Novorossiysk, Russia (PortSEurope) August 31, 2021 – DeloPorts, a stevedore division of Delo Group, has published performance details of the deep-water berth No. 38, now operational fro two years and part of a major investment project for the reconstruction of the NUTEP Container Terminal in Novorossiysk port. By the end of 2020 handling of containers increased by 30% compared to 2019, and in the end
of first seven months of 2021 by 19%, compared to the same period last year. Currently, more than half of NUTEP’s containers were handled at berth No. 38 over the two years of operation, over 540,000 TEUs (53% of the total volume). Following the start of operations of the berth, the terminal’s total capacity has increased to 700,000 TEU: The increase in the volume of containers handled directly affected the share of NUTEP in this market segment – by the end of 2020, it grew in the port of Novorossiysk by 13%, to 62%, and in 7 months of 2021 – by a further 4.7%. In the Russian market, the increase was 2% and 1.2%, respectively, to 9.2% in 2020 and to 10.4% in 7 months of this year. The new berth led to the ocean service ME3 of the Maersk line (container ships of the Panamax class with a capacity of 6,500-7,100 TEUs) and the ZIM feeder service (vessels with a capacity of up to 3,500 TEUs) using the port. Simultaneous handling of three vessels at the terminal berths is attractive to customers especially in the autumn-winter period, with vastly reduced waiting times. The new berth has increased warehousing by 4 hectares allowing the installation of new port equipment including five RTG container gantry cranes. Commenting on the results of the two-year operation of berth No. 38, Igor Yakovenko, General Director of DeloPorts, said: “Having invested quite significant funds in this investment project, we expected comparable results from its implementation. It is gratifying to admit today that we were not mistaken in our expectations. Deep-water berth No. 38 has become more than just a new hydraulic structure. In fact, he transferred the terminal to a different, higher level of operation since the synergistic effect from its operation exceeded all forecasts. This is clearly visible both in the operational and financial results and externally – NUTEP has become a powerful modern container hub capable of satisfying all the needs of our customers”. NUTEP container terminal is a container terminal at the Novorossiysk Sea Port for Ro-Ro, container and general cargo. It was built in 2002—2004 as a subsidiary of Russian stevedoring holding DeloPorts. It is the deepest container terminal in southern Russia. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.