Terminal Operations

1. Dry Bulk Terminal commenced operations in December 1998. The terminal, blessed with Customs Free Zone status, is involved in the trans-shipment of bulk commodities and general cargoes. Fertilizers are the terminal's principal traffic, and DBT currently handles NPK, NP, ammonium nitrate, urea and   DAP/MAP fertilizers, which are transported by rail from the main fertilizer producers in neighbouring Russia for onward shipment by sea to Central, South and North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

2. Product is emptied from the hopper cars at two purpose-designed discharge stations and is then conveyed to the warehouses. DBT utilizes materials state-of-the-art handling machinery and a conveyor system supplied by Roxon Oy of Finland and the UK's AS-C Materials Handling Ltd..

3. DBT offers covered storage capacity of 165,000 tones under roof .

4. DBT functions all year round, as the Muuga Harbour is ice-free and there are no draught restrictions in the port. The terminal comprises a 288-m long quay, with a depth of 14.4 m, enabling to handle bulk carriers of Panamax-size or larger.

A specialized fertilizer ship loaders was completed in September 1999 (I) and February 2002 (II). The guaranteed performance and the maximum loading capacity have been eventually increased, thus benefiting the customers by reducing loading times.