Global Ports and TransContainer have launched a joint project to expedite delivery of fuel pellets from Siberia to Europe via Global Ports’ Petrolesport terminal in St. Petersburg. According to Global ports, the combination of seamless rail transportation and fast bulk loading at Petrolesport will result in increased speed and efficiency for pellet transportation to customers abroad.
The first cargo transported as part of the project was a batch of 120 containers laden with 2.5 thousand tons of premium class wood pellets from Krasnoyarsk Region, delivered to the port of Frederikshavn in Denmark for Green Timber Group.
It took 8 days to deliver the cargo by train from the Karabula station to Petrolesport, where it was loaded onto a vessel using brand-new technology to transfer bulk cargo directly from containers within a day.
The new service will depart from Krasnoyarsk Region once every two weeks.
Brian Bitsch, Chief Commercial Officer at Global Ports noted: “In a targeted effort to respond to our customers’ needs, we have for the first time ever tested a technology which is new for us and, together with our partners from TransContainer, makes optimal logistics arrangements within Russia. Given the growth potential of the European pellet market, we hope to expand the geographic network of shipments in the future to include the key ports in Northern Europe as destinations”.