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In line with its sustainability policy Port of Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region based Murltipurpose Reloading Complex (MRC, part of UCL Holding) allocated for 2018 environmental protection programme RUB 3.92 million, which is 11% more than a year earlier.
The earmarked money was spent primarily (RUB 2.3 million) on modernization and maintenance of MRC’ environmental facilities.
In particular, last year the company began development of a project for rehabilitation of the terminal’s wastewater treatment facilities. MRC spent more than RUB 960 000 on monitoring of environmental parameters at the terminal during handling operations. The specialists of it’s certified laboratory were carrying out at the site quality tests of natural and waste waters, the purity of the atmospheric air, and also measured the noise level at the border of the sanitary protection zone. The lab analysis results confirmed the terminal operation environmental footprint does not exceed the existing standards.
In order to comply with the public health requirements, MRC earmarked in excess of RUB 440 000 for waste disposal and for the development of relevant science-based guidelines for generation and limits of designated disposal sites. In 2018 the amount of waste MRC sent for recycling for further use increased by 16% compared with 2017.
About Multipurpose Reloading Complex:
Multipurpose Reloading Complex LLC (MRC, a company of UCL Port, stevedoring division of the international transportation group UCL Holding) is a terminal in the Port of Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region, specializing in unloading, storage and loading of exported and imported general and bulk cargoes. The main cargo is export thermal coal. In 2018, cargo throughput at the terminal reached 5.4 million tonnes.