Cargo turnover of the Group NCSP in January and February of 2013 was 24

million tons

Group "NCSP» (LSE: NCSP, Moscow Exchange: NMTP) reports that the consolidated turnover of the Group for the period from January to February 2013 amounted to 24 million tons to 27 million tons in the same period last year.

Commenting on the Group’s operating results for January-February 2013, the General Director of OJSC "NCSP" Rado Antolovic explained: "Almost the entire volume reduction of turnover accounted for by two factors beyond the control of the Group. This is a change in the schedule of pumping oil through the pipelines of the Russian Federation, which entail the redistribution of volumes between different export routes, and the actual termination of grain exports from Russia due to crop failure in 2012. With the exception of the above factors, the total volume of cargo handling other shows steady growth, and the growth rate on such segments as oil, timber, ferrous metals and goods in containers, significantly ahead of the industry average. "

Liquid cargo

Handling of liquid cargo in the period fell by 2 260,4 thousand tons (or 10.0%) compared to the same period last year and amounted to 20.3 million tons. Throughput of crude oil in January-February 2013 amounted to 15.8 million tons against 19.1 million tons in the same period last year.

On the contrary, the volume of oil products showed an increase of 1 059.0 thousand tons (31.5%) compared to January-February 2012 and reached 4.4 million tons. Over the same period, the growth of oil products in the Russian ports was 1.6% compared to 2012 according to the ASOP *.

Bulk Cargo

During the first two months of 2013 the Group "NCSP" overloaded 924.9 thousand tons of dry bulk cargoes. A decrease of 950.3 thousand tons compared to January and February of last year due to, first of all, the reduction of grain handling because of poor harvest last year.

Transshipment of mineral fertilizers in the January-February 2013 amounted to 176.6 thousand tons against 222.2 thousand tonnes in the same period last year. In February, 2013 fertilizer was handled by 35.2% more than in January 2013 and by 17.4% more than in February 2012.

Handling volumes of iron ore and concentrate rose by 15.7% over the same period last year and amounted to 364.7 thousand tons. High growth rates have also shown such goods as sugar and cement.

General cargo

General cargo in the reporting period continued the trend of growth in all categories, which increased by 258.4 thousand tons (15.0%) and amounted to 1 984.9 thousand tons. Handling of ferrous metals increased by 176.7 thousand tons (or 12.2%) compared to January-February 2012 by a decline in transshipment of cargo within the industry by 7.1% * in the reporting period. Handling of timber cargo grew by 24.7% compared to January-February 2012, despite an overall reduction of timber cargo in the ports of the Russian Federation by 18.1% * for the same period. Handling of non-ferrous metals and timber cargo increased by 29.0 and 17.5 tons, respectively.

Cargo in containers

NCSP Group’s total container turnover in January-February 2013 added 11.4 thousand TEU (or 12.8%) compared to the same period last year. The highest growth rate — 33.7% — were achieved at the terminal of "NLE" in Novorossiysk. In Group container tonnage increased by 4.1%, significantly outpacing the growth of the industry as a whole, which in January-February 2013 was 2.9% * of the previous year.

* Aconitum: Russian seaports for 2 months in 2013
 http://www.morport.com/rus/publications/document1366.shtml

 

 

NCSP Group cargo turnover in January-February 2013(Thousands of tons)

Type of cargo

January-February

Change

% Change

2013

2012

Total cargo turnover

24 010.7

26 931.8

(2 921.1)

(10.8%)

Liquid bulk cargo, total

20 313.8

22 574.2

(2 260.4)

(10.0%)

Crude

15 766.8

19 079.5

(3 312.7)

(17.4%)

Petroleum products

4 424.4

3 365.4

1 059.0

31.5%

CAS

95.8

60.5

35.3

58.3%

Oils

26.8

68.8

(42.0)

(61.0%)

Bulk cargo, total

924.9

1 875.2

(950.3)

(50.7%)

Grain

67.4

1 278.8

(1 211.4)

(94.7%)

Chemical fertilizers

176.6

222.2

(45.6)

(20.5%)

Sugar

93.7

22.8

70.9

310.2%

Iron ore and iron ore concentrate

364.7

315.2

49.5

15.7%

Scrap-metal

0.0

5.7

(5,7)

(100.0%)

Cement

50.7

30.5

20.2

66.3%

Coal

171.8

0.0

171.8

0.0%

General cargo, total

1 984.9

1 726.6

258.4

15.0%

Ferrous metals and cast iron

1 626.6

1 449.9

176.7

12.2%

Timber

88.3

70.8

17.5

24.7%

Timber (cubic meters)

160.5

128.7

31.8

24.7%

Non-ferrous metals

199.2

170.2

29.0

17.1%

Perishables

48.3

17.3

< /td>

31.0

179.0%

Other

22.5

18.4

4.2

22.6%

Containers

787.1

755.8

31.3

4.1%

Containers (tys.TEU)

100.4

89.0

11.4

12.8%

 For convenience, the monthly statistics of NCSP Group cargo turnover is also available for download in the formatMSExcelon the corporate website.

About NCSP Group

NCSP Group is the largest Russian port operator in terms of turnover. Shares of PJSC "NCSP" listed on the Moscow Stock Exchange (ticker NMTP), and on the London Stock Exchange in the form of global depositary receipts (ticker: NCSP). 50.1% of the shares of PJSC "NCSP" belongs Novoport Holding Ltd, the beneficiaries of which are OAO «Transneft" and the group "Total." NCSP Group cargo turnover in 2011 amounted to 157 million tons. Consolidated revenue for 2011 under IFRS was $ 1,050 million, EBITDA — $ 550 million NCSP Group includes the following companies: PJSC "NCSP", LLC "Primorsk Trade Port", "Novorossiysk Grain Terminal", OJSC "Novorossiysk Shipyard ", OJSC" NCSP Fleet ", OJSC" NLE "," IPP ", LLC" Baltic Stevedoring Company "and JSC" CFP ".

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