Commercial Sea Port of Ust-Luga handled 1 million tonnes of cargo in QI’2018, up 21.5% Y-o-Y
In January-March 2018, Commercial Sea Port of Ust-Luga JSC handled 1 million tonnes of cargo, up 21.5%, year-on-year.
According to the company, the growth was primarily driven by transshipment of coal which was added to the list of cargos handled at Yug-2 terminal in January 2018. In the reporting period, transshipment of export coal totaled 304,000 tonnes.
Transshipment of mineral fertilizers grew by 12% to 277,320 tonnes. General cargo transshipment was flat, year-on-year, at more than 100,000 tonnes.
Auto-Railway Ferry Terminal handled 380,000 tonnes (+10.7%, year-on-year).
Yevgeny Savkin, Director General of Commercial Sea Port of Ust-Luga, expects that with such growth rates and the plans on Yug-2 terminal infrastructure development, the company’s throughput in 2018 can reach some 5.5 million tonnes.
Commercial Sea Port of Ust-Luga OJSC is a stevedoring company operating multipurpose terminal YUG-2 and Auto-Railway Ferry Terminal. In 2017, the terminals handled 3.8 million tonnes of cargo.