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Russian Railway Extends Grain-Transportation Halt to Port

July 16, 2012

OAO Russian Railways extended a stoppage of grain transportation to terminals in the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk until July 18 to avoid delays, Dmitry Pertsev, a spokesman for the company, said today by phone in Moscow.

The company halted grain shipments to the port on July 9 after flooding damaged a bridge, and diverted rail-cars to Tuapse, another Black Sea port.

Flash floods in the southern Krasnodar region killed 172 people over the weekend of July 7 and slowed the movement of rail-cars. OAO Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port said July 9 it had to use grain from its silo to load ships.

The flooding didn’t affect grain crops, Krasnodar’s regional agriculture ministry said on July 11.

To contact the reporter on this story: Marina Sysoyeva in Moscow at msysoyeva@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net


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