• 2017 July 11

    Reconstruction comes to Kerch

    The Port of Kerch which handles some 70% of all goods bound for Crimea embarks on RUB 1.2 bln reconstruction in 2017. That will let start handling containers, 110,000 TEUs per month. The port is set to become a gateway in the nearest 5–10 years and to service freight flows on the Caspian Sea – Volga-Don Canal and Kerch – Black Sea – Istanbul routes, etc.

  • 2017 July 6

    Sergey Baryshnikov, Rector of Admiral Makarov State University, tells IAA PortNews about the plans and concerns of the institution

    The efforts on restoring military arts division at Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping undertaken by the interested parties for many years have finally worked out. Sergey Baryshnikov, Rector of the University, tells IAA PortNews about the plans and concerns of the University.

  • 2017 July 4

    Anatoly Lazarev: “Coal transshipment in the Far East enters a new phase - the ecological one”

    In the run up to launching Phase 3 of the dedicated coal terminal of Vostochny Port JSC, its environmental aspect was inspected by representatives of regional and federal media. When speking at the media conference, Anatoly Lazarev, Managing Director of Vostochny Port JSC, told about specific features of the terminal which has no rivals in the Far East of Russia and explained why the company had invested about RUB 1 bln over four years.

  • 2017 June 28

    Ilya Shestakov, head of Russian Federal Fisheries Agency,tells about fish exports from Russia

    Fishing industry in Russia is undergoing reforms and modernization. Ilya Shestakov, head of Russian Federal Fisheries Agency (Rosrybolovstvo), Deputy Minister of Agriculture, tells IAA PortNews about fish exports from Russia.

  • 2017 June 26

    Catch a quota

    Providing of investment quotas can trigger the programme on large scale construction of fishing ships at Russian shipyards. However, quality and time framework is essential for to ensure reasonable substitution of imports in the field of designing, construction and equipment of vessels.

  • 2017 June 20

    Reach out with a ferry

    RF Government has approved a programme for construction of ferries to be operated on Ust-Luga – Baltijsk line. However, it is also reasonable to launch a container line between Saint-Petersburg and the Kaliningrad Region to ensure proper links of the mainland Russia with the exclave.

  • 2017 June 13

    Irina Olkhovskaya: “Russia’s share in global coal market has shown insignificant increase”

    Irina Olkhovskaya, First Deputy Director and Commercial Director of Port Management Company LLC, tells IAA PortNews about the situation in Russian and international coal market and covers the challenges of coal delivery to sea terminals.

  • 2017 June 5

    Silk and mortgage

    The SPIEF 2017, St. Petersburg International Economic Forum dedicated to transport and logistics, was focused on the search of mechanisms to finance the infrastructure amid the budget deficit and on looking into drawing of cargo flows from seaborne transport to railways in the framework of Asia-Europe corridor.

  • 2017 June 1

    State programme for LNG

    Russia’s Ministry of Transport has developed a state programme ‘Expanding the use of natural gas as fuel for transport and special purpose equipment’ to encourage construction of LNG-powered ships and development of required infrastructure with the Baltic Sea and the Rebublic Tatarstan to be pilot regions in the part of sea transport and river transport accordingly.

  • 2017 May 29

    River finances are looking for balance

    Russia’s strategy for the development of inland water transport till 2030 implies the construction of over 13,500 river ships and ships of mixed sea/river navigation. Implementation of those plans still faces a number of challenges including a tariff policy that lacks balance between different types of transport and a vague package of measures for financial support of ship owners.