Nornickel opened upgraded Murmansk transshipment terminal
Nornickel finished the upgrading of the second berth of its Murmansk Transport Division. The second project phase will enable the terminal to work at full capacity and almost double its cargo traffic, from 780,000 tonnes to 1.5 million tonnes per year. Storage capacity is 100,000 square meters. The berths are equipped with gantry cranes with a lifting capacity of 40–80 tonnes. The Company will invest about 2.4 billion rubles in this project. The total amount spent on the upgrading of the Murmansk terminal is 4.6 billion rubles.
“The opening of the terminal underlines how much the Northern Sea Route as a key transportation route means to Nornickel and shows our willingness to invest in making the Russian Arctic more accessible. This is an example of successful development of the Arctic infrastructure. When operating at full capacity, Nornickel’s logistics hub in Murmansk not only will contribute to the sustained development of the Northern Sea Route as a national artery, but also will provide infrastructure for transit traffic,” Nornickel’s Senior Vice President Sergey Batekhin said during the opening ceremony.
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