General Director Andrey Tarasenko introduced to the audience possible prospects of deep-water hub-ports construction in the regions mentioned above. Mr. Tarasenko underlined that the construction of hub-ports in Russia will not only strengthen international contacts, but also develop already existing international transport corridors and create new ones, including the Northern Sea Route, citing that hub-port construction makes interaction between branches more flexible and leads to improvement of port management development, state regulation and support.
A major project on deep-water hub port construction in Kaliningrad Region is currently studied. In the future, volumes of transshipment in such a port can reach the rate of 50 million tons annually and the passenger carrying capacity of approximately 1 million persons.
During his presentation, Mr Tarasenko outlined the high potential for cargo traffic to increase via transport corridors on the Northern Sea Route and the resulting possibility to elevate the ports of Murmansk and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky into globally significant assets, due to their geographical location, suitable depths and climate.
In the conclusion of his speech, Mr. Tarasenko underlined that the successful completion of the above mentioned projects will have positive effect not only on the competitiveness of Russian marine seaports, but also on the nation’s economy due to its transit potential realisation.