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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 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...

Analysis – New container and breakbulk shipping line: from Yarimca, via Don-Volga rivers canal, into Aktau and Turkmenbashi, then to China and back

Yarimca, Turkey (Ports Europe) June 7, 2021 – The big losers of the yet to be launched new container and breakbulk shipping line, linking Marmara (Yarimca...

Privatisation process for Makhachkala port started, part of Russia’s development drive in the Caspian region

Makhachkala, Russia (Ports Europe) May 6, 2021 – Makhachkala Sea Commercial Port JSC, located on Russia’s west Caspian Sea coast, has been included in the...

Russia looks to develop Astrakhan port facilities

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) April 22, 2021 – The Minister of Transport, Vitaly Savelyev, has held discussions with Igor Babushkin, governor of the...

Caspian Sea ports handled 1% of cargo of all Russia’s ports, but that might change soon

Makhachkala (Ports Europe) March 17, 2021 – The cargo turnover of the Russian Caspian Sea ports of Makhachkala, Astrakhan and Olya in January 2021...

Design capacity of the new Olya port’s SEZ to be reached in 2026

Olya, Russia (PortSEurope) February 11, 2021 – The port special economic zone (SEZ), which is being created in the Astrakhan region on the territory adjacent...

Analysis – Will Caspian ports become stranded assets if the sea shrinks?

Baku, Azerbaijan (PortSEurope) December 29, 2020 – The Caspian Sea started shrinking in mid-1990s and its level is projected to fall by nine to 18 metres...

Russia plans port SEZ in Astrakhan region

Moscow, Russia (PortSEurope) October 25, 2020 – Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development has said that it plans to allocate RUB 2.8 billion for...

Analysis – Russia to develop modern container terminals in the Caspian Sea and Volga river

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) September 29, 2020 – There are no modern Russian container terminals on the Caspian Sea and the Volga river and it looks like...

Analysis – Russia “discovers” its strategic Caspian Sea ports

Makhachkala, Russia (PortSEurope) August 13, 2020 – After years of neglect, it seems that Moscow is slowly discovering the potential of its three Caspian Sea...

Russia’s Astrakhan ports see 15% increase in transshipment in first half of 2020

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) August 4, 2020 – The seaports of Russia’s Astrakhan region registered transshipment of goods of over 1.5 million...

Russia’s Azov, Black and Caspian Seaports report 2020 cargo numbers

Moscow, Russia (PortSEurope) July 15, 2020 – The Federal Agency for Sea and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot) has reported cargo turnover of Russian...

Turkmenistan seeks increased trade with Russia’s Astrakhan region

Negotiations were held in the form of a videoconference with the leadership of the Astrakhan Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia and Turkmenistan to...

Azerbaijan and Russia to cooperate in cruise shipping

Baku, Azerbaijan (PortSEurope) January 2, 2018 – Chairman of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company (ACSC) Rauf Veliyev and Konstantin Anisimov, the General...

Deepening of Volga river can help development of North-South Corridor

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) August 7, 2017 – A plan to dredge the Volga river to a greater depth and develop local ports, will speed up the...

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