Cargo turnover of Global Ports container terminals increased by 81% in 2010.
In 2010 the stevedoring companies of Global Ports Investments Plc (GPI) group handled 1,095,625 TEU, 59,463 ro-ro cargo units (including cars) and 19.2 mln. tons of other cargo (including oil cargo). As compared to 2009 the volume of container handling operations increased by 81%, ro-ro cargo by 60% and other cargo by 7.4%.
Cargo turnover of the container terminal OJSC Petrolesport, the second largest in the North-West of Russia by container handling volumes, in 2010 amounted to 541,120 TEU, which is a 176% increase as compared to 2009. A specialised ro-ro terminal handled 58,263 unites of wheel-mounted vehicles and cars (+57.1% as compared to 2009).
Cargo turnover of LLC Moby Dik operating in Kronshtadt was 141,026 TEU. As compared to 2009, the container handling volume increased by 34%.
Finnish terminals of Global Ports - Multi-Link Terminals Oy located in Helsinki and Kotka – handled 159,183 TEU which is 11.6% more than in 2009.
Cargo turnover of Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company operating in the Vostochny port increased by 59% to reach 254,296 TEU.
The cargo turnover of Vopak E.O.S. (VEOS), the biggest oil terminal in the Baltic region, reached 18,136,000 tons, an 8% increase year on year.
According to the Chairman of the Board of Global Ports Nikita Mishin, container terminals of Global Ports have almost regained the pre-crisis cargo turnover, and in 2011 in line with the trends in the Russian container market the growth will continue. "We expect a more intensive return of volumes, taking into account the investment program of the group and the efforts of the terminals to expand their client base", - noted Nikita Mishin.
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 Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company in the Vostochny Port) and two container terminals in Finland (Multi-Link Helsinki and Multi-Link Kotka). GPI is now also developing an inland terminal Yanino near Saint-Petersburg.
Global Ports' oil terminal Vopak E.O.S. (VEOS) is the biggest terminal handling petroleum products in the Baltic region (by cargo turnover) and the only independent terminal of its class in the Baltic Sea capable of receiving VLCC class tankers. 50% in VEOS are owned by Royal Vopak NV, a strategic partner of Global Ports.
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