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23.11.2022

Delo Group starts regular auto ferry service with Turkey under a new technological scheme

Delo Group has completed creation of a technological scheme for the reception and expedited processing of cargo arriving in road-trains from Turkey to Novorossiysk. The Group's assets are prepared to start regular vessels-calls both technically and legally. 

On November 23, 2022, the Order No. 937 of the Russian Federal Customs Service dated November 17, 2022 "On changing the regions of operation of Novorossiysk customs posts and amending the appendix to Order No. 1067 of the Russian Federal Customs Service dated June 28, 2019" entered into force. It ensured inclusion of the RUSCON-2 (part of Delo Group) storage area for vehicles in the suburbs of Novorossiysk in the Novorossiysk Customs’ region of responsibility. 

The area where the temporary storage warehouse is located became a part of a permanent customs control zone. This area will become an integral part of the ferry service together with the NUTEP Container Terminal, a part of the Group’s stevedoring holding DeloPorts. Exploitation of the RUSCON-2 will relieve the load on the port terminal and increase the number of ferries served. 

According to the processing scheme, after the arrival of a vessel, the motor vehicles are unloaded at the NUTEP, where the drivers pass through border control, then the trucks with cargo are sealed with electronic navigation seals and go to the RUSCON-2 under remote control of customs authorities. All other types of state control at the state border of the Russian Federation afterwards are carried out there. Vehicles bound for Turkey are processed in the reverse order. 

The use of navigation seals developed by the Digital Platforms Development Center LLC is one of the innovative digital solutions, which provide for implementation of this technological scheme. The use of the seals allows the remote control of the road-trains transportation to the RUSCON-2 through Novorossiysk and the inviolability of the cargo until all procedures are completed. 

Before this technological solution was introduced, NUTEP regularly received one ferry per week from Turkey with 35 reefers, which were then reloaded to other transport directly at the port. Now, three ferries with a capacity of up to 100 car-trains per week are expected to make regular vessel-calls.

On November 26, 2022, the Barbaros ferry, chartered by Ruscon, is scheduled to make its first regular arrival in Novorossiysk with 60-65 trucks on board.

The project of intensification of the cargo ferry connection between Russia and Turkey was developed and implemented under the supervision of the First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation A.R.Belousov, the Ministry of Transport of Russia together with the interested federal executive bodies, business structures and with active participation of the Russian Export Center. The proposed technological solution will ensure that the project target indicators of 24 hours for processing of one vessel per arrival are reached.

About company

Delo Group is Russian transportation and logistics holding, operating its own fleet and managing sea container terminals in the Azov-Black Sea, Baltic and Far Eastern basins, a network of railway container terminals, a fleet of containers and fitting platforms. The parent company of the Group is Delo Management Company.

The Group's stevedoring business includes DeloPorts holding and Global Ports, a leading container terminal operator. The transport and logistics business of the Group is made up of the multimodal transport operator RUSCON and the intermodal container operator TransContainer. The shipping business is represented by the Sakhalin Shipping Company (SASCO), is one of the biggest Russian shipping companies.

08.11.2022

NUTEP Container Terminal became sponsor of “Chernomorochka” Handball Club

NUTEP Container Terminal (a part of DeloPorts, a stevedoring asset of the Delo Group) became a sponsor of the professional Handball Club Chernomorochka since November 1, 2022. 

The corresponding agreement was signed by representatives of the NUTEP Container Terminal and the Novorossiysk Sports Development Center (ANO “NSDC”). 

Yury Matvienko, the CEO of NUTEP Container Terminal, noted that for many years the Group actively supports Russian sports, implementing national and club-level projects and promoting handball in Russia: “Supporting children's, amateur and professional sports is one of the Group's traditional values. It's a long-term investment in healthy lifestyle promotion, an investment in our region's social segments”.

In his turn, Dmitry Braslavsky, the CEO of Novorossiysk Sports Development Center (ANO “NSDC”), outlined the importance of sports events in the region: “Today in the Company's foundation city we can see a positive dynamic in sports development. The foundation of our own Handball Club was a significant moment for Novorossiysk residents. We are grateful to NUTEP Container Terminal and the Delo Group for their comprehensive support. I am sure that our young players will quickly develop their potential”. 
26.10.2022

KSK Grain Terminal joined People's Republic of China list of elevators for grain supplies

In October 2022, the KSK Grain Terminal (part of DeloPorts, a stevedoring asset of Delo Group), was included into the list of elevators approved by the People's Republic of China for the grain delivery. 

