In March 2020, public stevedoring company “Yuzhny” handled 1 m 777,2 thous. tonnes of cargo. This is more than the previous record monthly volume – 1 m 650 thous. tonnes of cargo in March 2014 – by 127,2 thous. tonnes. Main cargoes are iron ore, pig iron and coal.
The company is ahead of schedule by 58%. Export cargoes contributed to this result. Export volume almost doubled to 1 m 329,3 thous. tonnes compared to March 2019 (713,4 thous. tonnes). Iron ore made up 91,8% of the total export cargoes.
In March, Sea Commercial Port “Yuzhny” handled 25 vessels including 14 Capesize vessels. The number of large-tonnage bulk carriers with DWT above 150,000 tonnes doubled compared to March last year. In the first quarter of 2020, the company handled 36 Capesize vessels, which is 19 vessels more than within the same period in 2019.
Public stevedoring company “Yuzhny” has handled 4 m 597,6 thous. tonnes since the beginning of the year. This is the all-time peak of the quarterly cargo handling at the company. The lion’s share of the cargo turnover is iron ore (69% of the total export cargo). 67230 railcars have been handled within this period and this is 41% more than last year.
“Sea Commercial Port “Yuzhny” is efficiently increasing its cargo turnover. Today our activities are characterized by high tempo, remarkable records and large-scale projects. Our chief task is cargo diversification. This strategy is to reduce the company’s dependence on specific markets and attract new cargoes. The record rate of railcars discharging – 799 railcars per day on March 28, the record volumes of monthly and quarterly cargo handling show that we are on target”, said acting director of SE STP “Yuzhny” Oleksandr Oliinyk.