First high-speed container train arrived at Bronka (photo)
First high-speed container train arrived at Bronka station of Oktyabrskaya Railway (Russian Railways) on March 27, 2016. The train of 57 wagon units was dispatched from Shushary station by Voshod LLC, says Fenix LLC (Bronka project investor).
The train consisted of 31 fitting platforms (61 containers with mineral fertilizers to be delivered to Antwerp by M/V Violetta of CMA CGM line).
The train was delivered to the terminal of Bronka MSCC (Big Port St. Petersburg) placed at two handling tracks and handled by the rail stackers simultaneously from two tracks.
Railway infrastructure and equipment of MSCC Bronka is fully ready for handling high-speed container trains, the statement says.
Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex "Bronka" (MSCC Bronka) is being built on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, where the Dam and the Ring Road border the territory of Lomonosov. The Bronka Complex will comprise three specialized facilities: a container terminal encompassing 107 hectares, the Ro-Ro terminal of 57 ha and a logistics center of 42 ha. Container terminal will have a 1,220 m-long quay wall (including 5 berths). The length of Ro-Ro terminal's dock line will be 710 meters (3 berths). After completion of Bronka Phase 1 its capacity will reach 1.45 million TEUs and 260,000 units of Ro-Ro cargoes. In future the MSCC Bronka expansion will help increase the facility's container throughput to 1.9 million TEUs. Upon completion of the port's construction and dredging to the design mark of 14.4 meters in 2015 MSCC Bronka will be able to accommodate Post-Panamax containerships and the ferries of Finnstar class.
Implementation of the Bronka project is expected to generate 2,300 jobs at its marine terminals alone.
The first liner vessel called to Bronka on the 8th of September 2015.