• Sevmorput' naval yard: Arkhangelsk and Murmansk - competition or cooperation?
    For five years there have been held talks about revival of the North Sea Route which is going to become one of the largest arctic corridors for transportation of oil, as well as of ore, metals and timber. Today the right to be the centre of oil transportation in the western sector of the North Sea Route (from the White sea till European ports) belongs to Murmansk and Arkhangelsk ports.
  • The native shipbuilders are ready to realize the project of the first Russian tanker for arctic voyage
    The project of the special oil bulked vessel, which is able to provide all-the-year-round transportation of raw oil from the region of Pechora Sea,- the field of "Prirazlomnoe", was elaborated by the Central Scientific Research Institute named after academic A.N. Krilov and the Central Design Bureau "Baltic navigation project" .The first in Russia tanker for arctic voyage was designed taking into account conditions, in which shipment and delivery of oil from "Prirazlomnoe" sea stationary platform will be carried out. This platform is situated on the shelf of the Barents Sea, famous for its severe climate.


  • Novorossiysk Trade Sea Port JSC sums up results for 10 years
    At the end of 2002 Novorossiysk Trade Sea Port (NTSP) celebrated a 10-year anniversary of privatization. Today NTSP JSC is a modern universal complex with modernized port terminals, large-scale mechanization and a bulk park stock of transfer machinery of the latest design. From 1992 the company’s turnover of goods increased by 60% by and in 2002 reached a record value of 63 million tons of goods. The volume of capital investments of NTSP OJSC for ten years amounted to 9,3 billion rubbles.
  • Lessons of the severe winter of 2002-2003 and the Gulf of Finland ice navigation information support
    Ice conditions in the Gulf of Finland in the severe winter of 2002-2003 have proved to be the most difficult in the last 40-50 years and this fact had a negative impact on the economic indicators of the transportation system’s functioning. According to the statistics of the OAO "Morskoy port St. Petersburg", in the course of the first 4 months of 2003 there have been processed 12,5 % fewer cargos than in the course of the same period of the previous year. The port’s administration has sharply limited the guide of low ice category vessels, which brought a damage, which results are still yet to be estimated, to many of the transportation process participants.
  • Ecological service on the South of Russia
    The necessity to clear the oil bulked vessels appears during changing of transferred cargo and before a vessel’s repair. Ecological services company "Yug-Tanker" CJSC dealing with clearing petroleum residues of oil tankers performs these operations. The company also executes cleaning of vessels of all types and of coastal terminals from oil residues, and receives and cleans oily waters, it also receives, utilizes and decreases industrial oily residues and residues from oil holes’ boring. The vessels are cleaned with the help of hot water, the given oily water passes a closed cycle of water-purifying. The enterprise can also clean grounds contaminated with oil products and oil-slimes.


