In January – September of 2018, Taganrog Sea Commercial Port JSC (TagSCP, part of UCL Holding) invested USD 4.3 million in the port infrastructure development programme, which is 2.5 times as much as in the same period a year earlier.
The bulk of the company’s money was spent on upgrading and expansion of the company’s handling equipment. In the nine-month period TagSCP acquired a pair of full-slewing rail-mounted cranes RPS-640 with the capacity of up to 32 tonnes fitted with 10-cbm grabs. The new cranes will enable TagSCP to improve performance and efficiency of dry bulk cargo handling at Berths No2 and No 3. Also, the company purchased a HYUNDAI HL760-9S loader with a 4-cbm bucket intended for handling dry bulk cargo.
The company also purchased a 5-cbm grain handling grab required for a SENNEBOGEN material handling machine and a 5.8-cbm grab for coal handling by portal cranes. Besides, the port acquired a big bag spreader and a grip-type tilter for steel coils, which will let improve safety, efficiency and quality of handling operations.
The port operator has purchased reinforced concrete slabs to increase storage space of its outdoor facilities for receiving and accumulation of dry bulk cargo. The company also acquired an electric-powered pump station of NER-type for operation with hydraulic tools used during installation/dismantling/
repair operations. To reduce loss of pressure while handling oil products the company has acquired and installed an additional fuel oil heater.
The nine-month investment programme of TagCSP included a package of measures focused on improvement of safety and fire prevention. In the reporting period the terminal operator completed the replacement of high-voltage equipment, laying and connection of a high-voltage bridle cable between the port’s substations, replacement of a gas metering unit and installation of equipment to protect portal cranes from overvoltage/SC currents.
About Taganrog Sea Commercial Port:
Taganrog Sea Commercial Port JSC (TSCP, a company of UCL Port, stevedoring division of the international transportation group UCL Holding) is a key stevedoring company operating at the port of Taganrog. The company operates at the port’s Berths No 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8. In 2017, the company handled 1.59 million tonnes of cargo.