RF Government submits report on development of inland water transport and maritime activities over recent 6 years
The Russian Government has submitted its report on the development of inland water transport and maritime activities over the recent 6 years. According to information available at the official website of RF Government, the capacity of transshipment facilities at seaports has increased by 24.4% to 1,053.3 million tonnes. Intense seaport infrastructure development is underway in Murmansk, Kaliningrad, Big Port St. Petersburg, Ust-Luga, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Vanino, Vostochny, Novorossiysk, Taman, temryuk, Primorsk, Azov.
Construction of passenger terminal in Sochi was completed in 2013.
Reconstruction of passenger terminal in Murmansk and construction of passenger terminal in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky were completed in 2016.
Part of the facilities at the seaport near Sabetta settlement on the Yamal peninsula was put into operation in 2017. It provides for annual shipment of 16.5 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas.
Navigable canal in the Gulf of Ob is under construction for safe navigation and accommodation of large capacity ships.
Upgrading of Berths No 3 and No 4 for shipment of light oil products is underway at the seaport of Primorsk, as well as anchorage equipment in sector No 3 of port Kavkaz’ water area and terminal of port Shakhtersk. Port infrastructure of port Vysotsk is being reconstructed. Construction of a grain/general cargo terminal (Louis Dreyfus Commodities Vostok) is nearing completion in the Azov District of the Rostov Region.
The length of inland water ways with guaranteed dimensions of fairways has increased from 48,390 kilometers in 2012 to 49,970 kilometers in 2017 (+1,580 kilometers). The share of inland water ways with lighted and light-reflecting aids to navigation has increased from 37.5% in 2012 to 38.8% in 2017.
Shipping conditions and safety of hydraulic engineering structures have been improved in White Sea – Onega Lake, North Dvina, Volga-Baltic, Volga, Kama, Moscow Volga-Don, Azov-Don and Yenisey Basins. The length of waterways with bottlenecks has been reduced in the Deepwater System of Russia’s European part.
Phase II of the projects on reconstruction of hydraulic engineering structures of the White Sea – Black Sea Canal and Azov-Don Basin have been completed. The works on construction, reconstruction and maintenance of hydraulic engineering structures is underway in the Deepwater System of Russia’s European part and in the Yenisey Basin.
Engineering survey has been completed for construction of the Nizhny Novgorod hydrosystem on the Volga river. Designing of the Bagayevsky hydrosystem on the Don river is underway. Those projects are intended to ensure guaranteed depth of fairways of 4 meters for fully loaded ships of large capacity.
In 2017, a new lock on the Oka river was put into operation as part of the Beloomut hydrosystem. Its construction is the final phase in reconstruction of Moskva-Oka water system.
Reconstruction of hydraulic engineering structures of the White Sea – Black Sea Canal (Lock No 9) was completed in 2017.
Reconstruction of hydraulic engineering structures has been completed in the system of North Dvina locks (Lock No 5).
As part of a comprehensive project on reconstruction of facilities in the Lena Basin, works have been completed at 7 bars as well as at the Korkinskiy, Beryozovskiye Kamnee, Piskunovskiy bars in other basins.
Water transport fleet has been expanded with 83 vessels including dry cargo carriers, oil tankers, freight/passenger ferries, rescue ships, tugboats and floating cranes.
In 2016, key decision were made on transition to financing of IWW and HES maintenance according to established norms.