Competitive positions

  • The largest deep-water ice-free port beyond the Polar Circle at the intersection of transit transport links with direct access to the ocean routes and the possibility of icebreakers free year-round navigation with access to international sea trade routes
  • Closeness of Murmansk to Western countries and their markets
  • Developed transport network and a high level of transport accessibility, the availability of federal highways, the base of the Russian icebreaker nuclear fleet
  • Closeness of the Shtoсkman gas condensate field  


  • Integrated development of the Murmansk transport hub and logistics center on the western shore of the Kola Bay, the construction of oil and coal terminals
  • Growth of cargo traffic on the Northern Sea Route
  • Construction of the overland gas trunk line "Murmansk-Volkhov" for the gas supply  for the Western Europe through the pipeline "Nord Stream"