In the Far East, they plan to deal with «traffic jams» in seaports

Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev held a meeting to develop a set of measures to speed up cargo handling in ports.

The normalization of sea freight is one of the most important issues, noted Yuri.

“For many territories of the Far East, maritime transport is, in fact, no alternative, supplying the population with food and basic necessities, construction projects with equipment and building materials, and economic development depend on it.

This year the situation in the Far Eastern ports is not easy. They have accumulated about 5.8 thousand containers with the accumulation rate of 2.2 thousand.

A significant portion of cargo is in dry ports. This caused difficulties for Chukotka, Magadan region, Sakhalin, Kamchatka. ”

One of the reasons is a decrease in cabotage traffic (between Russian ports), while international ones are growing.

Simply put, the active flow of goods to Europe and other countries, coupled with high prices for goods and containers, has shifted the focus of ports to itself, while handling other cargo has become a secondary task.

However, this should not be the case, since many settlements in the Far East receive the bulk of the supply from the sea. Such delays can cause serious difficulties there.

Bad weather also contributes. For example, on November 8 and 9, for this reason, the dispatch from the port of Primorsky Krai about 1.6 thousand TEU (containers) was postponed.

They have been trying to speed up the movement of goods for several months. Not very successful yet.

For example, as of November 1, 5.3 thousand TEUs were waiting in the ports of Primorsky Krai. Including social and general cargo.

From 1 to 8 November, the number of containers decreased by 30%. However, on November 15, it grew again: already up to 5.7 thousand TEU.

It is planned that up to 1.8 thousand TEU will be exported this week, but it is already obvious that this may not solve the problem, since new cargoes arrive very quickly. Therefore, an integrated approach is needed.

What do you plan to do to eliminate congestion?


First of all, to increase the number of coasters that will run between Russian ports. Since November 15, their number has increased by 8.

In addition, a separate infrastructure is being created for such vessels: berths, warehouses, cargo vehicles.

Finally, in most of the ports of the Far East, a round-the-clock operation has now been introduced.

When any vessel approaches, its unloading begins immediately.

In addition to Primorye, a similar regime is already being used in Magadan, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Korsakov, Anadyr and Pevek.

As a result of the meeting, many departments were instructed to develop a set of measures to exclude such situations in the future.

In particular, it is planned to create a unified system for monitoring and managing freight traffic. And also to increase the pace of construction of new containers and container ships.