In January-September 2018, companies of UCL Port, a stevedoring division of UCL Holding, handled 27.2 million tonnes of cargo, which is similar to the results of the nine-month period of 2017.
In the reporting period dry cargo volume grew by 4.2% to 23.4 million tonnes. Handling of oil cargo fell by 24.3% to 3.8 million tonnes with reduction in transshipment via Tuapse and Taganrog.
Exports accounted for 85% of the nine-month volumes, imports made 14%, or 3.9 million tonnes.
In the reporting period, the highest growth was achieved in the segment of general cargo — to 7.3 million tonnes (+7.7%). It was primarily driven by a 8.1-percent growth in ferrous metal volume to 5 million tonnes, and a 54-percent surge in metal scrap volume to 0.6 million tonnes.
Handling of containerized cargo* totaled 7 million tonnes (+12%). In the nine-month period, Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg increased its results to 550,300 TEU (+15%) and retained its leadership among Russian container operators. Container business growth was also demonstrated by Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg – 23,500 TEU (+24%).
Transshipment of dry bulk cargo fell to 9 million tonnes (-3.5%), mostly due to reduced shipments of coal via Tuapse and Taganrog – to 6.3 million tonnes (-9%) as well as at Ust-Luga Multipurpose Reloading Complex. Grain exports remained unchanged year-on-year, at 1.8 million tonnes.
|UCL Port company||Throughput, million tonnes||Change|
|Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC (SP SPb)||5.1||5.7||+12 %|
|Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg CJSC (CTSP)
|Multipurpose Reloading Complex LLC (MRC)||4.1||3.95||-5%|
|Tuapse Sea Commercial Port JSC (TSCP)||10.6||9.4||-10.9%|
|Taganrog Sea Commercial Port JSC (TagSCP)||1.1||0.92||-17%|
** Including alumina volumes
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.