• 2018 March 22 16:51

    Investments of Tuapse Sea Commercial Port in production development totaled RUB 343 million in 2017

    In 2017, Tuapse Sea Commercial Port JSC (TSCP, a company of UCL Holding) invested RUB 350.4 million in the development of its port infrastructure, up 32% year-on-year.

    In 2017, Tuapse Sea Commercial Port continued implementation of investment programmes focused on maintenance of its production capacity and further development of the port. Under its equipment upgrade programme the company acquired a full-circle Mantsinen K200 (ЕS) crane with two 6 cbm clamshell buckets, a Liebherr front-end loader, 4 grabs including 2 radio remote control grabs of 18 cbm each as well as other attachments for wheel-mounted equipment and portal cranes. Besides, last year saw allocations for procurement of two fork-lift coupling units that are to be put into operation in 2018. All in all, RUB 232.2 million was spent for the purchase of handling equipment.

    Expenses for implementation of investment projects on reconstruction of the Tuapse grain terminal and expansion of Ro-Ro handling facilities totaled RUB 63.5 million. Most of design and pre-construction activities were completed last year. TSCP is to embark on construction of new facilities in 2018, as scheduled.

    As part of a comprehensive programme on reduction of coal dust content in air Tuapse Sea Commercial Port spent RUB 14.2 million for production and assembling of 4-meter high shielding. Such structures were additionally installed in coal handling areas with the highest wind load. According to authorized recommendations, such shielding is recognized as one of the most efficient measured to reduce coal dust content in air.

    RUB 4.7 million was allocated for maintenance of oil handling facilities, particularly for construction of protective structures and completion of works on upgrading emergency shutdown and fire alarm systems.

    Apart from investments in the development of production facilities TSCP has been consistently implementing its programmes on improving all spheres of the port activity. In 2017, the company spent RUB 5.3 million for modernization of the port’s exterior lighting including replacement of all gas-discharge mercury-containing lamps and glow lamps with more environmentally friendly and low-energy LED lamps. With those measures, last year saw the reduction of TSCP expenses for electrical energy by RUB 2 million.

    There is one more infrastructure project aimed to improve energy efficiency and environmental friendliness of port activities – construction of a gas pipeline and conversion of the port’s boiler stations to gas fuel. In 2017, expenses under the project totaled RUB 3.2 million. Its completion is expected in 2019 with total expenses to make some RUB 20 million.

    As part of the development programme of 2017 the company made allocations for upgrading the vessels’ rescue equipment and communication facilities (RUB 1.3 million), fire protection equipment and environmental activities (RUB 4.9 million), communication and IT equipment (RUB 2.9 million), purchase of other tangible/intangible assets needed for stable operation and comprehensive development of the port.

    Tuapse Sea Commercial Port JSC (TSCP) is the major terminal operator at the port of Tuapse, one of Russia’s largest ports. TSCP is a part of UCL Port, a stevedoring division of the international transport group UCL Holding. UCL Port also comprises Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC, Container terminal Saint-Petersburg JSC, Multipurpose Reloading Complex LLC based in North-West of Russia, and Taganrog Sea Commercial Port in the South. The fleet of TSCP’s cargo handling equipment numbers 27 portal cranes with capacity of 10 to 124 tonnes, 65 loaders and bulldozers. In 2017, the company handled 14.2 million tonnes of freight.




