• 2018 May 24 12:08

    Sea Port of St. Petersburg sees strong growth in 1Q volumes

    JSC Sea Port of St. Petersburg (SP SPb, part of UCL Holding) in the first quarter 2018  handled 1.89 million tonnes, or a 5% growth on the same period a year earlier. The result was driven primarily by increased volumes of ferrous metals, big bags and containers.

    In the reporting period, Sea Port of St. Petersburg saw a 10-percent increase in ferrous metals volume reaching 1.1 million tonnes. The growth is contributed to the expansion by the port’s anchor clients in their export cargo range, including iron rod, reinforcement and railway rails. SP St. Petersburg ensured the efficient handling of increased ferrous metal exports at its quays thanks to the implementation of a range of activities. Overall, SP St. Petersburg is able to handle more than ten types of the cargo simultaneously.

    However, handling of non-ferrous metals in the three-month period at the terminals of Sea Port of St. Petersburg fell 11%, to 356,000 tonnes, due to volatility in the aluminum markets followed by a decline in the product exports.

    Since the beginning of the year, Sea Port of St. Petersburg increased handling of scrap metal. The cargo volume rose twofold on the same period last year, reaching 160,000 tonnes, due to growing exports of scrap metal to the Republic of Turkey. The company provided additional solutions for its customers arranging dedicated sites for accumulation of the cargo shipments and increased ship loading rate. Thanks to the undertaken measures, cargo owners, when shipping from the SP SPb’s terminal, were able to adjust their logistics costs by reducing the charter costs.

    In the first quarter handling of fertilizer in “big bags” at SP St.Pb terminal soared by 65% to 64,000 tonnes, of wood pellets – by 11% also to 64,000 tonnes. This result is attributed to the available warehouse infrastructure, which enabled the terminal operator to improve storage efficiency and to expedite accumulation of particular shiploads.
     
    In general, handling of general cargo by SP St.Pb increased by 5% to 1.75 million tonnes.

    The three-month volume of bulk goods handled at the berths of Sea Port of St. Petersburg was down 8% on the same period a year ago, to 48,000 tonnes.

    In the reporting period container throughput at SP St.Pb terminal rose 40% on the same period last year to 6,062 TEU. Sea Port of St. Petersburg continues to develop its own container services, in addition to transshipment operations providing additional container handling solutions.

    Since the beginning of this year, exports accounted for 97% of total throughput, imports - 3%. As compared to the first quarter of 2017, the volume of exports handled at SP St.Pb increased by 10%, to 1.83 million tonnes, while imports dropped by 2.5 times, to 56,000 tonnes.

    About Sea Port of St. Petersburg
    Sea Port of St. Petersburg JSC (formerly Leningrad Sea Commercial Port) is the largest in Big Port of Saint-Petersburg terminals operator specialising in handling of a broad range of freight, including heavylift, oversize, general, dry bulk and Ro-Ro cargoes.
    Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg is part of UCL Port, a stevedoring division of international transportation group UCL Holding comprising Container terminal Saint-Petersburg JSC, Multipurpose Reloading Complex LLC both based in Russia's North-West and Tuapse and Taganrog sea ports located in the country's southern region. UCL Port’s development program includes modernization of the existing terminals and construction of new ones for handling general, bulk and container cargoes.
    Sea Port of St. Petersburg operates 31 berths of total length of 5.3 km, indoor and outdoor storage facilities of 46,000 and 412,200 sqm, respectively. The port's fleet of handling equipment includes 39 gantry cranes of hoisting capacity of 40 tonne, a floating 300-tonne crane, two Liebherr RTG 140-tonne cranes LHM 600, two Mantsinen 200ES cranes with capacity of 32.2 tonnes, one truck-mounted 55-tonne crane and 213 different specialized loading mechanisms.




