Port Bronka investor Fenix LLC and one of the leading shipping companies CMA СGM signed a long-term agreement for handling and storage of container cargo. CMA CGM is the third largest container shipping company with a total fleet capacity of 1,807,298 TEU. The company serves more than 400 ports over the world and is one of the largest container shipping operators in St. Petersburg, including reefer containers.
Today CMA CGM calls at St. Petersburg under four regular services, connecting St. Petersburg through the European hub ports with all international routes. The calls at Port Bronka will be performed in accordance with a regular schedule with actually operated vessels with capacity up to 1,800 TEU.
Due to the approach channel and basin depth of 14.4 meters, the modern cargo handling equipment for post-Panamax vessels operations, and the design solutions Port Bronka for the nearest decades will stay the leading Russian port in the Baltic basin and can represent an attractive alternative to the hub ports for handling of the large container fleet. Long-term relations with the new port determined in the signed agreement will allow CMA CGM line sustainable improvement of the services and modernization of the operated fleet with new building of higher size ice class vessels delivered in 2016, including development of the new routes for shipments to Russia and entry to the new markets.