• 2018 July 24


    Arctic’s development stimulates upgrading of Northern Sea Route ports — experts

    Infrastructures of the Northern Sea Route ports are in unsatisfactory conditions, and their improvement is stimulated by growing development of the Arctic shelf’s resources and by presence of the military in the region...

  • 2018 July 24


    Glencore seeking more capacity at Russian port

    Glencore Plc is attempting to buy the right to use more grain export capacity at Russia’s Port of Taman from Ukraine’s Kernel Holding SA...

  • 2018 July 24


    Investments at the Port of HaminaKotka for the large-scale Kazakhstan project will grow to almost 50 million euros

    The project involves the transport of extremely large and heavy modules (dimensions 70 m x 16 m x 11 m, weight 1500 to 1800 t) via the Port of HaminaKotka to the Russian inland waterway system and further to Kazakhstan...

  • 2018 July 23


    Snow Flurries in July Signal More Work for Europe's LNG Ports

    Ports in Rotterdam and Montoir are handling trans-shipments of LNG from Siberian fields near the Arctic Circle...

  • 2018 July 23


    Russia tackling ambitious modernization plan for its seafood sector

    From massive investments in infrastructure to overhauling fisheries laws to efforts to boost domestic and overseas markets for its products, Russia’s government is pouring resources into reviving and invigorating all aspects of its fisheries economy...

  • 2018 July 19


    Shipping losses continue to fall but new cyber and climate risks and perennial human error problem threaten safety progress

    Large shipping losses have declined by more than a third (38%) over the past decade, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE’s (AGCS) Safety & Shipping Review 2018, with this downward trend continuing in 2017.

  • 2018 July 18


    A World First in the Port of Amsterdam

    In the port of Amsterdam the construction has started of a new facility that will convert non-recyclable plastic into fuel for the transport sector, which will cut down CO₂ emission by 57,000 tonnes per year.

  • 2018 July 16


    Viking Line: Popularity of summer cruises on the rise

    The summer is traditionally a busy time for cruise companies. Based on Viking Line’s advance bookings, this summer’s cruises are selling even faster than last year. The extra departures to Tallinn increase the summer month capacity on the very popular route. The number of advance bookings for July on the route between Helsinki and Stockholm is much higher than last year as well.

  • 2018 July 12


    Maritime research consultancy shows container equipment prices put pressure on ship leasing

    Container equipment rental rates and cash investment returns remain weak, despite last year’s recovery. But an earlier rise in container prices which lifted values to their highest level in five years will continue to put a dampener on returns, according to Drewry’s latest Container Census & Leasing annual review and forecast report, published this month.

  • 2018 July 11


    Newbuild spending dropped sharply in Q2

    Enthusiasm for newbuild orders across most shipping markets has started to wane after more than $10 billion dollars were committed in the first quarter of 2018, according to VesselsValue. The total committed to new deliveries is now the lowest since the start of 2016.

  • 2018 July 10


    Robotics and autonomous systems for marine renewables

    As the global fleet of offshore renewables fleet increases, ways to reduce the cost and increase the efficiency and safety of operations and maintenance work, using robotics and autonomous systems, will also grow. Elaine Maslin reports.

  • 2018 July 9


    How growth can benefit the environment

    You might call 2017 a banner year for California ports. San Pedro Bay, home to the nation's leading twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach exceeded their pre-recession peaks. Collectively, San Pedro Bay was up 7.2% from its 2006 peak. It took a decade to get there and while you wouldn't want that sort of annualized growth going forward, it did arguably mark the end of San Pedro Bay's recession dip. More importantly, growth looks to continue in 2018. As of the end of May, year to date container volumes are 3.7% higher over the same period in 2017. Unfortunately, that growth masks two weaknesses in San Pedro Bay.