Port Posiet

History

1860

The town of Posiet, Primorye Region’s oldest population center — was founded by Russian sailors as a military outpost and named in honor of Admiral Konstantin Posiet. Due to the depth of its harbor, which is closed off from all winds, and local coal deposits Posiet saw a period of rapid development.

1938

During the Soviet troops’ clash with Japanese soldiers near the local lake of Khasan, a military hospital and a supply base were established at Posiet. That necessitated construction of a road network and a rail link.

1941-1945

The Soviet Union’s Pacific Fleet used Posiet’s well-defended harbor to shelter a division of submarine chasers. The port also brought in millions of tonnes of foreign lend-lease military aid.

1949-1965

Establishment of Communist regimes in China and North Korea fueled a post-war concept of a common Socialist bloc on the Pacific. With the need to rapidly expand trade turnout in the Pacific Asia, by 1965 Posiet was provided with powerful berths capable of handling extra-heavy loads.

1972

Posiet was awarded the status of an independent enterprise and became known as Sea Trade Port Posiet, processing up to 328 foreign-going vessels annually.

2004

The port joined Mechel Group. Immediately after the acquisition, Mechel launched a modernization program to boost the port’s capacities. The port, which in 2003 had a freight turnover of 845,000 tonnes, gradually grew to attain the current turnover of over 4 million tonnes a year.

2014

The port’s annual turnover reached 5 million tonnes of coal products.

2015

The port launched an automated coal loosening complex. Its inclusion into the port’s process flow increased the efficiency of unloading gondola cars in winter.

The port began transshipping export coal for third parties.

2016

The port’s annual turnover has reached 7 million tonnes of coal products for the first time in its history.

2017

The port excluded unloading wagons by gantry cranes with clamshell scoops from its process flow.

Russia’s Federal Sea and River Transport Agency acknowledged Port Posiet as Russia’s best stevedore company based on 2016 results.

The port became the first stevedore in Russia’s Far East to transfer to a new method of customs processing through Internet.