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FSUE “Rosmorport” participated in the Forum of National Achievements within the framework of the Russia Expo

FSUE “Rosmorport” participated in the Forum of National Achievements within the framework of the Russia Expo

Sergey Pylin, General Director of FSUE “Rosmorport”, took part in the plenary session “On key achievements and results of the transport industry development” held on February 21 as part of the Forum of National Achievements. The forum was organized by the Ministry of Transport of Russia on the site of the Russia International Exhibition.

The plenary session devoted to the results of work of the transportation complex was opened by Vitaly Savelyev, Minister of Transport of Russia.

“The infrastructure of Russian seaports is developing at a rapid pace. We have redirected cargoes from unfriendly countries to Russian ports. Today we have 63 seaports in the country, the capacity reserve is quite large – 1.36 billion tons”.

Alexander Poshivai, Deputy Minister of Transport of Russia, spoke about the results of the work of maritime and inland waterway transport from 2018 to 2023.

Over the past six years, the production capacity of Russian seaports has increased by 23 %, or by 255 million tons in absolute terms. At the same time, the increase in cargo transshipment amounted to 8 %, or 67 million tons.

“The development of seaports is primarily associated with the creation of new deep-water specialized terminals, which are aimed both at reducing dependence on the ports of neighboring countries and solving socially important issues,” Alexander Poshivay stressed.

As significant events, the Deputy Minister of Transport of Russia noted the construction of a mineral fertilizer transshipment terminal in the seaport of Ust-Luga with a capacity of 12 million tons, the construction of a bulk cargo terminal in the seaport of Taman with a capacity of 60 million tons, the further development of the seaport of Sabetta with an increase in capacity by 20.5 million tons, the construction of coal terminals in the Far East that meet the highest ecological requirements, with a total capacity of 30 million tons.

He also mentioned that in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug a ferry-passenger pier was built in the settlement of Ugolniye Kopi, providing transportation accessibility for residents and guests of the city of Anadyr, and large-scale dredging works were carried out on the Volga-Caspian Sea Shipping Canal, as a result of which the passage of ships through the canal with a draft of 4.5 meters was ensured.

In his report, Alexander Poshivai paid special attention to the development of ferry crossings, in particular, ensuring sea transportation between the Kaliningrad Region and the rest of Russia.

“Currently, 29 vessels, including 6 ferries, provide transport accessibility to the Kaliningrad region on a permanent basis, allowing to transport more than 7.3 million tons of cargo per year. An important event for the ferry line was the start of the newest twin–fuel ferries Marshal Rokossovsky and General Chernyakhovsky work on the ferry line,” said the Deputy Minister of Transport of Russia. He added that it is planned to start construction of two new ferries for the ferry line with the Kaliningrad region this year, as well as to reconstruct the railway tracks of the crossing in Baltiysk.

Igor Babushkin, Governor of the Astrakhan region, spoke about the development of the North-South transport corridor passing through the region's waterways and emphasized the importance of the project implemented by FSUE “Rosmorport” on dredging of the Volga-Caspian Sea Shipping Canal in order to create conditions for the passage of vessels with a draft of 4.5 meters.

“We received 4.5 million tons of cargo transshipment in 2023, which has not been the case for ten years. This year we also note the growth of cargo transit through our ports - it is almost twice as much as last year's results,” summarized Igor Babushkin.