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FSUE “Rosmorport” takes part in the final meeting of the Rosmorrechflot Board

FSUE “Rosmorport” takes part in the final meeting of the Rosmorrechflot Board

Sergey Pylin, General Director of FSUE “Rosmorport”, and his deputies took part in a meeting of the Board of the Federal Agency for Sea and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot) and the Public Council under the department chaired by the Head of Rosmorrechflot, Zakhary Dzhioev, following the results of 2022.

The meeting was also attended by Deputy Head of the Presidential Directorate for Supporting Activities of the State Council of the Russian Federation Alexander Yurchik, Deputy, Member of the State Duma Committee of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation for Transport and Construction Viktor Deryabkin, Head of the Donetsk People's Republic Denis Pushilin, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Alexander Poshivai and other representatives of state organizations and industry associations.

The board members discussed the results of the work of maritime and inland waterway transport in 2022, the tasks for 2023 and the medium-term perspective until 2025, as well as the implementation of the Transport Strategy of the Russian Federation until 2030 with a forecast for the period up to 2035 and current issues of re-profiling and modernization of sea terminals in new economic conditions.

Alexander Yurchik made a welcoming speech, thanking all the water transport workers who contributed to the preservation of the industry with their work and helped to achieve good results in 2022, which turned out to be especially difficult due to geopolitical situation in the world and sanctions by unfriendly countries.

In his report Alexander Poshivai stressed that, despite unprecedented restrictive measures, the volume of cargo transshipment in seaports have increased by 0.8 % in 2022. At the same time, the increase in the production capacity of seaports amounted to 36.6 million tons.

“The past year was marked, first of all, by the reorientation of logistics flows that had been developing for decades: cargo flows were reoriented from the North-Western to the Far Eastern and Azovo-Chernomorsky basins. We have ensured the transport accessibility of the Kaliningrad enclave in the conditions of transport restrictions, we are increasing the cargo turnover of the ports of Crimea, we are developing the North–South corridor. Unprecedented volumes of dredging, which is carried out at the Volga-Caspian Sea Shipping Channel, will allow the passage of vessels with a draft of 4.5 m,” the Deputy Minister summed up.
“The new economic conditions, of course, have adjusted our plans. The necessary actions were reflected in the roadmaps approved by the Government last year for the development of international transport corridors: the North–South transport corridor, transport and logistics corridors in the Azovo-Chernomorsky direction and in the Eastern direction,” Zakhary Dzhioev said in his report.

Rosmorrechflot focuses on seaports and inland waterways of the affiliated entities. For the port infrastructure integration there are actions for forming the port management system, preparing documents for administrative powers regulation and ensuring the safety of navigation.

Zakhary Dzhioev also noted that currently Russian seaports have capacities of almost 1.3 billion tons. Only investment projects implemented within the framework of the Comprehensive plan for the modernization and expansion of the main infrastructure in the seaports of the Leningrad region, Krasnodar Krai, Primorsky Krai and Kamchatka territories increased production capacity by another 37 million tons last year. In 2023, an increase in the capacity of seaports is expected in the amount of 59 million tons in the seaports of the Baltic and Far Eastern basins (Murmansk, Ust-Luga, Vladivostok, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky).

Boris Tashimov, Deputy Head of Rosmorrechflot, clarified what measures were taken as part of the of new logistics routes development to ensure the delivery of goods bypassing restrictions from unfriendly countries.

Thus, Turkish ports have become one of the main hubs for ensuring foreign trade cargo flows to the territory of the European part of Russia. At the same time, the possibilities of using Iran's ports on the Caspian coast and in the Persian Gulf to build long–term trade relations with India are being worked out at the North-South ITC, and work is underway to modernize infrastructure facilities in the Astrakhan Region and the Republic of Dagestan. Transportation is carried out between the seaports of Vladivostok and Vostochny and the seaports of Vietnam and China. Within the framework of the roadmaps approved by the Russian Government, Rosmorrechflot faces strategic tasks to expand trade and economic ties with the countries of the Caspian region, the Persian Gulf, Africa, South and Southeast Asia.

At the solemn meeting, the awarding of distinguished water transport workers took place, and the high merits of representatives of FSUE “Rosmorport” were noted. Zakhary Dzhioev presented letters of thanks to Andrey Boldorev, Head of the Investment and Strategic Development Department, and Ekaterina Kulakova, Head of the External Communications Service, for their active participation in the events held by Rosmorrechflot.

FSUE “Rosmorport” was also recognized as the winner of the annual contest “Industry Leader” in the nomination “The Best Organization Providing Navigation Services (maritime/river)" by the end of 2022.