Resident of the Free Port of Vladivostok “Astafiev Terminal” replenished the composition of the port fleet

22.05.2017

A new barge, built specifically for the implementation of an investment project under the SST, moored in the port of Nakhodka

The resident of the Free Port of Vladivostok, Astafiev Terminal, has taken a new step in implementing the investment project of the Aqua Resources Group of Companies, the creation of the Portoflot Management Center, whose strategic goal is to reduce the infrastructure dependence on the railroad capacity to increase the export shipments to the APR countries via port of Nakhodka in the Primorsky Territory. The new barge, built specifically for the implementation of the investment project within the framework of the SST, moored in the port of Nakhodka and replenished the structure of the control center of the port fleet, IA PrimaMedia reported to the company.

The barge was built at a shipyard in China and made its way in tow from Shanghai to the port of Nakhodka. Its length is over 82 meters, the height of the board is 21 meters, the carrying capacity is about 10,000 tons of bulk cargo.

Earlier, the Astafiev Terminal company received the status of a resident of the Free Port of Vladivostok (SPV) and proceeded with the implementation of an investment project to establish a Portoflot Management Center in the city of Nakhodka, Primorsky Krai.

The task of the Center is to carry out strategic and operational coordination of the operation of the Astafiev Terminal transshipment complex in Nakhodka Bay and the interaction of sea and railway transport at the Cape Astafieva and Nakhodka-Exportnyi Stations.

“The strategic goal of the project is to reduce the infrastructure dependence on the capacity of the railway to increase the speed of export coal shipments to the APR countries through the port of Nakhodka in Primorsky Krai,” said Ruslan Kondratov, general director of Astafiev Terminal.

It should be noted that the amount of investment in the project will be 490 million rubles. The implementation of the investment project involves the creation of 114 new jobs. The company is established to coordinate the activities of rail and sea transport and in fact will perform the function of the operator of the port fleet in the bay of Nakhodka.

It is important to note that the “Astaf’eva Terminal” transshipment complex is part of the international transport corridor Primorje-1. Recall, the Primorie-1 and Primorye-2 MTC pass through the territory of the Free Port of Vladivostok and connect the Chinese provinces of Heilongjiang and Jilin with the seaports of Primorsky Krai.

As part of the implementation of projects for the development of transport corridors, the modernization of the border infrastructure is envisaged, including the construction and expansion of ports, checkpoints, road and rail infrastructure.

“We are ready to create a seamless corridor for Chinese cargoes.” Already today, a law has been passed (and it is already in force), where border crossing points within the Primorskiye-1 and Primorye-2 MTC are open around the clock. We have now granted the right to electronically declare the goods, “noted the Russian Minister for the Development of the Far East, Alexander Galushka, speaking on Thursday, May 18, at the final meeting of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation, held in Moscow in a task Russia.

According to Denis Tikhonov, Director General of the Far East Development Corporation, logistics and port activities have a great development potential in the Far East. Thanks to a special economic regime, investors receive a set of business tools and preferences for the effective implementation of their projects.

Since the implementation of the federal law on the free port of Vladivostok, the Far East Development Corporation has received 334 applications for a total investment of about 345 billion rubles and the prospect of creating more than 33,000 jobs. Today, residents of St. Petersburg in the city of Nakhodka are 16 companies with investments amounting to more than 25 billion rubles and the prospect of creating more than 1.5 thousand jobs.