Big Port St. Petersburg expected to become fully loaded within seven years
Within about seven years, Big Port St. Petersburg can become fully loaded in case of implementation of all announced stevedoring projects, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Aleksey Kudran, Commercial Director of Neva-Metal terminal, as saying at TransLogistic conference in Saint-Petersburg.
According to him, the forecast will be true if throughput of the port’s terminals grows by 5-10% per year.
The speaker expects the port to be increasingly focused on transshipment of containerized cargo. As for the project of shifting the port’s facilities beyond the historical cargo districts, he does not consider it to be quite realistic.
When speaking about Neva-Metal, Aleksey Kudran said that annual throughput of the stevedoring company is as high as 3 million tonnes including 2 million tonnes of Severstal cargo. The company’s development programme foresees a slight growth of cargo turnover by 2030 that is to be driven by introduction of digital technologies and optimization of production and logistic processes.
Neva-Metal JSC is part of a transport division of Severstal Russian Steel of Severstal Group. Neva-Metal specializes in transshipment of containerized and general cargo delivered to its terminal in the 3rd Cargo Area of Big Port St. Petersburg by sea, railways and highways.