Taganrog port stevedors' half-year cargo volume jumped 26% to 710,000 tonnes
Cargo handling at the terminals of Rostov region, Russa based Taganrog Sea Commercial Port (TMTP, TCSP) in January-June 2015 rose by 26% year-on-year to 710,000 tonnes, the stevedoring company said.
The six-month period showed an increase in demand for the main range of freight handled at Taganrog port, soaring grain exports thanks to high yield of crops in 2014 and 2015 years, as well as favorable weather conditions during the 2014-2015 winter navigation season.
General cargo traffic for the fist six months rose 12% to 272,000 tonnes, mainly due to a 44% gain in ferrous metals volume to 239,000 tonnes.
There was also a 26-percent increase in bulk cargo segment to 343,000 tonnes. In particular, coal exports grew by 26% to 266,000 tonnes, grain shipments were up 37% to 63,000 tonnes.
Handling of oil products jumped by twofold to 95,000 tonnes.
Container traffic at TCSP in January-June 2015 totaled 1,900 TEUs, which is 44% less than a year earlier due to the reduction in import cargo.
During the first half of the year the terminal operator handled 589,000 tons of exports (83% of total throughput), 22,000 tonnes of imports (3%) and 99,000 tonnes of coastal traffic cargo (14%).
Overall, in the reporting period the terminal handled 10,198 railcars and 176 ships.
Taganrog Sea Commercial Port (part of UCL Port, a stevedoring division of UCL Holding) is the key terminal operator in the Port of Tagangor. The stevedoring company handles freight flows at berths NoNo 1-5 and 7. In 2014 the company handled about 1,164 million tonnes of cargo.