Boosting handling of cargo bound for Arctic considered as strategic development vector of Murmansk Commercial Seaport
Although coal makes the bulk of cargo mix at Murmansk Commercial Seaport (MCS JSC), the port is a multipurpose facility able to handle any types of cargo except for liquid bulk cargo. Therefore, we consider the increase of cargo for the Arctic regions as a strategic development vector, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Aleksandr Masko, Deputy Director for Logistics – Head of Port Assets Management, SUEK JSC, as saying at the 2nd International Session “Cooperation in the Arctic” held in Murmansk.
According to the speaker, transportation of cargo in the Arctic region and along the Northern Sea Route revived in 2014 when the construction of Sabetta port commenced. Implementation of that Arctic project gave an impetus to the manufacture of reinforced concrete rafts handled by Murmansk Commercial Seaport and delivered to Sabetta by Murmansk Shipping Company.
“I hope there will be more projects of this kind and we will take part in them”, said Aleksandr Masko.
Today, Murmansk Commercial Seaport annually handles about half a million of cargo bound for the Arctic regions.