Russian port of Ust-Luga intercepts Russian cargo turnover in Estonia
Chairman of the board of the Estonian railway company EVR Cargo Ahto Altyye at the international conference "TRANSESTONIA 2013" said the Russian port of Ust-Luga struck transit through Estonia, reported local media on Wednesday.
Altyye noted that the greatest competition of Estonian port of Ust-Luga — earned it an oil terminal struck transit through Estonia, reports
He stressed that the capacity of the Estonian Railways lets you carry at least two times more goods than it is transported by now.
Chairman of the Board of Port of Tallinn Ain Kaljurand also said that the port together with the operators could handle much more oil cargoes.
EVR Cargo company owned by the state and is engaged in rail freight.
Located 150 km from St. Petersburg port of Ust-Luga, the active construction of which began in the first half of the 2000s, was intended to rid Russia of the need to use the ports of neighboring Baltic countries for the transportation of cargo. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia was left of their own major ports on the Baltic Sea, except St. Petersburg, who could not cope with all the freight traffic. So, for example, in 2005, the Baltic ports was 150 million tons of cargo (40% of the total foreign trade of the Russian Federation).
At present the port of Ust-Luga-paced modern sea port, has an extensive road and rail network.
Cargo turnover in 2012 amounted to 46.6 million tons in January-March 2013 -13,443,000 tons, which is 1.8 times more than the same period last year.
Earlier it was reported that by 2025, is expected to handle a 120-million tons of cargo — the number is three times the volume of the port of Tallinn in his best days