In H1 2019, Ust-Luga-based Multipurpose Reloading Complex LLC (MRC) increased its investments in the development of port infrastructure to RUB146.1M (US$2.2M), up 17% on the same period last year.
MRC said the investment growth is due to ongoing upgrades of the operator’s cargo handling and environmental protection equipment.
Since the beginning of the year, the MRC-owned fleet of handling equipment has been beefed up with a new Vityaz jib crane (lifting capacity of 63t), a Kalmar DCE160-12 forklift truck (lifting capacity16t) and a Mantsinen 120R materials handler with a 5 m3 bucket.
In addition, the Russian operator has acquired a mobile dust suppression system for outfitting the materials handling machine to be compliant with environmental standards while handling dry bulk cargoes.
Furthermore, to increase terminal handling capacity, the six-month development programme included spending on front-end engineering and design for integrated development of local railway infrastructure.