MSCC Bronka set to increase its heavy cargo transshipment capacity
MSCC Bronka (Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex Bronka, Big Port St. Petersburg) is going to increase permissible load on the berth and its highway approach from 200 t to 500 t, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Miroslav Russkikh, head of the company’s Sales and Marketing Department, as saying at Heavy Russia conference in Moscow.
According to him, this target can be achieved through construction of a road connecting the port with Krasnoflotskoye highway. Besides, in QI’2018 Bronka will get the second Liebherr LHM 800 featuring lifting capacity of 308 t.
Implementation of the above plans will develop Bronka’s infrastructure to become the most powerful among all ports in the Baltic Basin.
MSCC Bronka (Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex Bronka) is a new deepwater terminal at the port of Saint-Petersburg. The project is implemented through private-public partnership. Investments from the federal budget (RUB 17 bln) allowed for building an access canal and water area with a depth of 14.4 m as well as a transport junction with a direct connection of Bronka to the ring road. Construction of coastal infrastructure through project financing with Fenix LLC as a private investor began in 2011. In December 2015 it was completed and the first phase of the project was put into operation.
The capacity of Bronka’s Phase 1 is 1.45 million TEUs and 260,000 units of Ro-Ro cargoes. In the future the MSCC Bronka expansion will help increase the facility's container throughput to 1.9 million TEUs. Upon completion of the port's construction and dredging MSCC Bronka will be able to accommodate Post-Panamax containerships and the ferries of Finnstar class. The Bronka Complex will comprise three specialized facilities: a container terminal encompassing 107 hectares, the Ro-Ro terminal of 57 ha and a logistics center of 42 ha. Container terminal will have a 1,220 m-long quay wall (including 5 berths). The length of Ro-Ro terminal's dock line will be 710 meters (3 berths).
Implementation of the Bronka project is expected to generate 2,300 jobs in the region.
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