Bronka trials containerised bulk solution
Tests of an innovative container for bulk cargo
The testing of a new container for bulk cargo is being tested at the container terminal of the Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex (MSCC) Bronka.
Designed by Yuna Llc, the container and its technology aim to allow it to be transported efficiently by rail, accumulate bulk cargo in the port and tranship bulk cargoes without the construction of a specialised terminal.
“The project is attractive because to use this development there is no need for additional investments in the infrastructure of the port and crane equipment,” commented Aleksei Shukletsov, executive director of Fenix LLC – the investor and operator of MSCC Bronka.
He added: “For example, it can be used for fertilizers. This experience is very important for Bronka, as an advanced innovative platform, since it lets develop the technologies and open up new opportunities for the Russian market of transport and logistics services.”
The container meets the requirements of Russian Railways and is compatible with standard container handling equipment.
The amount of dry bulk shipload depends on the number of containers, area available for stacking and the depth at berths.
A positive of the containers are the environmental aspect, it will allow eco-friendly ports to handle cargoes of high pollution risk without damage to the environment.
MSCC Bronka is a new deepwater port of Saint-Petersburg, its Phase 1 capacity is 1.45m TEU and 260,000 units of Ro-Ro cargoes.
In the future, the MSCC Bronka expansion will help increase the facility's container throughput to 1.9m TEU.