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Makhachkala

Makhachkala is located on the Western coast of the Caspian Sea in the Dagestan Republic, Russia. Makhachkala commercial port consists of two harbours, dry cargo with fishing and oil facilities. It is the only ice-free Russian port on the Caspian Sea. Transit cargoes are handled from Western Europe, Central Asia, India and the Gulf.

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...

Update: China’s Famsun to build grain terminal at Makhachkala port

Makhachkala, Russia (Ports Europe) May 2, 2024 – Russia is producing an excessive amount of cheap grain. Iran needs to import huge quantities of grain. China...

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...

China’s Famsun to build a new grain terminal at Makhachkala port

Makhachkala, Russia (Ports Europe) April 18, 2024 – China’s Famsun Group is to construct a new grain terminal at Makhachkala Commercial Seaport. A...

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...

Car-ferry, Ro-Ro berth reconstruction in Makhachkala port, Russia

Makhachkala, Russia (Ports Europe) April 7, 2024 – A 32.57 million rubles (325,000 euro) tender for the development of documentation and the construction...

Makhachkala port to be cheaply privatised

Makhachkala, Russia (Ports Europe) March 22, 2023 – The long-delayed privatisation of Russia’s Caspian Sea port of Makhachkala, which was to be completed...

Russian navy builds a new base in Caspian Makhachkala

Makhachkala, Russia (Ports Europe) March 5, 2024 – The Russian navy, exposed and vulnerable in the Black Sea, is building a new base for its ships in the...

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...

KazTransOil exported 287,000 tons of oil via the port of Aktau

Aktau, Kazakhstan (Ports Europe) February 12, 2024 – In January 2024, KazTransOil exported 287,000 tons of oil via the Caspian Sea port of Aktau. This is...

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...

Update: How much cargo is handled in Makhachkala port?

Makhachkala, Russia (Ports Europe) January 26, 2024 – Different organisations and authorities in Russia report very different port cargo handling figures....

Urgent dredging to start in Baku port, Caspian Sea shrinks

Baku, Azerbaijan (Ports Europe) January 10, 2024 – Dredging will start in the coming days in Azerbaijan’s Caspian Sea port of Baku, which will allow access...

Update: Makhachkala port partly reopens after dredging

Makhachkala, Russia (Ports Europe) January 10, 2024 – The oil terminal of Russia’s Caspian Sea port of Makhachkala reopened after emergency dredging to...

Russia’s Makhachkala port blocked by silt

Makhachkala, Russia (Ports Europe) January 2, 2024 – Since the beginning of December, heavy winds blocked the dry cargo harbour channel of Russia’s port of...

How much cargo is handled in Makhachkala port?

Makhachkala, Russia (PortSEurope) December 20, 2023 – Different organisations and authorities in Russia report very different port cargo handling figures....

Kazakhstan increases oil exports from Aktau port

Aktau, Kazakhstan (Ports Europe) November 17, 2023 – In January-October 2023, Kazakhstan exported 2.8 million tons of oil from the Caspian Sea port of...

Update: Huge free cargo capacity in Russia’s Caspian ports

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) October 26, 2023 – The design capacities of the three Russian Caspian Sea ports of Astrakhan, Makhachkala and Olya are loaded...

Huge free cargo capacity in Russia’s Caspian Sea ports

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) October 25, 2023 – The consolidated capacity of Russia’s Caspian Sea ports of Astrakhan and Olya is 16 million tonnes,...

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