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2018 May 16 12:41

Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg triples its expenses for environment protection

From the beginning of 2018, AO Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg invested RUB 11.1 million as part of its environmental programme, 3 times as much as in the same period of 2017.

The growth of expenses should be attributed to increased financing of works on modernization of environmental facilities. In particular, the company continued upgrading the system of water disposal in the First and Second districts of the port, reconstructed some of the sewer line parts, performed a package of works on establishing metering stations at some wastewater outlets. SP SPb also increased its expenses for maintenance of environmental facilities.

To strengthen the environmental control the port increased its expenses for monitoring of compliance with air quality standards. In the reporting period, the company increased the frequency of measuring air samples taken at the border of the sanitary protection zone.

To protect the port’s water area in the Gulf of Finland SP SPb increased financing of activities on quality monitoring of waste and natural waters.

AO Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC (a company of UCL Port – stevedoring division of the International Transportation Group UCL Holding) 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.