V International Transport Forum YugTrans-2009

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Date: 19 – 20 March 2009

Type: conferences

Subject: Transport and logistics

Brand: YugTrans

Place: Nadezhda Hotel (Novorossiysk, Kabardinka)

Distinguished guests of the Forum!


I welcome you sincerely on the Black Sea coast – sea buttress in the South of Russia.

The themes of the conferences to be discussed are of great importance both for the marine activity of the country and whole Russia. There is no need to impress the distinguished guests on the fact that activity of the ports in load handling, reception and unloading including containers is an important constituent of the country's economy. Therewith ports play a key role in export-import transportation. The government paid attention to the increase of marine policy efficiency, marked out the most important constituents: Russian up-to-date marine transport, competitive port infrastructure, further modernization of civil and naval fleet. It is impossible for states to participate actively in the world economical and political systems without transport communications development.

It should be noted that the global financial crisis affected very much both the whole national economy and Russian marine affairs. It has become clear for citizens, business and government that the future period will be difficult and throng. For overcoming the crisis it is necessary to advance notably in structural and technological economic conversion, create conditions for competitive recovery of the Russian ports and fleet in the international marine service market. Time claims a new level of business freedom in the economy and new confidence climate in the society, real achievements in corruption fighting. There is a need for the particular criteria for the crisis overcoming, but they can appear only if a crisis overcoming idea gains a foothold as a common case of the whole population of the country. The government has been working out the specific measures increasing development strength of the Russian economy.

Participation in the forum allows to take a correct view of the present state in the marine sector, it helps essentially to develop practical propositions.

Distinguished guests of the forum, I am sure your sincere interest in full-fledged development of marine activity will be a guarantee of efficient work.

I wish you successful holding of the Forum!

Vyacheslav Popov,

Chairman of the Council of the Federation Commission
for National Maritime Policy


Distinguished colleagues!

On behalf of the Federal Agency for Marine and River Transport of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation I welcome delegates of V International Transport Forum YugTrans 2009!

In 2008 there were adopted two important for the national transport complex documents: the Transport Strategy of the Russian Federation for the period to 2030 and a new federal program up to 2015 comprising foundations for the future development. The resolution of the government to increase funding and developing the industry proves their special attention to the marine and river transport, ambition for renewing Russian fleet and putting it in advanced positions in the world.

There is no doubt that difficult economic circumstances change the way of the plans realization. The Russian government will handle spot federal-funded financing for the large long-term projects. First of all attention will be paid to the projects on the infrastructure reparation and reconstruction, completion of the reconstruction. We are going not to slow down the rates of reconstruction, renovation, construction and development in sea ports and inland waterways.

V International Transport Forum YugTrans 2009 is an important platform for effective discussing of the issues on further development of the transport industry in the South of Russia and working-out joint solutions for strengthening the most important role of Russia in the world marine business.

I wish YugTrans participants successful and fruitful work!

Aleksander Davidenko,
head of the Federal Agency for Marine and River Transport
Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation


V International Transport Forum YugTrans-2009 will be held on the 19th and 20th of March, 2009 in Novorossiysk (Kabardinka, Nadezhda Hotel 5*).

The Forum is conducted under the auspices of the Council of the Federation Commission for National Maritime Policy, the Federal Agency for Marine and River Transport of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, the Department of Transport and Communication of the Krasnodar region, the Department of investments and Project Support of the Krasnodar Region, the Chamber of Commerce and Trade of the Russian Federation.

The Forum is a continuation of YugTrans annual meetings and it will be an anniversary this year.

The goal of the Fifth International Transport Forum YugTrans – 2009 is consideration of the most important issues of the realization of the transport strategy in the South of Russia taking into account the problems of cargo traffic reduction under the world financial crisis conditions and measures of state backing in transport industry.

International Transport Forum YugTrans traditionally hosts leaders of transport industry, senior managers, leading transport specialists, representatives of federal governmental bodies and mass media.

Within the frames of V International Transport Forum YugTrans-2009 there will be three conferences:

  • 19 March CONFERENCE: PORTS AND TERMINALS OF THE SOUTH OF RUSSIA
  • 20 March CONFERENCE: CONTAINER BUSINESS
  • 20 March CONFERENCE: TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS