BY JACOB GRONHOLT-PEDERSEN
NOVOROSSIYSK, Russia—The port in this town on Russia's Black Sea coast should be frantic with activity to send the country's wheat harvest worldwide. Sunday, however, the grain terminal here, with its giant silo towers, fell silent as Russia's export ban came into effect.
The last rail wagon was offloaded Saturday afternoon, in time for the last shipment to be send off by midnight. Only a few of the more than 200 workers employed by the port were in sight.
The grain from these terminals, part of the fourth largest port in Europe measured by cargo turnover, could have gone to ...