The private port operator Ascet Shipping increased the grain handling in Berdiansk seaport to 1.134 million tonnes in 2019, which is 62% more than in 2018 (700,349 tonnes).
According to the company’s press service reported on Tuesday, March 17, the volume of handling by Ascet Shipping in Berdiansk seaport has already exceeded 3 million tonnes since it has been working as a port operator (2016).
According to the company’s report, the port operator handled 1.134 million tonnes of cargo, servicing 161 vessels in 2019.
“In the status of a port operator in Berdiansk seaport, Ascet Shipping invested about $4.3 million of its own funds in the development of infrastructure providing grain export through the berths of Berdiansk port. In particular, a port warehouse complex with a capacity of about 100,000 tonnes, a convoy, and modern laboratories were created. The port’s berths were equipped with new technological handling equipment, which allows loading five grain vessels at the port’s berths at the same time,” the company said.
According to the statement, Ascet Shipping has created more than 300 jobs over three and a half years of work in the status of a port operator.
Ascet Shipping is included in top 30 of the largest stevedoring companies in Ukraine and is the largest port operator of Berdiansk seaport.
Ascet Shipping, a private port operator, in August 2019 increased grain transshipment in Berdiansk seaport to 204,100 tonnes, which is 90.3% more than in August 2018 (107,200 tonnes).
According to the company’s press service, with reference to the director of Ascet Shipping’s branch in Berdiansk, Viktoria Abreyeva, in August the stevedoring company simultaneously loaded four to five motor ships per day at Berdiansk seaport. According to her, the corresponding volume of transshipment was achieved thanks to the planning and distribution of resources.
“We tried to load the vessels as quickly as possible, because the queue at the port’s roads always had four to seven ships waiting to be docked … Our process of loading ships using the direct “vehicle-to-ship” option allows loading several ships at different berths at the same time,” she said.
In August 2019 the company handled barley, peas and wheat, while loading 28 ships.
Ascet Shipping operates in five ports (Mykolaiv, Mariupol, Odesa, Kherson, Berdiansk). In Berdiansk seaport, it carries out a full cycle of sea transshipment of goods.