Taganrog Sea Commercial Port handled 333,000 tonnes in QI’2018, up 4% Y-o-Y
In the first quarter of 2018, AO Taganrog Sea Commercial Port (TSCP, a company of UCL Holding) handled 333,000 tonnes of cargo, up 4%, year-on-year.
According to TSCP statement, the growth should be attributed to the increased market demand for the port’s key types of cargo and to favorable weather conditions during winter navigation season.
Considerable growth was demonstrated in the segment of dry bulk and loose cargo – up 36% to 235,000 tonnes. In QI’2018, grain transshipment surged 5-fold to 82,000 tonnes due to the high yield of 2017 and favorable market situation. Transshipment of ore grew by 49% to 16,000 tonnes.
Transshipment of coal declined by 3% to 136,500 tonnes.
Transshipment of general cargo dropped by 38% to 53,000 tonnes with the decrease of ferrous metal shipments by 43% to 31,000 tonnes and handling of big bags and crate cargo by 27% to 22,000 tonnes.
Negative dynamics was also shown by liquid bulk cargo – down 28% to 43,500 tonnes. Container throughput of TSCP remained flat, year-on-year, at 550 TEUs (1,200 tonnes).
In the reporting period, TSCP handled 260,000 tonnes of export cargo and 21,000 tonnes of import cargo. Short-sea traffic via the company’s berths totaled 52,000 tonnes. Exports and imports accounted for 78% and 6% of the company’s total throughput with domestic shipments making 16%. In January-March 2018, Taganrog Sea Commercial Port handled 4,264 rail cars and 80 vessels.
AO Taganrog Sea Commercial Port (TSCP, a company of UCL Port, stevedoring division of the international transportation group UCL Holding) is a key stevedoring company operating at the port of Taganrog. The company operates at the port’s Berths No 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8.