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Ro-Ro and Car Shipping at the Russian Baltic Coast: outline of the market

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SeaNews Information&Consulting offers a new report Ro-Ro and Car Shipping at the Russian Baltic Coast: outline of the market, written by Alexei Tiskin.
Alexei Tiskin is a port marketing analyst, in 2002-2006 he has been the Commercial Director of JSC Petrolesport, one of the biggest container and ro-ro terminals in Russia.
The report gives an overview of the current state and potential of the specific market of handling rolling cargoes in the Russian ports located in the Baltic region. In the port of St. Petersburg, the main sea gateway of Russia, the flow of unitised cargoes ro-ro and containers - have been replacing traditional dry bulk and breakbulk at a dramatical rate in the last years; the current throughput of unitised cargoes in St. Petersburg exceeds by far the most optimistic prognoses contained in all the marketing surveys published as recently as 4-5 years ago.
Apart from the port of St. Petersburg, the capacity to handle rolling cargoes is increasing in the ports of Russian enclave region of Kaliningrad; in September 2006, a first stage of the long-awaited Ust-Luga ro-ro terminal was put into operation.
The rapid growth of the unitised cargo throughput in the Russian Baltic ports has created both great opportunities and challenges to the local terminal operators, sea carriers and all other business participants. The main driving force for this process has been the strong demand for port services fuelled by booming Russian economy, whereas the main drawbacks have been the obsolete port, road and railroad infrastructure and the necessity to restructure next to all of the business processes and, generally, to reconsider the way of thinking of local port industry managers. Some of the ports stevedores have been successful in this task over last years; others still have a long way to go.

The size of the report is 44 pages of A4 format.


1.Introduction and Summary

2. Cargo flow analysis

2.1.Structure of ro-ro cargo flows by cargo types: trailers, trucks, road trains, wheeled and caterpillar equipment, rolltrailers, passenger cars

2.2. Car imports

2.3. Truck imports and exports

3. Ro-Ro terminals and carriers

3.1. Summary

3.2.Baltic Transport Systems (BTS)

3.3. Petrolesport (PLP)

3.4.Atlantic Ro-Ro Carriers (ARRC)

3.5. Sea Passenger Terminal of St. Petersburg

3.6. ‘Onega’ ro-ro terminal project

3.7. ‘Nissan’ car terminal project

3.8. Ust-Luga ro-ro terminal

3.9. Ports of the Kaliningrad Region.


Figure 1.1. A sketch of the Greater Port of St. Petersburg.

Table 2.1. Ro-ro cargo throughput of the Sea Port of St. Petersburg in 2000-2005, by terminals

Figure 2.1. Ro-ro cargo throughput of the Sea Port of St. Petersburg in 2000-2005, by terminals

Table 2.2. Ro-ro cargo throughput of the Sea Port of St. Petersburg in 2005, number of units

Figure 2.2. Ro-ro cargo throughput of the Port of St. Petersburg in 2005, by unit types.

Figure 2.3. Loaded trailers as typical units handled by ro-ro terminals of St. Petersburg.

Figure 2.4. Imported industrial rolling equipment at the PLP ro-ro terminal.

Figure 2.5. High&heavy cargoes.

Figure 2.6. Sawngoods, plywood and packed woodpulp on rolltrailers

Figure 2.7. Rolltrailers with different kinds of industrial equipment

Figure 2.8. Imported second-hand cars at the PLP ro-ro terminal.

Figure 2.9. Second-hand cars coming to St. Petersburg terminals on car-carrier trucks.

Figure 2.10. A consignment of new Renault trucks at a ro-ro terminal in St. Petersburg

Figure 2.11. Imported second-hand trucks at the local ro-ro terminals…

Figure well as imported second-hand road trailers

Figure 2.13. A consignment of exported Russian-made trucks at a ro-ro

Figure 3.1. Ro-ro cargo throughput of BTS terminal since 2000 in tonnes.

Figure 3.1.1. The ro-ro terminal of BTS in the port of St. Petersburg. 

Figure 3.2. A Finnlines ro-ro ship ‘Translübecka’ in the port of St. Petersburg

Figure 3.3. Ro-ro cargo throughput of PLP terminal in tonnes.

Figure 3.4. Ro-ro cargo throughput of JSC Petrolesport, by unit types.

Figure 3.5. M/v Tor Baltica of DFDS Tor Line handled at the PLP ro-ro terminal

Figure 3.6. One of PLP’s open storage yards for ro-ro cargoes.

Figure 3.7. Rolltrailers with exported plywood in a covered storage facility of PLP ro-ro terminal

Figure 3.8. Total cargo throughput of ARRC line in the Port of St. Petersburg, tonnes.

Figure 3.9. Sea Passenger Terminal of St. Petersburg

Figure 3.10. A sketch of Onega Car terminal 

Figure 3.11. Location of the ‘Nissan’ Car Terminal.

Figure 3.12. Structure of specialised terminals planned for Ust-Luga.

Figure 3.13. In the port of Ust-Luga, the ro-ro quay is ready to accept liner ships… 

Figure 3.14.while the landside part is so far prepared for rail-ferry operations only.

Figure 3.15. other terminals projected for Ust-Luga, in the initial phase of construction.



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