Kiev River Port

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Coordinates: 50°27′33″N 30°31′37″E / 50.45917°N 30.52694°E / 50.45917; 30.52694

The Kiev River Port passenger terminal at the Poshtova Square.

The Kyiv River Port (Ukrainian: Київський річковий порт; translit. Kyivskyi richkovyi port) is the main river port of Kiev, located on the right bank of the Dnieper River in the Podil neighborhood of the city. The port has own fleet that serves as a shipping company.

History[edit]

See also: History of Kiev

Since ancient times the Podil neighborhood was an important trade center, especially by water routes.

Around the 19th century, steamboats started to navigate along the Dnieper, and a row of quays were built along the Right Bank of the river.

Port infrastructure[edit]

Panoramic view of Podil with Harbor entrance seen.

Freight and shipbuilding infrastructure[edit]

Passenger infrastructure[edit]

Kiev River port boasts more than 20 riverboat stairway-equipped moorings on the several kilometer-long embankment, all of which are reserved for passenger and leisure vessels. From April through October, there is a daily leisure navigation in the port, facilitated by various private operators.

Passenger terminal of the port[edit]

In 1953–1961 a new passenger terminal was built on the Poshtova Square by the architects V. Gopkalo, V. Ladny, and others. The building has a mast-like tower which resembled a steamboat tower.

Fleet[edit]

Moskva-type "Ai-Petri" (in front)
Moskva-type "Hoverla"
Passenger
  • Moskva-type - 6 (all project R-51E)
  • Kashtan-type - 4
  • Moskvich-type - 2 (all project 544)
  • PS-type - 1 (project 792A)
Freight
  • Project 1021A - 1
  • TNM-type, project 795 - 1
  • Zaporozhie-type, project 559B - 1
  • Generic - 2
  • Project 775, 775A - 7
Technical
  • Type BT, BM - 6
  • Floating dock - 1
  • Floating piers - 3
  • Poliarnik-type, project 1427 - 1
  • Type OS, project 354U - 1
  • Project 889A - 1
  • Project D-120 - 1
  • Admiralteets-type, project 371 - 1
  • Kostromich-type, project 1606 - 1

Ownership and operations[edit]

The port was privatized in 1996 from Ukrrichflot. It is now owned by companies associated with Mykhailo Brodskyi and Nestor Shufrych.[1][2]

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