March 6 - Four beer tanks were loaded onboard the Velserdiep in St Petersburg's multipurpose terminal, YUG -2, for shipment to Mariupol, Ukraine.

Ten tanks had been delivered by truck to the multipurpose terminal from St Petersburg suburbs.

The owner of the terminal, of Ust-Luga Company, says that the cargo's dimensions - 21.7 m long and 6.4 m diameter prevented it from being delivered to St. Petersburg sea port because of road restrictions.

Alexandr Goloviznin, deputy director general for port business development says: "The only one way to send such cargo became the sea port of Ust-Luga. Lack of restrictions and road traffic makes convenient access to the terminal."

The final six tanks will be shipped before March 10.

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