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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Iran export to Russia through Olya, Astrakhan, Makhachkala

Solyanka, Russia (PortSEurope) December 12, 2022 – Iran intends to export its goods to Russia through three more Caspian Sea ports – Olya, VTS...

Sanctions force Russia to ask for inclusion of its Caspian ports in the Lapis Lazuli corridor

Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan (PortSEurope) December 8, 2022 – Hard pressed to move its trade in the southeast direction due to western sanctions, Russia is...

New agro-terminal in Astrakhan Lotos SEZ to be ready by end-2023

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) December 4, 2022 – Russian company AgroTerminal Caspiy, with its 2 billion rubles (32 million euro) project to build a...

€1.6 billion euro to guarantee year-round inland navigation – RosMorRechFlot

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) December 2, 2022 – €1.6 billion needed to guarantee year-round navigation between Azov, Black and Caspian Seas, said...

Russia’s desperate efforts to make the North-South corridor work

Moscow, Russia (PortSEurope) December 1, 2022 – Russia is taking desperate efforts to make the North-South transport corridor work. The International...

AgroTerminal Caspiy to build terminal in Astrakhan

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) November 25, 2022 – AgroTerminal Caspiy” will build a modern terminal for receiving, storing and shipping grain...

Sergey Milushkin, Lotos SEZ JSC Russia, visits Iran

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) November 25, 2022 – Sergey Milushkin, General Director of Lotos SEZ JSC, has visited Iran to discuss the expansion of...

Desperate Moscow seeks unified rules for Caspian Sea corridor ports

Moscow, Russia (PortSEurope) November 19, 2022 – A desperate Moscow is seeking unified commercial and conventional rules for the ports in its sanctions...

Belarus signs trade contracts with Russian port-city of Astrakhan

Vienna, Austria (PortSEurope) October 28, 2022 – Belarus has signed trade contracts with Russian port-city of Astrakhan, says Belta, the Belarus...

Russia’s ports cargo handling statistics for first nine months of 2022

Moscow, Russia (PortSEurope) October 22, 2022 – Russia’s ports cargo handling decreased by 0.5% in January-September 2022, compared to the same period...

“Our markets are in Asia and Africa” – Russia’s Deputy PM

Moscow, Russia (PortSEurope) October 21, 2022 – “Our markets are in Asia and Africa,” was the acknowledgment of Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister,...

Russia transports more containers south via Astrakhan

Olya, Russia (PortSEurope) October 18, 2022 – Russia is transporting more containers south via Astrakhan and its Caspian Sea port of Olya. The Astrakhan...