Throughput of Tuapse Commercial Seaport down 8.1% to 10.1 mln t in 9M’16
In January-September 2016, Tuapse Commercial Seaport handled 10.1 mln t of cargo (-8.1%, year-on-year), the Company’s press center says.
Due to scheduled maintenance at RN-Tuapsenefteproduct LLC held in early 2016, transshipment of oil products fell by 18.9% to 4.8 mln t. The decrease of cargo traffic should be also attributed to complete termination of raw sugar, fruits and vegetables imports amid the market situation in the beginning of the year.
Positive dynamics was demonstrated in the sector of dry cargo transshipment – up 4.5% to 5.3 mln t. In January-September 2016, the port handled 2.2 mln t of coal (+4.4%, year-on-year), 1.6 mln t of slabs (+5.7%), 81,200 t of steel workpiece and 13,300 t of rolled wire. Transshipment of grain grew by 13% to 1.4 mln t.
Exports that make 100% of the Company’s cargo flow fell by 6.5% to 10 mln t. Transshipment of coastal trade cargo totaled 56,830 t (unique operations on accepting crude oil delivered by tankers and pumping of it to the tanks of Tuapse Refinery in March 2016).
In January-September 2016, the port handled 424 vessels (205 dry cargo ships and 219 tankers) and 78,521 rail cars.
OJSC Tuapse Commercial Seaport (TCSP) is the major operator at the port of Tuapse, one of Russia’s largest ports. TCSP is part of UCL Port, a stevedoring division of international transport group UCL Holding. UCL Port comprises OJSC Sea Port St. Petersburg, CJSC Container Terminal Saint Petersburg, Universal Handling Terminal LLC based in North-West of Russia, and Taganrog port in the South. In 2015, Tuapse Commercial Seaport handled 14.7 mln t of cargo.