• 2018 March 22 16:51

    Investments of Tuapse Sea Commercial Port in production development totaled RUB 343 million in 2017

    In 2017, Tuapse Sea Commercial Port JSC (TSCP, a company of UCL Holding) invested RUB 350.4 million in the development of its port infrastructure, up 32% year-on-year.

    In 2017, Tuapse Sea Commercial Port continued implementation of investment programmes focused on maintenance of its production capacity and further development of the port. Under its equipment upgrade programme the company acquired a full-circle Mantsinen K200 (ЕS) crane with two 6 cbm clamshell buckets, a Liebherr front-end loader, 4 grabs including 2 radio remote control grabs of 18 cbm each as well as other attachments for wheel-mounted equipment and portal cranes. Besides, last year saw allocations for procurement of two fork-lift coupling units that are to be put into operation in 2018. All in all, RUB 232.2 million was spent for the purchase of handling equipment.

    Expenses for implementation of investment projects on reconstruction of the Tuapse grain terminal and expansion of Ro-Ro handling facilities totaled RUB 63.5 million. Most of design and pre-construction activities were completed last year. TSCP is to embark on construction of new facilities in 2018, as scheduled.

    As part of a comprehensive programme on reduction of coal dust content in air Tuapse Sea Commercial Port spent RUB 14.2 million for production and assembling of 4-meter high shielding. Such structures were additionally installed in coal handling areas with the highest wind load. According to authorized recommendations, such shielding is recognized as one of the most efficient measured to reduce coal dust content in air.

    RUB 4.7 million was allocated for maintenance of oil handling facilities, particularly for construction of protective structures and completion of works on upgrading emergency shutdown and fire alarm systems.

    Apart from investments in the development of production facilities TSCP has been consistently implementing its programmes on improving all spheres of the port activity. In 2017, the company spent RUB 5.3 million for modernization of the port’s exterior lighting including replacement of all gas-discharge mercury-containing lamps and glow lamps with more environmentally friendly and low-energy LED lamps. With those measures, last year saw the reduction of TSCP expenses for electrical energy by RUB 2 million.

    There is one more infrastructure project aimed to improve energy efficiency and environmental friendliness of port activities – construction of a gas pipeline and conversion of the port’s boiler stations to gas fuel. In 2017, expenses under the project totaled RUB 3.2 million. Its completion is expected in 2019 with total expenses to make some RUB 20 million.

    As part of the development programme of 2017 the company made allocations for upgrading the vessels’ rescue equipment and communication facilities (RUB 1.3 million), fire protection equipment and environmental activities (RUB 4.9 million), communication and IT equipment (RUB 2.9 million), purchase of other tangible/intangible assets needed for stable operation and comprehensive development of the port.

    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 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
12:58 Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port handled 4.54 million of cargo in 2018, up 14% Y-o-Y
12:33 VEB team got acquainted with Zvezda SBC production
12:09 ABS Advanced Solutions and Fleet Management Limited partner on cyber security
11:56 Engineers from Far Eastern Federal University provide scientific support of dry dock construction at Zvezda shipyard
11:30 Bunker prices at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia show no significant changes (graph)
11:09 Port of Oakland cargo volume hit all-time high in 2018
10:52 3 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 15-16
10:35 ​IMO Secretary-General highlightes the need to consider seafarer training and standards
10:09 Fincantieri to build a new ship for Regent Seven Seas Cruises
09:57 Brent Crude futures price down 0.02% to $60.57, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.03% to $51.97
09:41 CMA CGM OCEANIA LINES - PAD service to resume weekly rotations
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,096 points

2019 January 15

18:18 WMU investigated how the global transport industry will change as a result of automation and advanced technologies
17:52 ASCO Training Center achieved all targets set for 2018