Rus News Journal

The Petersburg port was blew off

One of the largest ports of Russia continues to lose the positions

to the Big port of St.-Petersburg it is not possible to stop falling of a turnover of goods. A principal cause of it — sharp decrease in volume of oil cargoes. To rescue a situation, it is necessary for port to start to invest actively in much more perspective container cargoes.

As has informed yesterday FGU « Administration of seaport St.-Petersburg » a port turnover of goods in January — October it was reduced to 7,1 % in comparison with the similar period of last year and has made 44,8 million t. Have especially strongly fallen transfer of oil products (to 19,6 %, to 10,92 million, metals (on 28,6 %, to 5,33 million), wood cargoes (on 24,1 %, to 2,29 million) and chemical cargoes (on 32,3 %, to 4,23 million). On 20,7 %, to 12, 54 million t, transfer of containers has increased; on 4 %, to 2,82 million t, — refrigerator cargoes. One of the largest stividorov port — Open Society « Seaport St.-Petersburg » in the third quarter of current year also has at all received dead loss at a rate of 969 thousand rbl. whereas following the results of the similar period of last year the company has received net profit at a rate of 7,47 million rbl.

Thus the basic competitors of the Big port St.-Petersburg continue to increase turns. Open Company « Spetsmornefteport Primorsk » (Leningrad region) for six months of this year has increased oil export in comparison with an indicator of the similar period of last year by 14,9 %, to 54,32 million t. Open Society « Novorossisk sea trading port » in January - October has increased a turnover of goods by 0,5 %, to 62,26 million t.

First of all the general decrease in a turnover of goods of port was affected by loss of oil products. « this year delivery of oil products in port river transport, &mdash has seriously decreased; Has explained daily editor-in-chief IAA « portnjus » Hope of Malysheva. — During summer navigation of last year across Neva in port has passed about 2500 bulk-oil courts which have delivered to 4,5 million t of oil products. This year following the results of summer river navigation in port it is delivered only 2,55 million t black oil ».

the stop of one of the largest river carriers of oil products in Russia of Open Society « became the Principal cause of this falling; Volgotanker ». Only in the first quarter of this year the shipping company has received 158 million rbl. of dead loss. The role has played and not the most favorable conjuncture in the market. High duties for export of oil products have led to decrease in their transfer through port. Strong influence on decrease in a turnover of goods of Petersburg port has rendered also reduction of quantity of passed fertilizers. As has explained Nadezhda Malysheva, the part of cargo owners simply - naprosto reoriented the streams in ports of Baltic.

In these conditions to estimate prospect of port St.-Petersburg difficult enough. « transfer of the basic cargoes (containers, refrigerator cargoes) grows. Heavy and dirty cargoes gradually leave port. Therefore while the port will not start to involve the investment, the situation will not change » — one of participants of the market has told daily. And it is necessary to dare at these investments only. Several months ago the owner of New Lipetsk metallurgical industrial complex and Seaport of St.-Petersburg Vladimir Lisin has declared the intention to construct infrastructural holding. It was supposed that into it will enter not only three seaports (including Tuapse and Taganrog), but also other actives, including river ports and the terminals in which association in Russia still nobody was engaged.

EVGENIE GAVRILJUK

Port St.-Petersburg following the results of last year was the second-large Russian port. The port turnover of goods for 2005 has made 57,48 million t that on 12,3 % more than a corresponding indicator of 2004. In territory of port transfer of cargoes carries out about 28 stevedore companies largest of which is Open Society « Seaport St.-Petersburg ». Last year seaport St.-Petersburg has processed 13,14 million t cargoes.