Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg doubles financing of its environmental programme
From the beginning of 2019, Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC (SP SPb) allocated more than RUB 66 million for implementation of its environmental programme, twice as much as in the same period of the previous year.
According to the company’s press release, the increase was primarily driven by acquisition of new ecological equipment: vacuum cleaning machine for berths, local system for dust suppression in vessels’ holds and an eco-friendly hopper with an in-house system of dust suppression. Some of the equipment has been put into operation.
Besides, SP SPb performed modernization of the port’s environment protection facilities. In 2019, it conducted reconstruction of water disposal system and rehabilitation of pipelines including renovation of over 400 meters of sewage lines and 13 mainstream sewage wells.
Some resources were spent for servicing and maintenance of water treatment facilities and disposal of industrial waste.
Environmental monitoring takes a special place among environment protection activities of the port. Air and water quality is under control of specialists from laboratories accredited by the government. Measuring of air samples taken at the border of the port’s sanitary protection zone is conducted at least once a month involving eight parameters. Measuring of water samples involving 20 parameters is conducted on a monthly basis.
The monitoring findings show no above-limit impact of SP SPb activities on natural environment components.
Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC is the largest operator rendering services on handling of all types of dry cargoes at Big Port St. Petersburg. It operates modern multipurpose specialized terminals for handling of general and bulk cargoes and specialized terminals for ro-ro cargoes and containers. In 2018, the company handled 7.7 million tonnes of cargo.