Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg doubles allocations for its development programme (photo)
From the beginning of 2018, AO Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg (SP SPb, a company of UCL Holding) allocated RUB 69.4 million for its development programme which is twice as much as in the same period of 2017. According to the port, the growth was driven by increased allocations for the purchase of new equipment and for modernization of the company’s environmental facilities.
As part of the equipment upgrading programme the company continued spending its resources for the purchase of new full-revolving electric portal cranes Vityaz with capacity of up to 40 tonnes. They will be delivered to the berths during this year. The company also acquired special tooling for transshipment of reinforcing steel .
For the modernization of its port infrastructure SP SPb boosted its allocations for retrofit of its water disposal system, earmarked money for improvement of its power system facilities and completed paying for modernization of its storage facilities. In particular, the port invested in construction of two covered storage yards with the capacity of up 10,000 tonnes each and for a new open storage yard for general cargo with a load of up to 20 tonnes per sqm allowing for handling of bulky and heavy cargo. Those facilities have already been put into operation.
AO Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg (a company of UCL Port – stevedoring division of the International Transportation Group UCL Holding) is the largest operator, rendering services on handling of all types of dry cargoes at Big Port St. Petersburg. It operates modern multipurpose specialized terminals for handling of general and bulk cargoes and specialized terminals for ro-ro cargoes and containers. In 2017, the company handled 6.9 million tonnes of cargo.