In Jan-Arp the volume of handled oil products fell by 8%, to 3,485.600 tons, packaged piece - shrank by 24%, to 151.800 tons, refrigerated cargoes reduced by 8%, to 847.
400 tons, volume of timber cargo dropped 35%, to 40,000 tons, of grain, by 15%, to 42,900 tons, while ferrous metals volumes rose by 13%, to 1,497,000 tons, nonferrous metals gained 15% to 575.200 tons.
There was a twofold surge in scrap metal volumes, to 194.100 tons, the Company statement said. Other general cargoes showed a 18-percent gain, to 532.700 tons. The stevedore reported a 55-percent spike in volumes of mineral fertilizer, to 1,498.200 tons. The four months volume of coal and coke was down 8% from the same period of 2009, to 750,000 tons, volume of ore dropped by 41%, to 139,900 tons, the Company’s statistics said.
In January-April there were 3182 ship calls at the Big Port of St. Petersburg (in 1575 units, out 1607 units).
The Port of St. Petersburg is located on the islands of the delta of the Neva river, in the Neva Bay, the eastern tip of the Gulf of Finland. The Big Port of St. Petersburg territory includes the Neva River delta and the Neva Bay, Kronstadt and dam structures. The Port of St. Petersburg has a fleet of Icebreakers providing pilotage services for ships during winter navigation. The Port Authority says there are at least 30 stevedores currently operating in the port. Freight traffic via the port in 2009 reached 50.4 million tons of commodities, ship calls at the port totaled 21.619 vessels (10.786 inbound and 10.833 outbound).