The Port of Saint Petersburg has reported a 69% increase in investment on environmental protection measures in 2019.
This initiative aims to upgrade environmental protection equipment and modernize facilities at the port.
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As part of the investment, the Port purchased a vacuum sweeper, an additional local dust suppression system for cargo holds, and an ecological bunker vessel.
According to the statement, the Port is also working on a water disposal system modernization project. In particular, the Port is overhauling some sections of the sewage system with a total length of more than 400 meters.
The port of Saint-Petersburg is the main European gateway of the country. JSC Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg is the largest operator providing dry cargo trans-shipment in Saint-Petersburg port and the North-West of Russia. In 2018, the Port handled 7.7 million tonnes.