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First container ship handled at Astafiev terminal in Nakhodka

The handling of foreign goods is now popossible after the launch of a permanent customs control area

Astafiev’s terminal operating in the port of Nakhodka in the Primorsky Territory said it had started unloading the first container ship.

According to the statement, the handling of foreign goods is now possible after the commissioning of a permanent customs control zone (PCCZ) at the terminal. It is part of the development strategy for the terminal’s container handling activities.

The PCCZ allows vessels carrying foreign cargo to be accepted for customs clearance with additional placement of containers in terminal facilities for temporary storage.

“PCCZ on the territory of the port will considerably facilitate the unloading of containers and their shipment to customers while maintaining the efficiency of customs control. We are aware of the critical inadequacy of port facilities for unloading goods delivered to Russia by sea. Therefore, we are actively developing our container segment which is in high demand today. The diversification of our production processes is also aimed at the stable development of the company,” said Aleksey Vladimirov, General Director of Astafiev Terminal JSC.

According to an earlier statement, Astafiev Terminal JSC launched a new container shipping route on August 31. The first container train with import goods was sent from Nakhodka to Moscow. “A dedicated infrastructure was developed for handling containers, new equipment was purchased, which allowed us to launch new technological processes,” said Aleksey Vladimirov, adding that in the near future the company will send a container train per day. It is of the utmost importance today to ensure additional possibilities for the expansion of the transport corridor between Asia and the European part of Russia.

Astafiev Terminal, LLC (an Aqua-Resources Group company) is a large terminal for handling bulk cargo. The terminal is located in the port of Nakhodka and is connected to the Astafiev Cape railway station. It processes more than 6 million tons of coal per year.

Aqua-Resources Group is one of the leading transport and logistics companies in the Russian Far East. The Group includes specialized port complexes in Vladivostok and Nakhodka, a dry container terminal in the city of Artyom and an airport for small aircraft in Vladivostok.