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In the Far East will construct the large logistical centre

At last - that one of the biggest transport projects in the east of Russia has moved a little. In December Ministry of Transport is going to sum up the tender for creation of the logistical terminal largest in the Far East in cost of an order of 200 million dollars by the Basic applicants for participation and a victory in the tender are Far East sea shipping company (DVMP) and Far East transport group (DVTG).

as it became known yesterday, FGU « Rostransmodernizatsija » the Ministries of transport of the Russian Federation are held by the tender for the right of realisation of the project of Open Society « East logistical container terminal » which means building of the logistical centre on approaches to port East. According to the general director Far East scientifically - research institute of marine sea fleet (DNIIMF) Evgenie Novoseltsev, application forms for participation in this tender have submitted six organisations.

Additional comments neither in Ministry of Transport, nor in « Rostransmodernizatsii » it was not possible to receive. However it is known that the winner of the tender should prove financing of the project from Investment fund of the Russian Federation. By some estimations, cost of building of the logistical centre will make an order of 180 million dollars Under the federal subroutine « Development of export of transport services » on design - prospecting works and a substantiation of investments under this project in the fourth quarter 2006 should be allocated by 53 million rbl. Results of the tender Ministry of Transport should declare on December, 1st. « who exactly is going to participate in the tender, to tell difficult. But it is not excluded that activity will be shown by Far East transport group which is very actively integrated recently into port and terminal activity » — the general director of the forwarding company « has explained daily; the Yew - Region » Andrey Golubchik. So, in August of this year DVTG has got 90 % of actions of Nahodkinsky fish port which plans to develop as a container platform and a platform for transfer of cars from Asia.

« the Second probable applicant for participation and a victory in the tender is the Far East sea shipping company, at which serious plans on development of container business » — analyst IB « marks; the TRUST » Evgenie Shago. The next years on the basis of shipping company it is planned to create transport holding. For this purpose in the beginning of October DVMP has already got 50 % of actions « the Transguarantor » One of the railway operators largest in Russia, and on 50 % of actions « the First container terminal » (port St.-Petersburg) and « the Baltic container terminal » (port Ust - Luga).

it is possible that other applicants will become interested in participation in the tender of Ministry of Transport also. « possibly, in the tender will not manage and without Magnitogorsk metallurgical industrial complex, « a Mechel » or « Evrazholdinga » which are interested in development of ports belonging to them in Primorski Krai » — tells g - n Shago.

However, yesterday neither in DVTG, nor in DVMP daily have not confirmed and have not denied the possible participation in the tender. However anyway the winner should face eternal problems of coordination of actions of ports and the railway. « at creation of this terminal there can be problems of delivery of the cargo saved up on the terminal on a vessel, — Andrey Golubchik speaks. — It is necessary filigree skoordinirovannost actions portovikov and railwaymen. The uniform technology of work of transport knot where the responsibility of the parties will be very accurately registered is necessary. But to reach all it it is very difficult ».

EVGENIE GAVRILJUK

the Initiator of the project of creation of the logistical centre around East and Finds is the administration of Primorski Territory. A project essence — creation of the rear container terminal with ports the Find and East. Travel development Hmylovsky and railway station the Find — East. The first stage of the logistical centre should be started 2007.