September 14, 2012 on the ro-ro terminal JSC "Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg" finished loading two rockets to be sent to the Guiana Space Centre (French Guiana).
Container with modernized carrier rockets "Soyuz-ST" were overwhelmed with the train to roll trailers, and then through a 37 slip dock delivered to the ship «MN Colibri». Transshipment carried out by means of gantry cranes with a capacity of 40 tons.This is the fifth batch of equipment for Kourou, which is loaded through the terminals of JSC "Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg" in the framework of an intergovernmental agreement between Russia and France on long-term cooperation in the field of design, development and use of rockets.
The company’s specialists regularly carry out operations for handling bulky and heavy. At the disposal of JSC "Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg" equipment that can handle cargo packages weighing up to 300 tons, modern railway infrastructure that can take w / d conveyors of all kinds and types, as well as storage space to accommodate the volume of shipments.
For the record: JSC "Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg" (part of the UCL Port, stevedoring division of the international transport of UCL Holding) — the largest operator providing services for handling all kinds of dry goods in the Big Port of St. Petersburg. Operates modern specialized terminals for handling of ro-ro cargo, vehicles, metals. In 2011 JSC "Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg" sent 58.5 million rubles for environmental protection.
The Guiana Space Centre, Kourou Spaceport or located in French Guiana (South America), 50 kilometers from the city of Cayenne, on the Atlantic coast. The center is designed to display on the geostationary satellites. Russia’s interest in Kourou spaceport related to its equatorial location: modernized Russian rocket "Soyuz-ST" will be able to put into orbit heavier spacecraft than the launches from Baikonur and Plesetsk.