Port Kavkaz

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Port Kavkaz and the Kerch Strait

Port Kavkaz (Russian: Порт Кавказ) is a small harbour on the Kerch Strait in Krasnodar Krai, Russia. The port is able to handle vessels up to 130 m in length, 14.5 m in breadth and with draft up to 5 m.[1]

It is the eastern (Russian) terminal of the railroad and car Kerch Strait ferry line connecting Krasnodar Krai with the Crimea (the western (Ukrainian) terminal of the ferry line is Port Krym).

The southern zone of the port is currently under renovation. It is planned to increase the turnover of the port of Kavkaz up to 4 Mt.

On August 2014 Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev has signed government order to enlarge the area of the port near Crimea with the aim to increase cargo transportation volumes with the use of large ships. The borders of the port are changed to add a deep-water area south of the port of Taman for large vessels to anchor. It will have additional 15-18 anchor places for loading large ships. The additional area is 18.4 km2 with depths of 26-27.6 m.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Port Kavkaz
  2. ^ "Medvedev orders to enlarge port area near Crimea". ITAR TASS. 7 August 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 

Coordinates: 45°20′N 36°40′E / 45.333°N 36.667°E / 45.333; 36.667