increased 1.9 times — up to 8.52 million tonnes
The volume of cargo the port of Ust-Luga (Leningrad region) in January-February 2013 totaled 8,000,000 522 894.842 thousand tons, which is 1.9 times higher than the same period last year. The press service of the company «« Ust-Luga. "
In February this year the port handled stevedoring companies 4,000,000 225 857.969 thousand tons, which is 1.9 times more than in February 2012.
Number of treated railcars for January and February totaled 81,818 units, up 13.7% over last year’s figures.
Port of Ust-Luga is located on the border of Russia and the European Union. Deep water area of the port (17.5 m) in combination with the short channel (3.7 km) make the port of Ust-Luga the Russian port on the Baltic that can dry cargo vessels up to 75 tons and tankers with a deadweight of 160 thousand . tons. In 2012, in the port of Ust-Luga was handled 46 million 612 thousand 449.255 tons of cargo and 167,380 vehicles. It is planned that the output at full power port capacity will increase to 180 million tons.