For 11 months of 2017 Ostchem plants produced 1.5 million tons of mineral fertilizers
For 11 months of 2017, three mineral fertilizers plants of Ostchem (consolidating Group DF’s fertilizer business) - Azot (Cherkasy), Rivneazot and Severodonetsk Azot - produced 1.48 million tons of nitrogen fertilizers for the Ukrainian agro-industrial complex. Thanks to support from the Government, including the introduction of anti-dumping duties by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade towards some Russian fertilizer producers, since June 2017, Ostchem has been able to start the plants and resume fertilizer production after a long period of inactivity.
For 11 months of 2017 Nika-Tera seaport increased transshipment by 10%
Nika-Tera seaport entered the TOP-3 rating of the Ukrainian ports for the increase in grain transshipment in 2016/17 marketing year
Nika-Tera Sea Specialized Port (part of Group DF port business) has entered the TOP-3 rating among all grain terminals in Ukraine based on the rating of stevedoring companies, compiled by the Ports of Ukraine edition and BlackSeaTrans information and analysis center. In particular, the terminal took the 2nd place in the category "Absolute growth of grain cargoes" based on the company's performance in 2016-2017 marketing year.
In Q1-Q3 of 2017 Nika-Tera marine port increased the turnover by 44%
For three quarters of 2017, the Sea Specialized Port Nika-Tera LLC (part of Group DF port business) processed 3.35 million tons of cargo, which is 44% more than the same period last year. In the total volume of cargo turnover, grain transshipment amounted to 63% (2,126 K tons), bulk cargo - 32% (1,070 K tons), mineral fertilizers - 5% (156,3 K tons). Transshipment of general cargo for January-September amounted to 0.5 K tons.
Nika-Tera sea port increased the quantity of Panamax vessels processed and increased cargo turnover by 43%
Nika-Tera sea port (SSP Nika Tera LLC is a part of the Group DF port business) handled 3 million tons of cargo for the eight months of 2017, that is 43% more than in the same period last year. In the total volume of cargo turnover, share of cereals amounted to 63% (1,867 K tons), bulk cargoes - 32% (954 K tons), mineral fertilizers - 5% (142 K tons). The port also processed 0.5 thousand tons of general cargo.
Chinese Concern GoldSky has finished certification of ZTMC
Zaporizhzhya titanium and magnesium plant, which is part of the Group DF titanium business, has been certified by one of the largest Chinese consumers of titanium sponge, GoldSky concern. ZTMK received the right to supply a titanium sponge to a Chinese company after the completion of a comprehensive audit conducted by authorized GoldSky specialists.
Nika-Tera port started transshipment of a new type of cargo
Nika-Tera sea terminal (Nika-Terra Sea Specialized Port LLC is part of Group DF port business) has begun transshipment of a new type of cargo - vegetable oils. This was reported by the press office of Group DF.
Group DF statement regarding the information on the Prosecutor General's Office website about alleged embezzlement of funds and tax dodging by the Group DF enterprises
Group DF states that the information published on the Prosecutor General's Office website about alleged embezzlement of funds and tax dodging by Group DF enterprises is untrue and absurd in its essence.
Nika-Tera sea port increased cargo turnover by 48% and first-ever carried out simultaneous loading of two Panamax vessels
Nika-Tera sea port (Nika Tera Specialized Port LLC is part of the Group DF port business) processed 2,533 million tons of cargo for seven months of 2017, which is 48.3% more than for the same period of last year. In the total volume of cargo turnover, grain transshipment amounted to 63.2% (1600.9 K tons), bulk cargoes - 31.4% (796.2 K tons), chemical and mineral fertilizers - 5.35% (135.4 K tons) and 0.5 K tons of general cargo.
There is no second lawsuit against Dmitry Firtash, - the statement of Dmitry Firtash's lawyers
Dmitry Firtash's lawyer, Otto Dietrich, commented to the Austrian edition Krone that there were no new lawsuits from the US Attorney's Office against Dmitry Firtash. The statement of the US Prosecutor's Office, the media are writing about, is exclusively a response from the US Prosecutor's Office ("Consolidated Government's Response") to the motion to dismiss the lawsuit against Dmitry Firtash, which had been filed by Dmitry Firtash's lawyers earlier, but not a new lawsuit, as most of the foreign media have erroneously stated.