• 2018 January 11 10:22

    Tuapse Commercial Seaport to invest RUB 1.93 bln under development programme of 2018

    Tuapse Commercial Seaport JSC (TCSP, part of UCL Holding) says it is going to allocate RUB 1.931 bln of its own funds for financing of the company’s investment programmes in 2018.

    According to the statement, this year’s investment programme of Tuapse Commercial Seaport provides for “further development and implementation of promising investment projects aimed at increasing the company’s cargo turnover and maintenance of its production facilities”. 

    Expenses under the project on reconstruction of the grain terminal will total RUB 850 mln – the plan for 2018 covers the purchase of core process equipment as well as completion of design works and transition to construction. The project which is to be completed by 2021 is totally estimated at RUB 3.6 bln. 

    Apart from expanding the range of grain cargo and increasing the terminal’s throughput to 3 mln t the project foresees the development of the port’s railway infrastructure that will let TCSP increase its capacity in handling all types of dry cargo.

    One more prospective line of TCSP development is the increase of ferrous metal transshipment. In 2018, TCSP will have two 50-tonne Vityaz cranes with a boom reach of up to 40 m built to the order of the company and purchase two 25-tonne forklift loaders. The new equipment will make it possible to transship slabs weighing up to 60 t from rail cars to vessels and to improve transshipment of steel coils weighing up to 32 t. In 2018, investments will make RUB 637 mln.

    In 2018, the company will also have one more 40-tonne Vityaz crane with a boom reach of up to 32 m built under the long-term programme of technical upgrading. Besides, the fleet of port equipment will be expanded with two 2.5-tonne loaders and load gripping equipment. Investment in port equipment will total RUB 239.3 mln.

    This year, RUB 35.9 mln will be allocated for maintenance of the existing production facilities and for further upgrading of emergency protection system in the oil handling area. Fitting the berths with automatic deberthing system will be the final phase of the 8-year programme ensuring environmentally friendly and safe handling of oil products.

    The investment programme of 2018 also covers the maintenance of the Rо-Rо terminal capacity (RUB 54.7 mln) and purchase of auxiliary equipment for port security purposes (RUB 19.6 mln). Under the programme on energy saving and efficiency increase, TCSP is going to complete the construction of a gas pipeline and conversion of boiler stations to gas fuel. RUB 14 mln will be spent for those works in 2018.

    Investments in other activities ensuring smooth and safe operation of the port, like environment protection, renovation of electric equipment, upgrading of port fleet’s rescue and communication facilities will total RUB 80.5 mln.

    Tuapse Commercial Seaport JSC (TCSP) is the major terminal 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 Sea Port St. Petersburg OJSC, Container Terminal Saint Petersburg CJSC, Universal Handling Terminal LLC based in North-West of Russia, and Taganrog Commercial Sea Port in the South. In 2016, Tuapse Commercial Seaport handled 14.1 million tonnes of cargo. The fleet of TCSP’s cargo handling equipment numbers 27 portal cranes with capacity of 10 to 124 t, 65 loaders and bulldozers. In 2017, the company handled 14.1 mln t of cargo.




2018 January 18

18:01 ABP South Wales ports see strong growth in 2017
17:39 Russian Union of Water Transport Workers congratulates North-Western Shipping Company on its 95th anniversary!
16:24 Fincantieri signs cooperation protocol with the autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia and the trade unions
16:02 MABUX: Bunker prices wait for the new market catalysts
15:33 Port of Marseille Fos and HAROPA launch new rail shuttle
15:02 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa and from Asia to the Mediterranean
14:32 Unifeeder adds Vlissingen to its service
14:19 Three vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on Jan 17-18
14:02 Ocean Network Express receives all necessary merger approvals
13:50 RPK-Vysotsk-LUKOIL-II terminal received 10.06 mln t of export oil products in 2017
13:32 Part-load optimisation delivers significant fuel savings for MAN auxiliary engines
13:28 Van Oord supports V Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
13:12 Rolls-Royce announces strategic review of Commercial Marine operation
12:50 Kerch ferry line carried 5.71 mln passengers in 2017, down 4% Y-o-Y
12:31 Wan Hai Lines to launch Japan Express Service to Singapore Malaysia
12:08 Port of Amsterdam receives LME certification
11:59 Vroon awarded multi-year charter for two PX-121 platform-supply vessels
11:36 Chevron Shipping awards global oil and LNG contract to GAC
11:05 German LNG Terminal launches Open Season
10:27 Brent Crude futures price up 0.14% to $69.48, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.34% to $64.19
10:04 FSUE Morsviazsputnik congratulates North-Western Shipping Company on its 95th anniversary!
09:42 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 43.17 mln t of cargo in 2017, up 7.5% Y-o-Y
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,164 points

