UCL Ports’ Multipurpose Reloading Complex Invests Heavily In Development
21 August 2018
Investment programme of the Port of Ust-Luga, Russia based Multipurpose Reloading Complex LLC (MRC, part of UCL Port, a stevedoring division of the international transportation group UCL Holding) in first half of 2018 totaled RUB 226 million, which is five times more than in the same period a year earlier.
In the six-month period the terminal operator implemented the upgrade and development program to boost the facility capacity. The funds were spent primarily on the acquisition of a slewing double-jib crane «VITJAZ», to be delivered and installed at the terminal by the end of this year. The crane capacity exceeds 60 tonnes when equipped with a hook with its radius reaching 40 meters. The crane productivity is some 1,000 tonnes of bulk cargo per hour.
MRC also purchased two LIEBHERR LH 40M material handlers, three LIEBHERR L550-series material handlers and four LIEBHERR GM 20C clamshell buckets with capacity of 2.5 m3.
The new material handlers are outfitted with the automatic FF system and the 360º video surveillance system, climate control cabs, complying with safety and comfort condition requirements.
Besides, MRC earmarked funds to cover front-end engineering costs as part of its investment and expansion programme.
Multipurpose Reloading Complex LLC (MRC, part of UCL Port, a stevedoring division of the international transportation group UCL Holding) is a cargo terminal based in the Port of Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region, specialising in unloading, storage and loading of general and dry bulk cargoes and handling primarily steam coal exports. In 2017, total cargo throughput of MRC reached 5.5 million tonnes.