• 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.




2018 February 20

18:37 Time is running out to register for the Moscow conference on dangerous goods, March 1st
18:31 Russian association of fishery businesses call to revise a 'fishing quotas per a keel' terms
18:06 AVANZA completes a successful trial with Daikin Reefer
17:38 The Maritime CIO Forume Cyprus 2018 to be held in Limassol, March 27
17:03 DNV GL issues over 50,000 electronic certificates
16:55 RIMS secured a further class approval from Korean Register of Shipping for the use of drones during surveys
16:39 Taganrog Commercial Sea Port spent $156 000 on environment protection in 2017
16:34 Wärtsilä and Maersk Drilling create a joint 25-year strategy for thruster services to increase uptime and reduce costs
16:04 Post-Brexit port health border disruption still a major concern for British ports
15:34 Goltens teams up with Yara Marine on SOx scrubbers
15:21 Taganrog Sea Commercial Port earmarked $74,4 to support social programmes in 2017
15:04 US Navy awards concept design contract to Fincantieri to evolve FREMM into FFG(X)
14:32 Port of Marseille Fos traffic up 8% in 2017
14:02 The largest vessel enters Busan Port since its opening
13:32 Carnival Fascination resumes year-round service from San Juan
13:20 Port of Kavkaz sees a 50% spike in freight volumes, to 1.98 million tonnes
13:09 Rosterminalugol coal exports reach 150-millionth tonne milestone
13:02 Partners start financing waste-to-chemistry project in Rotterdam
12:35 First foundation for the offshore wind farm Kriegers Flak installed in Denmark
12:18 Bunker fuel prices in the Far East ports remain firm
12:07 United Shipbuilding Corp: the floating co-generation plant Akademik Lomonosov is 96% complete
11:32 Rotterdam port diminishes the sale of bunker oil to 9.9 million m3 in 2017
11:27 APM Terminals Itajaí to double monthly volume
10:44 Crude oil futures price slides 0.29% to $65,48 in London, in New York gains 1.17% to $62,27
10:36 Sevastopol to host 6th Business Forum SIMBF 2018, June 6-7
09:49 Russian M100 product spot price gains last week to RUB 5,594/mt
09:30 Baltic Dry Index gains to 1087 points

2018 February 19

18:52 Russia’s Glavgosexpertiza gives nod to new phases of ZVEZDA Shipyard construction
18:05 Maersk Line increases FAK rates from Europe to West Coast South America, Caribbean and Middle America
17:05 Hapag-Lloyd introduces Asia – Middle East – New Asia Red Sea Service (AR1)
16:05 Maersk Line increases Reefer FAK rates from North Europe to Far East Asia
15:49 Iskes Towage & Salvage adds two more Damen ASD Tugs 2810 to its fleet
15:25 Maersk Line increases DRY rates from Russia to Far East Asia
15:02 The Russian Register of Seaports updates Port of Tuapse details
14:53 Nevsky Shipyard prepares the Akademik Pashin to test underway replenishment capabilities
14:26 Xeneta increases its data coverage by 161% in 2017
13:49 Rosmorport’s icebreakers assist shipping in the Gulf of Finland, escorted 17 vessels
13:12 GasLog reports financial results for 2017
12:01 GoodBulk announces delivery of Capesize vessel
11:46 Port of Mariupol freight volumes soar 32.3% to 455,860 tonnes
11:08 APL expands Eagle GO. Guaranteed service to 29 Asian port origins
10:48 NOVATEK inks cooperation MoU with Saudi Aramco
10:34 Crude oil futures price grows by 0.85% to $65,39 in London, in New York - by 1.25% to $62,45
09:08 Baltic Dry Index edges down 0.46% to 1084 points

2018 February 18

09:24 Hapag-Lloyd increases rates from Finland, Russia, Baltic States, Sweden, UK to East Asia (incl. Japan)
09:21 Preparing to define the Baltic Sea’s significant marine areas
09:19 Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates the Fourth Container Terminal of JNPT in Mumbai
09:14 Holland America Line to launch New EXC In-Depth Voyages

2018 February 16

18:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from the Indian Subcontinent to North Europe and the Mediterranean
17:54 Future Outlook Forum will take place on 20 March as part of Intermodal Asia 2018
17:36 Global Container Terminals orders 10 more Konecranes RTGs for its terminals in British Columbia
17:09 University of Kent partnership helps the Port of Dover cut queues and boost efficiency
17:06 Port of Oakland reports 2.1 percent increase in export volume in January 2017
16:58 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) up 9.2% to 1.81 million TEUs in January 2018
16:35 Royal Vopak expands Vopak tank terminal (JTT) in the Port of Jakarta - Indonesia
16:05 DP World signs agreement with government of Jammu and Kashmir at World Government Summit
15:53 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 11,600 t of fish in January 2018, up 26.1% Y-o-Y (photo)
15:26 Cargo traffic through NSR in 2017 grew by 36% Y-o-Y to 9.9 mln t
15:25 PPR 5 agrees on the outline of IMO draft guidelines for implementation of the 2020 sulphur limit
15:01 NOVATEK to invest USD 1.5 billion in construction of LNG terminal at Kamchatka