• 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 October 18

18:03 VSDV opens new crossdock location in the port of Amsterdam
17:33 The first vessel in Klaveness Combination Carriers next generation of combination carriers named at New Yangzi Shipyard in China
17:17 Cargo transportation via Northern Sea Route can reach 17 million tonnes in 2018
17:03 Savannah container trade up 12 percent in September 2018
16:55 PGRK: sales strategy of Pavlovskoye deposit project is focused on foreign markets
16:33 SITC Logistics Group signs strategic cooperation agreement with Chengdu Port Investment Group and Guangzhou Port Logistics Group
16:03 NYK and Horiba to develop a new sulfur-in-oil analyzer for ships
15:34 Thames freight volume rises by 40% as Thames Vision strategy starts to bear fruit
15:33 Port of Rotterdam Authority and research institute TNO present results of the study at IMO meeting
15:31 Dublin Port volumes grow by 4.7% in first nine months. By year end, 36% growth in just six years
15:03 Chinese Lingang group invests 85 million euros in Zeebrugge inner port
14:47 Practical aspects of LNG bunkering to be discussed at the dedicated conference in Moscow on October 24
14:33 Nouryon, Tata Steel, and Port of Amsterdam partner to develop the largest green hydrogen cluster in Europe
14:24 Bunker prices may change irregular next week amid rising volatility on global fuel market, expert says
14:11 Tallink and Rauma marine constructions sign letter of intent for the construction of new shuttle ferry
14:02 VesselMan and DNV GL team up to offer optimized solution for dry-docking management
13:30 Project Forward paves the way for meeting IMO’s reduction on CO2 emissions
13:14 Equinor’s share saving plan allocates shares
13:02 Damen Shipyards Group and Abu Dhabi Ports sign contract for two Damen ASD Tugs 2411
12:52 Volumes transported by TransContainer’s flatcars and containers grew by 5.1% Y-o-Y to 1.38 million TEUs
12:43 Diana Shipping announces direct continuation of time charter contract for M/V Astarte with Glencore
12:40 Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf adds three new certifications
12:30 Vympel Shipyard launches third coast guard boat of Project 1496М1, Lamantin, for FSB Border Guard Service
12:11 Equinor focuses NCS portfolio through sale of non-core discovery
11:51 Securitas Technology BV installing cameras in the Port of Rotterdam
11:28 HII starts fabrication of amphibious assault ship Bougainville (LHA 8)
10:55 Seafarers’ mental health is focus of new training programme offered free to mariners worldwide
10:51 RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet detachment to conduct exercise East China Sea
10:13 Ulstein secures contract for design of Jones Act compliant SOV vessel
09:58 Brent Crude futures price up 0.07% to $79.99, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.1% to $67.61
09:39 Myanmar officials trained in forming maritime transport policy
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,554 points

2018 October 17

18:03 PGNiG and Venture Global LNG announce LNG Sales and Purchase Agreements for 2 million tonnes per year
17:46 The Freeport of Riga Authority continues to develop cooperation with China
17:22 Port Manatee enjoys record fiscal year with diverse growth
17:00 North Sea Port and Titan LNG successfully supply sea-going vessel with LNG fuel
16:55 33 LNG carriers and 8 gas condensate carriers with export cargo left port Sabetta in April-June 2018
16:24 Baku International Sea Trade Port launches two new tugboats
16:02 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate Increase for East Asia to Mexico, Central America, West Coast of South America, Caribbean & Panama trade
15:46 New BIMCO & IBIA Bunkering Guide available
15:23 NOVATEK and Fluxys plan to build an LNG terminal in Rostock
15:02 NYK develops original software that diagnoses combustion chamber problems
14:40 RF Government allocates RUB 8.4 billion for the Far East development
14:21 Scorpio Bulkers announces time charter-out agreements
14:03 CMA CGM implements Empty Repositioning Surcharge for exports from all Turkish ports
13:32 Ørsted contracts Van Oord for cable installation Borssele I & II
13:21 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in 9M’18 fell by 1.7% Y-o-Y to 95.9 million tonnes
13:04 CMA CGM to introduce new BAF on Asia-Africa trade
12:30 GTT and Dongsung Finetec sign a Memorandum of Understanding
12:02 Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and partners sign MoU for 3D printing facility and applications in maritime sector
11:53 Identifying barriers to cutting emissions through just-in-time operations
11:27 Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt joins V.Group
10:50 Brent Crude futures price down 0.09% to $81.34, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.06% to $71.88
10:42 CMA CGM to introduce new BAF on Europe-Africa trade
10:37 Damen Shipyards Galati hands over 74-metre fishery research vessel to Angolan government
10:27 Maritime Arctic Competence Center opens in Saint-Petersburg
09:42 KN invests in environmental protection measures
09:20 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,578 points

2018 October 16

18:33 Maersk Line announces new FAK rates from Mediterranean to West and Central Asia
18:03 ABS holds two seminars at the 58th Genoa International Boat Show