BREMEN: December 09, 2016. German auto specialist BLG Logistics is to handle the import of VW cars at a new multipurpose terminal at Port Bronka, part of Big Port St. Petersburg, Russia.
The facility, opened in December last year, is owned and operated by Fenix LLC, and includes a new container port with an annual throughput of 1.9 million TEU; a RoRo terminal with a capacity of 260,000 units; and a logistics center on the south coast of the Gulf of Finland.
With direct highway access to St Petersburg, six berths and a rail link to other parts of Russia and Finland, BLG and Fenix have agreed to begin their auto imports at Bronka on a 12 hectare site with 25 truck bays.
In a related move, last month CMA CGM's short-sea subsidiary OPDR began a four times weekly reefer service to St Petersburg/Bronka with a transit time of 10 days in support of Morocco's citrus fruit industry,
The six vessels on the route, each with a capacity of 850 TEU, connect Agadir with Rotterdam in only 4.5 days and the St. Petersburg container terminal five days later. The service also includes stops at Tangier Med, Casablanca, Portsmouth, Dunkerque, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Le Havre, Hamburg and Rouen.