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Azov Sea

The Azov Sea is a sea in Eastern Europe connected to the Black Sea by the narrow (about 4 km) Strait of Kerch. The sea is bounded by Russia on the southeast and by Ukraine on the northwest. Ports on the Azov Sea include Berdyansk and Mariupol (both Ukraine) and Taganrog (Russia). Following the February 24, 2022, invasion of Ukraine by Russia, Moscow has blockaded all Ukrainian seaports and occupied Berdyansk and Mariupol.

Occupied Berdyansk port grain terminal restored

Berdyansk, Ukraine (Ports Europe) May 11, 2024 – The Novaya Khortytsia grain terminal in Ukraine’s Azov Sea port of Berdyansk (occupied by Russia four days...

Russia dredges occupied Mariupol port

Mariupol, Ukraine (Ports Europe) March 25, 2024 – Dredging work is underway in the Russia-occupied Ukrainian Azov Sea port of Mariupol in the...

Increased river transport could relieve railway cargo delays, Russia

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (Ports Europe) March 18, 2024 – Increased river freight transport could relieve railway cargo delays around the Azov and Black...

Update: Russia’s railways are the bottleneck for its Black Sea ports

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) March 11, 2024 – The capacity of Russia’s Black and Azov Sea ports may increase to 400 million tonnes by 2030, Minister...

Russia’s railways lack enough capacity to Black Sea ports

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) March 9, 2024 – The capacity of Russia’s Black and Azov Sea ports is four times bigger than the transport capacity of the...

Dredging of Azov Sea’s port of Taganrog

Taganrog, Russia (Ports Europe) March 7, 2024 – RosMorRechFlot, the Russian state agency for river and sea transport, is looking for a contractor to dredge...

Russia’s problems with dredging in Arctic and elsewhere

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) March 2, 2024 – “Definitely bad” is how Nikolay Tyrtyshny, General Director of Rostov central design bureau Stapel that...

Russian ports handled 71 mln tonnes of cargo in Jan 24

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) February 13, 2024 – Cargo turnover of Russian seaports in January 2024 decreased by 6.2% compared to the same month of last...

Russia-occupied Ukrainian Azov Sea ports increase capacity

Mariupol, Ukraine (Ports Europe) February 9, 2024 – In 2024, the total capacity of Ukraine’s Azov Sea ports of Mariupol and Berdyansk, currently occupied...

Reference – Official list of Russian ports

Moscow, Russia (PortSEurope) January 21, 2024 – The register of sea ports of Russia includes 67 ports, which are included in 8 sea basins and are located...

Russian ports handled 4.96 million TEUs in 2023

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) January 19, 2024 – Container turnover of all Russian ports in 2023 reached 4.96 million TEUs, which is 15% higher than in...

Azov Sea as a Russian lake

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) December 11, 2023 – A bill has been submitted to the lower house of Russia’s State Duma (parliament) to consolidate the...

Russian ports handled 749.3 million tonnes of cargo in Jan-Oct’23

Moscow, Russia (PortSEurope) November 10, 2023 – Cargo handled by Russian seaports in the January-October period increased by 7.8% compared to the first 10...

Sleepy Russian port of Temryuk gears up for more cargo

Temryuk, Russia (PortSEurope) October 23, 2023 – By the end of 2023, the cargo turnover of Russia’s southernmost port on the Azov Sea is expected to...

Russian ports handled 675.3 million tonnes of cargo in Jan-Sep 23

Moscow, Russia (PortSEurope) October 13, 2023 – Cargo handled by Russian seaports in January-September increased by +9% compared to the first nine months of...

New grain terminals in the ports of Azov and Rostov

Azov, Russia (Ports Europe) September 20, 2023 – TD RIF, one of Russia’s top grain exporters, will invest in the expansion and reconstruction of the...

Russian ports handled 526.8 million tonnes of cargo in Jan-Jul’23

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) August 13, 2023 – Cargo turnover of Russian seaports in January-July 2023 increased by 9.3% compared to the same period last...

Sanctions shrink cargo volumes in Rostov-on-Don port

Rostov-on-Don, Russia (PortSEurope) July 3, 2023 – Shrinking cargo volumes from Russia’s Rostov-on-Don port shows the impact of Western sanctions on the...

Strong cargo figures in Russia’s Rostov and Azov ports

Rostov-on-Don, Russia (PortSEurope) July 3, 2023 – In the ports of Rostov-on-Don (Don River) and Azov (Azov Sea) cargo turnover in the first five months of...

Heavy winter cargo workload for Azov ports

Azov, Russia (PortSEurope) July 2, 2023 – During the winter navigation period (December 6, 2022-March 10, 2023), 3,329 vessels were processed by the...

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