The first locomotives for Kazakhstan railways arrive at Petrolesport's berths.

The ferry terminal of Petrolesport, OJSC ("PLP"), a Global Ports group company, has unloaded the first vessel carrying the locomotive KD kits bound to Astana Locomotive Assembly Plant.

12 locomotives were delivered from Baltimore by Fedora, an ocean-going vessel owned by ferry carrier Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL).

These locomotives handled by PLP were the first delivery of the US equipment to Kazakhstan railways through the North-West of Russia. Previously they were delivered using a different logistics option – via the Ilyichevsk port (Ukraine) and the Novorossiysk port (Russia).

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics is one of the biggest ocean carriers of agricultural, construction and automobile equipment. The company also specializes in transportation of project cargo, such as trains, generators, mining equipment and yachts. Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics' agent in Russia is Starmarine Company.

Fedora is one of the world's largest vehicle carriers (227.8 m long, 32.26 m wide, with the GRT of 71,583 t and the capacity of 67,300 cu.m.). Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics' fleet includes three vessels of such type - Faust, Fidelio and Fedora. One of them, Fidelio, already called at Petrolesport with RO-RO cargo.


Petrolesport OJSC (PLP) is the second largest stevedoring company in the St. Petersburg’s Bolshoy Port. PLP handles various kinds of cargo (refrigerated, RO-RO, timber, general) and is a leading container and RO-RO terminal in the North-West of Russia. Petrolesport OJSC is part of the Global Ports Group.

Global Ports Investments Plc (GPI) is a group of Russia’s leading container terminal operators. It is part of N-Trans group, the largest private transportation operator in Russia, CIS and the Baltic countries.

The GPI's terminals are located in the Baltic and the Far East basins. GPI operates three container terminals in Russia (Petrolesport, Moby Dik in St. Petersburg and Vostochanaya Stevedoring Company in the Vostochny Port) and two container terminals in Finland (Multi-Link Terminals Oy in Helsinki and Kotka). GPI is now also developing an inland terminal Yanino near Saint Petersburg. For more information please see:

  • 09.07.2010