Ust-Luga Merchant Seaport (Yug-2)

Saint Petersburg
General and mixed cargo terminals
Ust-Luga Port is a modern, deepwater port located in the north-western region of Russia. The port’s territory includes sixteen transshipment complexes, two of which comprise “Ust-Luga Sea Merchant Port” JSC: Multipurpose transshipment complex “Yug-2” and “Automotive-Railway Ferry Complex.” These facilities are used for cargo handling operations under the management of SOLVO.TOS.

General info

Storage type: Bulk storage
Machinery type:
Portal cranes
50 Ha
12.8 m
903 m
Berth length
4,000 m2
Covered warehouse area
6.5 Ha
Container yard
Год внедрения: 2012


Yug-2 was initially designed to only receive automobile carrying vessels i.e. pure car carriers (PCC) with a side ramp. The entire supporting infrastructure was intended to only deal with processing new automobiles with a planned volume from 12,000 automobiles per month with a future increase to 20,000. The 2009 financial crisis resulted in a slump in sales and revenues. In turn, this influenced the management’s decision to turn the automobile-only facility into a multipurpose terminal. New equipment was purchased, while the infrastructure was redesigned and the personnel were retrained. The new terminal could now receive all types of Ro-Ro cargo: heavyweight cargo, containers including reefer containers, bulk cargo ships with up to 50,000 ton deadweight capacity, and rail ferries. An information system was now also required to manage operations and paperwork.


  1. Accountability of all cargo;
  2. Flexible human resource planning and assignment;
  3. Ability to plan equipment operations and quickly transfer assignments enabled to unify the terminal machinery; 
  4. Reduced labor costs due to day-shift and strategic resource planning;
  5. Flexibility in warehouse space utilization;
  6. Reduced vessel turnaround time;
  7. Reduced time to find loads in the port;
  8. Reduced number of rehandles during storage;
  9. Accelerated truck processing;
  10. Decrease in the number of commercial defects during document processing;
  11. Secure access to information about load availability and movement for port authorities and third-party users (forwarders, agents etc.);
  12. Facilitated data exchange with contract partners, government regulatory agencies (customs).