In 2012 Russian ports’ freight turnover is expected to reach 550 mln tonnes - Russian Federation Ministry of Transport

This was announced by the Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov, while making a report on the «Development of transport infrastructure as a tool for economic growth of the Russian Federation regions» during a «Government hour» in the Council of the Federation of the Russian Federal Assembly, press service of the Ministry reports.

«The volume of cargo transhipment by seaports in the last ten years (2002 - 2011) has grown by more than 2 times and for 2012 is expected to reach 550 mln tonnes», - said the Minister.

English translation by BSN
Adapted from Portnews