Throughput of Tuapse Sea Commercial Port in 9M’2019 grew by 5.5% YoY to 10 million tonnes
Tuapse Sea Commercial Port says its throughput in January-September 2019 totaled 10 million tonnes, up 5.5%, year-on-year.
According to the statement, the increase of cargo turnover by 0.5 million tonnes was driven by the growth in transshipment of oil cargo by 11.4%, year-on-year to 4.2 million tonnes and dry bulk cargo by 1.6% to 5.8 million tonnes while mixed dynamics was demonstrated in the thins segment.
In the reporting period, Tuapse Grain Terminal shipped 0.7 million tonnes of export grain (-38%), which reflects the general trend of that market.
In the reporting period, turnover of ferrous metal dropped by 15.4% to 1.9 million tonnes including 1.7 million tonnes of slabs (-13.3%). The decrease should be attributed to repair works launched at slab production facilities of NLMK Group, the port’s strategic partner.
The reduction in this segment was partially compensated by increased transshipment of coal – up to 2.7 million tonnes. As compared with the same period of the previous year, it grew by over 31.5%.
Grain turnover dynamics reflected the general trend in this cargo market: over the nine months of the current year Tuapse Grain Terminal shipped 1.1 million tonnes of grain (-20.6%).
Having expanded the range of fruits and vegetables and the geography of cargo flows, TSCP continued building up its transshipment to 0.1 million tonnes, which is three times as much as in the same period of the previous year. Additional 32,000 tonnes of imports was ensured by raw sugar, which had not been handled at TSCP from 2016.
In general, transshipment of import and coastal trade cargo grew to 0.3 million tonnes making 3% of the port’s total throughput. Exports, the bulk of TSCP cargo flow, totaled 9.7 million tonnes.
Between January and September 2019, TSCP handled 533 commercial ships (277 dry cargo carriers and 256 oil tankers) and 80,422 railcars.
Tuapse Sea Commercial Port (TCSP Group) is the major terminal operator at the Port of Tuapse, one of Russia’s largest ports. The fleet of TCSP’s cargo handling equipment numbers 28 portal cranes with capacity of 10 to 124 tonnes, 65 loaders and bulldozers. In 2018, the company handled 13.04 million tonnes of cargo.