Murmansk seaport is located on the eastern shore of the Kola Bay of the Barents Sea, between Green and Khaldeans Cape. It was founded in 1915.
During the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945 Murmansk Sea Port smoothly worked under massive bombing in difficult climatic conditions, providing loading and unloading of ships with ammunition, military equipment and national economic goods. In the post-war period (1945–1950′s) the damaged port was quickly recovered.
The main economy of Murmansk was and remains the Murmansk Sea Port – one of the largest unfreeze deep port of Russia. It consists of three parts: fishing, commercial and passenger. Murmansk Sea Port is the homeport of the barque «Sedov», the largest sailing ship in the world. Also all nuclear icebreakers our country are attributed to the port.
In May 2007 it was decided to set up a free trade zone in Murmansk port. On October 15th, 2010 Murmansk was officially declared a special economic zone. The main goal – to create a powerful transport and trade infrastructure, attracting investment and ultimately the development of the social sphere.
Murmansk Sea Port is the base to ensure the transport of goods in the Far North, the Arctic and beyond.