• 2018 February 8 12:00

    Tuapse Sea Commercial Port handled 14.2 mln t in 2017, up 0.7 mln t Y-o-Y (photo)

    In 2017, throughput of Tuapse Sea Commercial Port JSC (TSCP, a company of UCL Holding) slightly exceeded the result of 2016 and totaled 14.2 mln t (in 2016 — 14.1 mln t). Transshipment of dry bulk cargo grew by 10% to 7.8 mt.

    According to the company’s press release, transshipment of loose cargo grew by 0.5 mln t (+9.9%). In particular, grain handing increased by 15.9%, coal — by 5%. When it comes to grain shipments, the upward trend of the recent 4 years continued in 2017 — the company handled 2.2 mln t of grain (+15.9%). In 2017, for the first time in the history of the dedicated grain terminal launched in 2010, grain shipments surpassed the 2 mln t mark. Steady growth of grain transshipment was driven by active demand continuing in export grain markets, high yield (with the delivery of new crop in August and September 2017 grain shipments surged by 115% and 82% accordingly), as well as a package of repair and preventive measures aimed to ensure efficient and smooth operation of the grain terminal.

    Coal shipments climbed by 5% to 3.1 mln t.

    Transshipment of general cargo grew by 11%. Shipments of ferrous metal increased by 10.5% to 2.5 mln t (in 2016 — 2.25 mln t). While exports of slabs were flat, year-on-year, at 2.03 mln t, shipments of steel coils surged 9-fold to 0.3 mln t with exports of rolled steel having grown more than 1.5 times. The company expanded the range of ferrous metal with reinforcing steel and galvanized steel sheets. Steady growth of ferrous metal turnover from year to year is the result of successful cooperation with NLMK Group, the port’s strategic partner, focused on improving the efficiency of operational interaction. Besides, TSCP has been systematically implementing the programme of technical upgrading including modernization of berths and storage facilities, renovation of portal cranes and wheel-mounted equipment.

    In 2017, TSCP handled the entire amount of oil products supplied for transshipment – 6.4 mln t (-9%, year-on-year).

    Import cargo flow comprising fruit and vegetable cargo started recovery only in the fourth quarter of 2017 after the ban on supplies from Turkey was lifted. It totaled 36,000 t.

    The bulk of TSCP’s cargo turnover was represented by exports totaling 14.05 mln t (+0.2%) and accounting for 99.15%. Import cargo and coastal trade cargo accounted for 0.25% and 0.6% accordingly.

    In 2017, TSCP handled 706 cargo ships, including 342 dry bulk carriers and 364 oil carriers, and 112,589 rail cars.

    Tuapse Sea Commercial Port JSC (TSCP) is the major terminal operator at the port of Tuapse, one of Russia’s largest ports. TSCP is a part of UCL Port, a stevedoring division of the international transport group UCL Holding. UCL Port also comprises Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC, Container terminal Saint-Petersburg JSC, Multipurpose Reloading Complex LLC based in North-West of Russia, and Taganrog Sea Commercial Port in the South. The fleet of TSCP’s cargo handling equipment numbers 27 portal cranes with capacity of 10 to 124 tonnes, 65 loaders and bulldozers. In 2017, the company handled 14.2 million tonnes of freight.




2019 January 18

14:03 Algoma Central Corporation increases its interest in ocean self-unloader Pool
13:50 18 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 17-18
13:35 Throughput of the Port of St. Petersburg in 2018 up 11% Y-o-Y to 59.32 million tonnes
13:18 CMA CGM unites its Containerships and MacAndrews brands
13:11 Vladimir Putin supports Government’s proposal on expanding Far East Ministry’s functions with Arctic issues
12:49 Throughput of port Kavkaz in 2018 grew by 11% Y-o-Y to 49.276 million tonnes
12:26 MV Werften purchases Neptun Ship Design
12:08 Sakaide shipyard holds naming ceremony for new LNG carrier jointly owned by NYK and JERA
11:38 PGNiG SA signs agreement for oil and gas exploration and production in UAE
11:14 Remote pilotage to be allowed in Finland
10:47 Free zone status is a crucial advantage for the future development of the Freeport of Riga
10:06 Ice restrictions at the port of Ust-Luga come into effect on January 31
09:42 Brent Crude futures price up 0.9% to $61.73, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.09% to $52.64
09:20 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,077 points

