• 2018 July 17 17:55

    TransContainer announced its operating results for the second quarter and the first half of 2018

    Public Joint Stock Company "TransContainer" announced its preliminary operating results for the second quarter and the first half of 2018. The positive operating results were mainly driven by the continuing growth of the Russian container transportation market, which, in turn, was fueled by an increase in international freight flows, as well as positive macroeconomic environment.

    Russia's container market continued to demonstrate strong performance in the second quarter of 2018. The transportation volumes in the reporting quarter were up 11.9% year-on-year to 1,060 thousand twenty-foot equivalent units (“TEU”). This was mainly driven by a 19.9% year-on-year increase in international transportation, with export and transit segments demonstrating solid growth.

    For the first half of 2018, the Russian rail container market grew by 12.1% year-on-year to 2,065 thousand TEU. In terms of segment breakdown for the six month period, domestic transportation volumes grew by 2.8% year-on-year, export transportation increased by 18.1% year-on-year, while import and transit transportation volumes grew by 19.3% and 28.5%, respectively.

    In the reporting quarter, container volumes transported by the Company’s flatcars and containers (including provision of own containers to the third-party flatcars) were up 4.8% year-on-year to 458 thousand TEU. This was mainly due to the continued growth in international transportation, which was up 13.1% year-on-year, with export and transit segments growing by 13.9% and 29.7%, respectively. Lower domestic transportation was partly due to TransContainer’s empty runs optimisation that caused a decrease in the Company’s own empty containers domestic transportation by 9.5% year-on-year. The partial reallocation of flatcar fleet in favour of international transportation was also one of the factors contributing to lower domestic transportation. This was done in order to support the fast-growing volumes on transit routes amid a shortage of the flatcar supply.

    Container volumes transported by the Company’s flatcar fleet in the second quarter of 2018 increased by 6.8% year-on-year to 434 thousand TEU from 406 thousand TEU a year earlier. The Company’s revenue-generating[1] container transportation volumes in Russia amounted to 376 thousand TEU in the second quarter of 2018, up 7.1% year-on-year.

    For the first six months of 2018, container volumes transported by the Company’s flatcar and container fleet, as described above, grew by 3.8% year-on-year to 893 thousand TEU, mainly as a result of an increase in transit and export transportation.

    Container volumes transported by the Company’s flatcar fleet in the first half of 2018 increased by 5.9% year-on-year to 848 thousand TEU from 800 thousand TEU a year earlier. The Company’s revenue-generating container transportation volumes in Russia amounted to 724 thousand TEU in the first half of 2018, up 6.3% year-on-year.

    In the second quarter of 2018, the Company’s throughput in the Russian rail container terminal network decreased by 3.1% to 322 thousand TEU, compared to 332 thousand TEU for the same period of 2017. For the first six months of 2018, the Company’s container terminal throughput was down 2.9% and amounted to 604 thousand TEU compared to 622 thousand TEU for the first half of 2017.

    The Company’s container handling lagged behind the market dynamics mainly due to the following factors the fast-growing transit volumes have limited impact on the container terminal handling and continuing growth of container freight going directly from/to the producers’ own freight yards.




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