This was announced after the results of the negotiations between Rosselkhoznadzor and the People's Republic of China General Administration of Customs were summarized.

The foreign agency approved a list of Russian companies planning to ship wheat, barley, soybeans, corn, rice, and rapeseed to the PRC. The export of such crops from Russian regions to China became possible after the signing of agreements to protocols on wheat and barley with the Chinese government. The signing ceremony took place on February 4, 2022.

Alexander Trukhanovich, the CEO of KSK Grain Terminal commented: “We are pleased to see that our investment decisions and compliance with all the approved phytosanitary requirements allowed the Terminal enter the list of the companies - elevators.

Nowadays China is a key trade partner of Russia, thus our terminal's inclusion into the list of elevator storages for grain exports to China is not only a reason to be proud and a marker of high-quality services, but it also imposes responsibility for food safety of friendly countries on us”.
30.08.2022

DeloPorts acquired new motorized freight carrier within renovation program at KSK Grain Terminal

DeloPorts (a stevedoring asset of Delo Group), received a new motorized freight carrier WRT-1 as part of the equipment renewal program at the KSK Grain Terminal. The purchase agreement was signed in July 2022.

WRT-1 was made in August 2022 in Belgorod, it has a tractive force of up to 10 cars. The main feature of this equipment is the use of Russian-made components. The assembly from Russian details will avoid difficulties with the purchase of spare parts for its maintenance.

 Igor Yakovenko, CEO of DeloPorts, commented: “The purchase of the Russian-made motorized freight carrier made of locally produced components is both a planned company technical component update and a step towards our autonomy in the technological issue. 

Currently WRT-1 has no competitors with such tractive force among the locomotives produced in the Russian Federation. Thus, we will solve all shunting-related production issues more quickly, saving customers' time and further increasing the throughput capacity of the Terminal ”.
19.08.2022

KSK set new daily record for grain handling

On August 18, 2022, KSK Grain Terminal (part of DeloPorts, the stevedore asset of Delo Group), set a new daily record for grain handling, exceeding the previous record by almost 1,000 tons. 

In November 2021, the daily handling record was set at 36,214 tons; on August 18, 2022, it reached 37,180 tons.

These results were achieved mainly due to the improvements in operational efficiency. Now the loading process is managed by 2 operators simultaneously, dividing the unloading from the railroad and loading onto the vessels. This solution reduces the possibility of errors and emergency stops.

A number of improvements such as an increase in the frequency of loading machine movement from hold to hold, the switching of flows from various silos, steady filling of holds, and active flattening of cargo have increased the speed of loading grain into vessels.

Alexander Trukhanovich, the CEO of KSK Grain Terminal, commented on the achievement: We are pleased to note that our investment development strategy is paying off.   

Thanks to the operational processes’ optimization, we are ready to responsively implement loading and unloading operations and provide our customers with high-class services.

The Group will continue its consistent work aimed at improving the service quality in all segments of its business.

 

About the Company

DeloPorts is a holding company that owns and operates stevedore assets of Delo Group in the port of Novorossiysk. DeloPorts consolidates NUTEP Container Terminal, KSK Grain Terminal and Delo Service Company. 

Delo Group is the largest transport and logistics holding in Russia, managing sea container terminals in the Azov-Black Sea, Baltic and Far Eastern basins, a network of railway container terminals, a fleet of containers and fitting platforms. The parent company of the Group is LLC MC Delo.

The Group's stevedoring business includes DeloPorts holding, Global Ports, a leading container terminal operator andSASCO (Sakhalin Shipping Company, a joint stock company) - one of the biggest Russian shipping company. The transport and logistics business of the Group is made up of the multimodal transport operator Ruscon and the intermodal container operator TransContainer that owns and operates the largest fleet of containers and flatcars over the entire 1520 standard railway network.

