2023 January 30
Research vessels being prepared for cruises
The Ministry of Natural Resources plans to complete the conversion of two research vessels into cruise ships by the end of 2024. Possible contractor - Slavyansky Ship Repair Plant. Experts estimate the project at RUB 0.5 billion.
2023 January 27
Benefits of old age: world’s fleet is getting older but more expensive
Average age of the world’s merchant fleet has increased by 10% over the recent decade largely due to the environmental agenda. Meanwhile, it makes investments in five year old tonnage more profitable, hence certain opportunities for Russian ship owners.
2023 January 24
Decentralization paves the way to efficient logistics
In Russia, Moscow is the center of cargo distribution in most cases even if imports flow via the Far East and consumers are in the Volga Federal District. Aleksey Sudakov, Advisor to the Presidential staff of the Republic of Tatarstan for logistics development, tells IAA PortNews about logistics decentralization issues in the region.
2023 January 20
Shortage of large ships and container facilities were among key limiting factors in 2022 – Vladimir Ivin
In 2022, Federal Tax Service noted mixed trends of cargo flows distribution: 7-pct decrease in terms of volumes and 7-pct increase in terms of value, fall of container throughput in the Baltic region and surge of energy exports and throughput of the Far East ports. Vladimir Ivin, Deputy Head of FCS of Russia, tells about the customs’ strategies in the unstable market conditions.
2023 January 18
Coal trade: global statistics
In 2022, total global seaborne coal loadings increased by 6% to 1.2 billion tonnes. However, it is still below the result of 2019. Sea terminals of Russia increased handling of coal and coke by 2% YoY to 206.5 million tonnes including the products of Russia and its neighbors. Meanwhile, coal exports from Russia fell by 7% according to Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak. IEA expects Russia’s coal exports to continue decreasing for three years.
2023 January 13
More containerships, good and different
The logistics’ eastward pivot and the sanctions have led to an acute need of the domestic fleet expansion. Containerships are needed to unload the Far East routes and to organize a container line in the Arctic.
2023 January 11
Shipping industry: outlook 2023
Lloyd’s List has presented its Outlook 2023, a report on shipping and related segments. According to the analysts, the long-term consequences of the geopolitical, energy and economic shocks of 2022 are hard to foresee — but for shipping, there is at least the possibility of a more optimistic reading of the runes
2022 December 30
Results of the year of 2022
Having partly recovered from the turbulence caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the shipping community expected the freight rates to be more predictable and the congestion in ports to be fixed in 2022. However, since February, life has made it adjustments in the world trade logistics again. IAA PortNews review is focused on how Russian business has passed through this year and what is expected in 2023.
2022 December 29
Eastern wisdom is in forecast
RF Government continues discussing organization of railway transportation in the eastward direction. The Ministry of Economic Development expects the eastward railway traffic to grow by 60 million tonnes by 2030. The market players consider this forecast to be too low. Analysts say incorrect planning of the country’s key economy focused ministry is to reduce the scale of the future infrastructure projects.
2022 December 27
Phantoms of Russian infrastructure – 2022
The outgoing year was a turning point for the entire Russian transport and logistics industry with its eastward pivot setting new priorities for the port infrastructure development.
2023 January 31
Port of Rotterdam to fuel ships with methanol on a regular basis from summer 2023
Last year saw several sea-going ships bunker methanol at the port, the port figures show, resulting in a total of 1,500 tons of methanol sold in 2022...Port of Rotterdam to fuel ships with methanol on a regular basis from summer 2023
The Shipping Industry Is Getting a Slew of New Vessels—Right as Demand Cools
...container lines went on a buying spree at South Korean and Chinese shipyards, where construction can take 18 months or longer...The Shipping Industry Is Getting a Slew of New Vessels—Right as Demand Cools
China’s Port Investments Are Raising Security Fears. How to Deal With Them.
Chinese companies own or operate terminals in 96 ports in 53 countries...China’s Port Investments Are Raising Security Fears. How to Deal With Them.
More than 80% of box and bulk ships to fall in lowest CII ratings - GMS
Dr Anil Sharma, founder and CEO of Global Marketing Systems Inc (GMS), is forecasting a significant increase in the number of container ships and bulk carriers heading for recycling yards as result of the IMO’s CII carbon intensity regulation...More than 80% of box and bulk ships to fall in lowest CII ratings - GMS
2023 January 25
Fuel oil treatment offers benefits to enhance vessel operational efficiency on road to decarbonization
The aim is to reduce carbon intensity of all vessels with over 5,000 GT in international trading by 40% by 2030 and 70% by 2050...Fuel oil treatment offers benefits to enhance vessel operational efficiency on road to decarbonization
Opinion: Nine carriers operate 82 percent of all vessels. That does not mean they control the market
Much coverage of container shipping is focused on the three major liner shipping alliances...Opinion: Nine carriers operate 82 percent of all vessels. That does not mean they control the market