MSCC Bronka welcomes first containers of COSCO Shipping Lines (photo)
On 25th of May, 2017 Port Bronka - the new deep water port in the Big Port of St. Petersburg welcomed the first containers by COSCO Shipping Lines, says press center of Fenix LLC, operator of MSCC Bronka (Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex Bronka).
According to the statement, COSCO shipping line now connects Port Bronka with their hub terminals in Antwerp and Rotterdam by weekly service operated jointly by the Ocean Alliance partners COSCO Shipping Lines and CMA CGM (Antwerp - Rotterdam - St. Petersburg – Kotka).
Future growth plans of COSCO Shipping Lines maritime services together with favorable navigational access and high operational capabilities of Port Bronka will make significant contribution to the benefit for all clients at the Russian market, says Fenix LLC.
MSCC Bronka (Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex Bronka) is a new deepwater terminal at the port of Saint-Petersburg. The project is implemented through private-public partnership. Investments from the federal budget (RUB 17 bln) allowed for building an access canal and water area with a depth of 14.4 m as well as a transport junction with a direct connection of Bronka to the ring road. Construction of coastal infrastructure through project financing with Fenix LLC as a private investor began in 2011. In December 2015 it was completed and the first phase of the project was put into operation.
The capacity of Bronka’s Phase 1 is 1.45 million TEUs and 260,000 units of Ro-Ro cargoes. In the future the MSCC Bronka expansion will help increase the facility's container throughput to 1.9 million TEUs. Port Bronka is able to accommodate Post-Panamax containerships and the ferries of Finnstar class. The port territory comprises a logistics center and a State Border checkpoint. In April 2017, MSCC Bronka was acknowledged as a strategic investment project of Saint-Petersburg, and is initiator Fenix LLC – as a strategic investor.