February 25 - During 2012, JSC Sea Port of Saint Petersburg (SP of SPb) contributed RUB56.7 million (USD1.87 million) towards minimising the impact of the gateway on nearby ecological systems.
The Russian gateway put the bulk of the funds towards reducing air pollution. Modernisation of heat supply facilities was completed in 2012, which reduced emissions by 46 percent when compared to 2011, according to SP of SPb.
Part of the fund was used to develop water treatment facilities at the port. SP of SPb also invested in improving the disposal of consumption and production waste.