Baltic Container Terminal – Facilities

More efficient quay- and land-side operations

Clients arriving at this terminal enjoy generous facilities, reliable equipment, a transport network that is logistically efficient and a trained workforce that ensures commitment and reliability.

BCT’s three principal operating activities are the berthing allocation of vessels along its quays, the loading and discharge of containers and reefer storage, and the warehousing of cargo. With a capacity to handle some 450,000 TEU per annum, BCT has developed integrated logistics chains that can handle a wide range of value-added services and cargo mixes for the region. The terminal covers an area of 57 hectares with a total yard capacity of 5,000 ground slots and over 500 reefer plugs that are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Rail-heads are situated at the quay side and adjacent to its 32,000 square meters of expanding warehouse facilities. These warehouses provide easy distribution to Russia and Latvia as well as to other neighbouring countries.

The terminal’s operations broadly include the berthing of container vessels along its 450 metres of quays, the loading and discharge of containers, and storage and warehousing. Other ancillary services such as stuffing and stripping of cargo from containers to rail wagons or trucks are also part of the BCT quality offering. Amongst those shipping lines that call at the Riga terminal are MSC, Unifeeder, Sealand / Maersk, COSCO and X-press feeders. Other lines using the terminal’s services, via the use of common feeders, include CMA-CGM and OOCL.

Two interesting developments are the construction of additional warehouses and the implementation of automated operating system for the processing of trains, trucks and vessels. The rail module automated system allows the automatic container acceptance and release by rail to and from the terminal. The operating system provides real-time tracking and tracing of railcars and containers, the historical information of all container movements and, thereby, improves management control.