ADP delivers first export grain cargo to Kenya
Azov-Don Shipping Company (ADP) for the first time has provided a complex logistics service for the ‘door-to-door’ delivery of export grain shipment of 31,500 tons to Kenya with transshipment at offshore anchorage of the Port Kavkaz.
The export cargo was transported by ADP’s river vessels via inland waterways and transshipped at Kavkaz offshore location (through LLC Universal Stevedoring Company, an ADP Group’s asset) onto a ship, which was subsequently delivered to Keniya’s Mombasa port.
The logistics service was ordered by Louis Dreyfus Commodities Suisse SA (Switzerland).
Azov-Don Shipping Company’s Deputy General Director for Logistics Igor Kasyanov commented: "This was the first experience in providing logistics services for the joint transportation and offshore transshipment of grain cargo, which we consider a success. ADP believes this is a promising direction and intends to develop it. During the 2013 navigational season, we plan to transport with transshipment via port Kavkaz offshore anchorage about 250,000 tons of grain."
In 2012 the offshore terminal LLC Universal Stevedoring Company at the port of Kavkaz transshipped from ADP’s river boats to sea-going ships 54,000 tons of grain.
Azov-Don Shipping Company is a transportation group, established in 2003. The Group is comprised of more than 20 companies, including shipping, stevedoring companies (Rostov Universal Port, the port of Ust-Donetsk, Universal Stevedoring Company), logistics and development companies. ADP operates a fleet of 73 ‘river-sea’ vessels (each 7,000DWT), 100 river boats of 3000DWT. The company provides shipping services for grain cargo, coal, fertilizer, construction materials, containers and general cargoes. The Group’s stevedoring companies are engaged in cargo handling at terminals of Rostov-on-Don, Rostov and Krasnodar territories, in cargo transshipments at the Port of Kavkaz offshore anchorage. In 2011, the company's fleet carried 6 million tons of different cargoes, stevedores handled at the ports 4.2 million tons.