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A New STS Crane Has Been Delivered to the Delo Group’s Container Terminal in Novorossiysk

As part of an equipment modernization program, a new ship-to-shore (STS) container crane manufactured by the Chinese company ZPMC has been delivered to the Delo Group’s Novorossiysk container terminal (NUTEP).

The 50-ton electro-hydraulic crane is custom-made for Delo Group and is designed to handle all types of containers. It features an electro-hydraulic telescopic spreader and storm securing devices, along with systems for active load control, precise positioning, and collision prevention sensors. The crane has a lifting height of 35 meters, a lowering depth of 15 meters, and a sea jib outreach of 46 meters.

The equipment was delivered by sea in an assembled state. Following commissioning, it will be installed at berth No. 39, joining four other STS cranes produced by ZPMC, two mobile harbor cranes, and two STS cranes by Liebherr at the terminal.

“Delo Group is consistently expanding the capacities of its terminals. The commissioning of this new equipment will increase NUTEP’s quayside capacity by 15% to 805,000 TEUs per year, as well as enhance the terminal’s operational efficiency and reduce loading and unloading times’, noted Igor Yakovenko, CEO of DeloPorts.

The contract for the manufacture and delivery of the crane was signed with ZPMC in December 2021. The new equipment’s customs clearance was handled by Ruscon-Broker, a part of the Delo Group.

As previously reported by Sergey Shishkarev, founder and chairman of the Delo Group’s Board of Directors, the Group has invested nearly 15 billion rubles in the construction and expansion of NUTEP over the 22 years it has owned the terminal. The plans to extend the quay and increase capacities are strategic steps that will meet current demand and create a reserve for the future.


Delo Group Terminal in Novorossiysk Has Set a Russian Record by Processing Over 1 Million Tons of Grain in April

The KSK grain terminal, part of Delo Group, has set an unprecedented Russian record by handling 1.03 million tons of grain in April. No other terminal in the country has achieved such throughput volumes yet.

The previous monthly record was set this February when KSK processed 900,010 tons of grain. For the entire 2023, the throughput volume reached 8.2 million tons, marking a 37% increase over 2022.

This rapid pace was made possible by systematic upgrades to the infrastructure and expansion of capacities. Over the past few years, the terminal has increased the intensity of cargo reception, expanded its storage capacities to 220,000 tons, and at the end of 2023, a third ship-loading machine was launched at KSK.

“The record grain throughput is a logical result of the planned development of Delo Group’s grain terminal. Over these years, the facility has developed a sophisticated modern infrastructure that meets the most advanced industry demands. Of course, the foundation of our success is our team of professionals, each dedicated to their work and striving for a collective result. Our record is aimed at supporting long-term growth across the entire grain industry”, noted Igor Yakovenko, CEO of DeloPorts.

Delo Group has been handling grain in Novorossiysk since 2007. The KSK terminal was built from scratch with an investment of over $500 million and quickly became the largest in the region. The group is continually expanding the capacities of its terminals in the south of Russia, creating new opportunities for Russian exports. As previously reported by founder and chairman of the Delo Group board of directors, Sergey Shishkarev, the grain terminal’s capacity in Novorossiysk will be increased from the current 9 million tons to 10.5 million tons.


Delo Group Opened the Second Grain Quality Assessment Center for Its Grain Terminal in Novorossiysk

KSK Grain Terminal (part of DeloPorts, the stevedoring holding of Delo Group) has commissioned a second center for high-precision analysis and evaluation of grain shipped for export through the terminal. The center is located outside Novorossiysk residential areas, which will help reduce the load on the city’s road network.

Now, grain arriving by truck will also be inspected outside the city – in Vladimirovka village. Thanks to this, the terminal will receive grain that has already been checked.

The new lab complements the main laboratory, which continues to work at the terminal. In them, the assessment is carried out on a number of factors, such as weight, moisture, presence of weed impurities, diseases and percentage of damaged grains.

Moreover, a “digital line” was previously arranged for grain trucks to access Novorossiysk, which minimized the load on the city’s road network by suspending vehicle traffic during peak hours and redirecting them to other parking lots.

“Additional grain quality checks outside of Novorossiysk residential areas will reduce the load on the city’s roads, making traffic freer and safer. And high-precision analysis and evaluation of products will significantly reduce the amount of low-quality grain on the market, thus protecting the interests of consumers”, said Igor Yakovenko, CEO of DeloPorts.

KSK grain terminal is the leader in grain transshipment in the Azov-Black Sea basin. Its capacity is 9 million tons per year, the terminal can handle vessels with cargo capacity of 100 thousand tons with draft up to 14.4 m. KSK has its own laboratory for grain quality control. Transshipment volume in 2023 amounted to 8.2 million tons, which is 37% more than in 2022.


