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In 2018 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC (SP St.Pb, part of UCL Holding) continued investments in its environmental sustainability. The Company spent in excess of RUB 44.5 million for environment protection measures, which is 31% higher on the previous year’s expenditure figures.
The increase was due to more funding of modernization of environment protection facilities and regular air quality control. In spite of a 12% growth in cargo throughput to 7,7 million tonnes the company was able to reduce environmental footprint in all major parameters.
In 2018 SP St.Pb’s investment in modernization of port water environmental facilities soared 50% to RUB 21.6 million rubles. In particular, the company continued to improve water disposal system and overhauled some sections of the sewer and the specific volume of waste per a tonne of handled cargo reduced by 24%, gross volume – by 15%.
As part of clean air programme SP St.Pb increased by threefold to RUB 224,000 financing of control measures of air quality compliance. As a result the number of air samples taken and measurements at the border of the sanitary protection zone rose by 1,5 times. Environmental monitoring was performed by certified laboratory specialists. The lab analysis results confirmed the compliance of air quality to standards. The company managed to reduce by 4% specific emissions per a tonne of handled cargo.
To reduce production and consumption waste, SP St. Pb carried out a waste management action plan. As a result the company's specific waste volume for one year decreased by 24%, gross volume - by 14.6%. At the same time, the total volume of neutralized and recycled waste increased by two times for further use.
About Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg:
Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC (a company of UCL Port – stevedoring division of the International Transportation Group UCL Holding) is the largest operator, rendering services on handling of all types of dry cargoes at Big Port St. Petersburg. It operates modern multipurpose specialized terminals for handling of general and bulk cargoes and specialized terminals for ro-ro cargoes and containers. In 2018, the company handled 7.7 million tonnes of cargo.