Container traffic at Container Terminal St. Petersburg rises 15% to 643,700 TEUs

Container shipping, Containers, Logistics, Markets, Ports & Terminals — By on February 7, 2018 at 9:54 AM

In January-December 2017, Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg CJSC (CTSP, a company of UCL Holding) handled 643,700 TEUs, which is 15.4% more than in 2016, which is the highest volume of containers ever handled by CTSP.

In 2017, CTSP retained its leading position among container terminals of Russia. The company’s market share in Saint-Petersburg and Ust-Luga was as high as 32%, in the Baltic Basin – 29%, in Russia – 14%.

In 2017, imports via the terminal accounted for 45% of its total container throughput, or 288,800 TEUs including 68,200 TEUs of containers with refrigerated cargo. Exports accounting for 55% of shipments totaled 354,900 TEU.

High results should be attributed to the development of the terminal infrastructure, expansion of the fleet of production equipment, automation of the technological process. Three RTG cranes and 16 units of handling equipment were put into operation in 2017.

Amid active cooperation with Oktyabrskaya Railway, container shipments by railway transport accounted for 26.7% of the terminal’s total cargo transportation.
In 2017, CTSP continued cooperation with the largest container lines operating at Big Port St. Petersburg: MSC, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, COSCO, OOCL, FESCO, Yang Ming, Unifeeder, Team Lines, etc.
In the reporting period, the number of calls totaled 595 vessels with average shipload of 1,087 TEUs.

About Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg:
Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg CJSC (a company of UCL Port, stevedoring division of the international transportation group UCL Holding) is one of the leaders in Russia’s stevedoring business. It is a modern container handling facility specializing in transshipment of all types of containerized cargo including refrigerated, oversize and dangerous cargo.

About UCL Holding
Universal Cargo Logistics Holding (UCLH) is an international transportation holding of companies specializing in rail and waterway transport, cargo handling at Russian ports, providing logistics service, shipbuilding and cruise operations. The UCL Holding comprises three divisions: UCL Rail, UCL Port and VBTH. UCL Port consolidates Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg, Container Terminal Saint Petersburg, Multipurpose Reloading Complex based in Northwest Russia and Tuapse and Taganrog ports in Russia’s Southern region. UCL Rail includes Freight One, the largest railway operator in Russia. VBTH includes North-West Shipping Company, Volga Shipping Company, VF Tanker and several shipbuilding and cruise assets.

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