Rosatom's logistics integrator and FEDC agreed to collaborate on the construction of the Western Transportation and Logistics Hub in the Murmansk Region
The terminal, featuring two deep-water berths designed to accommodate vessels with a capacity of up to 6,000 tons of TEU, will be outfitted with state-of-the-art, high-performance equipment.11 September 2023
The Far East Development Corporation (FEDC) and Rosatom's logistics integrator (LLC Rusatom Cargo) have signed a cooperation agreement for the construction of the Western Transportation and Logistics Hub (WTLH). This was reported by the press service of Rusatom Cargo.
The Western TLH in Belokamenka, Murmansk Region, along with a similar hub in Vladivostok and a fleet of ice-class container vessels, forms the infrastructure foundation of the Euro-Asian Container Transit (EACT) project. The project aims to create the first regular Arctic line for maritime transit of containerised cargo between the eastern and western parts of Eurasia via the North Sea Route (NSR).
At the Western TLH, there are plans to transship cargo between specialised ice-class container vessels and non-ice-class vessels. The projected throughput capacity is expected to be around 10 mn tons annually.
The evolution of the Russian Arctic and the North Sea Route cannot occur without the establishment of next-generation transshipment ports, with marine ecosystem conservation in mind. The WTLH project, which focuses on transferring cargo from ice-class container vessels to regular vessels and vice versa, will address a variety of issues, ranging from economic to environmental,' highlighted Nikolay Zapryagaev, CEO of FEDC.