22 Jun 2022 13:37

Preparations being finalized for transshipping Belarusian cargo via St. Petersburg's port Bronka - Belarusian PM

MINSK. June 22 (Interfax) - Preparations are in the final stages for organizing the transshipment of Belarusian products via the Bronka marine multifunctional transshipment complex in St. Petersburg, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said on the Belarus 1 TV channel on Tuesday evening.

"We are already in the final stages of working out the details and issues for delivering Belarusian products through the Bronka seaport located in St. Petersburg," Golovchenko said.

Golovchenko noted that during his recent visit to St. Petersburg, he and St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov discussed matters of import substitution and increasing the exchange of goods. "This has been repeatedly emphasized by the governor and officials. We are interested in increasing the supply of Belarusian engineering products and Belarusian foodstuffs. In turn, we need products from St. Petersburg enterprises," Golovchenko added.

As reported previously, Western sanctions imposed against Belarus currently deprive the country from exporting goods, including potash fertilizers, petroleum products, and engineering items, through the ports of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Belarus had previously negotiated with the Russian side on utilizing the ports in the Leningrad Region, Murmansk, and Astrakhan in order to export goods and products.

Golovchenko in March this year proposed re-equipping St. Petersburg's port Bronka in order to receive Belarusian cargo.

The Bronka marine multifunctional transshipment complex is located on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland on the territory of the Big Port of St. Petersburg, with three specialized complexes, including a container terminal, a roll on-roll off cargo terminal, and a logistics center.