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SkyWay sea port




Sphere of application

  1. Transshipment of cargo from SkyWay freight trains:
    • in bulk carrier — for bulk cargo (coal, ore, etc.);
    • in tankers — for oil and petroleum products;
    • in the container ship — for containers.
  2. Transfer of passengers from SkyWay passenger trains in passenger ships.

Key features

  1. Placement of port — on the shelf in the open sea.
  2. The natural depth of the sea in the port is 20—30 m and more.
  3. Distance from the port to the shore: 1—10 km and more, as in the territorial waters and beyond.
  4. Transshipment volume — up to 250 million tons per year.
  5. The number of transit passengers — up to 1 million people a year.
  6. Cost of the sea port, excluding the cost of SkyWay road, rolling stock, loading-unloading terminals and infrastructure — from 10 million USD.

Competitive advantages

  1. The possibility of organizing berths with depth of 20 m or more by using natural depth of the sea.
  2. No need for large, free and expensive areas on the shore.
  3. Decrease of capital expenditure for construction:
    • not needed dredging works;
    • don't need berth wall, necessary for mooring ships and to protect the shore from erosion by the surf;
    • don't need artificial channels in the port.
  4. Reduction of operating costs:
    • by simplifying the entry of vessels with deep draft, compared with entry in the traditional ports;
    • by reducing the downtime of vessels with transshipment of cargo and transfer of passengers;
    • by minimizing the cost of pilotage support;
    • by improving the logistics of bulk cargo while working on the scheme: "ore deposit — SkyWay freight trains — bulk carrier" instead of the traditional scheme: "ore deposit — rolling stock — unloading in the warehouse on the shore — loaded from the warehouse at the other rolling stock — transportation to berth — overloading the hold bulk carrier";
    • by reducing the consumption of energy and fuel for transhipment;
    • by reducing staff costs;
    • by automation of loading-unloading works;
    • by reducing the volume of repair work in port.
  5. Improving the quality of cargo, especially bulk (ore, coal, etc.), and increase its selling prices by reducing the number of loading and unloading transshipments.
  6. Improving the reliability and safety of all-weather and year-round operation of SkyWay sea port compared to the traditional port on the shore.

Environmentally friendly

  1. Low resource consumption and low energy consumption at all stages of the life cycle of SkyWay sea port (design, construction, operation and dismantling).
  2. SkyWay sea port does not violate the terrain, biogeocoenosis and biodiversity neighborhood.
  3. SkyWay sea port does not destroy the fertile soil and vegetation.
  4. The absence of large-volume open warehouses and piles of bulk cargo on shore (ore, coal and others) and in the coastal zone, which would be littered and polluted the environment.
  5. SkyWay sea port does not prevent:
    • existing natural movement of water and the natural underwater currents;
    • movement and the natural migration of fish and marine animals;
    • biogeocoenosis and biodiversity of the seabed in the port.

Reliability and safety

  1. Tsunami and tides in the open sea are not dangerous, because the wave height in them rarely exceed one meter.
  2. Sea port is not exposed to the surf due to his absence.
  3. High stability to vandalism and terrorist acts.


SkyWay sea port

SkyWay sea port

SkyWay sea port

Delivery of ore to the port by SkyWay freight trains

SkyWay sea port

Loading on bulk carriers

SkyWay sea port

Transshipment of ore in two bulk carriers at the same time

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