 

29.07.2022

NUTEP container terminal proceeds with transition to domestic software

NUTEP container terminal (part of DeloPorts, the stevedoring asset of the Delo Group), in difficult foreign-policy and economic situation carries out activities to improve a number of adaptive solutions on the basis of software developed by domestic partner companies. The aim of this process is the reduction of the critical dependence on foreign technology.

One of the key factors is the improvement and refinement of russified functional workstations (radio terminals) on the Android platform for portable pads of personnel on the berth, road and railway freight handling fronts. This software is used by RTG operators, stackers, tallymen and other employees for whose primary and particularly important function is the continuous monitoring of production processes. The requests of users were considered as carefully as possible during the development of this software. 

In view of reducing the time for customs control of the containers, a program was developed and implemented and allowed to change the technology of their pre-weighing. The entire procedure used to be carried out manually by a customs inspector. Everything is now done digitally and automatically, including filing, recording contravention, locking/unlocking containers and fixing equipment weight.

Options have been finalized and put into operation so the terminal customers can receive a weighing report from the web portal without having to contact representatives of the vessel's line services.

In addition, line agents can automatically receive digital information about work at NUTEP container terminal berths based on decisions made about moorings - the outlook for berthing, the order and duration of work with vessels, and compliance with berth windows. Solutions have been implemented for border control officers to automatically notify the terminal's customers of the decision on containerized cargo in terms of identifying risks and subsequent referrals for inspection.

Commenting on the development and implementation of the software, Yury Matvienko, the CEO of NUTEP container terminal, said: “On the one hand, we have been following the course of digitalization of all production processes for a very long time. This is not just a trend, but an immediate necessity. Automation of procedures and their digitization allows not only speeding up the processing of cargo traffic, but also avoiding problems of the human factor. On the other hand, in the current difficult conditions it is very important to develop and improve own solutions on the basis of software developed by domestic companies. This will be a guarantee of independence from foreign providers, helping to avoid failures, malfunctions and blockages of critical equipment. In that way, we will still provide a safe, responsive and high-quality service to our customers.”

22.07.2022

DeloPorts is breaking records of grain loading

On July 17, a SABAEK vessel with loading capacity of more than 100 thousand tons was received for loading at the grain terminal of KSK (part of DeloPorts). This volume of loading breaks the previous record (Norah vessel took 95,800 thousand tons for loading in January). 

DeloPorts is one of the largest stevedore assets in the South of Russia, uniting assets of Delo Group in grain and container segments in Novorossiysk port. 

The vessel was loaded on the deep-water berth 40A, which was put into operation a year ago. The loading passed in a normal operating condition. The Agroindustrial Corporation ACT Company M, one of the key customers of KSK and one of the largest grain exporters in Russia, acts as a consignor.After loading SABAEK went to Iran.

Igor Yakovenko, the CEO of DeloPorts, said: “We see that the investment project of KSK deep-water grain berth launching, implemented by Delo Group, justifies the investment. We are committed to providing the best possible experience for our customers. Given the importance of the Southern Transport Corridor, we aim to develop this direction, considering the needs of the export market”.

20.07.2022

KSK completed grain season with new record thanks to investments in port infrastructure

KSK Grain Terminal (part of DeloPorts, a stevedoring asset of Delo Group (the Group)), handled 5 million 252 thousand tons of grain in the grain season 2021/2022 (June-July), exceeding the season 2020/2021 figures by 56 thousand tons.

The main component of this success is the operation of a new deep-water grain berth No. 40A. On July 20, 2022, the Company celebrated a one-year anniversary of the launch of the deepest grain berth on the Black Sea at KSK.

During its operation, a gross tonnage of vessels handled at KSK has increased from 22.6 thousand tons per day in the season 2020/2021 to 24.5 thousand in the season 2021/2022. The transshipment directly via the berth has exceeded 3 million tons. After putting in operation the berth 40A, KSK set several records and some of them unique.

For example, in January 2022, the first in history of Novorossiysk, NORAH grain carrier with a cargo capacity of 120,000 tons was loaded at this berth.  The vessel took on 95,800 tons of cargo, exceeding the previous record for a single grain shipment by more than 23,000 tons. In addition, in March 2022 KSK handled 27 vessels at berths 40 and 40A, breaking the previous record by 5 units.

Roman Antipov, the Technical Director of DeloPorts highlighted: “The berth 40A was put into operation a year ago. It is the only deep-water berth for Russian grain loading onto vessels with deadweight up to 100 thousand tons. Such projects as these increase transshipment capacity in the Azov-Black Sea basin”.

Igor Yakovenko, the CEO of DeloPorts, outlined: “Now Novorossiysk has a well-developed port infrastructure that provides cargo transportation at the highest world level. Implementation of such large-scale projects is part of the Russian transport infrastructure development. By launching the berth 40A, Delo Group opened new promising markets for Russian grain in Southeast Asia and the Middle East”.

About the Company

DeloPorts is a holding company that owns and operates stevedore assets of Delo Group in the port of Novorossiysk. DeloPorts consolidates NUTEP Container Terminal, KSK Grain Terminal and Delo Service Company.

Delo Group is the largest transport and logistics holding in Russia, managing sea container terminals in the Azov-Black Sea, Baltic and Far Eastern basins, a network of railway container terminals, a fleet of containers and fitting platforms. The parent company of the Group is LLC MC Delo.

The Group's stevedoring business includes DeloPorts holding and Global Ports, a leading container terminal operator. The transport and logistics business of the Group is made up of the multimodal transport operator Ruscon and the intermodal container operator TransContainer that owns and operates the largest fleet of containers and flatcars over the entire 1520 standard railway network.

05.07.2022

DeloPorts completed full repayment of bond issue for 3.5 billion rubles

On July 5, 2022, DeloPorts, a stevedoring asset of the Delo Group, completed repayment of exchange-traded bonds of the 2017 year of production (documentary interest-bearing non-convertible bearer bonds with mandatory centralized custody of Series 001P-01; International Securities Identification Number (ISIN): RU000A0JXVG0) in the amount of 3.5 billion rubles.
On July 5, 2022, DeloPorts, a stevedoring asset of the Delo Group, completed repayment of exchange-traded bonds of the 2017 year of production (documentary interest-bearing non-convertible bearer bonds with mandatory centralized custody of Series 001P-01; International Securities Identification Number (ISIN): RU000A0JXVG0) in the amount of 3.5 billion rubles.

Commenting on the event, Andrey Yashenko, the Senior Vice President for Economics and Finance of MC Delo, said: “Prompt company`s discharge of liabilities is a sign of a financial health and efficient investment of external funds. DeloPorts performed its financial obligations on these bonds in the entire volume. If market conditions are positive and if we see a further decrease in interest rates, we may consider a new production of exchange-traded bonds”.

About the Company
DeloPorts is a holding company that owns and operates stevedore assets of Delo Group in the port of Novorossiysk. DeloPorts consolidates NUTEP Container Terminal, KSK Grain Terminal and Delo Service Company.

Delo Group is the largest transport and logistics holding in Russia, managing sea container terminals in the Azov-Black Sea, Baltic and Far Eastern basins, a network of railway container terminals, a fleet of containers and fitting platforms.  

The Group's stevedoring business includes DeloPorts holding and Global Ports, a leading container terminal operator. The transport and logistics business of the Group is made up of the multimodal transport operator Ruscon and the intermodal container operator TransContainer that owns and operates the largest fleet of containers and flatcars over the entire 1520 standard railway network.


29.04.2022

DeloPorts and RUSCON took part in job fair in Novorossiysk

On April 28, 2022 representatives of DeloPorts and RUSCON (assets of the Delo Group (the Group)), took part in a Job Fair in Novorossiysk. The event was organized by Admiral Ushakov State Maritime University (hereinafter referred to as the Maritime University).

Speaking to cadets and faculty of the Maritime University, specialists from the Group's holdings focused on the specifics of the organization and activities of stevedoring and operator companies in a port, the requirements for specialists, conditions for employment after graduation, and existing vacancies. Representatives of DeloPorts and RUSCON thoroughly answered all questions raised by the audience.

The meeting resulted in a rich and interesting dialogue that gave the audience a lot of new and relevant information.

Commenting on the participation of our representatives in the Job Fair, Igor Yakovenko, the CEO of DeloPorts, said: “Active participation in regions of our presence has always been an important component of our activity.  

Many of our employees are graduates of the Maritime University, so DeloPorts has long-standing and reliable ties with it. 

This is one of the most prestigious maritime universities in Russia and the level of knowledge within its walls perfectly satisfies the Company. And in spite of a serious selection we are very pleased to take young specialists on vacant positions. The candidates undergo practical training in our company and we have a corresponding agreement with the University. We are confident that such events as the Job Fair can help employers and job seekers better understand each other's needs. We participate in it on a permanent basis”. 
21.04.2022

NUTEP handled first MSC vessel after two-year break

April 20, 2022, NUTEP Container Terminal, part of DeloPorts, a stevedoring asset of Delo Group (the Group) handled a first vessel of the line service Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) after two years pause. A handled vessels is MSC Lara with a capacity over 2.6 thousand TEU's.

According to a signed long-term contract, MSC container vessels' calls at the NUTEP Container Terminal will be handled on a regular basis, with a frequency of up to three times a week.

Commenting on such an important event as the resumption of a partnership with the first-largest container carrier company in the world, Igor Yakovenko, the CEO of DeloPorts, noted: “We are grateful to our partners from MSC for their return to Novorossiysk. We are extremely glad that in such a difficult time they maintain regular vessel calls at the NUTEP terminal. The choice of our company by such a large customer once again testifies to the stable high quality of the whole range of services provided by DeloPorts”.

18.04.2022

NUTEP set record for container train handling in March

In March 2022, NUTEP container terminal, part of DeloPorts, the stevedoring asset of Delo Group (Group), handled 50 container trains.

In March 2022, NUTEP container terminal, part of DeloPorts, the stevedoring asset of Delo Group (Group), handled 50 container trains. The dispatch of such number of container trains made it possible to increase the absolute record previously set in January this year by two trains. Cargo was delivered on routes with an extensive geography - from the south-western part of Russia to the Far East.

RUSCON and TransContainer (assets of the Group) acted as key shippers. And a partnership with a number of other companies allowed to achieve this goal in March and break a record.

Commenting on the event, the CEO of NUTEP container terminal, Director Yury Matvienko said, “New realities demanded new solutions. By optimizing the processes of paperwork for transportation, interaction with customs authorities and the availability of internal reserves, we managed to increase container dispatches.

We are especially pleased that RUSCON and TransContainer were among the main shipper partners of NUTEP and our cooperation provides unparalleled synergy for the entire Group.

About the Company

DeloPorts is a holding company that owns and operates stevedore assets of Delo Group in the port of Novorossiysk. DeloPorts consolidates NUTEP Container Terminal, KSK Grain Terminal and Delo Service Company.

Delo Group is the largest transport and logistics holding in Russia, managing sea container terminals in the Azov-Black Sea, Baltic and Far Eastern basins, a network of railway container terminals, a fleet of containers and fitting platforms. The parent company of the Group is LLC MC Delo, 70% owned by the founder of the Group, Sergey Shishkarev, and 30% is owned by State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom.

The Group's stevedoring business includes DeloPorts holding and Global Ports, a leading container terminal operator. The transport and logistics business of the Group is made up of the multimodal transport operator Ruscon and the intermodal container operator TransContainer that owns and operates the largest fleet of containers and flatcars over the entire 1520 standard railway network.

08.04.2022

DeloPorts hosted tour for Women`s Handball Club ‟CSKA”

On Thursday, April 7, just two days before the start of the Russian Cup in Krasnodar the Women`s Handball Club ‟CSKA” visited DeloPorts (part of Delo Group) terminals. Men`s and women`s ‟CSKA” Clubs are closely associated with the Group, which is the general sponsor of not only these Clubs, but also of Handball Club ‟Kuban”, so employees of the Group are devoted handball fans.

On Thursday, April 7, just two days before the start of the Russian Cup in Krasnodar the Women`s Handball Club ‟CSKA” visited DeloPorts (part of Delo Group) terminals. Men`s and women`s ‟CSKA” Clubs are closely associated with the Group, which is the general sponsor of not only these Clubs, but also of Handball Club ‟Kuban”, so employees of the Group are devoted handball fans.

