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Russia, Murmansk region, Barents sea, south elbow of Kolsky gulf (68°59' north latitude 33°03' east longitude)

• Seaport area size 
• seaport water area size
• number of berths
• length of seaport waterfront
• cargo terminals carrying capacity
     – all
  including:
     – tanker
     – bulk
     – container
• passenger terminals carrying capacity
• max sizes of ships coming to the seaport
(draught, length, width)
• covered warehouses area size
• open warehouses area size
• reservoirs for storing oil products capacity

645,895 hectares;
53,699 sq km;
97 items;
11 525,81 m;

22 972,2 thous. tons per year;

2 500 thous. tons per year;
18 985,4 thous. tons per year;
123,9 thous. TEU per year;
140 000 passengers per year;

unlimited;
91,3 thous. sq m;
187,84 thous. sq m;
68,1 thous. tons.

JSC Murmansky Torgovy Port
JSC Murmansky Morskoy Rybny Port
CJSC Agrosfera
JSC Murmansky Balkerny Terminal
Murmansk Transport Branch of JSC GMK Norilsky Nikel
JSC Murmanskoye torgovoye parokhodstvo
LLC Pervaya stividornaya Kompaniya
LLC Murmansky Prichal
LLC Rybopererabatyvayushchy Kompleks “Golfstrim”
LLC Pervy Murmansky Terminal
LLC Kommandit Servis
LLC NT Belokamenka
CJSC MASKO
JSC Murmansky Morskoy Rybny Port
Murmansk Branch of CJSC Rosnefteflot
LLC Skarus
LLC Bunkernaya Kompaniya “Flagman Murmansk”
LLC Nafta-Kapital
LLC Torgovaya Kompaniya ANTEK
LLC Amkoyl
LLC Ekosoyuz
LLC Skadar
LLC Lukoil-Bunker
LLC RN-Bunker
LLC Torgovaya Kompaniya KORD
LLC Polyus-Nord
LLC Murman-Partner
JSC Murmansky Torgovy Port
JSC Murmansky Morskoy Rybny Port
CJSC Agrosfera
JSC Murmansky Balkerny Terminal
Murmansk Transport Branch of JSC GMK Norilsky Nikel
JSC Murmanskoye Trgovoye Parokhodstvo
LLC Pervy Murmansky Terminal
LLC Kommandit Servis
LLC NT Belokamenka
CJSC MASKO
JSC Murmansky Sudoremontny Zavod Morskogo Flota
CJSC MASKO
LLC Pervy Murmansky Terminal
JSC Murmansky Morskoy Rybny Port
LLC SOREKS
JSC Murmanskoye Torgovoye Parokhodstvo
LLC Beloye More Servis
CJSC Belomorskaya Frakhtovaya Kompaniya
LLC Nord East Maritime Corporation – II»
LLC Interservis
CJSC Nord Servis
LLC MORTEK
LLC Belomortrans-Murmansk
CJSC Morskoye Agentstvo “Inflot-Murmansk”
LLC Murmanskoye Morskoye Agentstvo
LLC Mys Nadezhdy
CJSC Transflot
CJSC Morskoye Agentstvo “Novotorik”
LLC Morskoye Transportnoye Agentstvo
CJSC Morskoye Agentstvo MARP
LLC Morskoye Agentstvo “Inflot-Servis”
LLC Agentskaya Morskaya Kompaniya
LLC Murmanskoye Transportnoye Agentstvo
LLC Nord East Maritime Corporation»
LLC Barents Group
LLC Intrans
LLC Morskoye Agentstvo “Shelf-Flot”
CJSC Spetstekhnologiya
CJSC INFOTEK-BALTIKA
LLC Giperboreya
CJSC Murmansk PandI Agentstvo
LLC M-GRUPP
CJSC Belfrakht
LLC Lumaks
LLC Nord East Maritime Corporation»
LLC Port Master
LLC Port Servis
LLC AVS Kargo Servis
LLC Barents Grupp
LLC Byuro Nezavisimykh Surveyerov
LLC GRUMANT
LLC Intrans
LLC Intek Resurs
JSC Murmansky Morskoy Rybny Port
LLC Arktikpak Plyus
LLC ArktikMorSnab
CJSC Morskoye Agentstvo MARP
CJSC SUDOMEKH SAPLAY
LLC AMKOYL
LLC Morskoye Agentstvo “Shelf-Flot”
LLC Polarpor Eksport
LLC Snabzhenets Plyus
LLC ASK
LLC GRUMANT
LLC Mortrans Servis
LLC Murmanskoye Morskoye Agentstvo
LLC GRUMANT
CJSC Murmansktorgsnabservis
CJSC Investpribor
CJSC Infotek-Baltika
LLC Port Servis
LLC AVS Cargo Service
LLC Arktiktrans
LLC ASK
LLC M-Grupp
LLC MORTEK
LLC Port Logistic
LLC Service Trading
JSC Baza Tekhnicheskogo Obsluzhivaniya Flota
LLC PKF SevTekhKomp
JSC STORS
LLC Murmanskaya Sudoremontnaya Kompaniya MSK-M
LLC A.L.E.K.
LLC Murmansudremont
JSC Murmansky Sudoremontny Zavod MF
LLC AVV
Murmansk Branch of LLC Vartsila Vostok
JSC Murmansky Tralovy Flot
JSC Nord-Vest F.K.
LLC Sea Food Rus
LLC Kolskaya Rybopererabatyvayushchaya Kompaniya
SPK RK “Chapoma”
SPK RK “Belomorsky Rybak” «Беломорский рыбак»
JSC Karelskiye Moreprodukty
LLC Nord-Kap
FSUE “Natsionalnye Rybnye Resursy”
PK RK “Port Vladimir”
SPK RK “Udarnyk-2”
PSK Rybolovetsky Kolkhoz “Severnaya Zvezda”
LLC Murmansk Fish
LLC Barentsfish
LLC Dedal-Fish
LLC Arktik
LLC Barentsmoreprodukty
LLC Katran Kola
All year round
     In 1870 Governor of Arkhangelsk Kachalov sent a submission to the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Empire on necessity of construction of a new commercial seaport in Murmansk.

