Novorossiysk

Novorossiysk Sea Port is one of the largest ports in the Black Sea basin and the largest in Krasnodar Krai. NSP berthing line (8.3 km) is the longest among all the ports of Russia. The port is located on the Northeast coast of the Black Sea, in the Tsemes Bay (also called Novorossiysk Bay).
  • General Description
  • Anchorage Areas
  • Companies and Terminals
  • Tide
  • Weather Restrictions
  • Working Hours
  • Services
  • Transportation
  • Maps
  • Photos

General Description

UN/LOCODE: RUNVS
Coordinates: 44°72’N / 037°81’E
B.A. Nautical Chart No: 3311, 3316, 3318
Admiralty Sailing Directions: NP24
Time zone: UTC + 3 hrs
Port Security Level: 1
  • Novorossiysk port specializes in handling general cargo, bulk, containers, foodstuffs, timber and crude oil cargoes.
  • Novorossiysk Bay is available for vessels with a draft up to 19.0 m and the inner port waters – up to 12.5 m whereas there are no restrictions at CPC- R Marine Terminal.
  • The bay is ice-free and open for navigation all year round.

Anchorage Areas

The Novorossiysk seaport VTS coverage area – water area, bordered by the coastline and straight lines, connecting points of coordinates:

  • 44°32’16,2”N / 38°04’36,0”E
  • 44°30’27,0”N / 38°01’55,0”E
  • 44°36’42,0”N / 37°34’00,0”E
  • 44°40’34,0”N / 37°34’00,0”E

Designated anchorage areas for ships at roads are No: 408, 410, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416.

Companies and Terminals

There are 9 terminal operators rendering stevedoring services for various cargoes.

 

NCSP Group

Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port (NCSP) is one of the largest transport nodal points of South Russia. NCSP Group have consolidated 5 largest stevedoring companies of the port which provide a wide range of stevedoring services including transshipment of crude oil, oil products and other liquid cargoes, dry bulk and general cargoes, containers.

DeloPorts Holding

The holding operates 8 berths of 2.137 m total length, while total terminal area is 42,5 hectares. The holding consolidates 2 terminal operators:

  • DeloPorts Holding – NUTEP container terminal
  • DeloPorts Holding – KSK grain terminal

The holding operates 8 berths of 2.137 m total length, while total terminal area is 42,5 hectares. 

 

Novorossiysk Grain Terminal

NZT combines storage facilities of the 3 “NKHP” silos of total storage capacity 240.000 mt and “NZT” silos of total storage capacity 120.000 mt.

Berth

No

Terminal operator Length

(m)

Projected

depths (m)

Max permitted

draft (m)

Specialization Equipment
22 NKHP 268,3 13,50 12,50 – 12,90 Grain 4 ship loaders of 500 mt per hour each
23 NZT 258,0 13,40 13,00 – 13,10 Grain 2 ship loaders of 800 mt per hour each

 

Caspian Pipeline Consortium – R (JSC “CPC-R”)

The CPC – R Marine Terminal is a deep water SPM technology-based crude oil terminal.

CPCR

SPMs are found in the following coordinates:

SPM 1:      44° 37′ 46,11″ N / 37° 38′ 16,07″ E – depth of water 56 m

SPM 2:      44° 37′ 19,94″ N / 37° 39′ 40,08″ E – depth of water 57 m

SPM 3:      44° 37′ 45,04″ N / 37° 36′ 43,02″ E – depth of water 58 m

 

Single Point Moorings of the CALM (Catenary Anchor Leg Mooring) type, are anchored to the seabed by six suction anchors each. The SPMs are designed and constructed to survive the 100-year storm conditions and are capable of mooring tankers up to 300.000 tons displacement. Presently, tankers with a DWT between 70,000 – 150,000 tons are being handled at the terminal.

NCSP

“NCSP” provides a wide range of stevedoring services including transshipment of crude oil, oil products and other liquid cargoes, dry bulk cargoes and general cargoes. Total port area (including Sheskharis oil district) amounts to 87.4 hectares; total area for open storage of cargoes is 18.88 hectares; total area of sheltered warehouses is 6.22 hectares; refrigerated storage 0.416 hectares; Total berth line of 8444 m is available with access to railway and road connections.