2018 January 17

18:00 Federal Agency for Water Resources supports Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress
17:03 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Phaidra with Uniper
16:48 Sweden's Minister of Infrastructure visited World Maritime University
16:34 DNV GL launches certification framework and recommended practice for Carbon Capture and Storage
16:03 JAXPORT hires new Container Accounts Director
15:50 Lotos shipyard lays down paddle cruiser of Golden Ring design (photo)
15:42 Norwegian Central Bank excludes Evergreen Marine, Precious Shipping, Korea Line and Thorensen Thai Agencies from the Government Pension Fund Global
15:21 Three vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on Jan 16-17
15:04 DNV GL launches new JDP to test biodegradable lubricants
14:49 Beginning of icebreaker assistance period announced at port Primorsk (Leningrad Region)
14:33 “K” Line Group announces name change of two ship management subsidiaries
14:11 Throughput of port Helsinki (Finland) up 14.2% to 14.27 mln t in 2017 (table)
14:03 SBM Offshore completes Turritella handover and transaction
13:25 Throughput of port Kavkaz up 40% to 44.293 mln t in 2017
13:08 OOCL christens the last in latest series of ‘G-Class’ containerships
12:54 Yevgeny Zagorodny steps down as Vice-President of United Shipbuilding Corporation
12:26 Coal exports via Rosterminalugol terminal hit 1 mln t milestone this year (photo)
12:01 The Port of Helsinki takes the top spot among European passenger ports
11:22 De Boer/Dutch Dredging and Iskes Towage take delivery of ASD 2310 SD at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld
10:43 Port of Gdansk throughput up 9% to 40.6 mln t in 2017
10:19 Brent Crude futures price down 0.1% to $69.08, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.11% to $63.66
10:00 NOVATEK’s hydrocarbons production in 2017 totaled 513.3 mln boe, down 6.2% Y-o-Y
09:37 Bunker prices are flat at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:15 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,221 points
09:08 Hamburg Süd honored twice for sustainability
08:14 COSCO's container ship to receive cyber enabled ship descriptive note ‘Cyber AL3 SECURE PERFORM (Energy Management System)’

2018 January 16

18:21 Kommer Damen opens Damen Area Support China
18:08 DNV GL approves latest Kongsberg Digital Engine Room Simulators
17:49 Russian Railways: Loading of Russia’s export cargo bound for domestic ports up 6.4% Y-o-Y to 293.4 mln t in 2017
17:26 State stevedores of Ukraine handled 34.73 mln t of cargo in 2017, down 9.6% Y-o-Y
17:00 Andrey Lavrishchev’s report at Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress will focus on promising port projects
16:35 Installation of Belgian topside for offshore substation marks milestone in further construction of Merkur Offshore Wind Farm
16:04 Maersk Line announces increase in FAK rates from Northern Europe to Middle East and ISC and from Mediterranean to Far East
15:52 Jotun Paints congratulates North-Western Shipping Company on its 95th anniversary!
15:34 DNV GL launches new JDP to test biodegradable lubricants
15:04 TTS Group ASA secures contract with Cosco (Dalian) Shipyard for TTS cranes
14:45 New Delhi will host 5th edition of Oil Spill India Conference on 5-6 July 2018