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Astrakhan

Astrakhan is a seaport in Astrakhan Region, Russia. The Astrakhan Region is located in the southeast of the European part of Russia in the Caspian Lowland in the lower reaches of the Volga River. The southern part of the region is washed by the Caspian Sea. The region borders on the Republic of Kalmykia and the Volgograd Region, and has a state border with the Republic of Kazakhstan. The region has grown in importance in the last eight months. The Russian invasion of Ukraine and subsequent international sanctions mean that the Astrakhan region is set for development as it becomes part of new trade routes targeting Asia. (Update: November 14, 2022)

Table: Russian ports monthly cargo results, Oct 23-Apr 24

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) May 20, 2024 – The table below prepared by Ports Europe, shows monthly cargo handling figures for Russian ports in millions...

Russian ports handled 288.4 mln tonnes of cargo in Jan-Apr’24

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) May 20, 2024 – The cargo turnover of Russian seaports in the January-April period decreased by 4.3% compared to the first four...

Russia, Iran discuss the new Astraport Shipping company

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) May 17, 2024 – Representatives of Russia’s Astrakhan Region and the Iranian Consul General in Astrakhan, Mahdi...

Olya Port and SEZ development pushed by Putin

Olya, Russia (Ports Europe) May 9, 2024 – The long-delayed project for the development of Russia’s Caspian port of Olya is moving much faster after the...

Russia’s desperate North-South corridor looking to Africa

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) May 1, 2024 – Russia’s sanctions-busting International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) has to be connected to...

Turkmenistan joins Astrakhan logistics event

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) April 23, 2024 – Turkmenistan will attend the Third International Forum “Transport Logistics of the Caspian Region...

Turkmenistan transports tomatoes to Astrakhan, new trade routes

Olya, Russia (Ports Europe) April 22, 2024 – Turkmenistan has started sending fresh tomatoes to Astrakhan port in Russia. The first delivery was a modest...

Delo Group to build terminal in Astrakhan after Putin instruction

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) April 20, 2024 – Russia’s Delo Group plans to develop transport infrastructure on the Caspian Sea, build a terminal in...

Russian ports handled 214.3 mln tonnes of cargo in Q1’24

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) April 18, 2024 – Cargo turnover of Russian seaports in January-March 2024 decreased by 3.3% compared to the same period of last...

Putin: Caspian port of Olya is increasingly important for Russia

Olya, Russia (Ports Europe) April 16, 2024 – The port of Olya is becoming increasingly important for Russia, the country’s President Vladimir Putin,...

South Russia tripled grain exports to Iran in Q1’24

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) April 14, 2024 – Russia’s southern regions of Rostov, Volgograd, Astrakhan, and the Republic of Kalmykia exported more...

Update: Russian ports handled 71 mln tonnes of cargo in Jan 24

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) February 15, 2024 – Cargo turnover of Russian seaports in January 2024 decreased by 6.2% compared to the same month of last...

25.5% of Astrakhan port given to Russia’s military behemoth Rostec

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) February 9, 2024 – Russia continues to reorient its economy towards a war footing. The latest move is to transfer a...

Double increase in icebreaker-assisted ships in Russia‘s Caspian ports

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) February 7, 2024 – There is an unexplained almost double increase in the number of ships assisted by ice breakers in and out...

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...

Russian Railways visits international seaport of Turkmenbashi

Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan (Ports Europe) February 1, 2024 – A delegation from Russian Railways Logistics (RZD Logistics) has visited the international...

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...

Iran’s logistics center in Astrakhan

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) January 31, 2024 – Russia’s Astrakhan region has identified a plot of land near the Caspian port of Astrakhan special...

Astrakhan is a centre of Russia’s Caspian logistics

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) January 30, 2024 – Hard pressed by Western sanctions, Russia is trying to find alternative transport routes towards...

Iran is now exporting citrus products to Russia via Solyanka port

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) January 25, 2024 – The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) is now exporting citrus products to Russia via...

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