DeloPorts was highly rated in ESG by the ACRA rating agency.
DeloPorts (stevedoring asset of Delo Group) was highly rated in environmental, social responsibility and governance by the Russian Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA).
Assignment of ESG-rating ESG-5, ESG-C category indicates the company's attention to the key factors of sustainable development.
DeloPorts received the highest rating for the company's social impact factor and its actions to minimize social risks. The level of the company's social investments had the greatest positive impact. In addition, the score was raised for the presence of practices of using automated security control systems, as well as for the high percentage of women on the company's Board of Directors. ACRA also notes the level of elaboration and detailing of procedures in employee safety and respect for human rights in labor practices.
Igor Yakovenko, CEO of DeloPorts, commented on the ESG rating: "The company is attentive to doing business in the region of its presence, social responsibility and care for the environment. These areas are basic from the point of view of sustainable development. DeloPorts terminals, for example, have been using electricity from a renewable "green" source - wind for the second year. We thank our colleagues from ACRA for such a high assessment of our activities in the field of ESG and are focused on further development".
Delo Group doubled handling speed for ferry cargoes from Turkey
Stevedoring company DeloPorts and multimodal transport operator RUSCON (both members of Delo Group) doubled the handling speed of ferries with trucks arriving from Turkey to Novorossiysk.
The processing time per vehicle unit was lowered to 17 minutes since the launch of a ferry line in November 2022. The process includes procedures from the moment the vessel is moored to the arrival of vehicles at the inland terminal: unloading, border control, initial customs inspection, transport control and equipping semi-trailers with navigation seals, as well as transportation to the inland terminal.
Reducing the processing time for vehicles will improve the quality of services and increase the throughput volume. Since November 2022 the total of 430 trucks and 191 units of other rolling equipment have been processed at the NUTEP terminal as part of the ferry line.
CEO of DeloPorts Igor Yakovenko noted: "Thanks to a well-organized cooperation of all agencies involved in handling vehicles, we managed to significantly improve the quality of the process in a short time and now we can gradually increase the volume of trucks’ traffic through the port of Novorossiysk, providing a reliable service for importers.
The project of the development of cargo ferry transportation between Russia and Turkey was designed and implemented by the order of the First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation A.R.Belousov by 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 first reception of the ferry in Novorossiysk took place on November 26, 2022.
DeloPorts terminals handled record volumes of containers and grain in 2022
NUTEP Container Terminal and KSK Grain Terminal (both part of DeloPorts, the stevedoring asset of Delo Group) set an absolute record of cargo throughput in 2022.
NUTEP handled 582,498 TEU, a 6.8% increase compared to 2021. The terminal also set a monthly record in December 2022 with 64,445 TEU. The previous record of 58,577 TEU throughput was set in March 2021. KSK handled 5.972 million tons of grain export in 2022, a 24.2% increase year on year.
Igor Yakovenko, CEO of DeloPorts commented on the operating results: "In the container segment we were able to stabilize the situation despite the overall decline in transshipment volumes in the Azov-Black Sea basin, caused by the departure of global shipping lines. DeloPorts maintained high quality of service and built new logistics chains in cooperation with other companies of the Delo Group.
We remain a reliable partner for Russian grain producers. Previously implemented investment projects, expansion of the KSK throughput capacity and the application of modern equipment allowed us to be prepared to meet the exceeded demand of exporters and for further increase of handling volumes in 2023".