Capacity of Russian seaports to gain 354 million tonnes by 2024
Capacity of Russian seaports is forecasted to gain 354 million tonnes by 2024, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Yury Tsvetkov, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation – head of Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot), as saying at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. According to him, the capacity of ports in the Far East Region can gain 131 million tonnes.
The capacity of coal terminals in the Far East Basin is to grow by 100 million tonnes, annual transshipment of hydrocarbons via the ports of Vanino and Vladivostok is to gain 3 million tonnes, container handling at the Pacific Logistic terminal will grow by 2.2 million tonnes per year, the development of Poronaisk port will add 14 million tonnes per year.
Besides, a grain terminal is to be built in Zarubino (+10 million tonnes per year) and an alumina terminal – in Vanino.
This capacity growth has been foreseen by the Comprehensive Plan for Modernization and Expansion of Main Infrastructure developed pursuant to Presidential Decree dated 07.05.2018 (No 204) On National Objectives and Strategic Tasks of the Russian Federation Development for the Period of up to 2024.
Among the investment instruments Yury Tsvetkov named a concession (in particular, a concession can be used for construction of the Sever terminal under the project on development of Vostochny-Nakhodka transport hub), an investment-contract model of FSUE Rosmorport (construction of federal property facilities is financed by investors with further compensations coming from port charges like that applied for reconstruction of SK Maly Port terminal and terminals in the Sukhodol Bay and the Otkrytiy Cape), an investment port due intended for reconstruction of federally-owned port facilities. RF Transport Ministry has developed regulations for setting investment port dues and procedure for their collection and application in seaports. However, the Ministry believes that collection of port dues from stevedoring companies proposed by the Federal Antimonopoly Service will have a negative impact on them.
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