"Tuapse is Russia's second largest Black Sea port. Like Novorossiysk, it is a vital route for the export of crude oil. Tuapse s traditional traffic pattern also includes metals, fertilizers, coal, building materials, and foodstuffs. As trade increases, traffic at Tuapse is expected to double. To accommodate this anticipated growth, the Russian Ministry of Transport has approved a $720 million modernization project for Tuapse."
"RUSSIA'S BLACK SEA PORTS" by Paul J. Norton
First hand information on Tuapse Commercial Sea Port homepage
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