Metals and raw materials play a huge role in the Russian economy and make a significant financial contribution to Russia’s foreign trade exports. Once primarily carried as breakbulk cargo in conventional vessels and bulk carriers, since the late 1990s, there has been a strong trend to containerisation of non-ferrous metals, steel and semi-finished products, ores and concentrates.
The export of metals from Russia is characterized by long-haul distances from the point of production to the ports of loading. Accordingly, often the main requirement of exporters is stable delivery of goods by rail cars and efficient containerisation of shipments at ports and off-dock terminals.
Quite important in this segment is safe stuffing and securing of metals in containers. RUSCON applies advanced technologies for vanning of a wide range of steel products, including high-grade steel, pipes, long and heavy packages, as well as bulk cargo: iron briquettes and pig-iron.
Given usually large size of shipment lots, it is crucial to ensure stable supply of empty containers and then timely delivery of heavy-loaded containers to the port terminal before loading on a ship. We meet these requirements by accumulating empty containers well in advance at own off-dock facilities and using dedicated heavy trucks.
For shippers trading goods from the port of loading, RUSCON offers safe storage of goods at its own warehouse in Novorossiysk. Our off-dock facility is certified by major international banks for storing commodities in pledge. We provide regular monitoring of cargo condition, keep inventory reports, and dispatch cargo in accordance with instructions of respective banks.