2019 April 24 16:26

Port of Vysotsk three-month cargo throughput rose 12% to 5 million tonnes

Cargo handling at Port of Vysotsk in January-March 2019 totaled to 5 066 million tonnes, a 12% increased on the same period a year earlier, the Baltic Sea Ports Authority reported.

Loading of oil products rose 5% on Q1 2018 to nearly 3,149 million tonnes, coal and coke exports leaped by 25% to 1 917 060 tonnes.

In 2018 total cargo throughput at Port of Vysotsk rose 7% year-on-year to about 18,8 million tonnes.

Port of Vysotsk is located in the Leningrad region, Russia. There are two stevedoring companies operating at Vysotsk: Port Vysotsky OOO and RPK-Vysotsk-LUKOIL-II OOO. Eight years ago Port of Vysotsk completed dredging project deepening the water basin and access channel to 12.7 meters. The channel has now 200 m in width. Maximum allowable draft of vessels was increased from 9,3 m to 11,9 m. This enables access the terminal of 45,000DWT dry bulk carriers to the coal terminal. In May 2012, the Russian Government agreed to expand Port Vysotsky through including land plots and adjacent basin within its boundaries, which were occupied by facilities of Sea Cruise Terminal being under construction, intended for handling break-bulk cargo with an annual capacity of 3 million tonnes.