2017 December 7 10:43

Throughput of Russian ports forecasted to grow by over 10% to 806 mln t in 2017

Throughput of Russian ports in 2017 is expected to grow by over 10%, year-on-year, 7to 806 mln t, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Andrey Lavrishchev, Director General of FSUE Rosmorport, as saying at the 11th International Forum and Exhibition “Transport Week” held in Moscow. According to him, 10 projects implemented through private-public partnership increased annual capacity of Russian ports by 40 mln t. Implementation of 9 more PPP projects with total investments of RUB 17 bln is underway. They will let increase the capacity of Russian ports by about 70 mln t per year. Among those projects is the development of a passenger ferry terminal in Baltijsk and construction of a container terminal of 300,000 TEUs in capacity; construction of a coal terminal at Otkryty; construction of a coal terminal in Sukhodol Bay; reconstruction of port infrastructure facilities in the 2nd cargo district of Murmansk Commercial seaport; reconstruction of the access canal to Berths No31-35 at port Vostochny (SK Maly Port, LLC), reconstruction of facilities of Murmansk Commercial seaport’s 3rd cargo district; reconstruction of a grain terminal at the port of Novorossiysk; reconstruction and modernization of infrastructure facilities at the ports of Novorossiysk and Murmansk.

Besides, a concession mechanism is to be applied for implementation of projects on creation of dry cargo district at port Taman and terminal Lavna in Murmansk as well as reconstruction of Sollers terminal in Kaliningrad.