ULCT started

"Ust-Luga Container Terminal" (ULCT) belonging to the group "National Container Company" (NCC), handled the first vessel. Container Emotion Unifeeder capacity of 1,440 TEU came from Hamburg. It is planned that the ship will go to the terminal weekly.
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Commissioning of the new container terminal at the port of Ust-Luga is of great importance for the development of the transport sector in Russia. According to V. Putin, the port of Ust-Luga — one of the largest in Russia infrastructural projects of European scale.

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NCC president Alain Ashurkova emphasizes that ULCT has unique advantages compared to other terminals of the North-West region. This is the first Russian deep-water container terminal, which has by far the depth at the berths of 13.5 m terminal is located outside the urban area, so his work is not limited to the development and infrastructure and environmental factors.

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"The new Ust-Luga terminal is a reasonable alternative to the St. Petersburg terminals, which occur periodically congestion and stressful situations arise," — says CEO Unifeeder Jesper Christensen: "The strategic location of the terminal allows to reduce the risks of severe winter conditions. The terminal can easily handle the load, going to St. Petersburg, Moscow and Kaluga region due to the existing infrastructure. This new gateway to Russia, and we are proud to Unifeeder that ULCT will be part of our broad network terminal in the region. "

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Construction ULKT implemented in three stages. The first phase is completed at the end of November 2011. The full development of the terminal reaches to 2025, when its capacity will be about 3 million TEU. ULCT will be the largest and most modern container terminal in the Baltic region. The terminal is in operation will meet the growing demand for Russian container cargo handling and reduce dependence on Russian consignees from the ports of Finland and the Baltic countries.

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