2019 January 17

18:13 PORT OF KIEL presents annual results 2018
17:51 Ice restrictions at the port of Primorsk come into effect on January 25
17:28 Global Ports sets up a common service call centre
17:09 EFIP welcomes and supports the European Parliament position on the Connecting Europe Facility for 2021-2027
17:05 North Sea Port monitoring the Brexit closely
16:44 ABP invests £700K to boost storage at Port of Ipswich
16:27 Global fuel market: still many uncertainties in both demand and supply
16:22 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
16:05 OCEAN Alliance extends duration of OCEAN Alliance to ten years
15:42 COSCO SHIPPING Ports signs agreement with PSA to add two new berths at the terminal in Boao, Hainan
15:31 Liebherr supports the 6th International Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
15:02 Ocean Yield ASA agrees to acquire a modern Suezmax tanker for a consideration of USD 56.0 mln
14:02 SEACOR Marine enters agreement to acquire three additional platform supply vessels from affiliates of COSCO Shipping Group
13:49 Throughput of Chinese ports grew by 4.2% to 9.22 billion tonnes in 2018
13:32 Jensen Maritime provides design for Shaver Transportation’s new tugboat
13:14 OOCL rolls out third phase of Ocean Alliance product refinements
12:50 Baltic Ports Organization’s schedule for 2019 is set
12:38 Port of Los Angeles breaks all-time cargo record in 2018
12:26 Qatar accedes to load lines convention
12:01 Sunseeker International and Rolls-Royce to present first production yacht with MTU hybrid power in 2020
11:51 Bunker prices continue going down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:38 Port of Zeebrugge handled 40.1 million tonnes in 2018
11:25 Nor-Shipping reveals stellar line-up for Ocean Leadership Conference
10:52 10 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 16-17
10:28 NOVATEK’s hydrocarbon production totaled 548.4 million boe in 2018, up 6.9% Y-o-Y
10:03 Brent Crude futures price down 0.34% to $61.11, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.54% to $52.03
09:39 Tallink and Taltech to collaborate on developing smart ship solutions
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,055 points

2019 January 16

18:36 Kongsberg Gruppen enters into an agreement with Rome AS to divest Kongsberg Evotec
18:06 Seaspan Corporation announces the closing of the second tranche of the $1 billion aggregate investment commitment by Fairfax
17:55 INEOS, Europe’s largest petrochemicals company, announces Antwerp as the location for its new ground breaking 3 billion Euro petrochemical investment
17:50 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 2018 grew by 11.5% Y-o-Y to 24.1 million tonnes
17:36 Rolf A. Sandvik resigns as CEO of The Fjords
17:06 Digging begins in construction of new Antarctic wharf
16:52 Throughput of Russian seaports in 2018 grew by 3.8% Y-o-Y to 816.5 million tonnes (detalization)
16:31 IMO’s polar communication and navigation equipment guidance to be finalized
16:14 COSCO Shipping Lines launches Ocean Alliance 2019 service products
16:10 Ice restrictions at Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg come into effect on January 25
16:05 Realogis publishes market report on the letting of logistics properties and industrial sites in the greater Hamburg area for 2018
15:46 Ice restrictions at Big Port of St. Petersburg come into effect on January 25
15:33 Verifavia Shipping cements leadership position for EU MRV and IMO DCS IT system certification
15:22 Throughput of Makhachkala Commercial Sea Port almost doubled in 2018 to 2.5 million tonnes
14:57 Houston, Texas will host the 3rd LNG USA Summit on 26-27 February 2019
14:31 Milan, Italy will host the 2nd Small-Scale LNG Summit on 12 February 2019
13:54 CHARLES ANDRÉ Group and Dunkerque-Port join forces to develop combined transport service from Dunkerque
13:25 Société Générale and MPA Singapore join SEA\LNG Board