NOVOROSSIYSK, RUSSIA — Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port (NCSP) Group announced on Nov. 16 that its consolidated cargo turnover for the first 10 months of 2015 reached 116 million tonnes, up from 3.9% or 4.3 million tonnes in the same period last year.

Bulk cargo volumes totaled 9.9 million tonnes, including: 5.2 million tonnes of grain; 1 million tonnes of chemical cargo; 769,000 tonnes of sugar; 1.7 million tonnes of iron ore, and 1.2 million tonnes of coal.

Transshipment of grain increased by 234,000 tonnes, or 43.7%, in October versus September 2015 due to reduced export duty, but it is still negatively affected by high domestic prices, and deliveries to Egypt are complicated by instability in the country and delays in issue of credit letter for exporters.

General cargo volumes for the first 10 months of 2015 increased by 1.9 million tonnes, or 19.5% year-on-year, and reached 11.7 million tonnes.

Container traffic reached 4.2 million tonnes, down 6.2%, and 391,000 TEU, down 28.1%, compared to 544 TEU in the same period last year.