2015 December 18 15:15

MSCC Bronka in Saint-Petersburg and off-harbour transshipment complex in Murmansk increase Russian seaports’ capacity in 2015

The capacity of Russian seaports has been increased this year with the launch of Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex "Bronka" in Saint-Petersburg and off-harbour transshipment complex in Murmansk, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Zakhariy Dzhioyev, head of Economy and Finance Department at the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot) as saying at the joint meeting of the Board and the Public Council of Rosmorrechflot.  

RF President Vladimir Putin earlier said that transshipment capacity of Russian seaports would make 19.5 mln t this year. 

Zakhariy Dzhioyev forecasts that Russian seaports will be able to transship up to 1.078 bln t of cargo by 2020. 

Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex "Bronka" (MSCC 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 a 1,220 m-long quay wall (including 5 berths). The length of Ro-Ro terminal's dock line will be 710 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 MSCC 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 MSCC 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 first liner vessel called to Bronka on the 8th of September 2015.

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