Saint Petersburg port traces its history to the date of Russia’s North Capital foundation. Emperor Peter I, saw our city to be a maritime capital of the Russian nation and a strategic route of cargo transportation ex Russia to the western Europe when laying it down in 1703. Saint Petersburg port plays a key role in the northwest of Russia and is the largest multipurpose port of the Baltic Sea to the date. In order to increase performance of handling of the vessels calling at the port, PORT FLEET Company was founded on the basis of the Port Fleet of Morport SPb OJSC in November 1997. It performs a considerable part of all service operations in the port of Saint Petersburg and neighbouring ports of the Russian part of the Gulf of Finland to the date.
The main sphere of PORT FLEET activity is arrangement of service of vessels in Saint-Petersburg port water area. There are 40 tow boats, bunkering tankers and oil fuel lighters in company’s operation. The company is ready to complete any tasks on complex service of vessels, including:
Services of towing and mooring of vessels;Services in the domain of port environmental servicing (waste collection and disposal);Potable water supply of vessels;Services of disinfection of port objects (moors, containers, sites, etc.);Fuelling of vessels.Besides, PORT FLEET participates in unique projects of harbour pilotage in the port, by Russian inland waterways, under swing bridges of Saint Petersburg, including pilotage of naval ships during preparation to the Navy Day of Russia. The Company’s vessels are engaged by the Port Administration, regional offices of EMERCOM (Ministry of the Russian Federation for Affairs of Civil Defence, Emergencies and Disaster Relief), Federal Security Service and Leningrad Naval Base for participation in rescue operations and liquidation of accidental spills of oil products, trainings and exercises on a regular basis.
In order to provide operative rendering of the whole range of services, there is a 24-hour monitoring service established in the company, which allows promptly receive service orders, transfer them onto vessels and supervise of their fulfilment.
The actual number of Company’s personnel amounts to 800 people. The employees are offered a high level of social protection, allowances and compensations stipulated in the collective agreement.