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Petrolesport OJSC offers discount on the delivery of japanse cargo to the additional radiation control zone in Russia.

Petrolesport OJSC (part of the Global Ports Investments PLC group) today announces a 50% discount on services required for delivering Japanese containers to the additional radiation control zone put in place in Russia following developments in Japan. Russian customs authorities have recently introduced these additional controls at the entry point for all imported cargo arriving from Japan. These extra measures primarily cover suppliers of Japanese auto components for Nissan and Toyota factories in Russia as well as electronics suppliers.

Currently, approximately 50 containers carrying cargo from Japan are checked at Petrolesport daily including containers delivered by NYK Line, “K” Line, COSCO, Maersk and OOCL.

“We hope our decision to apply a discount to the handling of these imports, given these additional requirements for customers, will be seen as further confirmation of the port's goodwill and partnership with feeder lines and forwarding agents”, said Alexander Svetlichny, commercial director of Petrolesport OJSC.

Background

Petrolesport OJSC (“PLP”) is a stevedoring company in the Great Port of St. Petersburg. PLP is a leading container and ro-ro terminal in the North-West of Russia also handling various other kinds of cargo such as refrigerated and other bulk cargo. Petrolesport OJSC is part of the Global Ports Investments PLC group.

Global Ports Investments PLC and its subsidiaries (the “GPI group”) is a leading container terminal operator serving Russian cargo flows. It is part of the N-Trans group, a large privately-held transportation group operating in Russia, CIS and the Baltic countries. The GPI group's container terminals are located in the Baltic Sea and the Far East basins. The GPI group operates three container terminals in Russia (PLP and Moby Dik in St. Petersburg, and Vostochanaya Stevedoring Company in the Vostochny Port) and two container terminals in Finland (located in Helsinki and Kotka). The GPI group also includes an inland container terminal, Yanino, near St. Petersburg, which is one of only a few multi-purpose container logistics complexes in Russia providing a comprehensive range of container and logistics services at one location. In addition, the GPI group includes Vopak EOS, a large oil products terminal located in Estonia. For more information please see: www.globalports.com

  • 18.05.2011