In operation since December 2011, the Ust-Luga Container Terminal (ULCT) was Russia’s first greenfield container terminal to be developed at a deep sea port. It is the only container terminal located in the new Ust-Luga Port Complex, 110 km (68 miles) west of the St. Petersburg Ring Road at the Luga River on the Gulf of Finland.
The Ust-Luga Container Terminal covers 50.4 hectares (125 acres) with 440 meters (1,444 feet) of berth and an alongside depth of 13.5 meters (44 feet). Annual container throughput capacity at Ust-Luga Container terminal is 440,000 TEUs, with five railway tracks with 525 meters (1,722 feet) length, and 420 reefer plugs.
ULCT handles regular calls from Maersk Line, CMA CGM, Unifeeder, Hapag Lloyd and Team Lines.
Once fully completed, it will be the largest and the most technologically advanced facility in Russia and Eastern Europe with depth alongside up to 16 m and throughput capacity of 2.6 M TEU.
The Ust-Luga Container Terminal is owned by the Global Ports group (80%) and Eurogate (20%). Global Ports group (GPI) was established in 2008 by Russian transport group N-Trans (TIHL) and APM Terminals, each with 30.75% of share capital. In April 2018 TIHL sold its 30.75% stake in Global Ports to LLC Management Company “Delo” (“Delo Group”), which became co-controlling shareholder together with APM Terminals. GPI operates the largest marine terminals on the Baltic coast and in the Far East of Russia.
At a glance
- The short two-way approach channel secures waiting time free approach and berthing schedule reliability.
- ULCT's location, combined with the well-developed rail infrastructure in the region, allows ULCT to offer most efficient delivery options to mainland Russia as compared to routes via neighbouring countries.
- 4 STS cranes
- 11 RTG cranes
- 2 RMG cranes
- 9 terminal trucks
- 6 loaders