Container Traffic At Container Terminal St. Petersburg Rises 15% To 643,700 TEUs
In January-December 2017, Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg CJSC (CTSP, a company of UCL Holding) handled 643,700 TEUs, which represents a 15.4% increase year-on-year and 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%, 29% in the Baltic Basin and 14% across Russia.
In 2017, imports handled at the terminal accounted for 45% of its total container throughput, or 288,800 TEUs including 68,200 TEUs of 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.
Source: UCL Holding