May 7 - The port of Bronka in St Petersburg is becoming a member of the Port of Hamburg Marketing alliance.
The Russian deepwater port is scheduled to enter into service in September 2015, and has cost in the region of EUR1.17 billion (USD1.32 billion) to develop. It will handle project cargoes, ro-ro, breakbulk and container traffic.
Dmitry Mikhaltschenko, managing director of the Baltic port of Bronka, said: "Hamburg is today already of great significance for Russia's seaborne foreign trade and closely connected with the Baltic region via the Kiel Canal. Membership of Port of Hamburg Marketing opens up superb opportunities for us to build up contacts with shipping, transport and logistics companies as well as importing and exporting firms in trade and industry."