In recent Russian history, the ports of St. Petersburg, Ust Luga and Iliychevsk have acted as the main points of entry to the Russian Federation for Ro-Ro logistics participants, as these points have the necessary port-terminal equipment for handling rolling and tracked vehicles. During the last 10 years, improvements in the investment climate and industrial capacity in the Southern Federal District created a need for alternative logistics solutions for finished vehicles. Cooperation between TMBCL and the Gefco group of companies resulted in the launch of a regular shipping service for vehicles in 2012. Today, a joint Gefco and TMBCL terminal is connected with the main hub ports in the Mediterranean Sea, enabling the development of additional services for the shipment of roll-trailers.
Novorossiysk is not only connected by Ro-Ro lines operating through Derince and Piraeus, but also to deep-sea services to the Persian Gulf, Northern Europe, Latin America, the Gulf of Mexico and Western Africa.