2018 February 20
HAZMAT: Handle with care
Russia needs to update national legislation and harmonize it with international safety requirements for handling dangerous goods (DG) amid growing exports from the country. At the same time, it is important to create transparent, competitive conditions for bona fide market participants engaged in intermodal transport of this types of cargo.
2018 February 14
Dredging down to success
To develop its ports Russia should renovate its dredging and technical fleet having ensured import substitution in this segment. At the Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress organized by Media Group PortNews, representatives of ad hoc ministries, agencies and companies were discussing recent developments in this sphere and the ways to achieve this objective and to improve industry-specific legislation.
2018 February 7
In 2017, the share of Russia’s foreign trade cargo transshipped via the ports of the Baltic states and Ukraine decreased by about 0.6% to 6.21%. At the same time, transshipment of Russian cargo via the ports of Ukraine surged over 2-fold amid the deficit of dry cargo handling facilities in the Russian Federation.
2018 February 1
Reconstruction of Crimean ports under Federal Targeted Programme is postponed for at least two years because of disagreements between Crimean Sea Ports and contractors involved in design and survey work.
2018 January 29
Zvezda hanging over the Baltic
The law securing transportation of cargo loaded on the Northern Sea Route by RF-flagged ships will facilitate the development of Arctic shipbuilding in Russia. Shipyards of Saint-Petersburg and the Leningrad Region have been traditionally holding the lead in this segment but their leadership will soon be undermined by Primorsk Territory’s Zvezda backed by Rosneft.
2018 January 18
Advanced solutions for ports
Russia numbers more than 60 seaports and dozens of stevedoring companies. Mooring facilities and docking equipment at many of them are obsolete and worn-out while their domestic production is not sufficient. This situation opens great potential for foreign suppliers.
2018 January 10
LNG to drive Arctic shipping development
Liquefied natural gas is becoming the key driver for the development of the Arctic and Arctic shipping, both in Russia and in the USA. With the Alaska LNG project the two countries obtain an opportunity to settle the issue of shipping in the Bering Strait, which is essential for the functioning of the Northern Sea Route and for LNG exports from Alaska.
2018 January 9
Ports of Crimea decrease the loss
The ports of Crimea have started decreasing their loss for the first time in a three year period. The flow of passengers and cargoes has stabilized.
2017 December 29
To the native harbour
Russia has generally fulfilled its strategic task on shifting cargo flows to domestic harbours, though there is still a deficit of dedicated terminals in some freight segments. Resolving of systemic problems of inland water ways has begun but the problem of competition with railways has blown up. Shipbuilding has focused on import substitution, introduction of new technologies and alternative fuels with shipping industry to enjoy reasonable protectionism.
2017 December 22
Vitaly Klyuyev about mitigation of administrative burden
It is recognized that administrative burden hinders the development of business. Yet, international and national regulations are introduced to ensure safety and environment protection, prevent illicit activities and unfair competition. Vitaly Klyuyev, Director of RF Transport Ministry's Department of State Policy for Maritime and River Transport, tells IAA PortNews about the ways to avoid overregulation of shipping and simplify the document flow system.
Croatia to Go Ahead With Strategic Gas Terminal
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Lithuania broke its promise to Latvia over LNG terminal - former ambassador
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Port of Rotterdam container throughput up by 12.3pct in 2017
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2018 February 16
Freeport of Riga explains drop in cargo turnover with geopolitical reasons
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RIKON plans to launch manufacturing of mobile cranes in the Port of Riga
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Fire at Russian Pacific Fleet’s destroyer in Vladivostok put out
"The damage was insignificant, because the vessel was undergoing repairs and all important mechanisms and devices have been dismantled"...Fire at Russian Pacific Fleet’s destroyer in Vladivostok put out