     However, the construction of a new seaport began only in the early twentieth century, as it was World War I of 1914-1918 that gave an impetus to it. Chief of the Murmansk Findings Service Evgeny Lyakhnitsky became the creator and manager of the construction project.

     In 1915 the first ranging mark was set, and construction of a temporary 54-meter pier and Murmansk railways began.

     It is September 1, 1915 that is considered to be the seaport’s birthday, as on that day the first steamboat named the Drott moored at the Murmansk seaport loaded with rails and turnouts.

     On October 4, 1916 the town of Romanov-na-Murmane was founded near the sea berths and the railways which were put into operation on November 28, 1916.

     In 1918 the Murmansk seaport already had 9 berths, the total length of which was more than a kilometer.

     In 1932 on the basis of 4 mines at Shpitsbergen Island the Arktiugol service was created enabling to open the first regular stemboat-arctic route Murmansk-Shpitsbergen-Murmansk.

     From 1933 the Murmansk seaport has been one of the main arctic seaports. As it housed the headquarters of Northern Sea Route Authority, the Murmansk seaport became one of the three main ports of USSR, together with the Arkhangelsk seaport and the Vladivostok seaport, concerning the Arctic provision delivery volumes. In 1933 transshipment volumes at the seaport reached almost 1 million tons.

     During Great Patriotic War in 1941-1945 the Murmansk seaport was considerably damaged and required not only recovery, but a total reconstruction.

     In 1947-1948 wooden berths No.1,4,5-7 were reconstructed.

     In 1954 the Murmansk seaport was opened for international traffic by Decree of the USSR Cabinet No. 4393-1972с dated 06.11.1954.

     In 1957 a transshipment complex for apatite concentrate was put into operation.

     From January 1964 beginning from berth No. 11 replacement of wooden berths by reinforced concrete berths started.
     In 1965 construction of coastal radar station Raskat was finished.

     In 1970 a permanent north provision delivery route Murmansk-Dudinka-Murmansk was opened.

     In 1975 berth No. 19 for transshipment of bulk cargo was opened, and started to be used by vessels with tonnage of 50-60 thousand tons.

     In December 1977 construction of deep-water berth No. 20 for transshipment of general cargo, able to receive vessels with tonnage of 100 tons, was finished.

     In 1994, according to Ministry of Transport order No. 51 dated 12.07.1994, and Cabinet – Government of the Russian Federation Decree No. 1299 dated 17.12.1993, State Establishment “Sea Administration of the Murmansk Port” was created to execute functions of port authorities. Also in that year, as a result of privatization, joint-stock companies JSC MMTP and CJSC MASKO were created on the basis of state enterprise “Murmansky Morskoy Torgovy Port”.

     In 1996 construction of a specialized terminal for mineral fertilizers transshipment was finished.

