Jan 14, 2016: Port Bronka investor Fenix LLC and one of the leading shipping companies CMA ?GM signed a long-term agreement for handling and storage of container cargo on December 15, 2015. CMA CGM is the third largest container shipping company with a total fleet capacity of 1,807,298 TEU (twenty foot equivalent unit). 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.
CMA CGM calls at St. Petersburg under four regular services, connecting St. Petersburg through the European hub ports with all international routes.
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 modernisation 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. The deepwater Port of Bronka is on the outskirts of St. Petersburg and lies on the southern bank of the Gulf of Finland. The port is directly linked to the St. Petersburg orbital highway and the Russian rail network.