  • There will be a law passed for Sea ports
    On April the 29th government of the Russian Federation approved the federal legislation "About sea ports of the RF", worked out by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation. In the middle nineties it became clear that the Russian legislation is behind practice formed in ports activity. Absence of the basic law led to legal and economic conflicts, and about seven years ago there was commenced collecting of offers concerning the "Law on sea ports".
  • The Baltic ports - competition is going on
    On the Baltic port trans-shipment of cargo increased 43% in 2002. Oil export gave mainly an addition of turnover of goods: the part of bulked cargo in the general annual growth in the Bolshoi port in Saint-Petersburg was 90%, in ports of Kaliningrad region - almost 75%.
  • Ports of north-west: development tendencies
    The largest projects on increasing of port capacities in the North-Western part are connected with export of oil and oil products. The biggest sea ports of the region are located in Petersburg, Murmansk, Kaliningrad, Leningrad region (Primorsk and Ust-Luga). Their facilities process the lion’s share of goods. Among ports of the second category there are Arkhangelsky, Kandalakshsky (Murmansk region), Vyborgsky and Vysotsky ports (both located in Leningrad region), and such ports as Indiga (Arkhangelsk region) and Vitino (Murmansk region).
  • "Ports and port economy. Problems and solutions - 2003" Results of the conference
    In the coming years Russian ports will be actively developing, building up its cargo bases and working successfully in the conditions of competition from foreign ports. These optimistic statements were made public in the course of conference "Ports and port economy. Problems and solutions - 2003", held on April 17 2003 in the Transportation Ministry of the Russian Federation.
  • Saint Petersburg Sea Port is the integral part of the "North-South" International Transport Corridor
    Projects of container facilities raising in the framework of building of of the "North-South" International Transport Corridor was discussed on the governmental level on the 23rd of May in Sain Petersburg. The new corridor is supposed to change freight flows from South-East Asia to Europe. Specialists prognosticate that we are going to see flow of traffic via Russia raise up to 7 million container annually during the next ten years. And 3,5 million among them will be transported through northwestern ports of Russia.
  • New cranes for the seaport of Saint-Petersburg
    In May dockers of the "First container terminal" (FCT), the enterprise consisting of the group of companies "Seaport Saint-Petersburg", received two new container loaders, which were made by request in Finland on Kalmar concern. The modern container loaders which cost is 2,7ml.euro will increase the carrying capacity of the container terminal of one of the greatest in the Baltic region. Tonnage of every crane is 40,6t.
  • About the work of the sea administration of Saint-Petersburg port
    The Bolshoi port of Saint-Petersburg is the main link of the Saint-Petersburg transport complex, its growth rates leave the planned indices behind. The increase of goods turnover is reached because of the complex’s realization of works according to a new building, reconstruction, technical reequipment and overhaul of material-technical base - hydroengineering and mooring buildings, channels and fairways, ice-breakers, acquisition and lead-in of radio navigational equipment, which serves for a security of navigation in the port’s area of water and beyond its bounds.
  • Primorsk redirects export oil
    Fundamental changes in export routes of Russian oil will become real owing to the bulk-oil port of Primorsk’s being up and running at full capacity. The port was built in record short terms in the aquatic are of the Gulf of Finland. This strategically important object is under the patronage of President Vladimir Putin.
  • "Lucoil" stands guard over Russia's economic interests
    Building of "Lucoil 2" mineral oil distributing terminal complex (DTC) 18 kilometers from Vyborg, near a small town of Vysotsk, is still executed. Construction of the maritime part of the complex, a berthing finger dock, has begun; the construction of a complex of auxiliary buildings is being constructed at a quick pace; operations on the new railroad station are conducted at full stretch.
  • Vysotsk port: 5 million tons - it is realizable
    Vysotsk port terminal (Vysotsky Morskoy Port) is one of the youngest ports in Russia. It was designed in 1983 году as a subdivision of Vyborg sea port (Vyborgsky Morskoy Port), and in1994 it became an independent company.
  • Lenmornilproek - the ports from Antarctica to Spitsbergen
    "Lenmorniiproekt" OJSC is the leading Russian organization dealing with designing, investigations and scientific researches in the field of sea transport. About 95% of all sea buildings of Russia were built under the projects elaborated in this institute.
  • Radio electronics provides the security of navigation in ports
    The systems of Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) are able to control navigation in the coastal waters (especially in the regions near ports), they are radar systems, equipped with modern communications facilities. The VTS allow to reveal vessels and other floating objects, to accompany them in the coastal waters and to deliver new navigation information to navigators.
  • Murmansk ports - the center of Murmansk traffic
    Murmansk transport nodal point has been discussed since the last meeting attended by representatives of the Ministry of Transport of Russia 18 months ago. And as soon as the beginning of 2003 Russia’s Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov declared that during the following 15 years Murmansk ports should gain infrastructure and be used not merely for Russian export but as terminal stations for other countries as well. The main advantage of Murmansk ports is non-freezing Kolsk gulf. Thanks to that peculiarity north ports stay operational even in wintertime. Freight turnover in Murmansk region was as high as 15,5 million tones in 2002. During the last quarter of 2002 778 thousand tones of oil were transshipped at the Port of Murmansk. This port incorporates Murmansk Sea Trade Port and Sea Fishing Port where over 1 million tones of freight were processed in 2002.
  • The government recalled Kaliningrad
    From the beginning of 2000 the dockers of Kaliningrad have been demonstrating one of the highest rates of growth in the North-Western region of Russia, in 2002 they exceeded the bounds of volume of freight trans-shipment amounting to 9,9 million tons (in 2000 - 4,6 million tons). The main reason for such an advance is, first of all, the fact that since 2001 for transportation of goods in Kaliningrad direction, by order of the Ministry of Railway Transport of the Russian Federation, there was introduced a decreasing rate and, at the same time, abolished a decreasing rate for travelling in the direction of Klaipeda Lithuanian port - the main rival of Kaliningrad.
  • Port potential of the Ukraine
    In the Ukraine on the Black and the Azov seas there are 19 sea ports and a considerable quantity of ports which belong to fishermen, metallurgists, shipbuilders, oilmen.
  • Vanino Port
    Vanino Port is a terminus of Baikal-Amur Railway. It is the one among ten Russia’s largest ports providing twenty-four-hour navigation. From Vanino import and export cargo goes to the northwest region of Russia, to Japan, Korea, China, Australia, USA and other Asian and Pacific countries. Its favorable location makes this port the perfect sea gate for cargo transportation from West to the Baikal-Amur and Trans-Siberian Railways. Vanino-Kholmsk ferry is the shortest and the cheapest way of cargo transportation in railroad cars to Sakhalin. Vanino Port can process various kinds of cargo including: up to 4 million tones of dry cargo, general and bulk cargo; up to 3 million tones of bulked cargo and up to 5 million tones of ferry cargo.
  • Ports of the Far East show steady development
    The Far East region plays important strategic part in international economic relations of Russian Federation thanks to its favorable geographical situation. There are 332 ports in this region. The most important are those ports with all-the-year-round navigation and more than 1 million freight turnover. Such ports are Vladivostok, Nakhodka, Vostochny and Posiet in Primorsky Territory; Vanino in Khabarovsk Territory; Kholmsk and Korsakov in Sakhalin; and also Magadan and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Over 95% of the Far East freight traffic goes through these ports. Their part in freight turnover of all Russian ports was 36,6% in 2002 and 35% in 2001. Among the advantages of the ports of the Far East are governmental investments in nearest railroad terminals, putting into operation new trans-shipping terminals, international container lines and route trains, which hasten delivery dates.
  • Protection installations complex of Saint-Petersburg ensures safety of navigation
    Recently the volume of vessels traffic in the region of the protection installations complex (PIC) has essentially increased. Dams, being nature-conservative installations, are nowadays able to solve the problem of navigation accident prevention on entering Saint-Petersburg port.

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