Uralkali owns capacities to store, transport, and tranship raw materials and finished products.
Warehouse capacity of 640,000 tonnes
Finished product warehouses in Berezniki and Solikamsk with a total capacity up to 400 thousand tonnes with separate isolated sections for products of different types
Warehouse facilities of the Baltic Bulk Terminal that takes up to 240 thousand tonnes
Uralkali also uses warehouse in Ventspils (Latvia)
Each warehouse is linked to a cargo railway terminal with a system of conveyors that are totally isolated from adverse external impact.
Uralkali delivers the major part of its products to customers without packing, i.e. in bulk. However, the Company provides an opportunity to pack its products using packing capacities of its own or of the transshipment terminals. The Company can deliver its products in 50kg polypropylene bags, 1-tonne big bags, 25kg bags, on and without pallets, loaded in railcars or 20-\40-feet shipping containers.
8,000 specialised mineral railcars
Railway transportation is an instrumental element of the production and sales chain of the Company to ensure uninterrupted supplies. The Company relies on railway to deliver its products to the ports of Saint Petersburg, Novorossiysk, Ventspils (Latvia), Klaipeda (Lithuania) and Izmail (Ukraine) which forward the goods to other countries by sea. Uralkali also directly supplies its products by rail to consumers in Russia, Northern China, Europe and CIS countries
Uralkali owns a fleet of 8,000 specialised mineral railcars, one of the largest in Russia. The Company also uses the rolling stock of major Russian operators to secure its product supplies in high season
Uralkali owns 100% shares in Baltic Bulk Terminal (BBT), an advanced highly automated seaport terminal. BBT was built in the seaport of Saint Petersburg in 2004 and is rightfully considered to be one of the best bulk terminals in Europe.
The terminal is designed specifically for mineral fertiliser transhipment and, as the shortest transport leg from the Company’s mines to the seaport, is the most efficient location to export Uralkali’s products.
The maximum annual transhipment capacity of BBT is 7.4 million tonnes. The planned production capacity growth of Uralkali will be supported by backup transhipment facilities available at BBT.