Throughput of Port Vysotsky up 12.6% to 3.55 mln t in Jan-Aug’14
In January-August 2014, Port Vysotsky LLC handled 3,554,839.155 t of coal (+12.6%, year-on-year). According to the stevedore’s press center, in August the company handled 479,030 t of coal.
In August, the company unloaded 7,216 wagons, the highest result over the company’s history.
Port of Vysotsk is located in the Leningrad region. There are currently two stevedore companies operating at the port’s terminals: Port Vysotsky LLC and RPK-Vysotsk-Lukoil-II Ltd. In May 2012, the Russian government decided to expand the Vysotsk port with new territories including those occupied by the construction site of a new sea terminal for handling of general cargo (with the capacity of up to 3 mln t). In 2013 the company’s throughput increased by 48.8%, year-on-year, to 4.9 mln t.
Port Vysotsky LLC specializes in transshipment of Russian coal to the Western Europe. The port’s water area and the approach canal are 12.7 meters deep with the width of the canal totaling 200 metres. Maximal draft of vessels accepted in the port is 11.9 meters which enables the port to accept 45,000-dwt vessels.
From August 2012 the company started handling Panamax size vessels. Every month the company handles up to 6 vessels of this type with deadweight of up to 84,000 t.