2019 April 23 09:16

Port of St. Petersburg joins the city-wide subbontik

Employees of the Sea Port of St. Petersburg (SP St. Pb, part of UCL Holding) on April 19, ahead of the city-wide volunteer neighborhood clean-up day, held a traditional environmental campaign “Clean Island” to clean up the coastal territory of Kanonersky Island.

The port employees cleaned the Putilovskaya Embankment opposite the berths of the Cargo Area 2 of the Big Port St. Petersburg picking up litter, fallen leaves, etc. The subbotnik participants have collected about 100 bags of household waste, plastics, plastic bags and other garbage so that locals could enjoy taking a walk along the embankment.

Environmental stewardship is an important part of corporate social responsibility policy of Sea Port of St. Petersburg JSC. The company regularly transfers funds for the Gulf of Finland port basin and air protection, to ensure safety in handling waste and smooth operation of environmental facilities of the port.

In 2018, Sea Port of St. Petersburg contributed in excess of RUB 44.5 million to environmental protection measures, which is a year-on-year 31% growth. The increasing financing of ‘green’ initiatives is in line with upgrading the port’s environmental facilities and monitoring of air quality. Monitoring data provided by a certified lab showed the Sea Port of St. Petersburg had reduced its environmental impact in all major environmental parameters while handling more cargo volumes.

Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC (member of UCL Port, a stevedoring arm of the international transportation group UCL Holding) is the largest terminal operator, providing handling of all types of dry cargo at Big Port St. Petersburg. The company operates modern multipurpose dedicated break-bulk, dry bulk, Ro-Ro and container terminals. In 2018, the Sea Port of St. Petersburg handled 7.7 million tonnes.