On May 6 the employees of JSC “Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg” (“SP SPb”) together with the specialists of LLC “Universal Forwarder” handled two-unit locomotive KZ8A from new series of mainline electric locomotives for Kazakhstan.
Locomotive was discharged from vessel to the railway tracks of berth Nr. 38 by floating crane “Bogatyr”. Operation was performed at the ro-ro terminal of “SP SPb”.
JSC “Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg” – is the largest operator, rendering services on handling of all types of dry cargoes in the Greater Port of Saint-Petersburg. It operates by modern specialized terminals for handling of container, reefer, ro-ro cargoes, cars and metals. In 2012 the turnover of JSC “Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg” amounted to 8.7 mln. tons of cargoes.
LLC “Universal Forwarder” arranges handling operations and forwarding of the cargoes in sea and river ports of Russia, CIS countries and Europe and performs multimodal and mixed transportation, freight of sea and river vessels, acts as vessel agent in Azov-Black Sea basin.
Freight locomotive KZ8A is one of the most powerful electric locos in the world, capable to pull the weight up to 9000 tons at speed of 120 km/h. It is specially designed by “Transmashholding” and Alstom Transport for CJSC “NK Kazakhstan Temir Zholi” (KTZh). It is able to operate within temperature rate from -50°C до +50°C.