Russian ports have progressively recovered some parts of the market from the ports of neighbouring countries, but the Russian government is aiming to have 90% of Russian traffic passing over the country’s ports by 2030. It is launching a plan to enable its ports to handle an estimated volume of 1 billion metric tons by 2030, and to reinforce their attractiveness abroad. The budget for the plan is €10.6 billion, €7.5 billion of which will come from the private sector.
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The port of Venice wants to profit from its strategic situation in the Trans-European Transport Network and from still available land to assert itself as a gateway. The necessity of protecting the very sensitive environment of the lagoon has led it towards the construction of an offshore port with a capacity of 3 million TEUs. Its success will require putting into place innovative solutions and an integrated and flexible logistics system in order to ensure transfers between the offshore terminal and mainland terminals. Details of the project
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Santos Brasil has inaugurated this very month the utilisation of the waterways for containers. According to them, this opens opportunities for economic development for the whole region. The port of Vila do Conde could become the hub for this traffic and Santos Brasil will, in the years to come, double the capacity of the terminal, at present of 250,000 TEUs.
55% of CO² emissions connected with transport, 25 000 trucks daily trips: for the metropolis of Sao Paulo, the 4th in the world, congestion and pollution have become commonplace. The creation of a waterway ring of 170 to 180 km is envisaged by reutilising the existing navigable waterways and by constructing a canal. This would contribute to the climate policy of Sao Paulo and also fulfil numerous functions: flood controls, water supply, hydro-electricity, tourism, installation of housing and enterprises, etc.
+67.16% in overall traffic if the first half of 2012 is compared with that of 2011. This growth, supported mainly by containers (+24.2%) and oil (+14.7%) confirms to the port authorities the necessity, or even the urgency, to launch the development projects for these sectors as for cruises also. The point of view is shared by SMMC, one of the two concessionaires born from the port reform, who ambition to make the port into a distribution port for the vehicles traffic