Saint Petersburg is Russia's largest cruise port and second largest city (after the capital Moscow). The city is located on Neva River, while the seaport is at Gulf of Finland (Baltic Sea). St Petersburg is one of Russian Federation's all 3 federal cities - together with Moscow and Sevastopol.
The city has federal status. It was named Saint Petersburg in 1703. The name was changed to Petrograd in 1914, and to Leningrad in 1924, and back to Saint Petersburg in 1991. Tsar Peter the Great established it on May 27, 1703. Between 1713-1728 and 1732-1918, it was Russia's imperial capital. The central government bodies moved to Moscow in 1918. St Petersburg is Russia's 2nd-largest city (after Moscow) with population over 5,3 million, as well as country's largest and most important Baltic Sea port.
St Petersburg is Russia's most westernized city, its cultural capital and also world's northernmost city with population over 1 million. The Historic Centre (downtown) and Related Groups of Monuments are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is home to The Hermitage, one of the biggest art museums in the world. A wealth of international corporations, foreign consulates, businesses and banks have offices here.
Port St Petersburg
In peak-season June 2017 alone, the cruise port handled a total of 56 ships and 122,770 passengers. Two new ships (TUI's Mein Schiff 6 and Regent's Seven Seas Explorer) made inaugural calls. On May 2, 2017, was the maiden call of the newbuild ship Viking Sky (Viking Ocean Cruises). In 2017, the port handled 243 ship calls with over 540,000 passengers (19% increase over 2016). The port had 20 long-term berthing contracts with cruise companies and the ferry operator MOBY LINES.
In 2017, the cruise port had a total of 105 ship days and handled 441451 tourists. Just in the week July 10-16, the port received 17 liners with a total of 36,233 passengers. On July 11 and 12 here docked 7 liners with 23,458 passengers. July 2017's total ship days and handled passengers were, respectively, 34 and 130,283.
Regularly scheduled St Peter Line ferries connect St Petersburg with Helsinki (Finland), Tallinn (Estonia) and Stockholm (Sweden). The ship operating the route (St Petersburg-Helsinki-Stockholm-Tallinn) is Princess Anastasia (crossing time 62,5 hours). To Helsinki are offered 2 weekly crossings (13 hours travel), to Tallinn 1 weekly crossing (14 hours) and to Stockholm1 weekly crossing (39,5 hours).
For FY2018 (fiscal), the port authority company "Sea Port of Saint Petersburg JSC" reported a record year with handled 7,7 million cargo tons (12% increase over FY2017). The traffic growth was attributed to terminal developments of facilities dedicated for transshipment cargoes (cast iron, metal scrap, ores, fertilizers, TEU-containers). Port's exports increased 15% (to 7,45 million tons), while imports decreased 38% (to 252,000 tons). Exports are ~97% (imports ~3%) of seaport's throughput.
Next statistics relate to cargo transshipments.
- Total general cargo increased 5% (to 6,67 million tons, of which 3,74 million ferrous metal).
- Mineral fertilizers increased 75% (to 477,000 tons).
- Non-ferrous metal decreased 10% (to 1,24 million tons). Wood pellets transshipment increased 1% (to 297,000 tons).
- Metal scrap decreased 38% (to 825,000 tons).
- Dry bulk cargo increased 260% (to 597,000 tons, of which 328,000 tons of ore).
- Bulk mineral fertilizers increased 270% (to 106,000 tons).
- TEU throughput (containers shipped on boxships) increased 30$ (to 33,300 TEUs) of which over 27,000 export and over 6,000 import.
Saint Petersburg cruise terminal
The following photo shows St Petersburg cruise port's ship terminals.
Port Saint Petersburg cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Saint Petersburg, Russia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|28 April, 2019|
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