Glavgosexpertiza OKs terminal in Pevek, dredging included

Glavgosexpertiza (Russia’s Main Department of State Expertise) has approved the construction of a sea terminal in the Port of Pevek (Chukotka Autonomous Territory) for shipment of cargo from Baimsky GOK.


RF Government earlier expanded the limits of Pevek seaport with additional plots of land and water area near Cape Nagleynyn in the Chaunskaya Bay.

The new terminal will begin operation in 2026, and is set to contribute to the development of the year-round transportation of cargo by the Northern Sea Route, according to the statement of Glavgosexpertiza.

“The design throughput of the terminal near Cape Nagleynyn is 1.842 million tonnes per year. Its waterfront infrastructure and objects within the water area of the port are designed to handle about 50 ships per year,” said Aleksandr Rudakovsky, Chief Expert of the project.

Under the project, a significant amount of dredging work will be conducted on over 120 hectares of the water area and the access canal.

The waterway is designed to have a depth of 12.3 m with the depth of the operating area at the berth to be 11.9 m. That will allow for handling large-tonnage vessels of up to 40,000 dwt carrying general cargo by the Northern Sea Route.