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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)

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...

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

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

Russia opens more special economic zones

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) October 21, 2022 – Hard pressed by western sanctions and facing the exodus of western companies, Russia announced the...

Russia transports more containers south via Astrakhan

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

Astrakhan’s Lotos SEZ, Mir Business Club Iran, sign agreement

Olya, Russia (Ports Europe) October 14, 2022 – Astrakhan’s Lotos SEZ JSC has signed an agreement with Iran’s, Mir Business Club. The aim is...

Khazar Sea Shipping Lines starts regular services to Russian ports in Caspian Sea

Tehran, Iran (PortSEurope) August 18, 2022 – Khazar Sea Shipping Lines has started regular services to the Russian ports of Astrakhan and Makhachkala in...

Caspian Sea – From logistics periphery to sanctions busting

Vienna, Austria (PortSEurope) August 1, 2022 – Since the decline of the trade caravans in the era of the Arab conquests, the Caspian Sea region became...

Moscow fixated on Astrakhan port as it looks to use INSTC to bypass sanctions

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) June 20, 2022 – The Astrakhan region of Russia has presented its ambitious port special economic zone (SEZ) project...

IRISL with first cargo shipment from Russia to India through the North-South International Transport Corridor

Solyanka, Russia (Ports Europe) June 13, 2022 – The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line (IRISL) has realised the first multimodal cargo shipment from...

Russia’s President Putin calls for Caspian Sea port development

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) June 12, 2022 – Hard pressed by western sanctions for his invasion in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged in...

The two most sanctioned countries try to cheat the West via a logistics bridge across Caspian Sea

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) June 3, 2022 – The two most sanctioned countries in the world – Russia and Iran – are trying to improve transport links...

Desperate Russia looking to Iran’s ports as a way to bypass western sanctions

Tehran, Iran (Ports Europe) May 30 – Desperately trying to find a way to avoid harsh international sanctions affecting Russian transport and logistics,...

The sea port of Astrakhan on the Volga River to help Russia bypass Western sanctions

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) May 18, 2022 – Russia is trying to bypass Western transport sanctions via the seaport of Astrakhan on the Volga River...

Russian ports lose container cargo in January-April 2022

Novorossiysk, Russia (Ports Europe) May 18, 2022 – Despite the sanctions imposed on Russia for its invasion in Ukraine on February 24, cargo turnover of...

Russia plans dredging of the Volga-Don Canal

Rostov-on-Don, Russia (PortSEurope) May 3, 2022 – Russia is planning for a €1 billion dredging, locks modernisation and other improvements project to...

New container terminal planned for Olya port and deepening of Volga-Caspian Sea Canal

Olya, Russia (Ports Europe) January 18, 2022 – By the end of 2023, the first stage of construction of a new container terminal in Caspian Sea port of...

Iran plans shipping services to Northern Caspian Sea port

Tehran, Iran (PortSEurope) October 20, 2021 – The Tehran Times has reported that Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) has signed an agreement with...

Analysis – Caspiy and Martrade advance plans for modernisation of berths in Olya port on the Caspian Sea

Olya, Russia (Ports Europe) September 1, 2021 – PLC Caspiy has received from Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development resident status for the port-type...

PLC Caspiy to build Caspian Sea container terminal

Olya, Russia (Ports Europe) June 30, 2021 – A project to build a container terminal at Olya port on the Caspian Sea has received official approval. The...

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