The harbour is situated in the trade route between the East and West, which allow to concentrate on handling transit as well as export and import cargoes.
Regular lines of Ro-Ro vessels with main ports in West Europe as well as good rail and road connections.
In winter the harbour is practically ice free due to the natural conditions. Short and deep waterway leads to the harbour. There are deep water quays.
The territory of the harbour as well as industrial parks around the harbour have got enough space for development.