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St Petersburg Container Terminal Due Diligence, St Petersburg

Technical due diligence for proposed terminal redevelopment

This project involved the construction and redevelopment of an existing mixed cargo terminal into a new container terminal in St Petersburg, Russia.

Arup was commissioned to examine key technical risk criteria, the competence of the proposed operator and its ability to manage operations following the new investment, and to provide advice and recommendations to the client, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

The EBRD was considering financing the new container terminal in the Fourth Cargo Area within the Greater Port of St Petersburg with a proposed handling capacity of approximately 345,000 twenty-foot equivalent units a year.

The borrower and the proposed operator of the terminal was the Fourth Stevedoring Company (FSC), a subsidiary of Universal Cargo Logistics Holding BV.

The project development plan covered an area of 28ha. The developed terminal has a direct connection to St Petersburg’s western orbital highway network. 

The Greater Port of St Petersburg

The Greater Port of St Petersburg is located on the Corridor IX of the Pan-European Transport Network which links the Baltic and the Aegean Sea. The Greater Port of St Petersburg is one of the oldest trans-shipment hubs in Russia, currently handling over 60% of the country’s container traffic.