• 2018 June 25

    Victor Olersky: 9 years at the helm of the industry

    Mr. Victor Olersky resignation from the office of Deputy Minister of Transport, head of Rosmorrechflot was accepted by the Russian Government as of June 21, 2018. Overall, those nine years that Victor Olersky was at the helm of the Transportation Ministry and two and a half years as the head of Rosmorrechflot have been fruitful in terms of considerable number of adopted regulations and tangible results for the sector: the fleet under the Russian flag has become significantly younger, the safety of navigation has improved, new port expansion projects have been implemented, shipping on the Northern Sea Route has recovered, the maritime training system has been reformed, and Russia’s position has gained traction in the discussions within the IMO.

  • 2018 June 20

    Demand and capacity

    Russia is in great need for fleet renovation, from nuclear-powered icebreakers to river ships. Newbuilding orders are being placed numerously due to state support measures but private shipyard tend to be driven out of the market.

  • 2018 June 18

    German Zverev: “Fishing companies are ready to invest in new ships but it depends on shipbuilding”

    Russia’s fishery segment embarks on large scale fleet renovation. German Zverev, President of the All-Russian Association of Fishing Industry, Businessmen and Exporters, tells IAA PortNews about this process and challenges thereof.

  • 2018 June 9

    Through rough ways to fishing

    Russia’s backlog of orders for construction of fishing ships at domestic shipyards is a breakthrough over the recent 20 years. Local content of materials is as high as 90% while a big job is to be done in the segment of equipment so that it was replaced with products of Russian origin.

  • 2018 June 6

    Big port deserves big bunkering

    Bunkering market of Big Port St. Petersburg is stable and the number of oil spills is decreasing. This segment is facing the creation of infrastructure for LNG bunkering and development of new terminals. Harbour Master’s Service of the port tells IAA PortNews about the situation in the bunkering market of Saint-Petersburg.

  • 2018 May 31

    Inviolable union

    New Customs Code of EAEU came into effect on 1 January 2018 to replace the Customs Code of the Customs Union. When speaking at the XIV International Transport Forum “Yug-Transshipment-2018”, Sergey Sokolov, Adviser for Customs Formalities and Customs Control, Department of Customs Legislation and Law Enforcement Practice, told about changes streamlining customs procedures.

  • 2018 May 25

    Localization without isolation

    Russian shipbuilding and shipping industries are going through very interesting times: on the one hand, they should integrate more closely with the Eurasian space and follow the global technological trends; on the other hand they have to escape dependence on foreign manufacturers.

  • 2018 May 18

    Review of Black Sea container market in QI’2018

    In the first quarter of 2018, Black Sea container terminals of Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia and Bulgaria handled 732,948 TEUs including empty containers and excluding transshipment.

  • 2018 May 15

    Bunkering companies to hold exercises

    Olga Sarkova, Director General of OOO Industrial Safety Systems, tells IAA PortNews about practical application of new requirements on oil spill response plans (OSR plans) which came into effect on 7 November 2017 for oil transshipment and bunkering operations.

  • 2018 May 14

    Fleet upgrading

    Shipyards of Russia are not equally loaded so far. Considerable number of potential orders will let ensure a well balanced loading. State leasing companies representing an important instrument to finance newbuildings provide for construction of almost all commercial ships.