2018 June 18

18:12 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company takes part in TransCaspian/Translogistica 2018
17:57 Legislative amendment promotes automatisation tests in maritime transport with regard to manning and watchkeeping
17:35 First major forum on the new Silk Road organised by the Port of Marseille Fos
17:05 Aker Solutions teams up with SAP for next steps in digitalizing its business
16:45 HMM signs Letter of Intent for its mega containership orders
16:24 Victor Olersky handed in his resignation notice
16:18 European Council extends sanctions on Crimea and Sevastopol for another year
16:05 DryShips announces agreements to sell two older Panamaxes
15:40 Tuapse Commercial Seaport elected seven BoD members
15:33 Poland holds World Maritime Day Parallel Event
15:13 IMO member states must progress on key sulphur cap issues at critical meeting in July
14:59 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 17,923 in RF spot market
14:13 Navios Maritime Containers announces acquisition of five containerships and options to acquire four additional containerships
13:35 Maersk launches a new line to the Middle East from Fos
13:00 Aker Arctic demonstrates autonomous vessel in model tests
12:36 ABB to improve Edda Fides floating hotel safety with leading digital technology
11:47 Freeport of Riga Authority and Port of Rotterdam Authority sign cooperation agreement
11:24 Port of Tallinn signs MoU with the City of Tallinn for development of the Old City Harbour area
11:01 Dorian LPG Board declines BW LPG'S unsolicited proposal
10:25 Brent Crude futures price down 0.76% to $72.88, Light Sweet Crude – down 1.73% to $63.73
10:12 Capital Product Partners L.P. announces new period charters for four of its product tankers
10:03 Port of Silloth invests £250,000 in new solar farm on Marshall Dock
09:41 Fishers fatalities give impetus to fishing vessel safety work
09:18 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,445 points

2018 June 17

18:40 Port of Oakland's largest terminal operator OK new lease to 2027
18:38 GoodBulk Ltd. announces delivery of Capesize vessel
18:32 Navios Maritime Partners announces sale of containership and options to sell four additional containerships

2018 June 15

18:35 Hapag-Lloyd implements Peak Season Surcharge from Mediterranean to USA
18:05 Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean adds Adelaide on the Australia service
17:54 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 5M’18 up 12% Y-o-Y to 6.05 million tonnes
17:35 GTT conducts two FEED studies on two types of Gravity Based System
17:20 Throughput of port Vyborg in 5M’18 up 22% Y-o-Y to 610,900 tonnes
17:05 Port of Koper officially part of the New Silk Road
16:40 Yantar Shipyard launches yet another trawler of Project SK-3101R
16:35 Port of Long Beach volume up to 687,427 TEU in May 2018
16:05 Royal IHC joins PortXL
15:45 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 5M’18 declined by 3% Y-o-Y to 7.49 million tonnes
15:22 Main phase of Nizhegorodsky hydrosystem project obtains state expert approval
15:21 VTG FastTrack makes ad hoc transportation from the Port of Hamburg possible
15:00 Vopak opens new rail infrastructure in the port of Antwerp
14:21 Royal IHC and IHC IQIP sign memorandum of agreement with SOIC
14:09 DNV GL issues first type approval for aluminium cables onboard ships
13:16 Throughput of port Primorsk in 5M’18 down 18% Y-o-Y to 22.63 million tonnes
12:48 Bunker prices are down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
12:27 Innovative solution for lowering of ship emissions tested in the port of Rotterdam
12:23 LUKOIL commissions third well at Filanovsky field second stage
11:59 Throughput of port Ust-Luga in 5M’18 down 1% to 41.48 million tonnes
11:31 Throughput of Big Port St. Petersburg up 16% to 24.73 million tonnes in 5M’18
11:02 Lloyd’s Register and TWI launch Fullagar Technologies
10:30 Kotug Smit Towage performs naming ceremony for Damen tugs Rotterdam & Beagle
10:24 Brent Crude futures price down 0.14% to $75.83, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.09% to $66.83
10:02 Seaports of Ukraine handled 54.3 million tonnes of cargo in 5M’18, down 2.1% Y-o-Y
09:40 Throughput of Russian seaports in 5M’18 grew by 2.7% Y-o-Y to 328.4 million tonnes (detalization)
09:19 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,433 points

2018 June 14

18:03 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from East Mediterranean ports to Gulf and Red Sea
17:47 Throughput of port Kavkaz in 5M’18 up 37% Y-o-Y to 15.34 million tonnes
17:33 APL unveils new China Southeast Asia Service 8
17:30 Specifications of products to be rated as manufactured in Russia will be updated
17:03 Pasha Hawaii receives new refrigerated containers as part of container replenishment program
16:48 State Duma approves federal law on setting rouble prices for services offered in Russian seaports (document)