The aggregate throughput of the stevedoring companies incorporated in Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port Group made 35.9 mn tons during January-March 2019 growing 2.7% year-on-year.
Novorossiysk-based assets of the group (these include Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port proper, Novoroslesexport, Importpishscheprom, Novorossiysk Shiprepair Yard and Novorossiysk Fuel Oil Terminal, a joint venture with Chernomorskie Main Pipeline Company) handled 21.6 mn tons, up 0.8% year-on-year.
Throughput via Baltiysk (Baltic Stevedore Co) grew both in terms of TEU (+52.8%) and tonnage (+32.8%). Primorsk was up 5.3% up to over 14 mn tons.
Liquid bulk, which accounts for the major share in the aggregate throughput of the Group, increased by 5.5% year-on-year up to 26.5 mn tons.
Crude oil traffic via Novorossiysk was up 3.4% to 6.7 mn tons, and Primorsk up 6.6% to 9.7 mn tons.
Combined oil products volume increased by 6.1% up to 9.8 mn tons. Novorossiysk (where Importpishscheprom, Sheskharis, and Novorossiysk Fuel Oil Terminal operate) was up 9.3% to 5.5 mn tons, and Primorsk up 2.4% to 4.3 mn tons.
Solid bulk declined 18.3% down to 3.7 mn tons. Grains were down 35% to over 2.2 mn tons. In April this year, Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port closed the sale of Novorossiysk Grain Terminal to VTB Bank. According to NCSP, the provisional cost of the 99.9968% share in the terminal made 35.5 bn rubles.
Coal was down 4.5% to 379 thousand tons. Other solid bulk commodities handling grew, thus, iron ore was up 49.7% up to 783 thousand tons, chemicals up 2.1-fold to 191 thousand tons, importer raw sugar up 41.5% to 109 thousand tons.
General cargo increased 13.9% up to 4.1 mn tons. Ferrous metals and cast iron were up 18.8% to 3..8 mn tons, timber and logs up 10.9% to 82 thousand tons.
Other commodities in this category declined. Non-ferrous metals were down 17.1 to 239 thousand tons, and perishables down 77.3% to 15 thousand tons.
Container throughput declined in Novorossiysk and grew in Baltiysk.