Moscow. 30 June. INTERFAX.RU – The ferry „Marshal Rokossovsky” delivered the first batch to the Kaliningrad region. cargo, the transit of which through Lithuania is limited due to EU sanctions, the press service of FSUE „Rosmorport” reported.
„73 railway wagons with building materials and diesel fuel, as well as 23 trucks with medicines, food and other consumer goods arrived on the ship from Ust-Luga. In total, more than 8,000 tons of cargo were delivered by ferry during the first trip,” the company specified. .
„Marshal Rokossovsky” has been operating at the Ust-Luga – Baltiysk crossing since March 2022. A 200 m long car-rail ferry can accommodate up to 80 rail cars or almost the same number of trucks. Thanks to at least 3 times the ship loading speed compared to other ferries operating on the line, the travel time on the line is 36 hours. The ship makes one round trip in 5 days.
In addition to the Marshal Rokossovsky ferry, the operation of the Ust-Luga – Baltiysk line is now provided by the multifunctional vessel Ursa Major (Ursa Mayor, operator – Rosmorport), as well as the Ambal and Baltiysk ferries (operated by Oboronlogistics LLC). ).
„An increase in the number of flights at the sea crossing is expected with the commissioning of the ship General Chernyakhovsky, similar in technical characteristics to the Marshal Rokossovsky ferry. The car-rail ferry will be put on the line in September this year. The technical readiness of the ferry is 98.15%. In June 2022 of the year, sea trials of the vessel were successfully completed,” the Rosmorport added.