2018 December 12

19:08 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate Increase from East Asia to USA and Canada
18:30 MEYER WERFT handed over AIDAnova to AIDA Cruises
18:21 IMO led panel discussion on wreck removal challenges at Salvage & Wreck Removal Conference in London
18:00 Rosneft develops innovations for Russian Zvezda super-shipyard
18:00 Newbuilding methanol carrier for Proman Shipping named CASTARA
17:46 Damen signs with Port Nelson for ASD Tug 2411
17:37 Almaz shipyard lays down icebreaker of Project 21180М, Yevpaty Kolovrat, for RF Navy
17:14 Comprehensive plan for NSR development to be ready by February 2019 – Yevgeny Ditrikh
16:49 Investments in the Arctic by 2024 estimated at RUB 5.5 trillion - Dmity Kobylkin
16:23 Vladimir Putin orders to look into creation of port SEZ at Olya port in Arkhangelsk Region
15:50 Throughput of Russian seaports in 11M’18 grew by 4.2% Y-o-Y to 746.8 million tonnes (detalization)
15:26 Okskaya Sudoverf launches first dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M
15:02 American Petroleum Institute (API) awards bolt fatigue testing program contract to DNV GL
14:25 Giant Octopus added to the CPC’s stock of ER equipment
14:01 London hosts global port environment experts
13:20 Pola Anatolia, dry cargo ship of RSD59 design, successfully passed sea trials
13:01 Newcastle Container Terminal to deliver savings for regional NSW
12:36 Sovcomflot BoD considered the Group’s financial plan for 2019 and a forecast for 2020-2021
12:01 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Ismene with Koch
11:49 Yury Trutnev appointed as head of revised State Commission for Arctic Development
11:22 Three icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on December 11-12
11:00 COSCO SHIPPING Ports partners with Abu Dhabi Ports to create regional trading hub and Middle East gateway for Belt and Road
10:47 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 11M’18 up 15% Y-o-Y to 22.9 million tonnes
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 1.16% to $60.9, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.67% to $52.3
10:11 Full bonded area is opened in Port Bronka
10:01 WMU welcomes ITF General Secretary and President
09:59 GTT receives an order for the tank design of two new LNG carriers
09:44 Bunker prices continue going down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,364 points
08:28 Boskalis Ndurance’ cable trencher successfully tested at Alexiahaven
08:05 Maritime Blockchain Labs announces new consortium to improve crew management

2018 December 11

17:59 ASW Severomorsk of RF Navy's Northern Fleet makes a call to the Republic of Djibouti
17:33 Diesel submarine of RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet conducted training exercise in the Sea of Japan
17:10 Port of Antwerp International to consult USPA on tariff setting, concession and environmental policy
16:46 Van Oord supports the 6th Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
16:21 Yamal LNG reached full capacity
16:02 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from Indian Subcontinent & Pakistan to North Europe
15:32 Georgia Ports Authority on track for 4.3M TEUs in 2018
15:20 Four new sponsors confirmed to join line-up at 2019’s Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference
15:02 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from Middle East to North Europe
14:48 Draft law on Arctic administration approved in the third reading by Russia’s State Duma
14:32 ECSA welcomes the decision by the EU Commission to update the EU list of ship recycling facilities
14:02 Global Ship Lease announces new long-term charter agreements with CMA CGM
13:32 Maersk Broker Bulk Chartering and Wonsild Dry to merge as of January 2019
13:15 Throughput of port Kavkaz in 11M’18 grew by 13% Y-o-Y to 45.61 million tonnes
13:02 COSCO SHIPPING Ports and Abu Dhabi Ports inaugurate CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal
12:46 Throughput of Russian seaports in 11M’18 grew by 4.2% to 746.81 million tonnes
12:13 Alfa Laval sells more than 100 GCU units for LNG newbuilds
12:01 Overseas Shipholding Group and American Shipping Company jointly announce extension of tanker charters
11:44 One icebreaker escort operation performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on December 10-11
11:40 The second phase of IMO-implemented safe and sustainable ship recycling project in Bangladesh starts
11:17 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:58 NYK сoncludes long-term charter agreement for three LNG carriers with MC
10:30 MAN Cryo and partners develop marine liquid-hydrogen fuel-gas system
10:05 Port of Gdansk reports new quarterly record
09:39 Brent Crude futures price up 0.37% to $60.19, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.31% to $51.16
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,385 points

2018 December 10

18:08 US major retail container ports imports reach 2 million containers in October 2018
17:50 Taganrog Sea Commercial Port spent USD 67,300 for its environmental programme in 9M’2018, up 6% YoY
17:27 Icebreakers of FSUE Rosmorport assisted 322 ships in navigation season 2018-2019