2015 July 20 12:24

Box traffic at St. Petersuburg Container Terminal in H1 2015 drops 11.4% to 173,100 TEUs

Container volumes handled at CJSC Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg (CTSPb) in January-June 2015 amounted to 173,100 TEUs, or 11.4% below figures in H1 2014, the stevedoring company said Monday in a press release.

The decline was attributed to a general trend in the Russian market of stevedoring services on the back of the unfavorable economic enivornment. In particular, the container traffic in Big Port St. Petersburg and Ust-Luga port in the reporting period shrank by 28.2% compared to the first half of 2014.

In the first six months of the year the terminal operator boosted its market share among the container terminals in St. Petersburg and Ust-Luga, to 19.1%. At the end of June 2015 the facility was 2nd in terms of cargo volume handled, among all Russian container terminals.

The six-month box volume includes 49% of imported containers and 51 exported ones.

Total container exports through CTSPb declined by 9.1% to 88,200 TEUs. The share of loaded containers in exports traffic soared from 35% to 67.5% and amounted to 59,500 TEUs, while the empty boxes number fell to 32.5% to 28,700 TEUs.

The terminal handled 84,900 TEUs of import containers (- 13.6% y-o-y), including 24,300 twenty-foot equivalent units of reefer containers.

In the reporting period the number of calls at the terminal reached 147 ships with the average volume of shipment on board at 1,200 TEUs.

Container terminal Saint-Petersburg (member of UCL Port, a stevedoring division of the international transportation group UCL Holding) is a state-of-the-art container handling facility located in the Fourth District of Big Port Saint-Petersburg. In 2014 the terminal handled 387,600 TEUs.