Port Bronka expands its Konecranes handling equipment fleet
The multipurpose sea terminal Bronka (MSCC Bronka) based in Big Port of St. Petersburg expanded its lift trucks fleet, taking delivery of the third reach stacker manufactured by Konecranes, the Bronka terminal operator said in a press release.
The new reach stacker is equipped with a telescopic boom with hydraulic-driven extension and a spreader with lifting capacity of 45 tonnes up to 15.3 meters. The spreader is equipped with universal container handler twist lock for handling empty / loaded containers and with capability of general cargo handling.
Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex "Bronka" (MSCC Bronka) is being built on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, where the Dam and the Ring Road border the territory of Lomonosov. The Bronka complex will comprise three dedicated facilities: a container terminal encompassing 107 hectares, the Ro-Ro terminal of 57 ha and a logistics center of 42 ha. Container terminal will have a 1,220 m-long quay wall (including 5 berths). The length of Ro-Ro terminal's dock line will be 710 meters (3 berths).
After completion of Bronka Phase 1 its capacity will reach 1.45 million TEUs and 260,000 units of Ro-Ro cargoes. In future the MSCC Bronka expansion will help increase the facility's container throughput to 1.9 million TEUs. Upon completion of the port's construction and dredging to the design mark of 14.4 meters in 2015 MSCC Bronka will be able to accommodate Post-Panamax containerships and the ferries of Finnstar class.
Once completed Bronka project will help generate 2,300 jobs at its marine terminals alone. The first liner vessel called to Bronka terminal on September 8, 2015.
The first call on container line service at the Bronka MMPK took place on September 8, 2015.