18 Oct 2017 14:53

Ust-Luga port boosts tanker cargo traffic 3% in 9M

ST. PETERSBURG. Oct 18 (Interfax) - The port of Ust-Luga in Russia's Leningrad region handled 47.47 million tonnes of tanker cargo in January-September 2016, 3% more than in the same period of last year, Russian port administration state enterprise AMP Baltic Sea said in materials.

Petroleum product volumes declined 6% to 21.601 million tonnes, while crude oil shipments rose 12% to 24.335 million tonnes.

Bulk cargo handling at Ust-Luga rose 29% to 26.161 million tonnes and general cargo was up 4% to 521,400 tonnes.

Ferry cargo was up 12% at 1.105 million tonnes, container cargo was down 12% to 496,400 tonnes, and forest products - up 7% to 248,300 tonnes.

The port transshipped 76.020 million tonnes of cargo overall in 9M 2017, 11% more year-on-year.

The port of Ust-Luga is on Luga Bay in the Gulf of Finland. The port became the terminus for Baltic Pipeline System-II in 2012.