Vostochny Port cargo traffic rises 7.1 percent
Cargo throughput at Vostochny Port (including Kozmino port's numbers) in January-October 2012 increased by 7.1% compared to the same period in 2011, to 34.6 million tons, the Russian Association of Seaports (ASOP) report said.
Port Vostochny (East Port) is the year-round navigable and the deepest port of the Russian Far East region. Vostochny Port is located on the coast Japan Sea, 20 km from the terminus of Trans-Siberian Railroad - the city of Nakhodka. Vostochny port is able to accommodate 280-meter long, 40-meter wide vessels with draft up to 15.5 m. The port’s stevedore companies operate 16 cargo berths, a few auxiliary berths at the terminals for handling coal, containers, fertilizer, methanol, timber, bulk and general cargo. In 2011, cargo throughput at Port Vostochny (excluding Kozmino’s figures) rose to 23.15 million tons from 20.34 million tons a year earlier.