Port complexes in the Leningrad Region, despite the difficulties with logistics under the sanctions, continue their work and systematic development.
The working trip of the Governor of the Leningrad Region to the Kingisepp District was devoted to the development and stable operation of port terminals in the Leningrad Region.
In the industrial and logistics park "Ultramar" in Vistino, the head of the region got acquainted with the implementation of the first stage of the construction of the complex - domed fertilizer storage facilities and a closed loading system.
“The Ultramar complex has reached the design capacity of the first stage - 10 million tons of mineral fertilizers have already been handled. Today it is the most modern port complex in this specialization in the world, the most environmentally friendly technologies are used here - a dust-free and non-contact method of loading fertilizers. I would like to emphasize that this is Russian equipment, we do not depend on imported components,” Alexander Drozdenko, Governor of the Leningrad Region, shared his impressions after visiting the industrial and logistics park.
The complex includes a railway station, 34 domed storage facilities for mineral fertilizers, a 900-meter sealed conveyor product pipeline for the delivery of goods to the sea terminal. As part of the constructed marine terminal, a section of the sea checkpoint across the state border of the Russian Federation is equipped, which will soon begin to receive ships for clearance.
The investor plans to further expand the complex and build a new terminal to increase the volume of transshipped cargo.
Today in Ust-Luga, the governor also met with representatives of the terminals and the management of the ports of Ust-Luga, Vyborg, Primorsk and Vysotsk, the leadership of the Federal Agency for Marine and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot), the Border Guard Department of the Federal Security Service, the North-West Customs Department of the Russian Federation, FSUE Rosmorport ". Thus, according to Rosmorrechflot, cargo transshipment in the last month in the Baltic ports decreased by 7.7%, in particular, in Ust-Luga by 2.6%. At the same time, despite the sanctions and the refusal of foreign companies to work with Russian cargo, the ports are working and the shipment is going on. In particular, the meeting discussed the need to create another anchorage for vessels in Ust-Luga to await loading in Russian waters. This issue is already being worked out by the federal authorities. “We also agreed to conduct online consultations in order to promptly respond to the challenges that arise today in maritime logistics. The Leningrad Region is one of the three largest logistics regions in the country, our ports account for 20% of Russian cargo turnover, and it is important for us to maintain the continuity of their development,” summed up Alexander Drozdenko.