2017 September 19
Victor Olersky: the meeting of Tokyo MoU Committee in Vladivostok will make London closer to the regions worldwide
The Tokyo MoU Committee meeting held in Vladivostok with participation of IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim, has a positive impact on international navigation and narrows the distance between the leadership of IMO and the maritime authorities of Russia, Victor Olersky, Deputy Transport Minister of the Russian Federation – Head of the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency, said in his interview with IAA PortNews correspondent between the sessions.
2017 September 15
Either pinheads or roads
The future of the Kaliningrad Region's port sector is taking shape at last: cruise passengers, regasification terminal and container throughput growth driven by a container line between Kaliningrad and Saint-Petersburg. The risks are associated with underdeveloped approaches to the terminals, unclear economic effect from the cruise port’s activities and customs administration of traffic between the exclave and the mainland Russia.
2017 September 11
Where are Crimea carriers’ licenses?
Three years after Crimea reunited with Russia, some of local carries offering sea trips for tourists still work off the books. Yet, the number of licensed carriers is much higher.
2017 September 7
To build everything
With the completion of the project on construction of shipbuilding complex Zvezda, Russia can obtain an integrated system for building large capacity vessels: large pre-outfitted blocks will be manufactured by private shipyards and shipbuilding companies of USC with further assembling at Zvezda shipyard. However, there underlying potential problems.
2017 September 5
Tanker market touches the bottom
Freight rates are stagnant for the second year in a row following their high level of 2015. The trends prevailing in the market show the growth of global tonnage exceeding moderate increase of demand for oil transportation.
2017 September 4
Iron horses bound for Saint-Petersburg
Well known macroeconomical and geopolitical events have led to absence of demand for car handling facilities at the port of Ust-Luga. The remaining amount is flowing via Big Port St. Petersburg – MSCC Bronka, Petrolesport and Fish Port. Novorossiysk is still in demand for new cars imports to the southern regions of Russia.
2017 August 28
Two fish with one stone
Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery (Rosrybolovstvo) says there are about 40 pending contracts for construction of fishing ships. In the future, specialized ships like crab/mackerel/ivasi catching ships will be in special demand. It is also necessary to recover port infrastructure of fish terminals. At the same time, there too many terminals that are not dedicated but being used for coal transshipment and filling the air with dust … Is it possible to find one solution for both problems?
2017 August 21
Far Eastern “phantoms”
Far East Basin of Russia is to see the fastest development of seaports’ infrastructure. A good number of projects have been announced there with some of them remaining on paper.
2017 August 18
USC Vice-President Yevgeny Zagorodny tells about cruise shipbuilding in Russia
Russia numbers about 100 large cruise ships of inland navigation. Their average age exceeds 40 years, therefore renovation of cruise fleet is a very urgent issue. Yevgeny Zagorodny, Vice-President for Civil Shipbuilding, United Shipbuilding Corporation, tells IAA PortNews about the plans and prospects of building new ships in Russia.
2017 August 15
Review of Black Sea container market
In the first half of 2017, Black Sea container terminals of Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia and Bulgaria handled 1,317,490 TEUs including empty containers and excluding transshipment.
2017 September 22
Hull of Sibir Nuclear Icebreaker Floated Out in St. Petersburg
The hull of Russia's first serial universal nuclear-powered icebreaker Sibir, Project 22220 (LK-60Ya class) has been floated out at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg...Hull of Sibir Nuclear Icebreaker Floated Out in St. Petersburg
Istanbul bunker fuel price reach nine-month high over Novorossiisk
Bunker fuel at Istanbul, Turkey, hit a nine-month high Thursday on a strong regional benchmark, with its premium over Novorossiisk, Russia, also the highest since mid-January on falling Black Sea prices...Istanbul bunker fuel price reach nine-month high over Novorossiisk
From Russia with fuel: North Korean ships may be undermining sanctions
At least eight North Korean ships that left Russia with a cargo of fuel this year headed for their homeland despite declaring other destinations, a ploy that U.S. officials say is often used to undermine sanctions...From Russia with fuel: North Korean ships may be undermining sanctions
2017 September 20
International links strengthened as doors open on NEVA 2017
Commitments from international shipping interests and leading-edge maritime technology companies, plus Government support across the board have contributed to a record-breaking uptake of exhibition space at NEVA 2017...International links strengthened as doors open on NEVA 2017
Russia to supply 600,000 tonnes of wheat to Venezuela: minister
Russia will supply around 600,000 tonnes of wheat to Venezuela in the current marketing year ending next June, Russia’s agriculture minister told Reuters, deepening the Kremlin’s support for Venezuela’s troubled economy...Russia to supply 600,000 tonnes of wheat to Venezuela: minister
International standards and certifications bring global growth opportunities for low carbon industry in accelerating the use of marine technology
The MET-CERTIFIED project with the involvement of Lloyd's Register is helping to progress the development of a global standardisation for marine energy devices destined for use by industry in the next two years...International standards and certifications bring global growth opportunities for low carbon industry in accelerating the use of marine technology