3.000 unclaimed containers trouble the Big port of St. Petersburg

  News was prepared under the information
support of Online Daily Newspaper
on Hellenic and international
Shipping "Hellenic Shipping News".

Latest news    « News archive

30 Jan 2010

cargo_port_thumb.jpgOver 3.000 containers congested at the Big port of St. Petersburg, Ruslan Kiss, chairman of the board of directors of Russian Logistic Service Provider said recently in his interview with "PortNews" IAA.  He clarified that the volumes of containers stored at the port had been increasing since August 2009. This came as the customs authorities imposed higher customs values on containerized goods. As a result, the consignees failed to pay extra money for the containers. Besideds, the Port Authority said that to storage charges were added to the customs values. There are a lot of abandoned containers at the port as unclaimed freight.
The Port of St. Petersburg is located in the Neva Bay, in the eastern tip of the Gulf of Finland. The territory of the port includes the Neva River delta and the Neva Bay, Kronstadt and the dam structures of St. Petersburg. The port operates icebreakers during winter navigation ensuring pilotage service. There are some 30 stevedoring companies operating at the port.

Source: PortNews

News archive

Terms of service  |  Contact
Copyright 2007 © www.shipid.com