Throughput of Tuapse Commercial Seaport up 1.5% to 4.24 mln t in QI’2017
In January-March 2017, Tuapse Commercial Seaport (UCL Holding) handled 4.24 mln t of cargo (+1.5%, year-on-year), the Company’s press center says.
The increase of cargo traffic by more than 62,000 t should be attributed to growing transshipment of coal – up 14 % to 0.74 mln t, ferrous metal – up 13% to 0.63 mln t, oil cargo – up 1.7% to 2.3 mln t.
In the segment of ferrous metal, considerable growth was demonstrated by new cargo. Steel pipes, steel workpiece, rolled wire, and reinforcement, that was not handled in the beginning of 2016, accounted for more than 30% of all ferrous metal transshipped by the company in QI’2017.
The port’s grain terminal handled 0.58 mln t of cargo (-20%, year-on-year). The negative dynamics should be attributed to high duties in Turkey and Egypt, key importers of Russian grain.
Exports grew by 2% and made 100% of the port’s cargo flow. No import or coastal trade cargo was handled at the port in the first quarter of 2017.
In January-March 2017, the port handled 172 vessels (72 – dry cargo carriers and 100 oil tankers) and 28,654 railcars.
OJSC Tuapse Commercial Seaport (TCSP) is the major operator at the port of Tuapse, one of Russia’s largest ports. TCSP is part of UCL Port, a stevedoring division of international transport group UCL Holding. UCL Port comprises OJSC Sea Port St. Petersburg, CJSC Container Terminal Saint Petersburg, Universal Handling Terminal LLC based in North-West of Russia, and Taganrog port in the South. In 2016, Tuapse Commercial Seaport handled 14.1 mln t of cargo.