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FSUE “Rosmorport” takes part in the forum “Port Infrastructure: Construction, Modernization, Operation”

FSUE “Rosmorport” takes part in the forum “Port Infrastructure: Construction, Modernization, Operation”

Andrey Boldorev, Head of the FSUE “Rosmorport” Investment and Strategic Development Department, spoke at the VIII Annual Forum “Port Infrastructure: Construction, Modernization, Operation”, which was held in Moscow on March 21-22. The organizer of the event is the information and analytical Sea Ports Magazine.

Andrey Boldorev spoke about the current state and plans for the development of Russian port infrastructure for the period up to 2030.

"In 2022, the volume of transshipment in seaports increased by 0.7 % compared to the indicators of 2021 and amounted to about 842 million tons, – Andrey Boldorev recalled. – The volume of mineral fertilizers transshipment has increased significantly – by more than 25 %, to 24.2 million tons, which is due to the absence of fundamental restrictions on their supply and with the launch of the new Ultramar mineral fertilizers transshipment terminal at the Ust-Luga seaport. Despite the fact that a ban on the import of Russian coal in European countries came into force in August, the volume of coal transshipment increased by almost 2 %, to 206.5 million tons. It was possible to redirect part of the supplies from the Baltic ports to the ports of the Azovo-Chernomorsky and Arctic basins. Last year, it was possible to reorganize oil supplies, which led to an increase in transshipment by 7.5 %, to 256 million tons. The volume of ore transshipment as a commodity that is not yet subject to sanctions pressure has increased by 6 %".

At the same time, containers showed a significant drop (-25.9 %). The reason lies in the refusal to call or a significant decrease in the vessel calls of the main operators of the container fleet (MSC, Maersk, etc.) to Russian seaports. The volume of transshipment of petroleum products decreased by more than 5 %, to 139 million tons, and ferrous metals – by almost 16 %, to 24.5 million tons, mainly due to a reduction in transshipment at the terminals of the Azovo-Chernomorsky and Baltic basins, respectively.

Only due to the measures of the Comprehensive Plan for Modernization and Expansion of the Main Infrastructure, the production capacity of seaports increased by more than 36 million tons due to the implementation of the measures of the Federal Project “Development of Seaports” of the Comprehensive Plan for Modernization and Expansion of the main Infrastructure for the period up to 2024 (Taman Bulk Cargo Terminal (25 million tons), LNG Terminal LLC Gazprom Invest in the seaport of Vysotsk (1.66 million tons), the coal terminal of Port Vera LLC (4.55 million tons), the 1st stage of the PKK of PJSC NOVATEK in the Kamchatka Territory (5.43 million tons).

In the future, until 2030, within the framework of the Federal Project “Development of Seaports”, it is planned to implement 30 measures for the development of port infrastructure, which will increase the production capacity of ports by 277 million tons. Projects for the development of seaports in the Baltic Basin suggest an increase in their capacity by 58.3 million tons by 2024 and by 57 million tons by 2030. First of all, the increase in capacity is provided due to the large-scale development of the Ust-Luga seaport.    

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The forum “Port Infrastructure: Construction, Modernization, Operation”, which gathered over 200 delegates, was held at the Analytical Center under the Government of the Russian Federation. Over its almost ten-year history, the forum has established itself as an authoritative platform where strategic plans and topical issues of the port industry development are discussed, including trends in the management of port business and infrastructure projects, the latest technologies for the construction, modernization and ensuring the efficient and safe functioning of port infrastructure.