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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