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Murmansk

Murmansk, located in northwest Russia, is the largest city north of the Arctic Circle. It is a major port on the Barents Sea, remaining ice-free year-round due to the Gulf Stream. The city’s harsh Arctic climate features long, dark winters and short, cool summers. The port handles diverse cargo, including coal, oil, and fish, and plays a critical role in Russia’s Arctic and global trade. It also supports the Russian Northern Fleet.

Table: Russian ports monthly cargo results H1 2024

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) July 12, 2024 – The table below, prepared by Ports Europe, shows monthly cargo handling figures for Russian ports in millions...

Update: Russia’s Suek, under U.S. sanctions, sells all its ports

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) June 19, 2024 – The Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK), the largest coal mining company in Russia, has sold all its port...

Belarus multimodal Arctic terminal near Murmansk in 2028

Tuloma, Russia (Ports Europe) June 18, 2024 – The new multimodal terminal project for transshipment of Belarusian goods in Russia’s port of Lavna in Tuloma...

Table: Russian ports monthly cargo results, Oct 23-May 24

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) June 18, 2024 – The table below, prepared by Ports Europe, shows monthly cargo handling figures for Russian ports in millions...

Russian ports handled 373 mln tonnes of cargo in Jan-May 2023

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) June 18, 2024 – Cargo turnover of Russian seaports in the January-May period decreased by 3.4% compared to the first five...

Russia’s Suek sells port assets

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) June 17, 2024 – The Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK), the largest coal mining company in Russia, has sold all its port...

Russia’s bombastic forecasts for Northern Sea Route

St. Petersburg, Russia (Ports Europe) June 13, 2024 – Moscow, struggling to justify its fixation on the Arctic Northern Sea Route (NSR), is throwing out more...

Russia fixated on the Arctic Northern Sea Route

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) June 11, 2024 – There has been a flurry of announcements about Russia’s Arctic Northern Sea Route (NSR), indicating the...

Delo Group asked to build deep-water port in Arkhangelsk

St. Petersburg, Russia (Ports Europe) June 11, 2024 – The head of Russia’s Arctic Arkhangelsk region government Alexey Alsufiev asked TransContainer (part...

Russia’s strategic Korsakov port to be privatised

Korsakov, Russia (Ports Europe) June 10, 2024 – Russia’s Far East Sea of Okhotsk Korsakov port (Sakhalin region) will be privatized by the founder of the...

DP World wants Russia’s Arctic Northern Sea Route

St. Petersburg, Russia (Ports Europe) June 10, 2024 – DP World needs Russia’s Northern Sea Route (NSR), which is changing the rules of the game in...

Arkhangelsk port as China’s cargo transport hub

St. Petersburg, Russia (Ports Europe) June 9, 2024 – Hard pressed by sanctions and isolated from the West, Russia is handing over its logistics “crown...

Sanctioned Russian gas exported via ports as fertilisers

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) May 31, 2024 – Without buyers for its sanctioned and with declining value gas, Russia is trying to export it converted into...

Russia plans a new Arctic deep-water port

Belomorsk, Russia (Ports Europe) May 24, 2024 – Forced by Western sanctions, transport connection issues with its Black and Caspian seas ports and...

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...

Russia as China’s vassal state

Moscow, Russia (PortSEurope) May 18, 2024 – Western sanctions are turning Russia into China’s vassal state and a raw-materials appendage of Beijing. The...

Update: After Murmansk Belarus wants Russia’s Arkhangelsk port

Minsk, Belarus (Ports Europe) April 23, 2024 – Western sanctions-hit Belarus is intensifying its efforts to use the sea ports of fellow global pariah Russia....

Russia pushes for corridors with Asia to bypass sanctions

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) April 20, 2024 – Russia is pressing ahead with the creation of two new transport corridors linking it with Asia, seeking to...

Update: Belarus multimodal port in Murmansk, Russia

Tuloma, Russia (Ports Europe) April 19, 2024 – The practical implementation of the multimodal port project for transshipment of Belarusian goods has begun in...

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