• 2018 March 14 14:08

    Consolidated cargo turnover of NCSP Group totaled 11,676 thousand tonnes in Jan'18 (table)

    NCSP Group says its consolidated cargo turnover for January 2018 totaled 11,676 thousand tons.

    Transshipment of bulk cargoes decreased by 10.4% year-on-year (1,017 thousand tons) and amounted to 8,770 thousand tons, including:

    - 5,502 thousand tons of crude oil;

    - 3,152 thousand tons of oil products;

    - 67 thousand tons of UAN, and 50 thousand tons of seed oils.

    Crude oil transshipment decreased by 17.1% or 1,132 thousand tons, including 233 thousand tons at Novorossiysk and 899 thousand tons at Primorsk.

    Transshipment of oil products increased by 3.7% (112 thousand tons).

    Transshipment of liquid fertilizers decreased by 14.8%, and transshipment of vegetable oils grew by 40.3% compared to the previous year.

    Transshipment of bulk cargo in January 2018 increased by 3.0% or 40 thousand tons and reached 1,343 thousand tons compared to the previous year.

    In the reporting period, grain volumes increased by 23.2% or 192thousand tons  from 1,020 thousand tons.

    Volumes of iron ore raw materials transshipment and coal handling amounted to 138 and 135 thousand tons.

    Handling of chemical goods and sugar amounted to 34 and 15thousand tons respectively.

    Decrease in handling of iron ore raw materials by 21.9%, coal by 24.1%, and chemical cargoes by 68.4%, compared to January, 2017, is due to the prolonged action of storm warnings for more than 10 days. Another reason was the shortage of rolling stock at railway stations of departure and introduction of a restriction by 50% to load all cargo by the Russian Railways to the station Novorossiysk from November 11 to 23, 2018.

    Transshipments of general cargo in January 2018 decreased by 2.8% or 31.4 thousand tons and reached 1,085 thousand tons. The main decrease — 35 thousand tons — was due to the reduction of volumes of ferrous metals and cast iron by 3.6% from 928 thousand tons, as well as the adverse weather conditions and restrictions on loading on the railway.

    Transshipment of non-ferrous metals increased by 5.8% and amounted to 111 thousand tons compared to January, 2017.

    Transshipment volumes of timber cargoes and perishable goods amounted to 28.5 thousand tons and 17.2 thousand tons respectively.

    Transshipment of containers in 2018 decreased by 8.7% (39 thousand tons), and amounted to 411 thousand tons or 43.7 thousand TEU.

    In 2018, transshipment of other cargo totaled 67 thousand tons.

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    NCSP Group is the largest port operator in Russia and the third largest in Europe by cargo turnover in 2015. NCSP Group is traded on Moscow Exchange (NMTP) and London Stock Exchange as GDRs (NCSP). NCSP Group volumes in 2017 totaled 143,5 million tons. NCSP Group consists of: PJSC Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port, LLC Primorsk Trade Port, JSC Novorossiysk Grain Terminal, JSC Novorossiysk Ship Repair Yard, JSC NCSP Fleet, JSC NLE, LLC IPP, Baltic Stevedore Company LLC, and JSC SFP.

2018 March 24

07:50 CMA CGM announces GRR from UAE to East Africa
07:48 ZIM announces 2017 results
07:44 APM Terminals celebrates its first year of working at Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico
07:42 Stena joins a unique cooperation for climate smart transport
07:40 Sea Machines opens second office in Hamburg, Germany

