Arkhangelsk is one of the oldest commercial sea ports in Russia and the western terminus of the Northern Sea Route, says NSC Arkhangelsk. It has a multifunctional harbor for transshipment of general cargo, including pulp, cardboard, metals, sawn timber, containers, heavy equipment and bulk cargo.
It is also a principal base for oil and gas developments on the Arctic shelf including those in the Barents and the Kara Seas. Shipbuilding and repair are also important, and the port is the base for a fishing fleet. The region is also Russia’s main satellite launching area.
Throughput at the expanded port is anticipated to be capable of berthing vessels up to 100,000 deadweight tons (dwt) and of handling around 30 million tons of cargo by 2030.
The port is part of Russia’s Transport Strategy for the period to 2030. It is anticipated to offer an alternative and more attractive route for cargo flows to and from Europe, North America and China.
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