NCSP Group SWOT analysis

Internal environment External environment
Strengths
  • The group of stevedoring companies with sufficient capacity for transshipment of a wide range of goods
  • Natural depth and year-round navigation and a high level of coverage with navigation safety systems
  • Ability to work with all modes of transport (railway, trucks, internal waterways)
  • Developed railway infrastructure
  • Modern infrastructure
  • Proximity of centers of consumption and production of mass cargos to some ports
  • Growth of dry cargo turnover
  • Development of container transportation by building modern container terminals
  • Stable financial condition
  • Skilled labor and management personnel
  • Many years of experience
  • Availability of public-private partnership mechanisms
Opportunities
  • Favorable geographical location at the intersection of international transportation corridors, as well as large transit potential
  • Competitive tariffs
  • Development of transport corridors
  • Possibility of reducing transportation costs and delivery times compared to alternative routes
Weaknesses
  • Geographic remoteness from places of production of certain types of cargo (coal, mineral fertilizers)
  • Bottlenecks in approaches to ports from railways and highways
  • Unsatisfactory technical condition of port facilities and equipment
  • Insufficient processing speed for certain cargo
  • Low degree of containerization of cargo flows
  • Inadequate legislation in the area of seaports
  • Insufficient past investments in updating port infrastructure
  • Underdevelopment of public-private partnership mechanisms
  • Low level of innovation and new port technologies
  • High costs for power supply to ports
  • Difficult ecological situation
Threats
  • Low percentage of transit capacity utilization
  • High competition in the industry
  • Creation of container terminals in the ports of Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine and the Baltic countries