Monday, July 25, 2016

Throughput of Port Ust-Luga up 5% to 44.86 mln t in HY2016

In January-June 2016, the port of Ust-Luga handled 44,864,300 t of cargo (+5%, year-on-year), says Baltic Sea Ports Administration.

Transshipment of dry bulk cargo climbed by5% to 12,497,400 including 9,736,800 t (-3%).

Transshipment of 7% to 30,748,300 t including 14,617,600 t of cude oil (+9%) and 15,348,000 t of oil products (+4%).

Transshipment of general cargo fell by 12%, year-on-year, to 356,200 t.

Transshipment of cargoes carried by ferries totaled 749,000 t (-24%).

The port’s container throughput fell by 6.9% to 37,818 TEUs.

In 2015, the port handled 87.86 mln t of cargo, container throughput totaled 89,820 TEUs.

Ust-Luga port is situated practically at the border of the Russian Federation and the European Union. The deep water area of the port (17.5 m) together with the approach channel (3.7 km) make Ust-Luga port the only Russian port on the Baltic Sea capable of admitting dry-cargo vessels with the deadweight of up to 75,000 tonnes and liquid cargo carriers with the deadweight of up to 160,000 tonnes. 

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