In September 2020, KSK Grain Terminal of DeloPorts, the part of Russia's largest transport and logistics holding Delo Group, set a new record for the monthly gain handling - 661758 tons.
Previous record of 567 783 was set in October 2017.
CEO of KSK Alexander Trukhanovich commented on the achievement: “The main components of such success are reasonable decision-making, well-coordinated team-work, competent and careful operation of the new KSK’. And surely, the favorable conjuncture of the grain market and the high harvest in Russia helped us achieve this record. "
At the same time, the management of the company implemented a successful commercial policy at the start of the grain season. Manually assembling a good customer base and organizing cooperation with partners in the provision of loans.
The logistics component for grain delivery by road has been revised. An agreement with the customers to use different auto terminal with a larger capacity and with a more rational organization of vehicle turnover was reached.
In the midst of grain handling season, the management of KSK had to make a number of operational corrective decisions. Due to a smaller harvest in the nearest southern regions of the country, the flow of grain carriers decreased, but the number of applications for receiving railroad trains with grain increased sharply, reaching peak values for the entire operation of the terminal. In this regard, the method of handling the wagons was not only revised, but also brought to the best practices since the existence of KSK: from 125 wagons per day in early August to 188 wagons in the middle of September.
With such a responsible and competent approach, achieving a transshipment record was only a matter of time. However, the KSK team is not going to stop there. Additional traction equipment has been ordered for the railway segment. The equipment has already been introduced and is undergoing practical testing. It is intended to automate, respectively, to reduce the production of technological procedures - weight control, sampling grain samples and a number of others. The total investment in the modernization of KSK is about USD 68 million.About the Company