The team came to Krasnodar region to participate in OLIMPBET Final4 of the Russian Women's Handball Cup – 2021-2022. The Cup will be held in Krasnodar on April 9-10. The best teams of Russian Cup - ‟CSKA”, ‟Rostov-Don”, ‟Kuban” and ‟Zvezda” will take part in the competition.  

After arrival in Novorossiysk, the athletes laid flowers at the monument ‟Port workers of Novorossiysk”, built on the initiative of the Delo Group. Afterwards, the team went on a tour of the DeloPorts holding terminals and talked with their employees.

The sportswomen got a chance to get acquainted with the facilities and see how the containers and grain are handled at the terminals. The CEO of DeloPorts Igor Yakovenko told the team about how the holding had become a leader in the market, about investment projects which the Group had implemented in last 7 years: construction of unique deep-water container and grain berths for ocean-type vessels, purchase of own modern tugboats that are an important part of the uninterrupted work of terminals.

Igor Yakovenko, in a dialogue with the handball players, noted: ‟These days DeloPorts is one of the most advanced divisions of the Group and the most advanced in southern Russia. The second place we are no longer interested in, because if we fight, we fight till the end - as well as you. Handball plays an important role in our corporate culture, and we are really happy to support ‟CSKA” and thereby contribute to the development of sports in Russia.

On April 9-10 in the Cup of Russia I wish you exactly this - to fight to the bitter end, and we, DeloPorts, NUTEP, KSK, SC Delo employees will go to Krasnodar to cheer for you”.

For two members of the team, the visit to the terminals was not the first. Olympic champions of Rio 2016 Yekaterina Ilyina and Olga Akopyan by the sea tradition earlier became godmothers of two tugboats of ‟Delovoy-3” and ‟Delovoy-4” Service Company respectively.

After this tour the ‟CSKA” team captain Daria Dmitrieva addressed to the employees and shared her impressions of her visit to the terminals: ‟It was very interesting for us to visit your city. The city where the Group was founded, and to see how DeloPorts terminals work. We have a high regard for the profession of port workers and we are very thankful for the opportunity to perform at one of the best clubs in the country that your work gives us. Thank you for rooting for us. We, the meantime, will try to live up to your trust and strive to always be first as you do”.

 

About the Company

DeloPorts is a holding company that owns and operates stevedore assets of Delo Group in the port of Novorossiysk. DeloPorts consolidates NUTEP Container Terminal, KSK Grain Terminal and Delo Service Company.

Delo Group is the largest transport and logistics holding in Russia, managing sea container terminals in the Azov-Black Sea, Baltic and Far Eastern basins, a network of railway container terminals, a fleet of containers and fitting platforms. The parent company of the Group is LLC MC Delo, 70% owned by the founder of the Group, Sergey Shishkarev, and 30% is owned by State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom.

The Group's stevedoring business includes DeloPorts holding and Global Ports, a leading container terminal operator. The transport and logistics business of the Group is made up of the multimodal transport operator Ruscon and the intermodal container operator TransContainer that owns and operates the largest fleet of containers and flatcars over the entire 1520 standard railway network.

04.04.2022

KSK terminal broke several records in March

In March 2022, the KSK grain terminal, part of DeloPorts, the stevedoring asset of Delo Group, broke several records related to the transshipment of grain cargo through its capacities.

Compared to the March record of a last year, the increase in cargo turnover at the terminal in March this year amounted to 47%, almost 500 thousand tons were transshipped, the increase - more than 266 thousand tons. This achievement is the result of a whole list of record indicators in some areas of KSK operations. 

Specifically, during the twelve-hour shift on March 27-28 this year 112 carriages with grain were unloaded – it is 5 carriages more than the previous record set in 2021. During the same shift on March 30-31 this year 410 cars passed through the laboratory acceptance and cargo quality control (sighting) (the previous record of last year - 383 cars).

Thus, for a month, almost 3.5 times was broken in terms of received for unloading of grain trucks – more than 12 thousand against 3.5 thousand in March last year. Accordingly, the volume of grain cargo delivered has increased, 324 thousand tons and 91.4 thousand tons respectively.

