2021 May 20 17:55

Russian Railways introduced restrictions on traffic towards Ultramar terminal in Ust-Luga

The restrictions are introduced for 5 days

 Russian Railways has introduced restrictions on traffic towards Ultramar terminal in the port of Ust-Luga from May 16 till May 20, 2021, says the related document.

As of 14 May 2021, the networks of Russian Railways accommodated 1,915 railcars including 1,531 railcars at the Oktyabraskaya Railways and 563 railcars at Luzhskaya station. Traffic of 9 trains (551 railcars) has been suspended at Oktyabraskaya Railways.

Turnover of turnover of rolling stock is 21.3 hours while the normative turnover is 8 hours.

The project for the construction of port infrastructure facilities in the seaport of Ust-Luga has been implemented by Ultramar LLC together with FSUE "Rosmorport" since 2018. Active construction of the terminal began in 2019. As part of the project, it is planned to create a new complex for the transshipment of mineral fertilizers with a capacity of 12 million tons per year.

In January 2021, FSUE "Rosmorport" together with LLC "Ultramar" put into operation objects of federal property (water area and navigation equipment), and in February it is planned to put the first stage of the coastal component of the complex into operation, which will provide the opportunity of cargo transshipment in the amount of up to 5 million tons.

The terminal is scheduled to reach its full capacity (12 million tons) by the end of 2021. The main objective of the project is the reorientation of Russian mineral fertilizer cargo flows from the Baltic ports to the seaport of Ust-Luga.