May 23 - The Sea Port of Saint Petersburg has revealed that it has invested RUB152 million / USD5.4 million in handling equipment, including nine Kalmar fork lift trucks with lifting capacity from 10 to 33 tonnes for handling of general cargoes, terminal
This equipment was delivered to the group's terminals at the Port of Saint Petersburg.
In the first quarter of 2011, contracts for the delivery of Liebherr self-propelled rubber-tyred cranes LHM 600 were awarded. These cranes are suitable for handling of general cargoes and heavy lifts with a total weight up to 144 tonnes. The cranes will be delivered in Q4 2011.
The new equipment will allow an increase in efficiency of the handling of cargoes and decrease the cost of technical maintenance and repairs of handling equipment, says a ports spokesperson.