FAI “Glavgosexpertiza of Russia” approves project for building mineral fertilizer transshipment terminal in the seaport of Ust Luga
The Federal Autonomous Institution “Main Department of the State Expertise” has considered design and estimate documentation to build a terminal for mineral fertilizer transshipment in the northwest of the seaport of Ust Luga, Leningrad Region, and given positive findings. Under the federal project “Russian Seaports” the measures taken to develop the port infrastructure of the Northwestern Basin are planned to be carried out by Eurokhim Terminal Ust Luga, LLC with the participation of FSUE “Rosmorport”.
The designed facilities of the terminal are intended to transship export fertilizers in a pile and in special containers from railroad transport to sea-going ships and import fertilizers from sea-going ships to railroad transport. The construction of the terminal will make it possible to reduce transportation costs of Russian exporters and mineral fertilizer units through replacing supply transit via Baltic seaports. The capacity gain is expected to amount to 5.5 million tons every year.
The construction is scheduled to be completed in 2023.