Navigation season closed at inland water ways of the Amur Basin (photo)
Navigation season 2017 has closed at inland water ways of the Amur Basin. According to the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot) referring to AmurVodPut Administration, cargo traffic in the Amur Basin totaled 3,617,600 t (+13.8%, year-on-year).
Passenger traffic totaled 960,100 t including 335,000 Russian passengers and 625,100 foreign tourists.
During the entire navigation period the company serviced 5,656 aids to navigation including 5,350 onshore and 306 floating units.
The scope of dredging performed in the Basin throughout the navigation period of 2017 grew by 53% to 875,500 cbm of material.
In 2017, 83 ships were put into operation including 38 buoy tender, 5 research ships and 3 dredgers.
FSI AmurVodPut Administration services the Amur Basin (Amur river from Pokrovka to Nikolayevsk-on-Amur and tributaries). Total length of waterways with aids to navigation – 5,500 km.
Major inland water ways in the Basin: Amur, Zeya, Kur, Tunguska, Ussury, Amgun and Argun rivers.