December 16 2022
Primorsky region experienced a full-scale “turn to the East” in 2022
Governor of Primorsky region Oleg Kozhemyako announced the priorities of the investment policy of the region for 2023. In his investment message, delivered on December 16, 2022, the governor stressed that the region experienced a full-scale “pivot to the East” in 2022 and the seaports became a point of attraction for cargo from the Asia-Pacific countries. Investments in the creation of new container terminals will amount to more than 170 billion rubles, according to the press service of the government of Primorsky region.
“Investors are developing projects for new container terminals in Vladivostok, Bolshoy Kamen, Posyet, Slavyanka with an investment of over 170 billion rubles. In addition, agreements were signed on the creation of six transport and logistics centers by 2028, which operate in a single technological process with seaports, with a total capacity of up to 6 million containers per year,” the governor said.
The Vladivostok Commercial Sea Port is creating the Eastern transport and logistics hub, which provides for the construction of two deep-water berths with depths of up to 17 meters and a container terminal for up to 1.2 million containers.
The head of the region began his investment message by summing up the economic results of the region for 2022. The Governor noted that the region remains resilient and continues to develop in the face of sanctions, adapting to changing circumstances. Gross regional product this year will be about 1.5 trillion rubles.
At the end of 2022, the economy of Primorye showed significant growth: turnover in the transport industry increased by 36%, the volume of housing commissioned increased by 24%, investments increased by 67%, and foreign trade turnover showed an increase of 18%.
Next year Primorye plans to continue working within the framework of the approved export strategy and expand the geography of deliveries, increase the number of exporting enterprises and create representative offices of the region in the strategic markets of China and Vietnam.
Container traffic in the ports of the Far East intensified after the departure of international shipping operators from the ports of the Russian Baltic after February 2022. According to Infranews, the container throughput of the ports of the Far Eastern Basin in November 2022 increased by 5.7% compared to the same period last year to 199.85 thousand TEU. Growth in container handling has been noted for the past four months, analysts emphasize. Growth rates in November somewhat slowed down compared to the record high (since March this year) in October (+22.5%). There is a wavy trend in turnover: further acceleration of growth rates is possible in December.
The port of Vladivostok handled 122.38 thousand TEU over the month, which is 7% more than last year. Port Vostochny increased its transshipment by 7%, up to 49.77 thousand TEU, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – by 13%.