Ust-Luga

Ust-Luga Port is the biggest port under construction in the Baltic Sea and is located in the Russian part of the Gulf of Finland approximately 170 km west of St. Petersburg and 35 km from the Estonian borders, in Leningrad Region, Kingisepp area, on the mouth of River Luga. Its construction begun in 1997 and the port commenced operations in 2001.
  • General Description
  • Anchorage Areas
  • Artboard 78 Port Restrictions
  • Tide
  • Weather Restrictions
  • Working Hours
  • Services
  • Ballast Waters Requirements
  • Maps
  • Photos

General Description

UN/LOCODE: RUULU
Coordinates: 59°42’43” N / 28°23’49” E
B. A. Nautical Chart No: 2698 & 2713
Admiralty Sailing Directions: NP20
Time Zone: UTC +3 hrs

Ust-Luga port has now 37 berths with total length 7.088,35 meters. There are twelve terminals currently operating in Ust-Luga port:

  • Coal Terminal
  • Universal Handling Complex
  • Sulphur Terminal
  • Automobile and railway ferry complex
  • Multipurpose transshipment complex
  • Container Terminal
  • Timber Terminal
  • Ro-Ro & general cargo terminal
  • Crude oil terminal
  • Oil Products Transshipment Terminal
  • Gas Condensate Fractionation
  • Terminal for transshipment of LPG

The port is undergoing a major expansion program and new terminals are now under construction for handling steel products, fertilizers, LNG, general and bulk cargoes, grains and a bunkering complex.

Anchorage Areas

11A – Inner anchorage coordinates (min depth 15.0 m):

  • 59° 48′ 03″ N / 28° 24′ 02″ E
  • 59° 48′ 03″ N / 28° 24′ 49″ E
  • 59° 49′ 89″ N / 28° 25′ 14″ E
  • 59° 49′ 80″ N/28° 24′ 01″ E

Inner anchorage 11A is for awaiting l/c or l/d

11 – Inner anchorage coordinates: (min depth 26.0 m)

  • 59° 46′ 95″ N / 28° 24′ 30″ E
  • 59° 46′ 95″ N / 28° 25′ 50″ E
  • 59° 46′ 10″ N / 28° 25′ 50″ E
  • 59° 46′ 40″ N / 28° 24′ 30″ E

Inner anchorage 11 is used mostly by tankers attending “UST-LUGA OIL”, “NOVATEK”, “SIBUR-PORTENERGO” terminals, since bunkering is prohibited at berths by all foresaid terminals.

Port Restrictions

  • The deep water area of the port (17 m) together with the channel width (180 m) in port, can accept vessels with maximum LOA 320 m / beam 50 m / sailing draft 15 m.
  • Baltic Sea is SECA (Sox Emission Control Areas) area and in accordance with Marpol 73/78 annex #6 regulations 14, 18, 18(3), in Baltic Sea vessels should use LSFO less than 0.1 % sulphur or LSDO less than 0.1 % sulphur, with notification in the log book.
  • Authorities of all Russian Baltic ports, will start selective control FO/DO on board of the Russian and foreign vessels re-observe the rules 14/18 enclosure via Marpol 73/78 re percentage quantity of the sulphur.
  • Control of the vessels in port will be arranged during Paris MOU inspection (documentary control all vessels, sampling – selective); sampling will be done by independent surveyor.
  • Possible to use scrubbers inside / outside the port of Ust-Luga.
  • Strictly prohibited to discharge dirty waters after scrubbers.
  • No any h2s restrictions at Ust-Luga.

Pilot boarding area is at buoy #1 “Kolganpia” in position 59° 56’23″N / 028° 34’43″E

 

Technical Parameters For Berthing

 

