Along with BCT’s strategic geographic location, the Terminal has good, direct access to road and rail networks to its market hinterland, thus making it ideal for the development of logistics networks to its market hinterland which includes Moscow, Kaluga, Novgorod, St Petersburg, Minsk, Kiev, Vilnius, Tallinn, Almaty and Tashkent.


Amongst the shipping lines calling at BCT are CMA-CGM, MSC and Maersk. Other lines using the Terminal’s services, via the use of common feeders such as Team Lines and Unifeeder, include OOCL, NYK, China Shipping and Evergreen. In 2012 the quay module of the Automatic Container Operations System (ACOS) was implemented such that the vessel loading and discharge procedure is highly automated and productive with records of all containers moving at this interface being recorded photographically.


BCT services MSC, CMA/CGM, Team Lines, SEAGO, Maersk and Unifeeder vessels. Other lines such as OOCL, China Shipping, Hamburg Sud, Evergreen and NYK use the services of common feeders.


The Terminal has its own rail-handling facility with good rail connection to Moscow with a transit time of just 36 hours. Additionally the Terminal is equipped with rail–mounted gantry cranes dedicated to the loading and unloading of rail platforms. BCT recently doubled its railway infrastructure and is now able to serve 64 rail (80 foot) platforms simultaneously. The new capacity allows the direct proximity of container storage to the rail access zones and more efficient shunting of block trains, giving BCT a comparative advantage over other terminals in the region.


Both gate and rail operations have recently been equipped with their respective ACOS modules which have allowed all containers entering or exiting the terminal by road and rail to be imaged and operational productivity to be optimised.