2019 April 17
Regulatory barriers hinder development of seaports on the Don river
Legislative framework is to be adjusted to ensure infrastructure development in seaports of Rostov-on-Don and Azov: the maritime status obtained in 2009 obliges them to apply maritime standards of design and construction while the conditions are typical for rivers.
2019 April 12
Sovcomflot: clean work
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on encouraging shipping companies to use environmentally friendly fuel. In Russia, a pioneer in this area is Sovcomflot which has a series of LNG powered tankers being built with several ships already in operation. They will be followed by construction of required infrastructure in Russia with relevant projects under development.
2019 April 5
Fishing fleet of Russia used to be expanded with vessels operated in other countries or built by foreign shipyards. It became possible to reverse the trend and to attract fishing companies have new ships built at domestic shipyards thanks to introduction of state support measures, namely investment quotas known as “keel quotas”.
2019 April 2
Acute issue of fish transportation by the Northern Sea Route
Fish transportation by the Northern Sea Route is an acute problem. The Sevmorput, nuclear-powered LASH carrier / container carrier, is currently deployed for that purpose. Some market players do not consider it reasonable with a new fleet needed as a comprehensive solution. RF Government’s Marine Board might look into this issue.
2019 March 27
Sergey Gaidayev: “There will be no ship delays caused by construction of the Bagayevsky hydrosystem”
Construction of the Bagayevsky low-head hydrosystem is underway on the Lower Don river. Prior to opening of the transit navigation, Sergey Gaidayev, head of Azov-Don Basin Administration, tells IAA PortNews about the previous year results, construction process and its impact on passage of vessels.
2019 March 26
Serik Zhusupov: “There are numerous challenges hindering the development of port industry”
A regular meeting of the Board of Directors and General Meeting of the Association of Commercial Sea Ports (ASOP) was held in Saint-Petersburg on 22 March 2019. The conventional business programme carried a jubilee connotation – the country’s first port association celebrates its 30th anniversary. Serik Zhusupov, Executive Director of the Association, answers the questions of IAA PortNews.
2019 March 19
Andrey Mekhanikov: “Successful offshore transshipment has lead to the port development concept review”
It has been decided to renounce the idea of large-scale onshore construction at the port of Shakhtersk (Sakhalin) in favor of offshore transshipment development. In 2-3 years the port is set to achieve a throughput of 20 million tonnes per year while the negative impact on the environment will be even decreased, Andrey Mekhanikov, Vice-President, Shipping and Stevedore Business Activities, East Mining Company, said in his interview with PortNews.
2019 March 14
Spot rates will not suffice
Despite some activities in the global market of oil cargo transportation seen in the fourth quarter of 2018, the situation is still challenging. It is somewhat better for companies with long-term industrial contracts and diversified business structure allowing them not to be completely dependent on spot rates.
2019 March 12
Composites to take the sea
Russia’s first tank containers made of fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) are already in pilot operation being used for transportation of chemically aggressive substances by railway/river/road transport. Once the international regulatory framework for their use by seaborne transport is shaped, the demand for FRP tank containers may see a sharp increase.
2019 March 6
Offshore containers claim attention
Dynamic development of the shelf zone and introduction of new maritime equipment worldwide spurs the development of a new container market segment – offshore containers being used for supplying fixed and floating platforms and being transshipped in the open sea. Requirements concerning this specific type of transport facilities are becoming tougher but still need to be improved.
2019 April 15
Russia eyes greater energy dominance as Novatek taps Arctic
Novatek PJSC, the main shareholder of the Yamal LNG plant, says plans for further projects will transform Russia into one of the biggest exporters of the fuel within a decade...Russia eyes greater energy dominance as Novatek taps Arctic
VGK cargo transhipment capacity replenished with vessels of 7500 t
Four new 100 m vessels with a carrying capacity of 7500 t each were delivered from the Indonesian shipyard to the Sakhalin Port of Korsakov on a special transport vessel Heavy Lift...VGK cargo transhipment capacity replenished with vessels of 7500 t
Construction Of Russia's Utrenny LNG Terminal To Cost Over $2.3Bln - Deputy Prime Minister
The total investment in the Utrenny liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the port of Sabetta in Northern Siberia will exceed 150 billion rubles...Construction Of Russia's Utrenny LNG Terminal To Cost Over $2.3Bln - Deputy Prime Minister
New super-trawlers give RK Lenina, Russian Fishery Company more fishing, processing firepower
A new super-trawler being built for Russia’s Collective Farm Fishery by V.I. Lenin (RK Lenina) will be equipped with state-of-the-art processing and chilling equipment provided by Skaginn 3X and Frost...New super-trawlers give RK Lenina, Russian Fishery Company more fishing, processing firepower
2019 April 11
Shell exits Russian LNG joint venture with Gazprom
Energy giant Shell today announced that it is leaving the joint project it was developing with Gazprom in Russia, following the Russian gas company’s decision to alter its configuration...Shell exits Russian LNG joint venture with Gazprom
Russia’s Arctic shipping route to attract over $11 billion in investments
Total investments into the development of Russia’s Northern Sea Route (NSR) will exceed 735 billion rubles (US$11.3 billion)...Russia’s Arctic shipping route to attract over $11 billion in investments