In March this year terminal accepted a record 27 grain carriers for handling, 25 of them were loaded and discharged this month, two more are about to finish loading. 

Commenting the achievement, Alexander Trukhanovich, CEO of KSK, said: “On the one hand, the current difficult geopolitical situation has changed the grain supply logistics chain in the South of Russia and shifted a part of the additional cargo flow to our terminal. 

But we took this increase easily - the capacity of the terminal is designed for such large loads or even more. On the other hand, our work team, as it usually happens in difficult time, mobilized, and demonstrated their best qualities - cohesion and professionalism. First of all, March records in all areas of activity are its merit, as well as indicators of sufficient capacity reserve and excellent condition of KSK industrial equipment”.

18.02.2022

DeloPorts Operating Results for 2021

Following the results of 2021, the cargo turnover of DeloPorts terminals, the stevedoring asset of Delo Group, increased by 5% compared to the same period last year due to an increase of container transshipment, and amounted to 11.8 million tons.

In 2021, NUTEP Container Terminal (part of DeloPorts), increased container turnover by 12.1% in the twenty-foot equivalent, handling 545.64 thousand TEU`s with a total growth of container turnover in Russian ports by 6.2%. 

The volume of grain transshipment at the KSK Grain Terminal, which is part of DeloPorts, for 2021 decreased by 6.1% compared to 2020 and amounted to 4.8 million tons against the background of the overall reduction of grain transshipment in Russian seaports by 13.1%.

Igor Yakovenko, The CEO of DeloPorts commented on the results: "As we forecasted, in the past year operations showed development in different directions compared to 2020 - the volume of handled containers increased, grain volumes slightly decreased. 

The general growth of container transportation in the world and in the country, regulatory measures on the grain export market and other factors became the consequence of our operating results.

Nevertheless, the timely implementation of the terminals’ development investment projects allowed DeloPorts to increase its market share in a highly volatile conditions due to enlarged capacities and high-quality services ".

In 2021, the fleet of Delo Service Company provided 1,664 mooring services, which is 25% higher than last year's result.

In 2021, transshipment of Ro-Ro and general cargo amounted 95 thousand tons.

 

Cargo type

 

1Q21

 2Q21

 3Q21

 4Q21

2021

2020

2021/2020

Containers

1 881

1 794

1 566

1 663

6 904

6 082

14%

Grain

1 075

874

1 524

1 335

4 808

5 123

-6%

General and Ro-Ro cargo

13

26

40

15

95

38

153%

Total cargo throughput

2 969

2 694

3 131

3 013

11 807

11 243

5%

including:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Containers (‘000 TEU)

153

144

117

132

546

487

12%

Service type

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mooring operations (units)

426

424

377

437

1 664

1 332

25%

07.02.2022

KSK terminal loaded the first 100 thousant tons’ grain vessel

On February 07, 2022, KSK Grain Terminal, a part of DeloPorts, the stevedoring asset of Delo Group, completed loading of grain vessel NORAH with a capacity of a 120 thousand tons, the first in the history of Novorossiysk port.

On February 07, 2022, KSK Grain Terminal, a part of DeloPorts, the stevedoring asset of Delo Group, completed loading of grain vessel NORAH with a capacity of a 120 thousand tons, the first in the history of Novorossiysk port.

The vessel was loaded with over 95 thousand tons. The contract for delivery of this grain volume to the Middle East was signed by one of the largest Russian grain exporters- The Agroindustrial Corporation ACT Company M.

It took exactly 70 hours to load the whole vessel's consignment at the KSK terminal with a net loading rate of 33 thousand tons per day.

All technological procedures, including а mooring and an unmooring of vessel NORAH from deep-water berth 40A, proceeded in regular mode. 

Igor Yakovenko, CEO of DeloPorts, commenting on the vessel loading completion, said: "Today we have completed a full-service cycle of the first grain vessel for the KSK terminal with the total deadweight of more than 100 thousand tons.

We have successfully tested all operating methods and procedures  for such responsible operation.

So, I can say it without any doubt - KSK fully meets all the requirements and criteria for operating with vessels of such a class and contracts of such a volume.

