Port Bronka Starts Up Car Handling Facility
Port Bronka, the new deepwater port in St. Petersburg, Russia was opened by mid of December 2015, and regular services started by January 2016. Now, in August 2016, a new car handling facility was successfully established at the terminal.
Meanwhile, the port offers a wide range of maritime logistics services including container, RoRo and general cargo handling.
Regular container services directly connect Bronka to Hamburg, Rotterdam and Antwerp, and the Baltic Levant Express service by shipping line CMA CGM offers direct links to Mediterranean Sea ports.
The company Fenix, owner and operator of Port Bronka, has signed more than 500 contracts with hinterland clients, including importers, exporters, trucking companies and freight forwarders. Currently, up to three container block trains per day (export and import) arrive at the port.
The Ro-Ro shipping line Finnlines calls at the terminal on a weekly basis and adds truck, Mafi roll-trailers, new car and passenger traffic to the terminal.
General cargo clients have access to the 302 ton lifting capacity of the new Liebherr mobile harbor crane (LHM 800), and Port Bronka regularly accepts high and heavy cargoes above 150 tons per package.
Port Bronka is located at the South coast of the Gulf of Finland with direct connection to Saint Petersburg ring highway. Bronka has a container terminal, a Ro-Ro terminal and a logistics center. Bronka’s first stage development will allow handling of 500,000 TEUs of container cargoes and 130,000 units of Ro-Ro cargoes per year. In future, the capacity will be increased up to 1.9 million TEUs of container cargoes and 260,000 of Ro-Ro cargoes per year.
With a water depth of 14.4 meters the port is St. Petersburg’s only deepwater port and is able to handle Panamax class container vessels and Star class Ro-Pax ferries.