In October 2021, the multimodal transport operator Ruscon, part of Delo Group, implemented an innovative technology to stuff safflower transported in bulk from roofed railcars into containers at its Ruscon-1 terminal in Novorossiysk.
The new technology has allowed to reduce handling time for one railcar from 4 to 2.5 hours. ‘This is a very important indicator for a terminal with annual throughput capacity of 45 thousand TEUs and simultaneous storage capacity of 2.8 thousand TEUs. The high speed of operations and synchronization with port’s loading and unloading processes allow fast allocation of vacant spots for new cargo and acceleration of containers’ turnover’, the company said in a statement.
‘Grain cargo such as safflower traditionally has not been massively containerized, but recently we have seen a different trend – the clients increasingly began to choose this way of exporting it. So, the development and implementation of the technology for accelerating transshipment at the Ruscon-1 terminal was just a matter of time,’ Igor Stolovitsky, Chief Executive Officer of Ruscon, said.
‘In the nearest future, we plan to reduce handling time to two hours,’ he added.