We offer our clients a significant competitive advantage - the infrastructure and facilities to ship large shiploads of grain to global markets".

About the Company

 

DeloPorts is a holding company that owns and operates stevedore assets of Delo Group in the port of Novorossiysk. DeloPorts consolidates NUTEP Container Terminal, KSK Grain Terminal and Delo Service Company.

Delo Group is the largest transport and logistics holding in Russia, managing sea container terminals in the Azov-Black Sea, Baltic and Far Eastern basins, a network of railway container terminals, a fleet of containers and fitting platforms. The parent company of the Group is LLC MC Delo, 70% owned by the founder of the Group, Sergey Shishkarev, and 30% is owned by State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom.

The Group's stevedoring business includes DeloPorts holding and Global Ports, a leading container terminal operator. The transport and logistics business of the Group is made up of the multimodal transport operator Ruscon and the intermodal container operator TransContainer that owns and operates the largest fleet of containers and flatcars over the entire 1520 standard railway network.

28.01.2022

KSK received first 100.000-tons grain vessel

On January 27, 2022, the KSK Grain Terminal, a part of DeloPorts, a stevedoring asset of Delo Group, received for loading a grain vessel NORAH with a capacity of a 120 thousand tons. It is the first vessel of such type to be received in the port of Novorossiysk.
The vessel was moored to the new deep-water berth 40A, which was launched in the summer of 2021. Specifications of the berth are fully conform to grain carriers of such class. According to plans, 95 thousand tons of grain will be loaded into NORAH for delivery to the Middle East.
The Agroindustrial Corporation ACT Company M, one of the key customers of KSK and one of the largest grain exporters in Russia, acts as a consignor.

Igor Yakovenko, the CEO of DeloPorts, commenting on the event, noted: “We were aiming at this result carrying out such a difficult and expensive reconstruction of the KSK Grain Terminal.
And today we are the first and so far the only asset in Russian Federation which can receive grain vessels of such carrying capacity - 100 thousand tons and more.

The NORAH mooring to 40A deep-water berth and the start of its loading were conducted in a regular mode, which means that we are ready to receive these vessels on a regular basis.
Thereby, we are absolutely prepare to provide our customers with the opportunity to use a large-tonnage fleet, taking into account the needs of the grain export market from the Russian Federation”.
10.01.2022

DeloPorts started using wind power since the new year

Since January 2022 DeloPorts, a stevedoring asset of the Delo Group (the Group), within the framework of the “Green Port” project began using the electricity generated at wind farms on the KSK and NUTEP terminals.
In April 2021 the corresponding agreement was signed between the parent company of the Group, the Delo Management Company and Atomenergoprom, which consolidates the civil assets of Rosatom. The immediate provider of the green electricity is Atomenergopromsbyt (part of NovaWind - the wind energy division of Rosatom State Corporation). KSK and NUTEP became the first large port infrastructure facilities in Russia to announce the transition to the use of renewable energy. The annual throughput of NUTEP Container Terminal is 700 thousand TEUs, KSK Grain Terminal – up to 7 million tons. According to NovaWind, the potential annual reduction in CO2 emissions due to the transition to the use of wind energy at NUTEP and KSK can reach 6.8 and 5.7 thousand tons of CO2 respectively (compared to traditional sources of electrical energy on natural gas). «On January 1, 2022, our terminals switched to using electricity generated from wind. The continued development of the “Green Port” project is especially important considering our further plans for modernization of our terminals - their efficiency will increase and the burden on the environment will decrease. This approach complies with the ESG guidelines implemented today by the Delo Group. We are grateful to our partners at Rosatom State Corporation for their help and assistance in this environmental project”, - Igor Yakovenko, the CEO of DeloPorts commented on the start of green energy supply. “Rosatom is consistently implementing a strategy to produce low-carbon energy based on nuclear and wind generation. NovaWind facilitates reducing the carbon footprint in the Russian energy sector and provides partners with additional tools to achieve sustainable development goals. So I hope that this year even more companies will choose a transition to reducing their carbon footprint in the production of goods and services using electricity generated from renewable energy sources», - said Grigoriy Nazarov, Deputy General Director for Development and International Business of NovaWind JSC.