2017 November 9
Surely you have heard about blockchain and have a general idea of what it is. Perhaps, you know less about using blockchain in logistics and would like to know more. This technology will let operators of marine container lines save about $38 bln annually.
2017 October 30
Russia is preparing for a fuel revolution in global shipping. State support measures are under development for promotion of gas-fuelled ships, departmental programme on technical aspects of LNG-powered shipping is under implementation, scientific and designing organizations are involved in the process, the stakeholders told at the Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” organized by Krylov State Research Center and Media Group PortNews (Moscow, 25 October 2017).
2017 October 23
‘Platon’ system for ships
RF Transport Ministry has drafted regulations to introduce investment duties at seaports. According to the project initiator, those charges are to be invested in creation and development of federally owned facilities at seaports. Meanwhile, there are concerns about a possible negative impact on the attractiveness of Russian ports.
2017 October 17
From Russia without a ship
Russian legal practice is seeing the creation of a dangerous precedent with a potential negative impact on the attractiveness of domestic ports for foreign vessels. It is related to the case of the Aframax tanker Delta Pioneer which allided with a pier at Primorsk port on 20 November 2016. Russia rejected guarantees of international P&I Clubs and refused to release the arrested tanker while the amount of the claimed damage conflicts with international instruments.
2017 October 12
Agroport “Ustye Dona” in anticipation of border check point inauguration
This year has seen inauguration of Louis Dreyfus Company’s first grain terminal in Russia, in the Azov District of the Rostov Region. Aleksey Tkachenko, Director General of Agroport “Ustye Dona” LLC, tells IAA PortNews about the construction, current and expected activities.
2017 October 10
Deep import substitution
Despite the challenging period when Russian machine building and shipbuilding survived the crisis of 1990-ies, the country continues developing new dredging technologies and state-of-the-art equipment.
2017 October 4
IMO Secretary-General Kitak Lim: «Russia has always been one of IMO major Member States»
In his exclusive interview with IAA PortNews in Moscow, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim covered a wide range of IMO activities: fuel and environmental regulations, Polar Code, autonomous ships, cybersecurity, etc.
2017 October 3
Denis Samsikov: “Okskaya Sudoverf has upgraded its facilities and increased the backlog of orders by its 110th anniversary”
Okskaya Sudoverf is among the most dynamically developing shipyards in Russia. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Executive Director of the shipyard Denis Samsikov tells about implementation of the programme on modernization of production facilities, current and expected orders, financial and other aspects of the company activities in the year of its 110th anniversary.
2017 September 29
Barriers for cargo transportation in the Caspian region on example of Azerbaijan and Georgia, possible solutions and future prospects.
2017 September 27
Krasnoyarsk ship lift to undergo reconstruction
Reconstruction of the Krasnoyarsk ship lift, unique hydraulic engineering structure allowing ships overpass water level difference below and above the Krasnoyarsk HPP, can begin in 2018, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Vladimir Baikalov, head of Yenisei Basin IWW Administration, as saying at the conference “Ensuring safety and reliability of navigational HESs” held in Krasnoyarsk.
2018 April 19
Newbuilding focus turns to bulkers - Allied Shipbroking
The tide has turned in the newbuilding market this week, as the focus seems to be the dry bulk segment, as opposed to tankers, which “stole the day” last week...Newbuilding focus turns to bulkers - Allied Shipbroking
New grain port to connect Russia, China
The first stage of a new grain transportation port in Fuyuan, China, connecting Russia and China will be completed by September...New grain port to connect Russia, China
2018 April 17
Russia to sign contract with India on building Project 11356 frigates — source
Russia and India are set to sign a contract on the construction of four Project 11356 frigates under a "two plus two" formula" in June this year...Russia to sign contract with India on building Project 11356 frigates — source
Rusal suspends exports via Russia's biggest container operator: TransContainer CEO
Russia’s largest freight container operator, TransContainer said on Tuesday Russian aluminum giant Rusal had suspended exports through TransContainer’s system after Rusal was hit by U.S. sanctions...Rusal suspends exports via Russia's biggest container operator: TransContainer CEO
Security against cargo flows at 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
Russian stevedoring companies, following the notifications of the respective port authorities, have begun informing their clients that they suspend handling dangerous goods of all classes from 25 May till 25 July...Security against cargo flows at 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
The day of the unmanned ship is dawning
While debates rage in regards to safety, insurance and cyber security, the tech powering autonomous maritime operations continues to power ahead.The day of the unmanned ship is dawning