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Belarus

Landlocked Belarus is a republic in Eastern Europe and was a Soviet republic 1919–91. In 1997, it formed a close political and economic union with Russia. It is the last country that remains solidly in Russia’s orbit in the post-Soviet era. It fully supports Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and, subsequently, is subject to severe international sanctions. Updated: October 28, 2022.

Update: After Murmansk Belarus wants Russia’s Arkhangelsk port

Minsk, Belarus (Ports Europe) April 23, 2024 – Western sanctions-hit Belarus is intensifying its efforts to use the sea ports of fellow global pariah Russia....

Update: Belarus multimodal port in Murmansk, Russia

Tuloma, Russia (Ports Europe) April 19, 2024 – The practical implementation of the multimodal port project for transshipment of Belarusian goods has begun in...

Belarus multimodal port in Murmansk, Russia

Murmansk, Russia (Ports Europe) April 16, 2024 – Preparations have started for the construction of a multimodal port for processing Belarusian cargo in...

Eurasian Development Bank sees regional infrastructure needs

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) April 5, 2024 – Last month, the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) published a report entitled “Infrastructure in...

Update: Belarus cargo to test North-South corridor in spring

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) February 6, 2024 – Sanctions-hit Belarus is aggressively pursuing alternative cargo transportation options via Russia, a...

Belarus exports cargo via Astrakhan port

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) February 1, 2024 – Two years ago, Belarus started exporting cargo via the Russian Caspian Sea port of Astrakhan. This...

Belarus with a port in Russia’s Far East?

Vladivostok, Russia (Ports Europe) January 26, 2024 – Belarus may have its own port in the Primorsky (Primorye) Krai (Territory) on the Sea of Japan in...

Update: Belarus exported 18 mln tonnes of cargo through Russian ports in 2023

Minsk, Belarus (Ports Europe) January 9, 2023 – About 18 million tonnes of Belarusian cargo were transported through 20 Russian seaports in 2023, the local...

Belarus exported 15 million tonnes of cargo through Russian ports in 2023

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) January 3, 2023 – The total transhipment of Belarusian export cargo through Russian ports by the end of 2023 was about 15...

Belarus, Russia free economic zones plan cooperation

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) December 7, 2023 – The management of the free economic zone (SEZ) “Brest” in Bealrus and the special...

“Game of Corridors” in Central Asia

Tashkent, Uzbekistan (PortSEurope) November 2, 2023 – The “Game of Corridors” continues to be played in Central Asia, following the Western sanctions...

Belarus keeps talking about buying Russian ports

Minsk, Belorussia (PortSEurope) October 5, 2023 – Time and again, the President of Western sanctions-hit Belarus Alexander Lukashenko “instructed” his...

Belarus says Russian ports now used for transshipment

Minsk, Belarus (PortSEurope) July 25, 2023 – A total of 19 Russian ports have been handling cargo from Belarus for transshipment to ultimate...

Belarus shipped four times more cargo via Russian ports in H1 23

Minsk, Belarus (PortSEurope) July 19, 2023 – Unable to use the Baltic states, Poland and Ukraine ports, Belarusian exporters transshipped 6 million...

Belarus dodging sanctions via ports of sanctioned Russia

Minsk, Belarus (Ports Europe) May 31, 2023 – International sanction-hit Belarus has managed to establish transport and logistics schemes for the delivery of...

Belarus seeks new port in Murmansk, Russia

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) May 27, 2023 – Local press reports say that options have been discussed for building a Belarusian port in Murmansk. The...

Belarus uses 20 ports, inland waterways, railway network of Russia

Minsk, Belarus (PortSEurope) March 28, 2023 – Belarus is forced to rely on Russia, another global pariah state, for changing the direction of its western,...

Port Bronka – another murky privatisation in Russia

Bronka, Russia (PortSEurope) March 27, 2023 – Bronka maritime transshipment complex in the Big Port of St. Petersburg, the only deep-water terminal in...

Belarus joins Iran, Russia in North–South Transport Corridor

Vienna, Austria (PortSEurope) March 14, 2023 – Belarus joins Iran, Russia in the International North–South Transport Corridor (INSTC), Belarus’...

Belarus president to visit Iran to beat sanctions

Vienna, Austria (PortSEurope) March 2, 2023 – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is planning to visit Iran later this month, partly with the aim of...

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