2017 September 25
Port fleet: looking forward
Intensive development of port infrastructure requires no less intensive development of port fleet. Fleet renovation is quite good in some segments while others leave much to be desired. Key trends in this sphere were discussed by representatives of design organizations, state bodies and industry related companies at the 2nd International Conference “Advanced port fleet - the basis of safety”.
2017 September 19
Victor Olersky: the meeting of Tokyo MoU Committee in Vladivostok will make London closer to the regions worldwide
The Tokyo MoU Committee meeting held in Vladivostok with participation of IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim, has a positive impact on international navigation and narrows the distance between the leadership of IMO and the maritime authorities of Russia, Victor Olersky, Deputy Transport Minister of the Russian Federation – Head of the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency, said in his interview with IAA PortNews correspondent between the sessions.
2017 September 15
Either pinheads or roads
The future of the Kaliningrad Region's port sector is taking shape at last: cruise passengers, regasification terminal and container throughput growth driven by a container line between Kaliningrad and Saint-Petersburg. The risks are associated with underdeveloped approaches to the terminals, unclear economic effect from the cruise port’s activities and customs administration of traffic between the exclave and the mainland Russia.
2017 September 11
Where are Crimea carriers’ licenses?
Three years after Crimea reunited with Russia, some of local carries offering sea trips for tourists still work off the books. Yet, the number of licensed carriers is much higher.
2017 September 7
To build everything
With the completion of the project on construction of shipbuilding complex Zvezda, Russia can obtain an integrated system for building large capacity vessels: large pre-outfitted blocks will be manufactured by private shipyards and shipbuilding companies of USC with further assembling at Zvezda shipyard. However, there underlying potential problems.
2017 September 5
Tanker market touches the bottom
Freight rates are stagnant for the second year in a row following their high level of 2015. The trends prevailing in the market show the growth of global tonnage exceeding moderate increase of demand for oil transportation.
2017 September 4
Iron horses bound for Saint-Petersburg
Well known macroeconomical and geopolitical events have led to absence of demand for car handling facilities at the port of Ust-Luga. The remaining amount is flowing via Big Port St. Petersburg – MSCC Bronka, Petrolesport and Fish Port. Novorossiysk is still in demand for new cars imports to the southern regions of Russia.
2017 August 28
Two fish with one stone
Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery (Rosrybolovstvo) says there are about 40 pending contracts for construction of fishing ships. In the future, specialized ships like crab/mackerel/ivasi catching ships will be in special demand. It is also necessary to recover port infrastructure of fish terminals. At the same time, there too many terminals that are not dedicated but being used for coal transshipment and filling the air with dust … Is it possible to find one solution for both problems?
2017 August 21
Far Eastern “phantoms”
Far East Basin of Russia is to see the fastest development of seaports’ infrastructure. A good number of projects have been announced there with some of them remaining on paper.
2017 August 18
USC Vice-President Yevgeny Zagorodny tells about cruise shipbuilding in Russia
Russia numbers about 100 large cruise ships of inland navigation. Their average age exceeds 40 years, therefore renovation of cruise fleet is a very urgent issue. Yevgeny Zagorodny, Vice-President for Civil Shipbuilding, United Shipbuilding Corporation, tells IAA PortNews about the plans and prospects of building new ships in Russia.
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