2018 March 23

18:07 World's largest modularized cracking furnace delivered from Wison Zhoushan Yard
17:59 UCL Holding companies performed a unique joint project on delivery of oversize cargo (photo)
17:32 Port of Antwerp pushes ahead with onshore power for ships
17:20 IMO Tier III certification for MTU marine engines from Rolls-Royce
17:18 ABS leads industry discussion on impact of 2020 sulfur cap, cybersecurity and digitization
16:17 WMU contributes to Marine Spatial Planning Training
15:39 Vladimir Putin wins presidential election in Russia with 76.69% of votes
14:46 Court approves amicable agreement in the case on allision of Delta Pioneer tanker with a pier at Primorsk port
14:24 Work to address maritime security challenges in Africa’s maritime zones underway at a regional workshop
14:23 Samskip starts container service between Amsterdam Container Terminal and Hull
13:58 International organizations join forces in the fisheries sector
13:32 New addition to DNV GL’s Veracity platform promises to raise drilling efficiency by offering digital solution based on data from 80 000 wells
13:02 Wärtsilä to ensure the continuous operations of Hidrovias Group’s pusher tugs in South American rivers
12:35 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v New Orleans with SwissMarine
12:10 BMT teams with BAE SYSTEMS and CAMMELL LAIRD to deliver additional Type 45 Power Generation
11:49 29 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 22-23
11:30 TechnipFMC and Magma Global to enter into a strategic collaboration agreement for hybrid flexible pipe
10:55 BMT and ARES to deliver a further 9 vessels for the Qatari Coastguard
10:44 Port of Rotterdam Authority invests in Port railway line capacity expansion
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 0.93% to $69.55, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.09% to $65
09:59 Port of Rotterdam Authority starts construction of Container Exchange Route
09:37 Bunker prices continue surging at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is flat at 1,117 points

2018 March 22

18:18 Global fuel market to remain relatively stable next week, expert says
18:03 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 7.25 million tonnes of cargo in 2M'18, up 6% Y-o-Y
17:45 Transas to return all funds received under state support programme in 2016-18
17:12 Germany based firm offers AIS vessel management tracking systems preventing IUU fishing
16:51 Investments of Tuapse Sea Commercial Port in production development totaled RUB 343 million in 2017
16:30 Rolls-Royce completes the £1.3 million MAXCMAS research project
15:59 Nitrogen deposition in the oceans needs further study
15:30 Acta Marine newbuild successfully completed sea trials
14:30 APL starts new India Pakistan Express 2 Service
14:04 RF Transport Ministry defines procedure for approval of widespread minerals production at Russia’s IWWs
13:33 Open simulation platform launches with new partners
13:12 Volga Shipping Company named “Industry Leader” in “Cargo Shipping Company” nomination
12:58 Wärtsilä Seals & Bearings joins the Green Award scheme in support of clean environment
12:48 WMU Board of Governors meets in Turkey
12:25 MAN Diesel & Turbo partners with Hyundai to build new test-engine facility in Ulsan
12:00 Workshop on prevention and control of shipping and port air emissions being developed as part of GloMEEP-IAPH partnership
11:36 19 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 21-22
11:21 Russian Trade and Economic Development Council sign MoU to further strengthen commercial ties with Abu Dhabi Ports
11:14 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:53 The Maritime Standard announces a special discount for the 2018 Awards
10:27 Brent Crude futures price up 0.01% to $69.48, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.09% to $65.23
10:05 Ukraine’s water transport carried 1,000 passengers in 2M’18, down 64.7%, Y-o-Y
09:41 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport grew by 41.2% to 0.3 million tonnes in 2M’18
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,117 points

2018 March 21

18:29 Wight Shipyard wins second order for fast ferry duo from Mexican ferry operator
18:16 Dorian LPG announces third Japanese financing
18:14 GasLog Partners LP announces acquisition of GasLog Gibraltar for $207 million and repayment of intercompany loan
18:04 ABP South Wales achieves new ISO 9001:2016 standard for bulk handling operations
17:42 Port of Gdansk to breathe new life into Dworzec Drzewny Quay
17:20 ABB wins contract to equip two next-generation shuttle tankers with future-proof solutions
17:13 Finnlines decides to exercise the options to lengthen two more ro-ro vessels
17:03 Throughput of Chinese ports up 4.7% to 1.45 billion tonnes in 2M’18