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The door to the Asia-Pacific markets
The third phase of JSC “Vostochny Port” will become a powerful driver of socio-economic development of the whole of Primorye
Speaking at a meeting on the development of port infrastructure in 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that over the past few years it has been possible to launch a large-scale process of updating and expanding it, new projects have been launched to create large world-class logistics hubs and set the task to consolidate the positive dynamics and increase the capacity of Russian ports, significantly accelerate the delivery and handling of goods, ensure the creation of new, high-quality jobs in this area. Today, the volume of cargo flows passing through the country's seaports is growing steadily: according to the results of the 2017 of the year, it exceeded the previous year's figures by 9% and reached, according to the statistics of the Association of Commercial Sea Ports, 787 million tons. Over the 2018 year, the volume of cargo transshipment increased to 800 million tons, which is 3,8% more than in the 2017 year. The growth of Russia's competitiveness in the Asia-Pacific region is ensured by such projects as the Third Stage of Vostochny Port JSC.
Vostochny Port JSC is the largest stevedoring company in Russia specializing in coal transshipment. In 2019, the company implemented the largest private port investment project for the construction of the Third stage of a coal loading port. And although the volume of investments in the project exceeded 40 billion rubles, it was implemented without attracting state funding.
Even before the construction of the Third Stage, the Eastern Port was the largest specialized terminal in Russia with high-tech coal transshipment. Its cargo turnover in 2018 amounted to 24,3 million tons. And the third stage will provide an opportunity to double the transshipment capacity of Vostochny Port JSC, bringing them to 50-55 million tons per year. This will help to solve the problems of developing port infrastructure and increasing the country's export potential set by the President of the Russian Federation. After all, the East port is a free access port. It is open to all Russian coal mining companies interested in deliveries to Asia-Pacific countries, for which coal forms the basis of the energy balance. The new terminal will allow Russian coal miners to consolidate their achievements. Indeed, over the past few years, their share in the global market has come close to 15%. This is a very significant indicator - back in 2000, Russia supplied only about 6% of coal to the world market.
In order for such serious port capacities to be fully loaded, an appropriate capacity of railways is required. Therefore, the construction of the Third Stage was synchronized with the large-scale Russian Railways project for the development of BAM and the Trans-Siberian Railway. As part of the project, Vostochny Port JSC invested five billion rubles in the development of railway infrastructure. Now all constructed facilities are donated to Russian Railways. This opens up new opportunities for increasing freight traffic to companies in all sectors.
The third phase will become a powerful driver of Primorsky’s socio-economic development, create 600 new highly qualified jobs, and the total number of employees of Vostochny Port JSC will grow to 2 300 people.
To minimize environmental risks, Vostochny Port JSC widely applies the best technologies of all that are available today. This is a truly modern logistics infrastructure. That is why Vostochny Port JSC was the first coal port in the Far East to receive a certificate of compliance with the requirements of the international standard ISO 14001: 2015 “Environmental Management Systems. Requirements and application guidelines. ” The certificate confirms that Vostochny Port JSC complies with all international requirements for the control of risk factors in production activities in order to preserve the environment. In November 2018, Vostochny Port JSC confirmed its compliance with the received certificate.
During the construction of the Third Stage, all the necessary measures and technologies for environmental protection were laid down at the design stage. The new terminal meets the highest environmental requirements and standards. So that the wind does not inflate coal dust, a system of windproof structures has been built. Production sites are fenced with shields more than 20 meters high, and their total area exceeds 33 thousand square meters. meters - almost five football fields. They are designed taking into account the wind rose in Nakhodka Bay and reliably protect the sea from dust. During storage and transshipment of coal for dust suppression, irrigation, aspiration and “dry fog” systems are used. A multi-stage treatment system for industrial and storm water can achieve such a degree of purity of wastewater that they can breed fish.
Vostochny Port JSC implements a comprehensive program to switch to closed coal transshipment technologies. In the Third Stage, the most advanced high-tech equipment is used for this - car dumper, stacker-reclaimer, ship loading machines, covered conveyor lines. Vostochny Port JSC spares no expense to ensure that production processes cause as little damage to the environment as possible. So, only in 2018-2019 years, investments in the implementation of the company's integrated environmental program amounted to 3,7 billion rubles. Environmental safety is one of the main priorities of Vostochny Port JSC.
The company has been operating in the Far East for almost half a century and is making far-reaching plans. Therefore, the company's management thinks about the future and pays great attention to the social development of the region. Social responsibility for the company is not just words, but one of the important areas of work. In order to conduct it systematically and consistently, Vostochny Port JSC in 2019 established the eponymous Fund for Supporting Social and Environmental Initiatives. It has become a platform for dialogue with the inhabitants of Nakhodka, on which truly effective mechanisms of social work are created. So, within the framework of the Fund, work is already underway on the 12 target programs: Health, Children, Veterans, Education, Social Support, Comfortable Environment, Oriental Team, Culture, Spiritual development ”,“ Historical heritage ”,“ Sport ”,“ Security ”. The names of these programs reflect the value system of employees of Vostochny Port JSC.