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Olya

Olya is situated at the North of the Caspian Sea on the Volga estuary, SW of Astrakhan, Russia. It is located in the mouth of the Volga River in the Bakhtemir branch. The water area of ​​the seaport of Olya is adjacent to the water area of ​​the seaport of Astrakhan.

Makhachkala port: cargo handled up 38% in 2023

Makhachkala, Russia (Ports Europe) January 25, 2023 – Some 450,000 tonnes of general cargo were handled by Makhachkala port since the start of the year,...

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...

Port of Olya, the new pet project of President Putin

Olya, Russia (Ports Europe) January 17, 2023 – Aside from waging a war in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin personally took over the projects that...

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...

Russian government orders 400 ships

Moscow, Russia (PortSEurope) November 25, 2022 – Russia’s Ministry of Transport has placed an order for 400 cargo ships built at Russian shipyards...

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...

“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 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...

New terminals to increase cargo capacity of Olya port to 4 mln tonnes

Olya, Russia (Ports Europe) October 5, 2022 – Two new terminals to increase cargo capacity of Olya port to 4 million tonnes. The reconstruction of berths No....

China to help Russia build container factory

Olya, Russia (Ports Europe) October 4, 2022 – China is set to help Russia build container factory near near the Russian Caspian Sea port of Olya. A Chinese...

Russia racing to develop Caspian port of Olya

Olya, Russia (Ports Europe) August 29, 2022 – Russia is racing to develop the Caspian Sea port of Olya, seeking a sanctions-free trade route to Asia. Olya is...

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...

Preparation of Russia’s Olya port SEZ continues

Olya, Russia (PortSEurope) July 19, 2022 – Preparation works of Russia’s Olya port SEZ are continuing as the port plans expansion to boost Caspian...

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...

How Russia will try to mitigate the impact of the western transport sanctions

Ekaterinburg, Russia (Ports Europe) June 3, 2022 – Understanding Russian strategy about how to circumvent western sanctions in the transport sector and...

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...

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...

Is German Martrade going to redirect its Caspian Sea investments to Kazakhstan’s Aktau from Olya in Russia?

Aktau, Kazakhstan (PortSEurope) April 24, 2022 – Experts from Germany’s Martrade Group have visited Kazakh Caspian Sea port of Aktau to assess future...

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