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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)

Russia’s Caspian ports of Astrakhan, Olya increase cargo turnover in Jan-Jul 23 by 69.5%

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) September 7, 2023 – Russia’s Caspian Sea ports of Astrakhan and Olya increased cargo turnover in the January-July 23 by...

Astrakhan Port buys ships with Iranian money

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) September 4, 2023 – Astrakhan Port PJSC will receive a $10.5 million loan from Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines...

Sanctions: Rum-running via Astrakhan and Olya ports

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) September 4, 2023 – Russia elevates the art of sanctions-busting to a new level with the inclusion of its Caspian Sea...

Update: Russian seaports cargo by category and port in Jan-Jul’23

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) August 15, 2023 – Cargo turnover of Russian seaports in the January-June 2023 period increased by 9.3% compared to the first...

VTS terminal in Astrakhan handles 15% more cargo YoY

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) July 31, 2023 – The cargo turnover of Astrakhan Sea Port company terminal (part of the VTS group of companies) in...

FESCO visits Astrakhan shipbuilding plant

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) July 28, 2023 – A delegation of the FESCO Transport Group, headed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors Andrey...

FESCO proposes new container terminal in Astrakhan, Caspian Sea

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) July 25, 2023 – Andrey Severilov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the FESCO Transport Group, has met with the...

Update: Russia’s Caspian ports with 38% growth in H1 23 and problems

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) July 17, 2023 – In the first half of 2023, cargo turnover of Russia’s Caspian Sea ports, on the International...

Solyanka Caspian terminal, controlled by Iran, helps Iran-Russia trade

Solyanka, Russia (PortSEurope) July 17, 2023 – Iranian company Nasim Bahr Kish owns a controlling 53.1% stake in Solyanka terminal of Russia’s Caspian...

Update: Russian seaports cargo by category and port in H1’23

Moscow, Russia (PortSEurope) July 14, 2023 – Cargo turnover of Russian seaports in the January-June 2023 period increased by 10.5% compared to the first six...

Russia and Iran: Sanctions busting in focus during port visit

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) July 3, 2023 – Russia and Iran, the two most sanctioned countries in the world, continue their attempts to improve cargo...

Talks start over Astrakhan-Turkmenbashi shipping service

St. Petersburg, Russia (PortSEurope) June 20, 2023 – Astrakhan shipping companies are interested in setting up a shipping line to operate a service with...

Update: Russian seaports cargo by port in Jan-May’23

Moscow, Russia (PortSEurope) June 13, 2023 – Cargo turnover of Russian seaports in the January-May 2023 period increased by 11.2% compared to the first five...

Aktau declares a state of emergency – critically low level of Caspian

Aktau, Kazakhstan (PortSEurope) June 13, 2023 – The city officials in Kazakhstan’s Caspian Sea port of Aktau declared a state of emergency over the...

Russian Railways will invest 13.9 million euro in a dry port in Astrakhan

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) June 6, 2023 – Russian Railways (RZD) will invest about 1.2 billion rubles (13.9 million euro) until 2025 in the...

North South Corridor might finally push development of Caspian SEZs

Kazan, Russia (Ports Europe) May 25, 2023 – Large-scale construction works will begin in the coming months in the Olya port special economic zone (SEZ) Lotos...

Cargo throughput of Makhachkala port to triple by 2026

Makhachkala, Russia (Ports Europe) May 8, 2023 – Cargo throughput of Russian Caspian Sea port of Makhachkala will increase to 9 million tonnes per year by...

Russia to replace western port cranes with local products

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) May 8, 2023 – Russia’s SMM Group of Companies, the country’s leading manufacturer of heavy lifting equipment for...

Head of Rosmorrechflot visits shipbuilding facility in Astrakhan region

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) May 5, 2023 – Yesterday, the head of Rosmorrechflot, Zakhary Dzhioev, visited the Lotos Shipbuilding Plant JSC as part...

Russia begs Indian businesses to move to its SEZ

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) May 3, 2023 – Sanctions-hit Russia is trying to lure India into helping it replace Western goods as well as equipment and...

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