2016 April 13 13:22

Seaports of Crimea handled 9.6 mln t of cargo in 2015

In 2015, seaports of Crimea handled 9.6 mln t of cargo including 7.8 mln t transshipped via the port of Kerch. According to RF Transport Ministry’s final report on its performance in 2015, plans and objectives for 2016 and for the period till 2018, the ferries transported 4.8 mln passenger across the Kerch Strait.

It was also reported that the year of 2015 saw the completion of work on fitting the water areas of Yevpatoria, Kerch, Sevastopol, Feodosia and Yalta with state-of-the-art transport security systems. 

The works are performed within the framework of the state programme “Social and economic development of the Crimean Federal District for the period through 2020”. The programme is focused on integration of the Crimean Federal District’s economy into the economic space of Russia, ensuring its transport accessibility and solving its infrastructure problems to ensure stable economic development of the area.