     In 2002 the first part of a specialized terminal for alumina transshipment was put into operation.

     In 2002 the first tanker with tonnage of 126 thousand tons, loaded on the harbor of the Murmansk seaport by shuttle tankers with tonnage of 20-50 thousand tons, which had delivered oil from the Vitino port (White Sea), called at the Murmansk seaport.

     In 2003 two harbor transshipment complexes RPK No. 1 and RPK No. 2 were put into operation for transshipment of oil, according to a shuttle scheme.

     In 2004 a harbor transshipment complex RPK-3 was put into operation on the basis of the Belokamenka storage tanker with deadweight of 360.7 thousand tons.

     From March1, 2004, according to Government of Russia Decree No. 705 dated 25.09.2002 “On perfecting the system of state management of sea trade and specialized ports”, the FSUE “Rosmorport” Murmansk Branch started operating in the Murmansk seaport.

     In April 2005, according to Federal Marine and River Transport Agency Regulation No.ВР-96-р dated 28.03.2005, State Establishment “Sea Administration of the Murmansk Port” was renamed into Federal State Establishment “Sea Administration of the Murmansk Port”, and also amendments were made to the statutory types of activities of the enterprise.

     In 2007 by Ministry of Transport order No. 177 dated 03.12.2007 the General Development Plan of Murmansk Port Hub was approved. According to the plan, estimated transshipment volumes of the seaport must reach 79.82 million tons per year in 2015, in particular, 38.32 million tons per year for bulk cargo, and 41.5 million tons per year for liquid cargo. The General Development Plan of Murmansk Port Hub became the basis for investment feasibility study on an investment project “Complex Development of the Murmansk Transport Hub” included into a subprogram “Sea transport” of a federal special-purpose program “Development of the Transport System in Russia (2010-2015)”.

     In January 2009 by Ministry of Transport of Russia order dated 20.01.2009 No. 7 FSE Administration of Murmansk Seaport was included into the list of federal state establishments authorized authorized to prepare and issue seafarer’s identity card.

     In February 2009, according to Government of Russia Decree No. 773 dated 16.12.2006 reorganization of FSE “Sea Administration of the Murmansk Port” was completed by the joining of SE “Administration of Murmansk Sea Fish Port”.

     In October 2009 by Government of Russia Decree No. 1535-р dated 17.10.2009 new borders of the Murmansk seaport were set.

     In December 2009 by Federal Marine and River Transport Agency Regulation No. АД-273-р dated 18.12.2009 information on the Murmansk seaport was entered into the Seaport Registry of the Russian Federation.

     In June 2010 by Government of Russia Decree No. 941-р dated 9.06.2010 the borders of the Murmansk seaport water area were changed, as harbor terminal for oil transshipment located to the north-west of Kolguev island was included in the seaport water area.

     In October 2010 by Government of Russia Decree No. 800 dated 12.10.2010 a port special economic zone was created in the territory of the Murmansk Region. Also in that year Government of Russia represented by Ministry of Economic Development, Government of Murmansk Region, Murmansk City Administration and Kola District Administration signed an Agreement on creation of a port special economic zone in Murmansk Region.

     In May 2012 by Federal Marine and River Transport Agency order No. 67 dated 28.05.2012 in order to implement the Ministry of Transport order No. 277 dated 9.12.2012 “On approving the Rules of registration of vessels and the rights to them in the seaports” the Murmansk seaport was given port number 30, and abbreviation MK.

     In June 2013 by Ministry of Transport of Russia order dated 13.06.2013 No. 210 the Murmansk Seaport Master was included into the list of federal state establishments and seaport masters authorized to prepare and issue seafarer’s identity cards, and the administration of the seaport was excluded from the list.

     In August 2014 by Mintrans of Russia Order dated 5.08.2014 No. 219 anchorage areas for detained or arrested vessels were determined in Murmansk Seaport.

     In September 2014 by Government of Russia Regulation dated 29.09.2014 No. 1912-r Murmansk Seaport was included into the least of seaports open for foreign vessels.

     Today the Murmansk seaport meets the highest contemporary demands to port complexes designed for serving sea vessels. Together with railway, automobile, air and water transport it forms a powerful transport hub, which enables a quickest cargo delivery to any region of Russia, and the seaports all over the world.
     The seaport development prospects are connected with the implementation of all the set tasks on modernization of the seaport and creation on its basis of contemporary international hub center, opening new trade opportunities for Russia and many other countries.