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Soviet Union (former) River Ports and Facilities
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
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    River ports facilitated the transfer of cargo from one mode of transportation to another. Port facilities, such as piers on freeflowing rivers, have been constructed to account for the seasonal fluctuations of water levels, which sometimes reach several meters. In 1985 the Russian Republic's inland waterway ports had 162 kilometers of mooring facilities, half of which were provided with mechanized transloading equipment. The basic portal cranes were of five-, ten- and fifteen-ton lifting capacity, while containerhandling cranes, having capacities of up to 30.5 tons, were available in major ports. Floating cranes, conveyor belts, and pneumatic loading/unloading devices for grain, granular materials, and bulk cargo were in use. In 1985 river ports in the Russian Republic had 2,220 pier and floating cranes.

    Data as of May 1989

    NOTE: The information regarding Soviet Union (former) on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Soviet Union (former) River Ports and Facilities information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Soviet Union (former) River Ports and Facilities should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.

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