In the first six months of 2018, Taganrog Sea Commercial Port (TagSCP, part of UCL Holding) invested USD 2 million in the port infrastructure expansion programme, which represents a year-on-year 11-percent growth.
Bulk of this amount was spent on the acquisition of a pair of rail-mounted slewing electrical double-jib cranes of capacity of 32 tonnes. The AIST RPS-640 cranes can be outfitted with 10 cbm grabs. The new equipment will enable the stevedoring company to boost performance and efficiency of dry bulk material handling at Berths No2, No 3. TagSCP has also acquired a HYUNDAI HL760-9S wheel front loader with a 4 cbm bucket for handling dry bulk materials.
Moreover, TagSCP has purchased a 5 cbm bulk grain handling clamshell grab required for a SENNEBOGEN material handler, a big bag spreader and a grip-type tilter for steel coils, which will contribute to better safety, efficiency and quality of handling operations. To reduce loss of pressure while handling oil products the company has acquired and installed an additional fuel oil heater.
The company also acquired an electrically driven NER pump station for operation with hydraulic tools used during installation/dismantling/repair operations. 
To expand capacity of its storage facility, ensure efficiency of receiving and warehousing of dry bulk cargo, TagSCP has purchased 300 slabs for the storage yard’s reinforced concrete fence.
Besides, investment programme of TagCSP includes 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 and replacement of a gas metering unit.

About Taganrog Sea Commercial Port: Taganrog Sea Commercial Port JSC (TagSCP part of UCL Port, a stevedoring division of international transport group UCL Holding) is the largest stevedoring company operating at Berths No 1-5, 7 and 8 in Russia’s southern Port of Taganrog.