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Mikhail Kotov

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Mikhail Kotov (1911 - 1990) is a prominent figure in the maritime industry. He was awarded with the Order of Lenin, two Labor Orders, Order of the Great Patriotic War and four medals.

 

He was born in Krasnodar in a working class family. In 1934 he graduated from the Moscow Transport Engineers Institute as an engineer-economist of water transport and after that he was sent to Vladivostok port. Hiswork history: 1934 - 1941 - the Senior Engineer of technical standardization; 1941 - 1945 - the Deputy Head of the Port; 1945 - 1950 – the Head of the port; 1950 - 1953 - the Head of the port of Kerch; 1953 - 1954 - the Chief of the port economy of the Black Sea Shipping Company; 1954 - 1956 - the Deputy Head in operations of the port of Odesa; 1956 - 1958 - the Deputy Head of Development Department of the port of Illichevsk; December 1958 - December 1961 - the Head of the port of Odesa.

 

At that time he was actively involved in research work carried out by the port of Odessa jointly with the Institute for Marine Engineers to create modern technology for handling processes and conduction of pilot handlings of wagons using new technology. The results of the researches were introduced, which enabled acceleration of the production processes. From 1961 till 1984 Kotov was an associate professor of the Operations Department of the Odessa Institute for Marine Engineers were he trained a huge cohort of specialists in maritime transportation industry.