2019 February 1
Mikhail Skigin: “We create LNG infrastructure at the port of Poronaisk”
Amid the news about Gazprom’s plans to build a plant for production of liquefied natural gas on the Sakhalin, Mikhail Skigin, co-owner of Port Poronaisk LLC, tells IAA PortNews about the plans on construction of an up-to-date port infrastructure, including that for transshipment and storing of LNG.
2019 January 29
For most of 2018, global tanker market was demonstrating low freight rates with a steady recovery seen in the fourth quarter. Analysts expect the market to show an upward trend for the coming two years driven by a steady demand for crude oil and oil products, oil production growth in the USA, favourable fleet balance and IMO regulations. Russia’s Arctic projects also contribute to the growth of the demand for tanker transportation with a priority given to ships of domestic origin.
2019 January 21
The situation in Russia’s Baltic ports showed mixed trends in 2018. Cargo traffic through the port of Ust-Luga decreased for the first time having fallen below 100 million tonnes. Meanwhile there is a general downward trend in the segment of crude oil transshipment, an upwards trend in handling of dry bulk cargo and certain redirection of container flows.
2019 January 17
Through ice reefs to “Zvezda”
The construction of ice-class ships is a strong factor for the development of shipbuilding in Russia. New icebreakers are being built intensely, not without delays, though. Meanwhile, the launch of Shipbuilding Complex “Zvezda” will let Russia build ice-class supply ships and large tankers.
2019 January 9
The cost of fleet construction
In 2018, allocations for state measures supporting construction of new fleet in Russia exceeded RUB 2 billion, which allowed private customers have more than a hundred of different vessels built by domestic shipyards. Many ships were laid down under state orders.
2018 December 28
All things are in flux
The year of 2018 was crucial for water transport, shipbuilding and port industries with its key personnel changes, unexpected events and important legislative amendments. A lot is to be done in 2019.
2018 December 24
Trust but phase out imports
Russia is making much effort to upgrade its commercial fleet in most of segments: small-size ships, port fleet, tugboats, dredgers, icebreakers, Arctic tankers, supply ships and vessels of mixed sea/river navigation. To ensure multiplicative effect for the Russian economy this process should be based on the development of domestic manufacture of shipboard equipment.
2018 December 21
Phantoms of Russian infrastructure – 2018
The deficit of budget resources has expectedly lead to reduction of infrastructure projects. The state and the private business has focused on the priority projects. However, some plans are still “in the air” and their prospects are not clear.
2018 December 17
Northern ruble is warming
Enormous investments in creation and development of port facilities is required for the development of shipping on the Northern Sea Route. Among key projects are the Utrenniy terminal, oil terminal of Taimyr, Northern Latitudinal Railway and its extension to Sabetta. However, financial and shipbuilding capacity of the country cannot cover all the plans as scheduled.
2018 December 10
There is gas but no money
NOVATEK, key cargo shipper on the Northern Sea Route, has ambitious plans on creation of infrastructure for LNG shipments though state financing is lagging behind so far. The plans on construction of transshipment facilities in Murmansk and Kamchatka requiring application of unique technologies can be challenged by insufficient financing of the NSR infrastructure including that of Sabetta.
2019 March 19
Ship owners worry about clean fuel bill as ports ban 'scrubbers'
More ports around the world are banning ships from using a fuel cleaning system that pumps waste water into the sea, one of the cheapest options for meeting new environmental shipping rules...Ship owners worry about clean fuel bill as ports ban 'scrubbers'
Three Russian Shipyards Sanctioned Over Kerch Strait Incident
Canada, the United States and the EU have imposed new sanctions on Russian entities in response to the Kerch Strait incident, including three shipyards...Three Russian Shipyards Sanctioned Over Kerch Strait Incident
2019 March 18
Russian Cabinet Allows 28 Foreign Ships To Transport LNG Via Northern Sea Route Until 2044
The Russian cabinet has authorized 28 foreign-flagged vessels to transport liquefied natural gas (LNG) via the Northern Sea Route, which runs along the Russian Arctic coast, until December 30, 2043...Russian Cabinet Allows 28 Foreign Ships To Transport LNG Via Northern Sea Route Until 2044
2019 March 15
Port of Rotterdam: The investment machine for North Europe
Europe’s largest liquid bulk port invested more than €300 million in infrastructure improvements in 2018 to enhance its attractiveness for global trade & business...Port of Rotterdam: The investment machine for North Europe
2019 March 14
Russian ministry prepares multi-billion USD plan to develop Arctic resources
The Russian Natural Resources Ministry said Wednesday it had compiled and sent to the government for consideration a comprehensive plan to develop the country's Arctic resources to 2030 and beyond...Russian ministry prepares multi-billion USD plan to develop Arctic resources
Mariupol port loses 33% of fleet due to construction of Kerch Bridge – Ministry of occupied areas
The Mariupol port has lost 33% of its fleet and up to 140,000 tonnes of exported metal products a month due to construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait...Mariupol port loses 33% of fleet due to construction of Kerch Bridge – Ministry of occupied areas