Crimea – Kavkaz Ferry Line under Scrutiny

first_imgzoom The current ferry transport situation in Crimea region was put under review during Russian Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov’s working visit to Kavkaz Seaport, where he inspected the work of the Crimea – Kavkaz automobile ferry line.The visit was prompted by an increased traffic congestion on the Kavkaz – Crimea line caused by a seasonal car flow increase.There are presently some 2200 automobiles waiting in line at the terminal of Port Kavkaz based in Krasnodarsky Krai. At the same time there are about 25 cars waiting their turn at Crimea based Port Krym, United Transport Directorate said.Ferries servicing the ferry line have made 42 trips in both directions between 06:00pm July 16 and 10:00am, July 17.Overall, the ships transported 2300 vehicles and about 2700 passengers.The Russian transportation authorities have deployed a fleet of other vessels on the ferry line to handle the seasonal passenger / car flows.Following inspection results of the ferry complex, Maxim Sokolov held a series of working sessions, which were attended, among others, by representatives of the Autonomous Non-Commercial Organization “Integrated Transport Directorate” – a single traffic operator for the transport service of the Crimea.The subject of the discussion was the current ferry traffic situation, and making the necessary organizational and technical proposals to increase its capacity.During the discussions, the Russian Transport Minister decided to establish an inter-agency working group which would include representatives of FSUE “Rosmorport” to coordinate the work of all the participants of the transport process in order to promptly solve the tasks to ensure the stable operation of the ferry line.The Minister also visited the Taman Seaport, where he together with the Assistant to the Russian President Igor Levitin held a meeting on the development of port infrastructure and transport approaches to this seaport.Press Release, July 17th, 2014last_img read more