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UCL Port companies see increased cargo volumes

credits: UCL Holding

In the first quarter of 2019, companies of UCL Port, stevedoring division of UCL Holding, handled 9.9 million tonnes of cargo, up 6%, year-on-year. The growth was driven by increased transshipment of oil cargo.

In the reporting period, transshipment of dry cargo grew by 1.4% to 7.7 million tonnes. Transshipment of oil cargo increased by 26% to 2.2 million tonnes with the handling of additional volumes in Tuapse and Taganrog.

The share of export cargo declined by 1 p. p. to 85% of the total throughput. Imports, on the contrary, climbed by 1 p. p. to 14%. Coastal trade cargo accounts for just 1%.

Transshipment of general cargo fell by 9% to 2.4 million tonnes, particularly due to reduced volumes of ferrous and non-ferrous metal handled at Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg. Total decrease in this segment was partially compensated by the increased transshipment of ferrous metal by Taganrog Sea Commercial Port (+19%).

During the first three months of the year, transshipment of dry bulk cargo demonstrated a positive dynamics (+0.4%) having retained the level of the similar period in 2018 — 2.8 million tonnes.

In the reporting period, the growth of performance indicators was achieved in the segment of containerized cargo* — by 15% versus Quarter I of 2018, to 2.5 million tonnes. Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg and Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg increased their results by 20%, year-on-year, having handled 202,300 TEUs and 7,500 TEUs accordingly.

* 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 Throughputmillion tonnes Change
IQ’2018 IQ’2019
Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC (SP SPb) 1.89 1.69 -10%
Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg CJSC (CTSP)




2.56** 14%
168,500 202,300 20%
Multipurpose Reloading Complex LLC (MRC) 1.0 1.17 14%
Tuapse Sea Commercial Port JSC (TSCP and TGT) 3.9 4.2 8%
Taganrog Sea Commercial Port JSC (TagSCP) 0.33 0.32 -3%
Total: 9.4 9.9 6%


** Taking into account the flow of alumina being handled from 2017.



Source: UCL Holding


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