New LIEBHERR Crane launchedULCT adds a new warehouse to expand range of cargo handling services.

Ust-Luga Container Terminal (ULCT), part of Global Ports Investments PLC (LSE:GLPR), launches a new covered 1,500 sq. m warehouse. The warehouse was built as part of ULCT’s investment programme in upgrading its empty container yard and allows the terminal to substantially expand the range of additional cargo handling services.

ULCT can now offer its customers the repacking capability of cargo from railcars and trucks to containers and vice versa, as well as the accumulation and storage of cargo shipments in the port premises to be shipped by sea, rail or truck.

The warehouse’s four docks are 4.5 m high and 3 m wide and are designed for these cargo repacking operations. A mobile ramp and a gate, which is 5m high and 4m wide, are used to handle trucks. Warehouse operations are performed by six forklifts with a capacity of 1.5 to 4 tons.

ULCT’s location at a deep water sea port with direct access to the Rossiya federal highway (М10) and main line tracks of the Russian Railways also offers its customers a convenient route to deliver containers to Central Russia. The terminal’s well-developed railway infrastructure includes 4.7 km of owned rail tracks that can handle two container trains at a time and make regular shipments bound to Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Kaluga and other important cities.


Ust Luga Container Terminal (Global Ports group) is the first deep water container terminal in the North-West of Russia. The current capacity of the terminal is 440,000 TEUs. At full development ULCT will become the biggest and most advanced in terms of technology Russian container terminal with the depth at berths of up to 16 m. The terminal is located 100 km to the west of Saint Petersburg in the territory of a sea commercial port Ust Luga in the Luga Bay of the Gulf of Finland. This is a joint project of Global Ports group (80%) and Eurogate (20%), a leading European container terminal operator.

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Global Ports Investments PLC is the leading operator of container terminals in the Russian market1.

Global Ports’ terminals are located in the Baltic and Far East Basins, key regions for foreign trade cargo flows. Global Ports operates five container terminals in Russia (Petrolesport, First Container Terminal, Ust-Luga Container Terminal and Moby Dik in the Baltics, and Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company in the Russian Far East) and two container terminals in Finland (Multi-Link Terminals Helsinki and Multi-Link Terminals Kotka). Global Ports also owns inland container terminals Yanino Logistics Park and Logistika-Terminal2, both located in the vicinity of St. Petersburg, and has a 50% stake in the major oil product terminal AS Vopak E.O.S. in Estonia.

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1. By cargo turnover in 2016, according to ASOP data.
2. In August 2017 the Group signed an agreement to sell its 100% shares in LT. The transaction is subject to approval of relevant regulatory authorities.

  • 08.09.2017