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JSC “Vostochny Port” hoists the National Flag on the “Alexander Kozitsyn” tugboat


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The solemn ceremony for hoisting the National Flag of the Russian Federation on the new azimuth tug “Alexander Kozitsyn” was held at JSC “Vostochny Port.”

Representatives of JSC “Vostochny Port,” partners and contractors of the enterprise, attended the event. The traditional ritual of baptizing the tugboat was held by the rector of the Church in honor of the Iberian Icon of the Mother of God, Archpriest Alexander.

The “Alexander Kozitsyn” tugboat has become the fifth vessel of own Port Fleet of JSC “Vostochny Port” that is intended for mooring various types of ships in the Vrangel, Nakhodka and Kozmino harbors.

“JSC “Vostochny Port” relies on comprehensive development, starting with the modernization of its production facilities and ending with the upgrading of the equipment of auxiliary enterprises. With the commissioning of the “Alexander Kozitsyn” tugboat, the total capacity of all vessels of the company’s Port Fleet increased from 13,000 to 18,000 hp. Having our own fleet allows us to provide our customers with additional services, which is our significant competitive advantage,” said Vitaly Pleshakov, the Head of the Port Fleet of JSC “Vostochny Port.”


JSC “Vostochny Port” (Vrangel settlement, Primorsky Region) is the largest Russian specialized terminal with high-tech coal transshipment, equipped with a conveyor system, the enclosed car dumper facility, shiploaders and a unique multistage system for coal magnetic cleaning, one-of-a-kind in Russia. The Company provides export coal transshipment services for various Russian manufacturers.

Since the port establishment date in 1974, more than 400 million tons of coal products have been loaded at its berths; over 7 million cars handled, about 29 thousand ships accepted for loading. For the last 10 years, JSC “Vostochny Port” has shipped more than 200 million tons of coal products to set an absolute record amongst all coal ports of Russia. The port cargo turnover reached 24.2 million tons of coal in 2018, making up one fifth of the total coal export from the Russian seaports and about 30% of the coal transshipment in the Far Eastern basin ports.

JSC “Vostochny Port” is a free access port open for all coal manufacturers. Gaining the turnover remains one of the main goals of the port operations along with the improvement of the service quality to ensure an uninterrupted delivery and shipment by the most efficient vessel types and to form new delivery routes.

“Vostochny Port” operates its own accredited ecological laboratory to preserve the environment of the region. The Company monitors atmospheric air, sea and industrial water and measures background radiation on a daily basis.

JSC “Vostochny Port” is implementing the largest private port investment project in the Far East for the construction of the Coal Handling Terminal Phase 3, including the development of the federal railroad infrastructure. Upon the commissioning of the Phase 3 facilities, the cargo turnover of JSC “Vostochny Port” is going to increase up to 40-45 million tons a year. The project is funded without government financing. The entire volume of transshipment is provided by Russian coal produced in Kuzbass, Khakassia, Yakutia, and other coal deposits of Russia.

With the commissioning of the azimuth tug "Alexander Kozitsyn," own port fleet of JSC “Vostochny Port” increased to five vessels. Along with the new tugboat, it includes two tugboats “Typhoon” and “Engineer Misan,” as well as two azimuth tugs “Ural” and “Kuzbass.” In addition to mooring operations, tugs can operate as rescue vessels. They also have an ice class and an unlimited navigation area.

“Managing Port Company, LLC” is the largest Russian coal port holding and the sole executive body of the largest Russian specialized terminals with high-tech coal transshipment: JSC “Vostochny Port” (Vrangel, Primorsky Region) and JSC “Rosterminalugol” (Ust-Luga, Leningraskaya oblast). Coal (from terminals in Vrangel and Ust-Luga) is shipped to more than 30 countries in Europe, the Asia Pacific Rim, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. By the end of 2018, the holding's transshipment volume reached 44.1 million tons, which is more than a third of Russian sea coal exports.

The specialized coal terminals within the holding have the best state-of-the-art equipment for high-tech coal transshipment. JSC “Vostochny Port” and JSC “Rosterminalugol” use enclosed facilities including car dumpers, car defrosters, car windshields, conveyors, stackers/reclaimers, shiploaders, transborders, covered overturning stations and additional protection devices (aspiration systems, “dry mist” systems, water sprinklers, wind shields, industrial water treatment plants, snow generators, infrared imagers and quadcopters). 

An important feature of the port holding operations is the continuous search for and the introduction of the best available technologies to support growing volumes of coal transshipment and sustainable improvement of environmental safety. The terminals operate the world best equipment, unique and import-substituting Russian technologies and in-house developments.

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