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Leningrad region has unique geographical location and shares borders with the European Union – Finland and Estonia. The region is the most important transport hub in Northwest Russia, its system of seaports is one of the largest in the country and it provides 22% of export and import cargo turnover of the country.
Leningrad region is the second largest transport and logistics hub in Russia located at the intersection of land, water and air routes in the cross-section of international transport corridors as well as interests of three major global growth centres: North America, Western Europe and East Asia.
Commercial seaports play the key role in development of transport and logistic system of Leningrad region. Cargo turnover of the seaports of Leningrad region in 2019 amounted to 185.5 million tonnes of various cargoes, which is 22% of the total cargo turnover of all Russian seaports.
Ust-Luga seaport runs 12 terminals which transship liquid and dry bulk, general and containerized cargo. The terminals provide services involving transshipment, additional handling, and storage of more than 20 categories of cargo.
The commercial seaport with cargo turnover amounting to more than 100 million tonnes plans to increase it up to 180 million tonnes per year. Ust-Luga Company together with an investor – Novotrans Group of Companies – is participating in implementation of a project on construction of a multipurpose terminal Lugaport with capacity amounting to 20-25 million tonnes of cargo annually.
Primorsk is one of the largest oil loading ports in Russia in terms of the transshipment volume. The port carries out large deliveries to the countries of Northern Europe and Scandinavia. The port provides services to tankers with deadweight of up to 150,000 tonnes. The capacity of the port of Primorsk in terms of oil shipment is 47.5 million tonnes per year, in terms of petroleum products shipment – 13.5 million tonnes.
Vysotsk mainly specializes in handling Russian thermal coal for export. An oil terminal operated by RPK – Vysotsk Lukoil II is a complex for transshipment of petroleum products with the capacity exceeding 12 million tonnes annually. A specialized grain terminal (carrying capacity – 4 million tonnes per year) with a production complex for wheat processing (annual capacity – 180,000 tonnes) is being constructed in the territory of the seaport.
The port has 13 berths, three of them handle dry cargo and other ten are cargo berths.
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