State stevedoring company “Sea Commercial Port “Yuzhny” has carried out their annual operational plan 77 days earlier.
According to the information of the operations control centre, the company has handled 11 m 680 thous. tonnes of cargo till 20:00, on October 15 (100% of 2019 plan). 67% of the total cargo made up export iron ore, pig iron, grain cargoes and products of grain cargo processing, the rest of the total cargo made up import thermal coal and coke coal, transit and cabotage. 197 vessels have been handled since the beginning of the year; it is 14% more than last year. More than 40% of the vessels, which are handled at the berths of the state stevedoring company, are Capesize vessels with DWT over 200 thous. tonnes.
Main cargoes of the state stevedoring company are stable. The lion’s share (75%) is export iron ore and import coke coal. Moreover, the company assists the power engineers to get prepared for winter and successfully realises the schedule of coal handling for power stations. SE “STP “Yuzhny” has handled 3 vessels with the import thermal coal since the beginning of 2019. Combined, it is approximately 227 thous. tonnes.
Last year, the decline in the ore production encouraged the port to search for new cargoes. At the end of 2018, the company increased the volume of pig iron handled (1,2 m tonnes per year). This year, nickel ore, bentonite clay and fertilizers have been added to metal and grain cargoes. All in all, SE “STP “Yuzhny” has increased the cargo turnover by over a million tonnes due to these cargoes.
“Efficient activities of the industrial area and all the departments of the state stevedoring company, effective logistics and cooperation, cargo owners’ trust and their choice to have us as a partner allowed us to carry out the annual plan in October. But this is not a reason to slow down, the handling equipment operate 24/7. We deal with 20 clients simultaneously; it gives us the possibility to work till the end of the year with profits. We are improving our facilities, updating machinery and changing together with the country in order to increase our cargo throughput. I am really grateful to the port team for the efficient work”, – said Anatoliy Yablunivskiy, acting director of SE “STP “Yuzhny”.
Source:  STP “Yuzhny”