2021 October 15
ESG: how much is environment for people?
ESG practices are getting increasingly crucial for companies including those in the water transport segment which can actually gain from it.
2021 October 8
LNG vs hydrogen
While Russia is developing projects on natural gas liquefaction, the world starts creating infrastructure for production, storage and transportation of hydrogen. Yet, experts forecast the gas era to last long enough. Moreover, leading gas exporters can start importing Russian LNG.
2021 October 4
Construction of marine engines in Russia
Russia has set itself a challenging task of ensuring domestic production of ship equipment since the dependence on products of foreign origin means the loss of added value. Perhaps, the most crucial segment is the one manufacturing ship engines, a heart of any self-propelled ship.
2021 September 30
Hovering on the waves
Passenger transportation by high-speed ships was very popular in soviet years. The only disadvantage was high cost of such transportation compared to that of land transport, twice as much or even three times in some cases. Unattractive price was among the factors behind gradual deterioration of the high-speed transportation segment. The other one was the fleet wear and obsolescence due to absence of modernization.
2021 September 27
Civil shipbuilding in contemporary Russia
Construction of new civil ships was the main topic of the business programme at the NEVA 2021 exhibition held recently in Saint-Petersburg. The key task is to build ice class ships and ships of inland navigation with production arranged mostly in Russia and high content of locally manufactured equipment.
2021 September 20
Investment quotas allow for modernization of Far East Basin’s fishing fleet by 70%
The second phase of providing investment quotas known as ‘keel quotas’ is being prepared in Russia. It is to cover the construction of 30 fishing ships of various types. Meanwhile, Rosrybolovstvo (Russian Federal Fisheries Agency) is against imposing any standard designs of ships hoping for development of domestic designs. Providing of the new fleet with repair facilities is a separate problem.
2021 September 9
Near-term prospects of the Far East
The Far East development is associated with exports to the booming economies of the Asia-Pacific Region and with transit. Meanwhile, a lot is to be done to ensure sustainable logistics: construction of icebreakers and ships of other types, modernization of sea terminals, expansion of the railway capacity.
2021 August 31
Brotherhood forever: Russia and China join hands for a-navigation development
New chapter in the history of China-Russia cooperation in smart shipping and autonomous navigation
2021 August 25
Kuzey Star Shipyard: building for Russia in Turkey
In 2021, Turkey’s Kuzey Star Shipyard secured several large state contracts including the construction of two LNG-powered icebreakers for Rosmorport and a floating dock for Rosatom. The shipyard is not a new player in the Russian market. KSS is about to deliver two dual-fuel ferries to Rosmorport and it has been providing ship repair services to Russia’s largest ship owners for a long lime. Ersoy Solmaz, Business Development & Commercial Director, answers the questions of IAA PortNews.
2021 August 23
Personnel issues in logistics
Sergey Lukyanenko, head of Leader Consult Recruiting, shares his opinion on personnel issues in logistics as part of partnership under Translogistics Saint-Petersburg conference.
Iran to launch 6 shipping lines in Caspian Sea to Russia, Kazakhstan
Based on the MOU, in the first phase six lines will be launched from the northern ports of Iran to the ports of Astrakhan and Makhachkala in Russia, as well as the port of Aktau in Kazakhstan as of October 23...Iran to launch 6 shipping lines in Caspian Sea to Russia, Kazakhstan
Russia breaks the (polar) ice on its Northeast Passage aspirations
Russia’s state-owned Atomflot company currently operates five such giant nuclear-powered icebreakers, an awesome symbol of Russia’s determination to press forward the former Soviet Union’s strategic priority to dominate and develop the Arctic...Russia breaks the (polar) ice on its Northeast Passage aspirations
Russia's Suek AG declares force majeure after Vanino port fire
Russian coal producer and exporter Suek AG declared force majeure indefinitely following a fire at the Vanino Bulk Terminal on Oct. 11...Russia's Suek AG declares force majeure after Vanino port fire
2021 October 14
Welcome to Russia Week!
...Russian shipbuilding is entering a revival. Thanks to government support measures, the construction of ships of various classes and uses is in full swing...Welcome to Russia Week!
2021 October 12
Russia anticipates all-year Arctic transits by as early as 2022
The shipping season has extended to around nine months over the past decade...Russia anticipates all-year Arctic transits by as early as 2022
2021 October 2
Evaluating future fuel strategies and their design implications for newbuilds
DNV’s latest Maritime Forecast to 2050 outlines a two-step techno-economic evaluation and structured design review of ship fuel and technology options. It aims to assist shipowners to specify newbuild designs that will remain compliant on emissions and commercially competitive.Evaluating future fuel strategies and their design implications for newbuilds