The employees of the Sea Port of St. Petersburg conducted the traditional environmental campaign ‘Clean Island’ to clean up the coastal territory of Kanonersky Island. The volunteer clean-up day took place on Friday, April 19. The participants collected about 100 bags of household waste, plastics, plastic bags and other garbage.
Port St. Petersburg
In 2018 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC continued investing in favour of its environmental sustainability. According to the company, it spent about RUB 44.5 million for environment protection measures, which is 31% higher in comparison to 2018’s expenditure figures.
During 2018, Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC handled 7.7 million tonnes of cargo showing a 12% increase in comparison to 2017’s numbers. The increase of cargo traffic is attributed the development of yards dedicated for transshipment of cast iron, metal scrap, ore, mineral fertilizers and containers.
As part of the upgrading programme the Port spent its resources on new full-revolving electric portal cranes with capacity of up to 40 tonnes. These cranes will be delivered to the berths during this year. The Port also acquired special tooling for transshipment of reinforcing steel.
The increase in expenses is because of the increase in financing for the modernization of environmental facilities. Specifically, the Port improved the water disposal system of the First and Second Port areas, reconstructed sections of the sewage collector, conducted a complex of work on the organization of metering stations in some wastewater releases.
From the beginning of 2018, the Sea Port of Saint Petersburg invested RUB 7.3 million as part of its social programme. Over RUB 3.8 million was paid as part of the Collective Agreement with financial compensations and assistance to the employees making the bulk of payments. Additional RUB 800,000 was allocated for other social payments.
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