 

Dock Berth No Length

(m)

Depth alongside (m) Max permitted draft (m) Specialization
 

 

 

 

Eastern Dock

 

1 171.3 5.50 5.20 Auxiliary
2 141.5 7.25 – 9.75 7.10 – 9.30 Coal
3 222.6 11.50 11.20 Coal
4 155.2 11.50 11.20 Auxiliary
5 243.5 13.00 9.70 – 12.60 Bulk cargoes (coal, hbi/dri, pig iron)
6 160.7 7.15 – 9.75 5.00 – 9.40 Coal
6а 67.6 3.40 – 5.00 2.1 – 4.20 Auxiliary
 

 

 

 

 

Central Dock

7 164.9 8.25 7.70 – 7.90 Steel products
7a 134.0 2.75 – 6.15 1.50 – 5.40 Auxiliary, steel products
7b 258.5 2.75 – 4.50 2.40 – 4.20 Auxiliary
8 186.9 11.50 10.70 – 11.10 Steel products, pig iron
9 239.7 11.50 10.80 – 11.10 Steel products
10 182.8 11.50 11.20 Raw sugar (discharging)
11 198.0 11.50 11.10 Steel products, pig iron
12 180.8 10.50 9.40 – 10.00 Raw sugar, concentrates (discharging)
13 165.0 8.25 4.50 – 7.90 Fruits, vegetables, bananas (discharging)
 

 

 

 

 

Western Dock

14 167.9 8.25 7.00 – 7.90 Containers, steel products
15 297.0 8.25 – 9.75 7.40 – 9.40 Iron ore, mineral fertilizers
16 177.8 11.50 10.10 – 10.90 Mineral fertilizers, steel products
17 239.5 11.50 11.20 Steel products
18 182.5 11.50 11.20 Containers, steel & aluminum products
19 181.0 11.50 10.30 – 11.10 Containers, steel & aluminum products
20 166.5 9.75 5.00 – 8.90 Aluminum products, paper
21 155.5 7.30 6.80 – 7.00 Auxiliary
 

 

Cabotage Dock

33 240.0 4.50 – 9.75 1,6 – 3.70 Passenger
34 287.7 9.75 8.90 – 9.10 Passenger
34а 149.0 6.50 3.60 – 6.20 Auxiliary
35 241.8 5.00 – 6.50 5.00 – 5.90 Passenger

 

 

NCSP - Sheskharis Oil terminal

The berths of the Sheskharis oil terminal have the following characteristics:

Berth No Length (m) LOA

(m)

Max Beam (m) Depth alongside (m) Max draft alongside (m) DWT (thousand tons) Specialization
1A 490 290.0 52.0 19.8 19.4 Up to 170 Crude Oil
1 490 332.0 56.0 24 23.4 Up to 242 Crude Oil
2 320.3 258.9 48.3 14.2 13.6 Up to 105,5 Crude Oil, oil products
3 227.5 205 27 11.4 10.8 Up to 47 Oil products
4 90 38 4.2 3.6 Up to 0,9 Handling of bunker barges and bilge water barges (filling of oil products and oil water discharge)
6 228 245 32 13.3 12.7 Up to 65 Oil products
7 228 245 32 13.4 12.8 Up to 65 Oil products
8 170 146 17.5 9.7 9.1 Up to 12 Oil products

 

NCSP - Novoroslesexport

“Novoroslesexport” provides transshipment and storage services for container cargoes, timber, steel products and project general cargoes. The total port area comprises of 65 hectares; offering 11 berths with total length 1.422 m; total area of roofed warehouses (storage of plywood and fiberboard) 14.528 m2 and total area for open storage of cargoes (storage of sawn timber and containers) – 369.700 m2

Berth No Length

(m)

Depth alongside

(m)

Max permitted draft (m) Specialization
28 211.9 13.00 9.80-11.70 Containers, steel products, Ro-Ro, project cargoes

Containers, steel products, Ro-Ro, project cargoes

Containers, steel products, Ro-Ro, project cargoes

Sawn timber in packs, steel products

28а 100.6 8.15-13.00 7.60-8.60
29 232.0 13.90 10.40-12.50
30 122.8 13.90 10.40-12.60
31 118.0 7.00 5.60-6.20 Sawn timber in packs, steel products
31а 96.0 7.00 5.50
32/1 108.0 8.25 6.50-6.60 Sawn timber in packs, steel products

 

32/2 121.0 8.25 7.10-7.50
32/3 121.0 8.25 7.50
32/4 146.0 8.25 7.70-7.90
32/5 146.0 6.50 6.20

 

NCSP - IPP

“IPP” operates the high-speed complex for shipment of liquid cargoes including oil products, vegetable oils and liquid fertilizers. Berths are operated jointly with “NCSP”.

 

Mooring points of berth № 5 “IPP” has the following characteristics:

Berth No Length

(m)

LOA

(m)

Max Beam (m) Depth

alongside (m)

Max draft alongside (m) DWT (thousand tons) Specialization
26A 159.0 80.35 11.97 4.8 4.3 6310 Loading diesel oil, fuel oil into bunker vessels and tankers by loading arms
26 369.4 197.00 29.0 13.2 12.9 Up to 56050 Loading diesel oil, liquid mineral fertilizers, vegoil, gasoline, bunker diesel oil and fuel oil
27 339.0 179.00 25.3 12.1 11.8 Up to 38300 Loading diesel oil, liquid mineral fertilizers, vegoil, gasoline, bunker diesel oil and fuel oil

 

NCSP - Novorossiysk Ship-Repair Yard

“Novorossiysk Ship-Repair Yard” provides ship-repairing services as well as effects shipment of ferrous metal products, nonferrous metal products and metal scrap. There is total berth line length of 1700 m; total open storage area of about 60000 m2; capacity of secured warehouses 30000mt of cargoes at the same time with 13 approach railway lines.

