Throughput of Taganrog Commercial Sea Port up 38% to 320,000 t in QI’2017
In January-March 2017, JSC Taganrog Commercial Sea Port (TagCSP, UCL Holding) handled 320,000 t of cargo, up 38 %, year-on-year, the stevedore’s press service reported.
The report attributes the positive dynamics to growing exports of metal and coal (the port’s key types of cargo) and revival of imports from Turkey (construction materials and rolled metal).
Transshipment of general cargo surged 8 times to 85,500 t including 54,200 t of metal and pipe products (up 5 times), 30,200 t of cargo in big bags/boxes and 1,100 t of molasses.
The growth was demonstrated in the sector of dry bulk cargo – 173,000 t (+33%) including 140,500 t of coal (+34%) and 11,000 t of ore (+48%). Transshipment of grain was flat, year-on-year, at 17,000 t. Besides, the company handled 4,500 t of pet-coke which was not handled in QI’2016.
Transshipment of liquid bulk cargo dropped by 26% to 60,300 t.
The company’s container throughput plunged by 42% to 550 TEUs due to reduced flow of imports.
In January-March, Taganrog Commercial Sea Port handled 231,000 t of export cargo (accounts for 72% of total throughput), 25,000 t of import cargo (8% of total throughput), 64,000 t of coastal trade cargo (20% of total throughput).
In the reporting period, the company handled 3,931 rail cars and 81 vessels.
Taganrog Commercial Sea Port (part of UCL Port, a stevedoring division of UCL Holding) is the key terminal operator in the Port of Tagangor. The stevedoring company handles freight at Berths NoNo 1-5, 7 and 8.