Throughput of Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg down 2.2% to 387,600 TEUs in 2014
In 2014, Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg CJSC handled 387,600 TEUs. According to the company’s press center, the decrease should be attributed to the general reduction of cargo flows amid the unfavorable economic situation in Russia.
Apart from containers, the terminal handled over 12,300 import automobiles. They were transshipped at the dedicated berth.
In pursuance of the Company’s policy aimed at the expansion of the range of services, CTSP commenced cooperation with the three shipping lines: Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), Team Lines and Х-Press FEEDERS. The terminal is also developing the relations with its major client, MSC.
Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg increased shipments by railway transport from 15% to 18%, mostly due to shifting cargo from road transport in order to decrease the load on highway infrastructure of Saint-Petersburg. The Company believes this will contribute to more flexible management of cargo flows.
In 2014, handling of export cargoes climbed by 5% to 200,100 TEUs with the share of loaded containers climbing to 37.5% (+12.9%, year-on-year). Export/import ratio was 52% / 48%, respectively.
Over the year, the terminal handled 210 vessels with average shipload of 1,800 TEUs (+35%, year-on-year).
Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg (member of UCL Port, the stevedoring division of the international transportation group UCL Holding) is a modern container and import automobile handling facility in the Fourth District of the Greater Port of Saint-Petersburg.