Freight News, Sea

New Black Sea berth will be game-changer

[ November 18, 2015   //   ]

A new deepwater berth at its terminal in the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk will allow Russia regular year-round ice-free calls for vessels up to 10,000teu for the first time, says NUTEP.

The company, a subsidiary of DeloPorts and sister company to multimodal transport specialist Ruscon, is already the largest container terminal in the port but currently handles most deepsea cargo via transshipment at Istanbul or Piraeus.

Konstantin Kalugin, CCO of NUTEP, says: “The new deepwater quay will alter the status quo on the Black Sea and change existing supply chain networks in the region. It will reduce both shipping and terminal costs for clients and increase delivery speed by 4-12 days for cargo headed for Russia.”

Completion is scheduled for late 2018 and is set to double NUTEP’s terminal capacity to 700,000teu a year.

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