Major Russian Port Sees Grain Shipments Up 68 Pct

The major Russian Black Sea port of Novorossiysk reports that it shipped 7.56 MMT of grains during Jan-Oct this year, a 68% increase on shipments during the same period in 2008.

In total a massive 71.9 million tonnes of cargo was shipped from Novorossiysk during the first ten months of the year, 3.8 million tonnes more than in 2008.

Fertliser shipments were also up sharply, by 20.4% during the same period.