Nibulon plants to export grain to Cuba
April 4, 2013, 1:55 p.m. | Business — by Interfax-Ukraine
Mykolaiv-based Nibulon agricultural company, one of the largest
producers and exporters of grain and oilseed in Ukraine, is considering
exports of corn, wheat and soybeans to Cuba, reads a posting on the Web
site of the company on Thursday.
The report says that preliminary agreements on supplies of the said
crops were reached with Cuba's Alimport foreign trade company.
The company said that during a visit of representatives of the Cuban
company to Mykolaiv, the volumes and terms of supplies of crops to Cuba
were discussed. The agreements could be signed soon.
Nibulon said that the interest of Cuba to large suppliers of grain crops
is linked to complicated climate conditions for agriculture in the
country and badly developed logistics.
Cuba could be the 61st export partner of Nibulon.
Nibulon was established in 1991 and is one of the largest operators on
the grain market. The company has elevators with a total capacity of 1.6
million tonnes, as well as its own transshipment terminal in Mykolaiv.
Nibulon has since 2009 been implementing a project to commission 17
grain elevators and river terminals, as well as build 57 vessels,
including 14 sea and river tugboats with an overall deadweight of