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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 claims increase in ports’ cargo handling in Jan-Feb’23 despite sanctions

Moscow, Russia (PortSEurope) March 20, 2023 – Russian seaports handled 140.3 million tonnes of cargo in January-February 2023, 2.6% more compared to the...

Russia announces further investment in Port of Olya, Astrakhan

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) March 6, 2023 – Financing of 2.5 billion rubles was allocated for the design and construction of infrastructure...

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...

Russia’s Astrakhan region cargo turnover with Azerbaijan increases

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) February 23, 2023 – The cargo turnover between the Caspian Sea ports of Russian Astrakhan region (Astrakhan and Olya) and...

United Shipbuilding Corporation to build four vessels in Astrakhan

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) February 7, 2023 – United Shipbuilding Corporation will build four multipurpose dry bulk / container carriers in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 passenger terminal in Astrakhan port by 2027

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) December 5, 2022 – The project for the construction of passenger terminal building in Russia’s river-sea port of Astrakhan...

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

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