Name Cargo Berths Technical  parameters of  berth (m)
Length Width Designed  depth Max draught
Novaya Gavan’ Terminal Ro-Ro 1 150.53 33 7.75 7.30
Novaya Gavan’ Terminal Ro-Ro 2 253 30 12
NOVATEK Terminal Ust-Luga Naphtha, jet fuel, heating oil, gasoil 7 272 35 17.5 13.70
NOVATEK Terminal Ust-Luga Naphtha, jet fuel, heating oil, gasoil 6 272 35 17.5 15.00
Complex of Liquid bulk Cargoes (CLC) Crude oil 5 314.5 45.5 17.4 15.00
Complex of Liquid bulk Cargoes (CLC) Crude oil 4 310.5 45.5 17.4 15.00
Complex of Liquid bulk Cargoes (CLC) Oil products 3 336.7 50 17.5 15.00
Complex of Liquid bulk Cargoes (CLC) Oil products 2 290 45.5 17.4 15.00
Complex of Liquid bulk Cargoes (CLC) Oil products 1 286.07 45.5 17.4 15.00
European Sulphur Terminal (ЕSТ) Technical sulphur, mineral fertilizers 6 228.7 44 16 13.70
European Sulphur Terminal (EST) Technical sulphur, mineral fertilizers 5 267.5 43 16 13.70
General transshipment terminal (GTT) Iron-ore pellets, pig iron and metal scrap, oversized and heavy cargo as well as construction materials and equipment 4 338.1 64 16 14.50
General transshipment terminal (GTT) Iron-ore pellets, pig iron and metal scrap, oversized and heavy cargo as well as construction materials and equipment 3 250.3 64 16 14.50
Сoal Terminal (RTU) Coal 2 248.4 60 16 14.60
Сoal Terminal (RTU) Coal 1 316.6 30 14 12.83
Multipurpose Transshipment Complex “Yug-2” Ro-Ro, containers, general cargo 21 (5) 163.175 36 10.3 7.6/8.3
Multipurpose Transshipment Complex “Yug-2” Ro-Ro, containers, general cargo 22 (4) 155 33 12 10.00
Multipurpose Transshipment Complex “Yug-2” Ro-Ro, containers, general cargo 23 (3) 157.5 33 12 10.00
Multipurpose Transshipment Complex “Yug-2” Ro-Ro, containers, general cargo 24 (2) 206.6 50 12.8 11.10
Multipurpose Transshipment

Complex “Yug-2”

Ro-Ro, containers, general cargo 25 (1) 227.65 50 12.8 11.10
Automobile Railway Ferry Complex (TRWF) Ro-Ro ships, railway, motor and motor-railway ferries 2 220 16 10 7.20
Automobile-Railway Ferry Complex (TRWF) Ro-Ro ships, railway, motor and motor-railway ferries 1 212.5 16 10 7.20
Ust-Luga Container Terminal (ULCT) Containers 52 220 50 13.5 11.20
Ust-Luga Container Terminal (ULCT) Containers 53 220 50 13.5 11.20
LPG Terminal (LPG) LPG 59 212.8 40.2 13.5 11.20
LPG Terminal (LPG) LPG 60 240.3 40.2 13.5 11.20

Tide

  • The water level is subject to fluctuations in wind-induced surges character and has seasonal changes:

– from December to May is lowered

– from June increases and reaches a maximum in November

  • Values in sea level: maximum 146 centimeters, minimum 109 centimeters
  • Tidal variation is virtually zero.
  • Currents are generated by the prevailing winds, with average speed of less than 0.2 unit.

Weather Restrictions

Prevailing wind of southwest and west directions affect the port. Wave height can reach 2.5 meters during the storm winds of the northern, north-westerly direction.

Ust-Luga is an ice bound port. Restrictions on the ice class are set by the decision of the Harbor Master, depending on ice conditions. Increase or decrease of ice class restrictions are set by decision of the Harbor Master. Usually ice season commences on 1st of December every year and ends on 30th April, however actual ice situation varies. Greatest ice thickness reaches 60-80 centimeters during winter time. In the seaport during ice formation is carried assistance by icebreaking vessels.

Working Hours

Ust-Luga port operates 24/7 all year round.

Public holidays:

Jan 1 – 6 and Jan 8 New Year holidays
Jan 7 Orthodox Christmas
Feb 23 Defender of the Fatherland Day
Mar 8 International Women’s Day
May 1 Spring and Labor Day
May 9 Victory Day
Jun 12 Day of Russia
Nov 4 National Unity Day

Services

  • Fuel and water bunkering
  • Ship certificates registration and renewal
  • Supply of spare parts
  • Tallymen
  • Surveying
  • Crew change
  • Repairs

Ballast Waters Requirements

(D-1)Ballast waters shall be changed in North Sea, Baltic Sea or received in the North-East Atlantic ocean.  Or possible to use D-2 method if vessel equipped with a Ballast Water Treatment System. Ust-Luga Harbor Master can check the following docs:

  • International Ballast Water Management Certificate A
  • Approved Ballast Water Management Plan

The Harbor Master can also check all records into Ballast water record book.

Maps

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