Port of VladivostokRussia
Facts about Vladivostok
> The Port of Vladivostok is an important cultural and educational center for the Russian Far East, and students are a major group within the city's population. In 2005, over 586,000 people lived in the Port of Vladivostok.
> The City of Tacoma and Vladivostok have been sister cities since March 7, 1992, and up to five cultural exchanges each year.
Trading with Tacoma (based on 2010 volumes, value in U.S. dollars)
Value of trade between Russia and Tacoma:
Top 5 exports from Port of Tacoma to Russia
Top 3 imports from Russia to Port of Tacoma
About the Port of Vladivostok
LocationVladivostok is Russia's most southeastern seaport, and the administrative center of the Primorsky territory near the country's borders with China and North Korea. Lying on the shores of the Golden Horn Bay (Zolotoy Rog) off the Sea of Japan, the port is almost 470 nautical miles north-northwest of Japan's Port of Sakai and about 510 nautical miles north-northeast of the Korea's Port of Busan.
HistoryFounded as a military outpost by Russia in 1960, the port's geographic location made it an important strategic base for Russia's Navy. In 1872, it grew when the country's main naval base was located there.
After the "fall of Communism" in Russia, the port emerged a commercial port with links to other eastern Russian ports, as well as countries of the Far East. The port began importing consumer goods from Japan, China and other nations.
Today, the Port of Vladivostok is the last eastern stop on Russia's Northern Sea Route that stretches from the country's northeastern shores near Finland. It is the principal base of supplies for Russia's Arctic ports to the east of Cape Chelyuskin.
TradeThe port holds a strategically important position at the crossroads of international shipping corridors, and it has a well-developed cargo-handling infrastructure. Its major trading partners include South Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Serving 16 shipping lines, the Port of Vladivostok supports 10 container lines, four roll-on/roll-off lines and two passenger vessel lines. The port has the capacity to handle up to 11 million tons of cargo per year.
Land and infrastructure Vladivostok has 17 berths, including:
The port has a total quay length of 4,200 meters, with berth depth ranging from 11.7 meters to 13 meters. The port area consists of total area of 552,442 square miles. The area occupied by sheds is 63,390 square miles, and the open storage area is 175,534 square miles. Other facilities include two refrigerated warehouses with a capacity of 5,000 meters each, designed for 2,800 ton frozen products.
ManagementThe Port of Vladivostok strives to promote and develop world trade and local prosperity by creating competitive advantages for its customers and partners. The port employs over 3,500 people, and it contains almost 60 port-related businesses, including stevedores, freight forwarders, shipping agents, surveyors and other marine-related enterprises.
Development planThe port is currently involved in several projects to modernize the port and increase its capacity. It is building an integrated container terminal at Berths 12 through 17 that will be managed by a single operator and have capacity for 600,000 TEUs by 2011.
The port is also building a vehicle terminal to handle, store and forward automobiles and other vehicles. Cars will be distributed to Russia and other CIS countries by rail from the port. When construction is completed, the terminal will have capacity for 10,000 units per year.
Projects to create a specialized oil and oil products complex are being planned. The port expects to handle about a million tons of oil-based cargoes per year and have the capacity to store 41,000 cubic meters.
In anticipation of the 2012 APEC Summit, the Port of Vladivostok will rebuild its maritime passenger terminal to serve the expected travelers visiting the port that year.
Exchanges between Tacoma and Vladivostok
May 30, 1991: The Port of Tacoma and the Port of Vladivostok signed a cooperative agreement. June 16, 2004: A sister port delegation visits Tacoma. The Commercial Port of Vladivostok delegates included Mikhail F. Robkanov, president of the port; V. Pertsev, vice president; A. Kononenko, vice president; and Y. Siderenko, chief of the marketing department. March 2006: The Port of Tacoma shares a booth with the Port of Vladivostok at the TRANSRUSSIA 2006 Conference.Feb. 13, 2007: Sister port delegation visit.
May 30, 1991: The Port of Tacoma and the Port of Vladivostok signed a cooperative agreement.
June 16, 2004: A sister port delegation visits Tacoma. The Commercial Port of Vladivostok delegates included Mikhail F. Robkanov, president of the port; V. Pertsev, vice president; A. Kononenko, vice president; and Y. Siderenko, chief of the marketing department.
March 2006: The Port of Tacoma shares a booth with the Port of Vladivostok at the TRANSRUSSIA 2006 Conference.
Feb. 13, 2007: Sister port delegation visit.
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