 21, 2021
  10. "Терминал в Тамани стал лидером России по объему перевалки угля в 2022г". kuban.rbc.ru/. February 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. "Эксперт: потенциал перевалки угля вырос в портах Тамань и Усть-Луга". morvesti.ru. May 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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