TIS-CT leap forward: turnover has almost doubled
26 September 2019, 09:52
General Director of Maersk Ukraine, Roman Koloianov. Photo: TIS, Facebook
From January to August 2019, TIS-CT terminal managed to double its container turnover - it handled 130,661 TEU that is 96.7% more than in the same period in 2018.
A significant role in this regard is attributed to the provision of ME3 ocean service by Maersk Line shipping company in addition to Maersk Line Ecumed service already operating at the terminal. TIS-CT was able to offer Maersk a developed port infrastructure. In total, within a year of ME 3 servicing TIS-CT terminal accepted 52 container ships and handled 51,031 containers or about 75 thousand TEU.
One of the main advantages of terminal is integration with railway infrastructure and high speed of cargo handling. The terminal has the longest container berth in Ukraine (600 m) and is equipped with five STS cranes in one line, which cannot be found in any of the Ukrainian container terminals. Moreover, 12 regular container trains depart from TIS today in five directions - to Dnipro, Kyiv, Kharkiv etc.
This October, the Maersk Line represented in Ukraine by Maersk Ukraine (Roman Koloianov, General Director) will launch another service at TIS-CT terminal. It will be a weekly feeder service connecting Pivdenny port and the Georgian port of Poti. The TIS terminal will also start working in transhipment mode. So far, only the Romanian Constanta has provided transhipment in the Black Sea. At the Ukrainian ports, small volumes of transhipment of up to 12 thousand TEU were processed by Brooklyn-Kyiv Port terminal from 2010 to 2015.