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Inland Ports & Waterways

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.

Analysis: Sanctions busting Caspian Sea is drying up, new ships needed

Aktau, Kazakhstan (Ports Europe) January 26, 2023 – Recently, the lowering water level in the Caspian Sea has accelerated so much that it is jeopardising...

Bulmarket DM acquires Oiltanking’s terminal for liquid products in Varna-West port

Varna, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) January 25, 2023 – Bulgaria’s Astra-Finance company, a subsidiary of Bulmarket DM, and one of the largest producers of...

Makhachkala port: cargo handled up 38% in 2023

Makhachkala, Russia (Ports Europe) January 25, 2023 – Some 450,000 tonnes of general cargo were handled by Makhachkala port since the start of the year,...

Russia’s Caspian Sea ports’ cargo statistics for 2022 is confusing

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) January 21, 2023 – Cargo turnover of the Russian Caspian Sea-Volga river ports of Astrakhan and Olya for 2022 was 3...

Ukraine to privatise Bilhorod-Dniester Sea Trade Port

Kiev, Ukraine (Ports Europe) January 20, 2023 – The Ukraine government has announced that it plans to sell Bilhorod-Dniester Sea trade port. Oleksandr...

Port of Constanta reports higher cargo traffic in 2022, a record year

Constanța, Romania (Ports Europe) January 20, 2023 – The Port of Constanta reports higher cargo traffic in 2022, the highest numbers on record. In 2022,...

Rotterdam port officially starts using Nextlogic for inland container shipping

Rotterdam, Netherlands (Ports Europe) January 19, 2023 – The port of Rotterdam has officially started using Nextlogic for integrated planning to handle...

Ukraine privatises Ust-Dunaisk Commercial Seaport

Odessa, Ukraine (Ports Europe) January 18, 2023 – The Ukrainian government has privatised, by sale, Ust-Dunaisk Commercial Seaport in the Odessa region....

Port of Olya, the new pet project of President Putin

Olya, Russia (Ports Europe) January 17, 2023 – Aside from waging a war in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin personally took over the projects that...

Putin asked for help for new Agidel port

Agidel, Russia (Ports Europe) January 16, 2022 – The leader of the Russian republic of Bashkiria (Bashkortostan), Radiy Khabirov, has asked Russian President...

Bulgaria very slowly realising deficiencies of its port infrastructure

Burgas, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) January 10, 2023 – In the background of the war in Ukraine, it became clear that Bulgaria’s Black Sea port...

Belarus wants faster creation of its own ports in Russia

Minsk, Belarus (Ports Europe) January 9, 2023 – Hard pressed by western sanctions, President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, demanded faster construction...

Iran orders ship to operate from Russia’s Caspian Sea port of Solyanka

Tehran, Iran (Ports Europe) January 5, 2023 – The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) has ordered a new cargo vessel from Russia to operate...

Ukraine exports 16 million tonnes of grain via its Black Sea ports

Odessa, Ukraine (Ports Europe) December 30, 2022 – Ukraine grain export continues, already reaching 16 million tonnes with 605 ships being loaded in the...

Two Kazakh ships to transit Volga-Don canal between Caspian, Azov Seas in 2023

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) December 30, 2022 – The Russian government will allow in two Kazakhstan’s ships to operate (transit) from the Caspian...

Sanctions force Belarus to use Russian inland waterways

Minsk, Belarus (Ports Europe) December 29, 2022 – Belarus and Russia have signed an intergovernmental agreement on navigation along the inland waterways...

Russia and Iran – a logistics match made by sanctions

Rostov-on-Don, Russia (PortSEurope) December 27, 2022 – In February Russia invaded Ukraine. The west responded with wide ranging sanctions affecting Russian...

Suez Canal expects a record breaking $8 billion in revenue

Port Said, Egypt (PortSEurope) December 26, 2022 – Egypt’s Suez Canal expects revenue to reach the record-breaking $8 billion in its current fiscal year...

Reference – Volga-Don Canal (VCSNC – Volga-Caspian Sea Navigation Canal)

Russia’s Lenin Volga–Don Shipping Canal connects the Volga and Don rivers (both in Russia) at their closest points. The canal, together with...

Romania’s TTS to provide logistics services for inland ports

Bucharest, Romania (PortSEurope) December 23, 2022 – Trade Transport Services (TTS) has approved the signing of two contracts worth an estimated €64.5...

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