Works on construction of alluvial territories of the multipurpose trading terminal LUGAPORT in Leningrad region are completed.
The Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Evgeniy Dietrich, the Governor of Leningrad region Alexander Drozdenko and CEO – Chairman of the Board of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov inspected completion of the first phase of construction of the terminal of Novotrans.
The Minister of Transport Evgeniy Dietrich emphasized that the newest Russian harbor – Ust-Luga – is important for the country, one of its tasks is redirection of cargo from the ports of the neighbouring countries.
The multipurpose trading terminal Ust-Luga (LUGAPORT) involves creation of a complex for transshipment of bulk and general cargo with planned cargo turnover of 16 million tonnes per year and a complex for transshipment of grain and food cargo, 8.26 million tonnes per year. 700 new jobs will be created there. The total area of the terminal is 85 ha, the project includes creation of 5 berths for vessels with draft up to 15.5 m, able to accommodate 1,100 railway carriages per day.
The first phase of the complex is planned to be launched by the beginning of 2023, the second – by the beginning of 2024 and the third – by the end of 2024. In the middle of June works on creation of artificial land plots of the multipurpose terminal were completed. The volume of investments by the holding over the first phase of project implementation exceeded 7 billion rubles. The project receives support of Economic Development Agency of Leningrad Region.
LUGAPORT project is included in the strategic documents of transport infrastructure development in Russia.