Born on 16 June 1954 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. Upon graduating secondary school, received training in aircraft manufacturing. After graduation worked in Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association named after Yu.A.Gagarin. Graduated Komsomolsk-om-Amur Polytechnic University with the qualification of Technical Engineer in Aviation Production.
In 2002, completed advanced training course on Defence and Security of the Russian Federation at the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Russian Federation Armed Forces.
In 2003, received a second university degree specializing in Law.
In 1973-1975, did military service in the Missile Forces and Artillery Forces in the Far East. After military service, returned to Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association, where he worked his way up from a foreman to chief engineer and technical director.
Mr. Shport’s input helped new models of military aircrafts of Su-22, Su-27 and Su-35 series get developed and launched into mass production; unique military fighters Su-33 (ship-based), Su-30МКК и Su-27СМ were put into operational readiness as well as exported.
At the initiative and under direct supervision of Mr. Shport, two conversion programmes were launched at Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association: assembly of Be-103 (Amphibia) and Su-80 for 30 passengers for local and regional airlines.
In 1999-2007, Deputy of the 3rd and 4th State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. Deputy Head of the State Duma Committee for Industry, Construction and Knowledge-intensive Technologies. Head of the State Duma Expert Council for Russian Industry Technical Modernization. Chairperson of the deputy inter-fraction association Aviation and Space.
In 1999-2003, headed Expert Council for Aviation and Space Technology.
Since January 2008 to February 2009, Director of the Department on Production and Technical Development in Sukhoi Aviation Holding Company.
Since 2 March 2009, Deputy Chair of Khabarovsky Krai Government, Minister of Industry, Transport, and Communication of Khabarovsky Krai.
On 30 April 2009, appointed Acting Governor of Khabarovsky Krai by the Executive Order of the President of the Russian Federation.
On 6 May 2009, granted authority of the Governor of Khabarovsky krai by Khabarovaky Krai Legislative Duma.
On 30 April 2013, appointed Acting Governor of Khabarovsky krai by the Executive Order of the President of the Russian Federation.
On 8 September 2013, by popular vote elected Governor of Khabarovsky krai.
Decorated with the Order of Friendship, Anniversary Medal 300 Years of the Russian Navy; Quality Expert of the USSR Aviation Industry, Honorary Aircraft Industry Worker.
The author of 10 patented inventions.
PhD in technical sciences. Professor of the Academy of Military Sciences.
Married, two children (son and daughter).