The port of Vladivostok has increased its throughput of seafood products landed by 29% compared to the same period in 2017, taking the position as Russia’s top fish port as 157,700 tonnes of fish have been transshipped across its quays in the first seven months of this year.
To provide additional capacity to operators in the Far East, the Vladivostok Free Port Vladivostok-Vladivostok Fish Terminal, has embarked on the construction of a new refrigeration complex, with a 35,000 tonne capacity. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2020.
As the FarEast salmon fishery looks to be breaking records, the port is set up for fast turnaround times and up to five vessels can be handled at the same time and according to Vladmorrybport, this extra capacity is needed as fishing for pink, sockeye and chum salmon is exceptionally strong.
During July, 330 refrigerated containers with more than 8000 tonnes of seafood products were shipped from the port’s dry terminal.