Port Olya, which is located in Russia's Astrakhan region, is to build a new grain terminal capable of handling and storing up to a million tonnes a year. Work is expected to begin in April, with grain eventually brought to the port by both road and rail. At present, much of the grain transported in the region is dispatched by inland waterway, although these arteries are not open throughout the year. To date, no grain transshipment facility is available along the Caspian Sea.
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