2015 March 19 13:47

Launch of port Bronka facilitates development of Russia’s section of Green Corridor in Baltic Sea area

Port Bronka is among the most ambitious investment projects being implemented in the Russian part of the Baltic Sea, IAA PortNews journalist cites Svetlana Vorontsova, Vice-President of Transport Integration Group, as saying at the Forum “Baltic Sea Day” held today, March 19, in Saint-Petersburg.

“Port Bronka will be put into operation this autumn. The port will specialize in handling containers and ro-ro cargo. It will be the most state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly port in the Baltic Sea area. Operation of LNG powered ships is supposed to be initially tested here,” Svetlana Vorontsova said.

According to her, it develops Russia’s section of the Green Corridor which is to link European countries and Russia, as well as Asian countries in the future.

The Marine Multipurpose Complex Bronka (MMPK Bronka) is being built on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, where the Dam and the Ring Road border the territory of Lomonosov. The Bronka Complex will comprise three specialized facilities: a container terminal encompassing 107 hectares, the Ro-Ro terminal of 57 ha and a logistics center of 42 ha.  Container terminal will have 1.176 m-long quay wall (including 5 berths). The length of Ro-Ro terminal's dock line will be 630 meters (3 berths). After completion of Bronka Phase 1 its capacity will reach 1.45 million TEUs and 260,000 units of Ro-Ro cargoes. In future the MMPK Bronka expansion will help increase the facility's container throughput  to 1.9 million TEUs. Upon completion of the port's construction and dredging to the design mark of 14.4 meters in 2015 MMPK Bronka will be able to accommodate post-Panamax containerships and the ferries of Finnstar class.

Implementation of the Bronka project is expected to generate 2,300 jobs at its marine terminals alone.

The launch of MMPK Bronka operations is scheduled for September 2015.