 

Berth  No Length  (m) Depth alongside (m) Max permitted draft (m) Specialization
1 201.0 11.00 10.10 – 10.40 Steel products
2 201.0 11.00 9.70 – 10.20 Steel products
3 200.0 7.25 – 11.00 6,30 – 9.40 Steel products
4 163.4 7.46 6.50 – 6.70 Steel products, aluminum products
5 222.1 7.00 – 10.50 6.80 – 9.50 Steel products, aluminum products
9 66.1 8.22 7.00 Perishable (discharging)
10 140.0 7.25 – 8.22 7.70 – 7.90 Perishable (discharging)
11 145.0 5.02 – 8.22 4.10 – 7.10 Auxiliary
13 252.0 4.75 3.50 – 4.00 Auxiliary

 

NCSP - NMT

“NMT” provides services for reception of oil products from railway tanks, accumulation in shore tanks and further shipment to sea vessels. Berths are operated jointly with PJSC “NCSP”.

Shore facilities: mooring points of berth № 4 «Novorossiysk Fuel Oil Terminal” has the following characteristics:

Berth No Length (m) LOA  (m) Max Beam (m) Depth alongside

(m)

Maximum draft alongside (m) DWT

 (thousand tons)

Specialization
25 249.5 195.0 32.2 13.4 12.70 Up to 47.083 Loading fuel oil & gas oil
25А 249.5 195.0 32.2 13.4 12.70 Up to 47.083 Loading fuel oil & gas oil

 

DeloPorts Holding - NUTEP

NUTEP is a modern container terminal that handles containers, project and Ro-Ro cargo in Novorossiysk port. Annual throughput capacity is 700,000 TEU. Terminal is equipped with STS/RTG’s and mobile cranes to handle cargo operations. Terminal accepts post-panamaxes after recent construction of berth #38.

Berth No Length

(m)

Depth alongside (m) Max permitted draft (m) Specialization
38 415.3 15.00 11.80 – 14.70 Containers, project cargoes
39 397.0 10.90 – 12.50 10.40 – 12.10 Containers, project cargoes
39bp 181.3 12.50 11.90 – 12.00 Containers, project cargoes
39а 211.5 10.70 9.30 Auxiliary
39b 87.0 11.00 9.70 – 10.70 Ro-Ro, containers, project cargoes

DeloPorts Holding - KSK

KSK is a deep-water grain terminal operates silos of simultaneous storage capacity 115,600 mt. The terminal is equipped with 2 ship belt loaders of 800 mt per hour each.

Berth

No

Length

(m)

Depth alongside (m) Max permitted draft (m) Specialization
40 251.0 12.40 9.70 – 11.70 Grains
41 175.0 11.40 6.00 – 10.60 Grains

 

 

Tide

Tidal variation is virtually zero.

Weather Restrictions

  • Port is affected by strong winds and cargo operations or navigation may cease when Harbor Master announces Gale Warning. The port is not considered a shelter port in such cases.
  • Novorossiysk is an ice-free port.

Working Hours

Novorossiysk port operates 24/7, except of an official short stoppage for 1 night shift in New Year’s eve.

Stevedore gangs work in two shifts:

  • 1st shift 08:00 – 19:00 lt
  • 2nd shift 20:00 – 07:00 lt

Public holidays:

Jan 1 – 6 and Jan 8 New Year holidays
Jan 7 Orthodox Christmas
Feb 23 Defender of the Fatherland Day
Mar 8 International Women’s Day
May 1 Spring and Labour Day
May 9 Victory Day
Jun 12 Day of Russia
Nov 4 National Unity Day

Services

  • Bunkers, lubricants are available by barge and ex-shoreline at Sheskharis oil terminal.
  • Fresh water is supplied by trucks or by freshwater shore line.
  • Repairs as well as provisions and technical stores are available.
  • Crew change is possible, but all crew members need to have valid Russian Visa (except countries with which Russia has a visa free agreement). In-signers have to receive Russian single-entry visa in a country of their residence, off-signers have to receive a transit (exit) Russian visa.
  • Crew shore leave is available from 0800 through 2400 hrs and shore passes must be obtained.
  • Garbage is removed by trucks whilst alongside or by barges at roads, cost of service is included in ecological services charge.

Transportation

Nearest airports

  • Anapa: 80km distance from Novorossiysk – daytime domestic flights only
  • Gelendzhik: 50 km distance from Novorossiysk – daytime domestic flights only
  • Krasnodar: 180km distance from Novorossiysk – both domestic & international flights operated every day all day

 

Nearest railway:

  • Novorossiysk RW station

Maps

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