2019 July 26 14:41

Stevedoring division of UCL Holding handled 19 million tonnes of cargo in 1H’2019, up 2.3% YoY

In the first half of 2019, companies of UCL Port, stevedoring division of UCL Holding, handled 19 million tonnes of cargo, up 2.3% as compared with the same period of the previous year.

In the reporting period, handling of dry cargo totaled 15.8 million tonnes, which is almost the same as in the first half of 2018 (15.9 million tonnes). Transshipment of oil cargo grew by 19.3% to 3.2 million tonnes driven by the increased transshipment via Tuapse and Taganrog.

As compared with 1H’2018, the share of exports slightly decreased — by 0.6 p.p. to 84.2% of the total throughput. The share of imports — 14.6%, or 2.8 million tonnes. Coastal trade cargo accounted for 1.2%.

In the reporting period, transshipment of containerized cargo* grew by 7.1% to 419,000 TEUs. Container terminal Saint-Petersburg increased its results by 7.4% to 402,100 TEUs. Container business growth was also demonstrated by Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg having increased container handling by 4% to 16,200 TEUs.

Handling of general cargo fell by 7.7% to 4.6 million tonnes primarily due to reduction in transshipment of ferrous metal amid decreased shipments from iron and steel plants. However, the growth was demonstrated in the segment of fruit and vegetable products at Tuapse Sea Commercial Port (up 3.1 times to 84,000) and in the segment of non-ferrous metal at Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg (up 20% to 705,000).

Transshipment of dry bulk cargo showed a slight change (-1%) having totaled 6 million tonnes. Handling of thermal coal at Multipurpose Reloading Complex grew by 8% to 2.6 million tonnes.

* — Taking into account container throughput of Container terminal Saint-Petersburg CJSC, Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC and Taganrog Sea Commercial Port JSC.

UCL Port company

Throughput, million tonnes




Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC (SP SPb)




Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg CJSC (CTSP)











Multipurpose Reloading Complex LLC (MRC)




Tuapse Sea Commercial Port JSC (TSCP)




Taganrog Sea Commercial Port JSC (TagSCP)








** — Taking into account the flow of alumina

Universal Cargo Logistics Holding (UCL Holding) is the international transportation group established in 2007. The Group consolidates Freight One, an independent railway operator of a rail network throughout Russia, Russia’s North-West based stevedore companies Sea Port of St. Petersburg (SP St.Pb), Container Terminal St. Petersburg (CTSP) and Multipurpose Reloading Complex LLC (MRC), Tuapse and Taganrog sea ports located in the country’s southern region. Volga Shipping, North-Western Shipping companies, VF.Tanker and Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard are also members of UCL Holding. The Holding’s business is split into three main activity divisions: UCL Rail, UCL Port and VBTH.