Thursday, November 14, 2013

Container Port Expansion the Focus of Russian and Baltic Summit

All Welcome as Array of Infrastructure and Other Topics Examined in Detail
Shipping News Feature

RUSSIA – BALTIC STATES – With development and maintenance of container ports and shipping facilities important to regional economic success, investors and suppliers worldwide can see huge potential in expansion projects, especially in Russia and the Baltic states where well over $2 billion is to be invested into expanding and upgrading the regions ports. To focus on the future of the region’s port infrastructure, Russia will gather professionals from across the industry and host the Russia and Baltic Port Expansion Summit on 5-6 December at the Radisson Royal Hotel in St. Petersburg.

A vast array of topics will be addressed during the busy two-day event including the outlook of the ports sector, an introduction to the region’s market, new port technology, import regulations and customs clearance, and improving efficiency, along with other major issues to affect the industry.

Speakers confirmed for the Summit include Valery Izraylit, Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Ust-Luga Company and Advisor to the Governor of Leningrad Region in economy and development; Christian Dupont, Deputy Head of Unit for Land and Maritime Security, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission, and René Kolman, Secretary General, IADC Dredging, among others.

To book your place at the Russia and Baltic Port Expansion Summit, taking place from the 5th to 6th December, email Alan Shen at or phone + 8621 6085 1001.