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19.06.2013 NCSP Group turnover in January-May 2013 amounted to 61.3 mln tonnes

Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port Group (NCSP Group or the Group) (LSE: NCSP, Moscow Exchange: NMTP) announces today that its consolidated cargo turnover for the period of January-May 2013 amounted to 61.3 million tonnes, compared to 68.4 million tonnes in the first five months of 2012.

 

Liquid cargo

Handling of liquid cargo in 5M 2013 was 51,877 ths tonnes, compared to 56,124 ths tonnes in January-May 2012.

Crude oil handling in the reporting period totalled 40,864 ths tonnes, oil products handling amounted to 10,664 ths tonnes; combined seed oils and UAN volumes totalled 349 ths tonnes.

Oil products handling in 5M 2013 increased by 36.4% year-on-year. The Novorossiysk Fuel Oil Terminal and the Primorsk Trade Port continued to drive oil products growth, with volumes up by 1,144 ths tonnes (110.4%) and 1,287 ths tonnes (54.8%), respectively.

Handling of liquid fertilizers (UAN) during the first five months of 2013 increased 118% year-on-year.

 

Bulk cargo

In January-May 2013, NCSP Group handled 2,617 ths tonnes of bulk cargo.  Grain volumes remained lower year-on-year, however, expectations for the new 2013 crop helped grain volumes to reach 193 ths tonnes in May, which is more than in the previous four months of 2013 combined.

Iron ore handling remained largely unchanged year-on-year, while cement handling increased 23.3% and sugar volumes were up 49.5% year-on-year.

 

General cargo

General cargo volumes in 5M 2013 amounted to 4,732 ths tonnes.  Ferrous metals volumes remain on the same level as last year, with significant growth coming from perishable and other cargoes.

 

Containers

NCSP Group’s total container throughput in January-May 2013 was 269.4 ths TEU, an increase of 7.4 TEU compared to 5M 2012.  The slight decline in container volumes measured in tonnes was due to the declining share of loaded containers in export container traffic.


NCSP Group Cargo Turnover in January-May 2013 (’000 tonnes)


Type of cargo

5M 2013

5M 2012

Change

Change, %

Cargo turnover, total

61,318.0

68,352.0

(7,034.0)

(10.3%)

Liquid cargo, total

51,876.9

56,123.8

(4,246.9)

(7.6%)

Crude oil

40,864.0

47,883.6

(7,019.6)

(14.7%)

Oil products

10,664.2

7,819.8

2,844.5

36.4%

UAN

256.2

117.5

138.7

118.0%

Seed oils

92.5

303.0

(210.5)

(69.5%)

Bulk cargo, total

2,616.9

5,328.6

(2,711.7)

(50.9%)

Grain

366.1

3,561.5

(3,195.4)

(89.7%)

Mineral fertilizers

382.9

486.0

(103.1)

(21.2%)

Sugar

437.9

292.9

145.0

49.5%

Iron ore and ore concentrate

879.1

871.1

8.0

0.9%

Scrap Metal

2.6

14.7

(12.1)

(82.3%)

Cement

126.4

102.5

23.9

23.3%

Coal

421.9

0.0

421.9

0.0%

General cargo, total

4,732.0

4,738.9

(6.9)

(0.1%)

Ferrous metals

3,828.0

3,845.1

(17.1)

(0.4%)

Timber

209.4

281.7

(72.3)

(25.7%)

Timber. ths cubic metres

380.7

509.4

(128.7)

(25.3%)

Non-ferrous metals

459.4

483.0

(23.6

(4.9%)

Perishable cargo

140.0

73.1

67.0

91.6%

Other

95.2

56.1

39.1

69.8%

Containers

2,092.2

2,160.7

(68.5)

(3.2%)

Containers

2,092.2

2,160.7

(68.5)

(3.2%)

            Containers, ths TEU

269.4

262.0

7.4

2.8%


For your convenience, NCSP Group's monthly cargo turnover data is available in Excel format on the company’s website.

 

About NCSP Group

NCSP Group is the largest port operator in Russia and the third-largest in Europe, in terms of cargo turnover. NCSP shares are traded on Russia's Moscow Exchange (ticker: NMTP) and on the London Stock Exchange in the form of GDRs (ticker: NCSP). 50.1% shares of PJSC “NCSP” belong to Novoport Holding Ltd, the beneficial owners of which are OJSC Transneft and Summa Group. NCSP Group cargo turnover in 2012 totalled 159 million tonnes. Consolidated revenue according to IFRS in 2012 totalled USD 1,034 million and EBITDA was USD 591.5 million. NCSP Group consolidates the following companies: PJSC Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port, LLC Primorsk Trade Port, PJSC Novorossiysk Grain Terminal, OJSC Novorossiysk Ship Repair Yard, OJSC NCSP Fleet, OJSC NLE, OJSC IPP, CJSC Baltic Stevedore Company, and CJSC SFP.


Contacts:

Kristina Senko, Public Relations; KSenko@ncsp.com

Mikhail Shchur, Investor Relations; MShchur@ncsp.com


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