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Wednesday, 07 February 2018

Throughput of Multipurpose Reloading Complex Soars 23% in 2017

In 2017, Multipurpose Reloading Complex LLC (MRC, part of UCL Holding) operating at the Port of Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region, handled more than 5.5 million tonnes of cargo, up 23% year-on-year.

The growth was driven by a 24-pct gain in thermal coal volume to 5.3 million tonnes amid growing exports to major clients of the stevedoring company. In the reporting period, MRC also handled 258,000 tonnes 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.

Press Release Date 6 February 2018


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