TRANSTEC 2008 and the 1st “Future of Russian Ports” International Conference

The Organisers of the traditional TRANSTEC Exhibitions are pleased to announce the major international Programme for the TRANSTEC 2008 Exhibition and Conference.

The Programme next year will focus on the massive development of the Russian Sea and Inland Ports following the latest National Ports Strategy announced by the Government of the Russian Federation.

TRANSTEC 2008 is officially supported by ASOP – the Association of Russian Commercial Seaports, by the leading individual ports of the RF, and by the Euro-Asiatic Transport Union of Russia.


To display equipment and services to meet the needs of SEER:

  • S-Strategy for ports development
  • E- Engineering for ports development
  • E-Equipment for ports development
  • R-Ports and railways strategy, engineering & equipment


1st International Conference “The Future of the Russian Ports”

The Russian ports are considered to be the keys to the doors to economic and trade development for Russia during the next 20 years. The ports provide the gateways linking the seas and waterways traffic with the inland railway, road and air transport systems.

TRANSTEC 2008 will present the opportunities to open the trade highways within Russia, between Russia and her international trading partners and between Western Europe and the Far East. The Russian landmass as a major EuroAsiatic transport corridor has always been a central theme of TRANSTEC.

The Exhibition and Conference will be organised during the key period as Russia attains full membership of the World Trade Organisation.

International Ports Associations and leading individual ports globally will be invited to participate in the Programme. The full list of the supporting Russian ports and associated organisations can be found below.

PORT LINKS SECTOR – without this rapid development of sea and inland ports the production and consumption of products for Russian industry and society will be at a level far lower than demanded by the Russian population and the Russian business community.

PORT LINKS include:

  • Rail Links
  • Road Links
  • Logistics Operators
  • Terminal Operators
  • Air Links
  • Intermodal Transport Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Container Traffic Development
  • Project Management

The leading Russian state structures responsible for all the above activities including “RZhD” Russian Railways and ROSMORPORT traditionally participate in the TRANSTEC Exhibitions since 1996 along with the appropriate executive structures of the Ministry of Transport of Russia.


The TRANSTEC development concept has been presented, discussed and approved during the 1-st Conference “The Industry of Transport Exhibitions”, organized by the Ministry of Transport of Russia in Moscow in April, 2006 and the Transport Round table of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in June, 2006.

“The international transport exhibitions and conferences TRANSTEC since 1998 became one of the most serious events which influence the transport development of the EuroAsiatic Continent. The exhibitions are based on the highest priority Russian transport development subjects including the integration of Russian transport with the European and Asia transport systems.”

Deputy Speaker of the State Duma of Russia, President of the Supervisory Board of the Euro-Asian Transport Union A.N.Chilingarov.

“The TRANSTEC programme based on the development of the international communications using Russia transit potential is one of the priorities for Russia and its cooperation with the international community. The biggest value of the event is that the exhibition takes place in St. Petersburg, which has the traditional role to integrate Russia in the global transport communication network. Now, St. Petersburg, being the largest Russian sea port, is rapidly transformed into the most important multimodal centre and the logistic centre of world status. The measures of “RZhD” to make the transport system more attractive for the international market can be achieved by the cooperation of the railways with the other interested participants of transport and logistic business”.

The President of the “Russian Railways “JSC- “RZhD”- V.I.Yakunin.

This event is also supported by the Euro-Asian Transport Union-EATU. The Advisory Board of EATU includes the Senior representatives of the “Russian Railways” JSC, Ministry of Transport of Russia, Council of the Federation of Russia, State Duma of Russia, EurAsEs Euro-Asian Directorate, “Sberbank” Saving State Bank of Russia, “TransCreditBank”, “Norilsk Nikel” Corporation, “Severstaltrans” Corporation, “Aeroflot” JSC.


“St. Petersburg becomes the most natural place for such an exhibition and conference whose topics follow the most relevant issues of Russian transport policy development”.

The Speaker of the State Duma of Russia B.Gryzlov.

St. Petersburg will process 50% of Russian export cargoes to the European Union and over 50% of import cargoes from the European Union to Russia jointly with the nearby located ports of Leningrad Oblast Region. It was decided recently to increase Russian oil cargo turnover via Primorsk Port by another 50 million tonns per year. By 2015 the capacity of the Port of St. Petersburg will increase up to 85-90 million tons annually.

The Russian port sector is buzzing on the basis of the re-development of the infrastructure, transport and logistic technologies in cooperation with the railway transport and the ports of neighbouring States.

Russia plans the ports cargo turnover in 2007 in about 430-440 million tons, which is bigger, than the turnover of all Soviet Union ports turnover in 1980. By the 2010 the increase in turnover will reach 540 million tons.

The Russian North-West ports are the biggest cargo turnover hubs with 45% of the whole Russian sea trade volume.

Russia is active to create the Special Ports Economic Zones. The first Zones will be located in the Far East, Leningrad Oblast and Black Sea. Private investors will invest 100 million EUROS to the development of those Zones.

“Russian Railways” will create the new policy of the cooperation of railway transport and sea transport based also on the entering of RZhD as a shareholder in the major Russian ports.

The private Companies continue investments in a port infrastructure development. The “Severstal” Corporation as a new shareholder of “Petrolesport” St. Petersburg timber port will invest to increase the container traffic via the port up to 1.5-2 million TEU per year. In 2006 the port container turnover increased 60% and became 313 000 TEU annually. The “ North Oil” Company will construct a new oil terminal in Pechenga Gulf, which will be located just near the State board of Russia with Norway The new “ North Sea Port” will be able to receive the tankers of 300 000 tonns dead weight to export Shtokman sea deposit extracted oil to US and Canada markets.

By the Government decision of December 2006, ships under International flags will be permitted to enter a significant number of the Russian Arctic ports leading to large scale increases in traffic via the North Sea Route.


By Russia entering the WTO the Russian ports will grow in competition with the ports of European and Asian countries. At the same time they will also develop a basis for strategic, commercial and technical cooperation with other international ports and other transport sectors and address issues of mutual interest including safety security, ecology protection, standardisation and equipment rationalisation globally.

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