In January-June, the port of Ust-Luga handled 44,864,300 tons of cargo (up by 5% YoY), Baltic Sea Ports Administration said.
Transshipment of dry bulk cargo climbed by 5% to 12,497,400 tons. Transshipment of general cargo fell by 12%, year-on-year, to 356,200 tons. Transshipment of cargoes carried by ferries totaled 749,000 tons (-24%). The port’s container throughput fell by 6.9% to 37,818 TEUs.
In 2015, the port handled 87.86 million tons of cargo, container throughput totaled 89,820 TEUs.
Ust-Luga port is situated practically at the border of the Russian Federation and the European Union. The deep water area of the port (17.5 m) together with the approach channel (3.7 km) make Ust-Luga port the only Russian port on the Baltic Sea capable of admitting dry-cargo vessels with the deadweight of up to 75,000 tons and liquid cargo carriers with the deadweight of up to 160,000 tons. (Portnews/Business World Magazine)