TransContainer completes Kirov terminal rehabilitation and doubles its capacity
PJSC TransContainer (part of Delo Group) has completed the renovation of its own terminal at Kirov-Kotlassky station, doubling its handling capacity.
Renovation continued from 2020 through 2022. The terminal kept operating and marshaling container trains on a regular basis throughout that period. As a result of the renovation project, the terminal’s handling capacity has grown from 19k to 37k TEUs per year; the capacity of container yards has increased from 358 to 996 TEUs; and the total length of cargo front has gone up from 35 to 46 conventional railcars. Capital investments in the terminal’s infrastructure have reached some RUB 240 m for the past two years.
Renovation of the terminal entailed renewing its power supply system, upgrading crane runways, commissioning a new gantry crane with a load capacity of 45 tons, arranging of a driveway across the terminal, and assembling a new lighting system.
“The renovated terminal at Kirov-Kotlassky station will cover the needs of the region’s exporters and importers in cargo dispatching and receiving for the next 10 years. Given the growing needs of our customers, the terminal upgrade project has become an important one for TransContainer since its implementation allows reducing train loading and handling times,” noted TransContainer’s First Vice President Viktor Markov.
The terminal is located in the city of Kirov and specializes in the arrangement of train services to China through overland border crossings. The principal product categories handled in the terminal include lumber, woodware, plywood, equipment and foods for manufacturers, freight forwarders and points of sale in the Kirov Region. The terminal accounts for some 30% of all container cargo loadings of the region.