April 7 2022
The passenger and fishing fleet of the Sakhalin region will be replenished through the construction of a shipyard by the company, which is expected to start operating in 2022, governor of the Sakhalin Region Valery Limarenko told at the forum “Investment potential of the Kuril Islands” in Moscow.
According to the head of the region, the passenger and transport fleet, taking into account the implementation of shipbuilding projects, is sufficient for the needs of the region. This year the region received two ships that make regular transportation to the Kuril Islands. The construction of two more ships for the transport of trains on the Vanino-Kholmsk line is also expected.
In addition, the head of the Sakhalin Region added, that foundation stone for a shipyard is being laid this year together with Yumateks Rosatom. New shipyard will build tourist and coastal fishing vessels.
19 August 2021
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin ordered to close three ports in the Sakhalin region for the provision of services and the entry of foreign ships. The corresponding order No. 2245-r of August 17, 2021 was published on the official Internet portal of legal information.
“To close the seaports of Aleksandrovsk – Sakhalinsky, Moskalvo and Poronaysk, all in Sakhalin region, for the provision of services and entry of foreign vessels,” the document says.
The port of Aleksandrovsk – Sakhalinsky is located on the coast of the Sea of Japan, it includes a roadstead and an internal bay designed for anchorage of ships carrying out servicing and supply operations. The port navigation period is from April to December.
Moskalvo seaort is located on the northwestern coast of Sakhalin Island in the Baikal Bay of the Sea of Okhotsk. It is engaged in servicing ships, receiving, handling and storing cargo. Navigation time is from June to November.
The port of Poronaysk is located in the central part of Sakhalin Island in the Terpeniya Bay of the Sea of Okhotsk, at the mouth of the Poronai River. The main cargo is round timber, part of which is exported. The port is the only terminal on the eastern coast of Sakhalin with a state border crossing point. The location of the port of Poronaysk at the mouth of the Poronai River allows for year-round transshipment of goods. According to “PortNews” information agency, this measure is to some extent a temporary formality related to the procedure for merging these smaller ports with Korsakov seaport.