Throughput of Multipurpose Reloading Complex grew by 23% in 2017
5 February 2018
In 2017, Multipurpose Reloading Complex LLC (MRC, a company of UCL Holding) at the port of Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region, handled more than 5.5 mln t of cargo, up 23%, year-on-year.
The growth was driven by a 24-pct increase of thermal coal transshipment to 5.3 mln t amid growing exports to the major clients of the stevedoring company. In the reporting period, MRC also transshipped 258,000 t of pet coke. In 2016, the company did not handle this type of cargo.
To meet the growing cargo flow MRC was consistently building up its production capacity throughout the year. It was upgrading the infrastructure and acquiring new equipment. Having put into operation two LIEBHERR material handling machines with grabs of 2.5 cbm each the terminal intensified handling of open top rail cars with coal. In the result, average daily handling of rail cars grew by 23% to 210 units with maximum result as high as 316 open top rail cars per day, up 3%, year-on-year. In 2017, MRC handled 76,762 open top rail cars and 131 cargo ships.
About Multipurpose Reloading Complex:
Multipurpose Reloading Complex LLC (MRC, a company of UCL Port, stevedoring division of the international transportation group UCL Holding) is cargo terminal in the port of Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region, specializing in unloading, storage and loading of exported and imported general and bulk cargoes. The main cargo is export power coal.