The Russian government has recently amended the project to build a dry bulk port at Taman on the Black Sea. This now includes construction of a rail link to the dry bulk cargo area, which will be built on the Taman peninsular in the Krasnodar region.

Work is being implemented as part of a public–private partnership scheme, with the port to be integrated into the North–South international transport corridor. Facilities are being funded through a Federal Target Programme.

The port will have terminals for the handling of coal, grain, iron ore, fertilizer, sulphur, containers and steel. By 2025, it should have an engineered capacity of 94 million tonnes.