Kaliningrad Sea Commercial Port — The only ice-free port on the Baltic Russia. It provides a full range of services related to the transportation of goods from source to destination and parking courts.
The port has an advantageous position: the distance from it to the capitals of neighboring states ranges from 400 to 650 km, the largest foreign ports on the Baltic Sea — from 400 to 700 km. For example, to Hamburg can be reached by sea for 36 hours.
Port is considered to be the founding year of 1339-th, when Konigsberg entered the legendary trade union Baltic cities — Hansa. During the following centuries, the development and prosperity of the city was directly related to the trade and the provision of trade routes that crossed at all times in the port of Koenigsberg.
New History of the transport unit starts in 1945, when a war-torn Kaliningrad was formed Soviet trading port. Its importance for the economy of the USSR is difficult to overestimate the first time since independence, the country received Poland as comfortable foothold in the Baltic.
From 1955 to 1958, the port was producing work on packaging and dispatch of goods on the ships of the first four Soviet Antarctic expeditions. In 1962, during the Caribbean crisis port workers took an active part in the equipment of vessels bound for Cuba.
In 1991, there was a long-awaited event — the port was opened to foreign vessels. After that, the geography of cargo coming through the port has expanded rapidly.
Today Kaliningrad seaport — the largest container terminal in the region. An important transport hub from which to Moscow — 48 hours by rail, and to the European Union — one hour on the highway. Among the port complexes Russia Kaliningrad Sea Commercial Port of stable features one of the best dynamics of growth of cargo turnover.
The total area of the port — 66.4 hectares — a half times larger than Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world. The total area covered storage — 51,026 thousand square meters. m open — 211,6 thousand square meters. m There are also three new refrigerated warehouses with a total area almost 9 thousand square meters. m
The port includes 20 berths (total length of more than 3 km), 18 of which are cargo. To move a cargo carrying capacity of different techniques from 1.5 to 50 tons. In the port can enter the vessels up to 175 m and a width of 27 m