Logistics for bulk dry cargoes in Azov-Black Sea ports are composed of steel products, grains and coal. Despite the existing logistics schemes for exporters, which make about 70 per cent of all shipping volumes ex Russia, TMBCL is able to provide competitive shipping solutions through practically every port in Southern Russia.
It is therefore unsurprising that migration of some cargo traffic between Novorossiysk (Tuapse) and Azov Sea ports correlates with severity of cold winters in the South. Ice conditions and the volatility of the freight market for “sea-river” vessels are the main risk factors in the Azov Sea, despite regularly congested port terminals in Novorossiysk.
Services offered by TMBCL on a “port+sea” basis assume the effective management of risks in the most sensitive part of the supply chain, while skilfully managing laytime, the acceptance and approval of vessels and the storage of cargoes.