30 Jan 2010
Over 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
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.