Company clients are traders, sellers and buyers of bulk grains, agricultural products and raw materials in Azov-Black Seas region. These are companies of various sizes, from small grain traders of Turkey, Egypt, Russia, Ukraine, Europe and steel and power plants of Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Egypt and Italy till big commodity market operators such as Cargill, Bunge, Glencore, Sibanthracite, Mechel, Mirtrade and big Turkish industrial corporations such as ICDAS, Isdemir, Erdemir.
Average annual cargo turnover of only Azov Sea shallow ports is over 40 million tons of dry cargoes, including over 20 million tons of export cargoes of bulk grains, agricultural products and raw materials. Such ports develop their cargo storage and transhipment facilities to ensure handling of growing flows of export dry cargoes.
As of the end of December 2019, there were 223 units of dry cargo vessels in operation, similar to those considered in this project and built before the end of 1999. Average age of these vessels was 36,8 years. According to forecasts, 170 of these vessels will remain in service by 2025, and 93 vessels by 2030. Besides, there were 71 new dry-cargo vessels of such type built and put into operation during the period 2000-2019. Another 55 vessels of this type were contracted for building until 2025. The requirement for vessels of this class is about 300 units.