24 May 2016
RUSCON speeds up Russian
fertiliser exports with automated loading system
RUSCON, a leading transport
company in Russia, has installed an automated
system for loading mineral fertilisers at its
terminal close to the port of Novorossiysk on the
The bulk cargoes are
delivered by trains arriving from all over Russia
and then loaded into sea containers or packaged in
big-bags before being taken to the port for export.
system, which is much faster and more efficient
than traditional methods, ensures that exactly the
specified quantities are loaded into each sea
container or big-bag,” says Igor Stolovitskiy,
deputy director of the Ruscon terminal.
The system loads 200
MT (metric tonnes) per hour into the containers or
60 MT per hour into the big-bags. It can handle all
types of mineral fertilisers including urea,
nitroammophos, ammonium sulphate, potassium
chloride and calcined coke electrode.
Hopper wagons of all
types and open cars with bottom discharging are
suitable for this automated system and the railway
ramp adjoining the complex where it is housed can
hold 10 wagons.
The complex is
equipped with dust extraction, vibro-download and
wagon shifting capability and it is certificated to
handle granulated sulphur and ammonium nitrate.
The installation of the new
loading system is part of RUSCON’s commitment to
continue to improve its services to customers. It
already has a strong demand for its expert
container stuffing services at the off-dock
RUSCON handled almost
120,000 containers through the port of Novorossiysk
in 2015, an increase of 11%, despite a significant
fall in the country’s overall container traffic.
The caption reads:
"Ruscon’s new automated system for
loading mineral fertilisers in action in the
port of Novorossiysk."
RUSCON has worked successfully in the Russian
container market since 1995. Beginning as a liner
agency, today it is among the top ten container
transport companies in Russia and the CIS.
RUSCON belongs to one of Russia’s largest transport
holding companies, DELO, which also owns several
terminal assets in the port of Novorossiysk. RUSCON
group consists of seven companies in various fields
of container shipping including agency, logistics
and terminal operations. It is active in all of the
major container ports and provinces of Russia, as
well as in neighbouring CIS countries and overseas.
The group has ambitious plans to continue to expand
its existing companies and to add new ones in order
to meet the growing demand for professional
transport services in Russia, the CIS and further
RUSCON has announced a strategic target of doubling
its container throughput and tripling revenue over
the next five years. This will be achieved through
consolidation of its vertically-integrated systems
to enable seamless delivery of containers to any
destination in Russia and worldwide. RUSCON relies
on its 1,100+ staff and close partnerships with
leading Russian and international transport
companies to help it meets its targets.