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Volume of cargo transshipped via Taganrog Port increased by 41%

November 9, 2017: compared to the first 9 months of 2016, the volume of cargo turnover handled by Taganrog Commercial Seaport (part of UCL Holding) has increased by 41% to 1.1 million tons. The increase is due to the increased demand on the markets trading the main types of the Port's cargoes and the resumed transport of imported goods from Turkey.

The best results are presented by the general cargo segment, which doubled (+93%) to 178000 tons. The turnover for ferrous metal goods cargo has increased by 36% to 103000 tons, the volumes of big bags and case goods reached 60.2 thousand tons - around seven times what it was just a year ago.

In the first nine months of 2017, the port of Taganrog handled 840 thousand tons of bulk cargo, which is 42% more than the reported period in 2016. More than half of all bulk cargo volume consists of coal. The amount of coal handling via Taganrog Commercial Seaport increased by 25% to 558 thousand tons, ore minerals rehandling grew by 67% to 45 th. tons. Bulk cargo of grain products has doubled to 232 thousand tons.

The port has handled 4.2 thou. tons or 2000 TEU of containerized cargo, which is slightly lower (-6%), than the volume in the same period of the previous year. This negative indicator can be related to the reduction in imported cargo.

The volume of coastal transshipments reached 144000 tons. The ratio of exports to imports in the port's cargo turnover was particularly high in favor of exports (81%). The share of imported cargo is 6%, coastal cargo - 13%. The total of 12641 railroad cars and 271 vessels were handled by Taganrog Commercial Seaport in the first three quarters of 2017.