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The activities of inland commercial ports & waterways, including rivers and canals. Includes inland port development and waterway cargo traffic numbers. For example, the Danube river which passes through or touches the borders of 10 countries: Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Austria, Germany, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Croatia, Ukraine and Moldova.

Belarus wants to buy St. Petersburg Bronka terminal this year

Vienna, Austria (PortSEurope) March 2, 2023 – Belarus plans to complete the purchase of the Bronka maritime transshipment complex in the Big Port of St....

Ukraine holds discussion with Danube Commission

Kiev, Ukraine (PortSEurope) March 2, 2023 – Ukrainian experts have met with the Danube Commission (DC), confirming that the Danube remains the only...

Iranian Caspian Sea ports gain cargo due to sanctions against Russia

Tehran, Iran (PortSEurope) February 28, 2023 – Transit cargo via Iranian Caspian Sea ports increased in the current Iranian calendar year (started on...

Russia forced to rely on China and Iran to deepen Volga Canal

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) February 28, 2023 – Russia was forced to beg China and Iran to send dredging equipment to realise another of Russian...

Iranian ships run aground in Volga-Caspian Canal

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) February 28, 2023 – Two Iranian flagged ships ran aground at the 170th km of the Volga River – Caspian Sea Marine...

Constanta – CEE cargo hub. 16th largest port in Europe

Constanța, Romania (PortSEurope) February 27, 2023 – Romania’s Black Sea port of Constanța benefits from an advantageous geographical positioning on the...

BMF Port Burgas with a dry port in Bulgarian capital Sofia

Bozhurishte, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) February 26, 2023 – The private port operator BMF Port Burgas, a concessionaire of the Black Sea’s Burgas East-2...

Tender for Bulgaria’s second intermodal terminal in Ruse

Ruse, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) February 26, 2023 – Bulgaria’s National Railway Infrastructure Company (NRI) has opened the tender for the construction of...

TTS to purchase Romanian port operator Decirom SA

Bucharest, Romania (PortSEurope) February 24, 2023 – TTS (Transport Trade Services) has announced plans to buy an unidentified port operator for the sum...

Draft of vessels in Ukraine’s Danube ports significantly increase

Izmail, Ukraine (PortSEurope) February 20, 2023 – War-torn Ukraine has managed to increase the draft of vessels in the country’s section of the Danube...

New feeder container line between Ukraine’s Izmail port, Constanta

Izmail, Ukraine (Ports Europe) February 17, 2023 – The feeder container service between the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanta and the Ukrainian Danube...

New Danube River grain and cargo port in Bulgaria’s Silistra

Silistra, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) February 13, 2023 – Encouraged by the high demand for grain and other cargo transportation along the Danube River...

Belarus to receive a terminal in St. Petersburg port, access to 19 others

St. Petersburg, Russia (Ports Europe) February 13, 2023 – Russia is to transfer the multifunctional marine transshipment complex Bronka, part of the Big Port...

Ukrainian seaports handled 59 million tons of cargo in 2022

Odessa, Ukraine (Ports Europe) February 9, 2023 – In 2022, Ukrainian seaports handled 47.8 million tons of exports and 6.2 million tons of imports, a...

Ukraine to privatise Bilhorod-Dniester Sea Trade Port

Kiev, Ukraine (Ports Europe) February 8, 2023 – On March 3, the State Property Fund will hold a privatization auction for the sale of SE...

Makhachkala port – Russia’s Caspian Sea champion

Makhachkala, Russia (Ports Europe) February 6, 2023 – In 2022, Makhachkala Commercial Sea Port became the leader among Russian ports in the Caspian Sea in...

Bosphorus Strait sees reduction in ships and cargo in 2022

Ankara, Turkey (Ports Europe) February 2, 2023 – Last year, the Bosphorus Strait saw a reduction in transit ships and cargo in 2022. In 2022, the Strait...

Seven berths in Makhachkala port to be repaired

Makhachkala, Russia (Ports Europe) February 1, 2023 – Urgent repair of decades old hydraulic structures has started in Makhachkala – Russia’s only...

Makhachkala Commercial Sea Port increases handling of Iranian cargo

Makhachkala, Russia (Ports Europe) February 1, 2023 – Makhachkala Commercial Sea Port handled twice as much cement from Iran and exported 20% more grain...

New port facility in Rostov-on-Don by end-2024

Rostov-on-Don, Russia (Ports Europe) January 31, 2023 – The main port facilities of Russia’s Rostov-on-Don river/sea port will be moved from its central...

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