According to the information of FSI “Administration of “Sea port of Saint-Petersburg”, the throughput of Sea Port of St. Petersburg grew up by 12 % in January of 2007 in comparison with the same period of the previous year and amounted to 4.1 mln. tons.
Sea Port of St. Petersburg handled 1027.9 thousand tons of liquid bulk cargo (+17% in comparison with January of 2006), including the transshipment of oil products, which amounted to 98.3 thousand tons (+53%), oil - 929.6 thousand tons (+16%). In the reported period the port handled 116.9 thousand tons of non-ferrous metals (+16%) and 266.8 thousand tons of ferrous metals (-8%). Transshipment of scrap metal amounted to 188.1 thousand tons (-6%). The turnover of the timber cargoes amounted to 188.9 thousand tons (-31%). Handling volumes of containers increased by 32% up to 1213.4 thousand tons (118251.0 TEU). The port handled 308.8 thousand tons of refrigerated cargoes (+39%). The handling volumes of the general cargoes increased up to 1012.1 thousand tons in January (+11%). Handling volumes of coke and coal increased up to 210.6 thousand tons (+53%). The transshipment of ore reduced by 23% up to 47.8 thousand tons. The port handled 37.7 thousand tons of grain (+67%).
The amount of the vessels called at the port of Saint-Petersburg in January totaled 972 vessels.
The port of St. Petersburg is located on the isles of the Neva river mouth, in the Eastern part of the Gulf of Finland (Baltic Sea). The borders of the Greater port of Saint-Petersburg include the mouth of the Neva river and Nevskay bay, Krondshtadt and flood protection facilities of Saint-Petersburg (dam). Navigation lasts all year round. During winter sailing of vessels to and out of the port is assisted by ice-brekers.
According to the results of 2005 the turnover of the port amounted to 4282.2 thousand tons. According to the information of the Administration of Sea port of Saint-Petersburg the handling services on the territory of the port are rendered by 30 stevedoring companies.