Delo Group Has Invested 15 Billion Rubbles in Development of Its Container Terminal Over the Past 22 Years

Over the past 22 years, Delo Group has invested nearly 15 billion rubles in the development of its NUTEP container terminal in Novorossiysk as part of an extensive investment program.

This year, the terminal celebrates its 30th anniversary, becoming the most modern container terminal in southern Russia.

Founded in 1994, the NUTEP Public Joint Stock Company became a part of Delo Group in 2002. The group initiated active terminal development, including concrete paving and new equipment acquisition. In 2019, to increase NUTEP’s capacity, deep-water berth No. 38 was commissioned, doubling the terminal’s capacity. Today, NUTEP handles container, bulk, and RoRo cargoes in the Port of Novorossiysk, equipped with advanced technology and direct road access via the M-4 “Don” federal highway.

“Our container terminal’s development in the south is an example of achieving more by pursuing goals confidently and boldly. Delo Group has invested nearly 15 billion rubles in NUTEP’s construction and expansion over 22 years, processing 5.5 million TEUs and welcoming 6,300 vessel calls. NUTEP transformed from a small local terminal into a leading container transshipment company in southern Russia. We are committed to continually developing our assets to provide the country with reliable foreign trade logistics”, said Sergey Shishkarev, Chairman of the Board of Directors and founder of Delo Group.

In 2023, the terminal handled a record 602,500 TEUs, 3.4% more than in 2022, with a monthly record set in March 2023 at 70,100 TEUs, 6% above the previous achievement in January 2023. In 2022, NUTEP set its own record by simultaneously processing five container ships at its berths. The largest vessel processed in its history was a container ship 299.9 meters long with a capacity of 7,114 TEUs.

Delo Group continues to develop the terminal, with plans to extend the berth and increase capacities being strategic steps to meet current demand and create future reserves.


For the Second Consecutive Year, Delo Group’s Grain Terminal Has Been Recognized as the Best Stevedoring Company for Grain Transshipment

DeloPorts’ KSK grain terminal (part of Delo Group’s stevedoring holding) has been named the best stevedoring company for grain transshipment for the second consecutive year having wone the competition of the Association of Sea Trade Ports (ASTP). The winners were announced on March 28 at the ASTP conference in Saint Petersburg

Experts evaluated the terminal based on the volume and dynamics of cargo turnover, customer service, the range of services provided, financial performance, and investments.

Moreover, KSK grain terminal was awarded the best maritime stevedoring company in Rosmorrechflot’s “Industry Leader” contest. Held since 2013 among Russian commercial organizations in maritime and river transport, the contest features 17 categories.

“The achievements of Delo Group’s terminals have been recognized by the industry community, as evidenced by KSK terminal’s victory. We plan to expand the terminal’s capacity to 10.5 million tons, improve infrastructure and services, continuing to provide the best conditions for our clients”, noted Igor Yakovenko, CEO of DeloPorts.

Since 2006, when the KSK terminal was built from scratch, Delo Group has been handling grain transshipment in Novorossiysk. Over $500 million has been invested in its development, quickly making it the largest in the region. Last year, grain transshipment for export reached a record 8.2 million tons, 37% more than the same period the previous year. The group continually expands the capacities of its terminals in Southern Russia, creating new opportunities for Russian exports.

Since 2005, ASTP, by the mandate of the federal agency for maritime and river transport (Rosmorrechflot), has been holding the “Best Stevedoring Company” competition. The goal is to identify Russian stevedoring companies that achieve the best performance in their work and to share their experience with other port stevedoring companies in Russia.


Delo Group’s Stevedoring Terminals in Novorossiysk Handled Record Volumes of Containers and Grain in 2023

Container terminal NUTEP and grain terminal KSK (both part of DeloPorts, Delo Group’s stevedoring holding) set all-time record in transshipment volumes by the end of 2023.

NUTEP handled 602,500 TEUs, which is 3.4% more than in 2022. At the same time, in March 2023, the terminal set a monthly record by transshipping 70.1 thousand TEUs, which is 6% higher than the previous result (January 2023). KSK shipped 8.2 million tons of grain for export in 2023, 37% more than in the same period of the previous year.

“The growth in operating performance is due to the successful implementation of operational efficiency and infrastructure development projects, which allowed us to maintain consistent service quality and rhythmic operations against the backdrop of high demand. This year we will continue to modernize terminals and increase capacity in order to maintain the upward trend for indicators and ensure efficient logistics of Russian foreign trade”, said Igor Yakovenko, CEO of DeloPorts