• 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.




2019 January 16

18:36 Kongsberg Gruppen enters into an agreement with Rome AS to divest Kongsberg Evotec
18:06 Seaspan Corporation announces the closing of the second tranche of the $1 billion aggregate investment commitment by Fairfax
17:55 INEOS, Europe’s largest petrochemicals company, announces Antwerp as the location for its new ground breaking 3 billion Euro petrochemical investment
17:50 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 2018 grew by 11.5% Y-o-Y to 24.1 million tonnes
17:36 Rolf A. Sandvik resigns as CEO of The Fjords
17:06 Digging begins in construction of new Antarctic wharf
16:52 Throughput of Russian seaports in 2018 grew by 3.8% Y-o-Y to 816.5 million tonnes (detalization)
16:31 IMO’s polar communication and navigation equipment guidance to be finalized
16:14 COSCO Shipping Lines launches Ocean Alliance 2019 service products
16:10 Ice restrictions at Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg come into effect on January 25
16:05 Realogis publishes market report on the letting of logistics properties and industrial sites in the greater Hamburg area for 2018
15:46 Ice restrictions at Big Port of St. Petersburg come into effect on January 25
15:33 Verifavia Shipping cements leadership position for EU MRV and IMO DCS IT system certification
15:22 Throughput of Makhachkala Commercial Sea Port almost doubled in 2018 to 2.5 million tonnes
14:57 Houston, Texas will host the 3rd LNG USA Summit on 26-27 February 2019
14:31 Milan, Italy will host the 2nd Small-Scale LNG Summit on 12 February 2019
13:54 CHARLES ANDRÉ Group and Dunkerque-Port join forces to develop combined transport service from Dunkerque
13:25 Société Générale and MPA Singapore join SEA\LNG Board
12:58 Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port handled 4.54 million of cargo in 2018, up 14% Y-o-Y
12:33 VEB team got acquainted with Zvezda SBC production
12:09 ABS Advanced Solutions and Fleet Management Limited partner on cyber security
11:56 Engineers from Far Eastern Federal University provide scientific support of dry dock construction at Zvezda shipyard
11:30 Bunker prices at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia show no significant changes (graph)
11:09 Port of Oakland cargo volume hit all-time high in 2018
10:52 3 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 15-16
10:35 ​IMO Secretary-General highlightes the need to consider seafarer training and standards
10:09 Fincantieri to build a new ship for Regent Seven Seas Cruises
09:57 Brent Crude futures price down 0.02% to $60.57, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.03% to $51.97
09:41 CMA CGM OCEANIA LINES - PAD service to resume weekly rotations
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,096 points

2019 January 15

18:18 WMU investigated how the global transport industry will change as a result of automation and advanced technologies
17:52 ASCO Training Center achieved all targets set for 2018
17:27 Sovcomflot provides technical management for Marshal Vasilevskiy floating storage and regasification unit
17:00 Throughput of port Shanghai (China) climbed by 0.07% to 561.29 million tonnes in 2018
15:59 Bunker prices continue going down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
15:04 Equinor uses technical expertise from LR to lead a safety study assessment for significant offshore project in Brazil
14:44 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 5.4% to 19.64 million TEUs in 2018
14:21 ONE achieves container loading records in two consecutive weeks by “MOL TRUST” and “MOL TRADITION”
14:00 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 46.58 million tonnes of cargo in 2018, up 7.3% Y-o-Y
13:36 Turnover of DeloPorts’ terminals in 2018 increased by 13% Y-o-Y to 8.7 mln tonnes
13:12 Havyard merges its navigation, automation and power systems services into one brand
12:53 Order portfolio of Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex grew by 42% in IIH’2018
12:30 ABS grants AIP for Neptun’s wind turbine transport vessel
12:01 ZIM’s blockchain based B/L’s initiative: the next phase
11:43 9 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 14-15
11:29 Jan De Nul enters into concession agreement with the Government of Bangladesh for the dredging of Payra Port
11:20 CDP, Fincantieri and Snam team up to innovate port facilities in Italy and develop sustainable technologies for maritime transport
10:37 Black Sea Fleet trains for new exercises of Depth 2019 contest
10:04 Brent Crude futures price up 1.19% to $59.7, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.27% to $51.13
09:42 Icebreakers of FSUE Rosmorport assisted 2,026 ships in navigation season 2018-2019
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,147 points

2019 January 14

18:00 EU, China and the U.S. needs to support counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Guinea – BIMCO
17:38 Port of Singapore throughput in 2018 grew by 0.4% Y-o-Y to 630.03 million tonnes
17:06 The new Kvarken ferry will be built in Raumo
16:30 Hapag-Lloyd announces Marine Fuel Recovery Surcharges for North Europe
16:00 Full ban on open-loop scrubbers not yet imposed in China
15:36 China adopted new regulations concerning reporting of fuel consumption
15:12 ABP strengthens business with new steel contract at the Port of Immingham
14:47 ABP: £250m to keep Britain trading through Brexit
14:20 PIL adds Itajai call to Sino South America Service (SSA)