2019 September 17
Global climate changes, tougher environmental requirements in the shipping industry, emerging-market economic development and growing urbanization present new challenges for the transport industry of the future and today. ABB, leading supplier of maritime equipment, told IAA PortNews about the latest energy-efficient technologies and projects featuring conscious attitude to environment.
2019 September 16
Can Kaliningrad compete with Gdansk?
The Kaliningrad Region is long on plans to accumulate container flows at its terminals. Two alternative projects are under consideration today: construction of a deep-water terminal and dredging of a seaway canal. The negotiations to resume a ferry link with Sassnitz are also underway. Experts are skeptical about those plans.
2019 September 9
Aleksandr Babich: “Operational leasing is a very promising activity”
MASHPROMLEASING JSC is boosting its portfolio of shipbuilding projects. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Aleksandr Babich, General Director of MASHPROMLEASING JSC, tells about specific features of leasing for various types of ships, financing of PV300 cruise ship and prospects of the operational leasing.
2019 September 5
For those in a tanker
Virtually all largest tanker operators worldwide, excluding Sovcomflot of Russia that had successfully diversified its business, demonstrated a loss in the first half of 2019. Meanwhile, both refineries and tanker fleet operators are preparing for environmental restrictions effective from 2020.
2019 August 29
Good port – deep port
Russia continues intense development of its port infrastructure that implies a considerable scope of dredging works. Rosatom has joined the list of customers. Among the largest dredging projects are dry cargo area of Taman port, Utrenny terminal, port in Pionersky, port Lavna. The construction of a fleet of dredgers is underway in Russia.
2019 August 22
Scrubbers stand to their colours
Although some large ports worldwide impose bans on open loop scrubbers and closed ones feature high price and weight, global shipping industry continues equipping ships with scrubbers while scientists emphasize larger emissions of green house gases during the production of low sulfur fuel as compared with that of high sulfur content.
2019 August 18
BELFREIGHT expanding horizons
In recent years, Russia has been active in the Arctic. Belfracht is one of the shipping companies that has been operating in the region for a long time. The Belfreight press office told IAA PortNews about the shipping company’s activity, development plans, outlook for shipping along the Northern Sea Route and the problem of illegal ship breaking at yards in the Arkhangelsk region.
2019 August 13
Blurred border lines in the water
There is a complicated situation unfolding in the Russian part of the Gulf of Finland concerning marine border crossing rules: mooring of commercial vessels at some anchorage locations in the harbours of Primorsk and Ust-Luga appeared to be illegal. Border service officials reported several masters had been fined. Now to solve the problem it is to be micromanaged.
2019 August 11
Are rival foreign terminals doomed to loose Russian exports flow?
Several new port development projects have been announced recently in Russia. The projects successful implementation will likely help shift Russian exports flow, primarily bulk cargo, currently transshipped at foreign ports, to Russia’s harbours. This half-year results showed a 20-percent drop in Russian cargo transshipment through foreign ports, to 21.35 million tonnes.
2019 August 2
Not that easy for the Dutch
We are used to talking about the low competitiveness of Russian shipyards. However, not everything is so simple abroad. Thus, one of the leading shipbuilding groups Royal IHC, specializing in innovative shipbuilding, does not seem to stand up to global competition being in a crisis situation, disrupting the delivery time of ships and increasing the cost of their construction.
2019 September 19
RS issues Approval in Principle for new GTT’s LNG containment systems
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has carried out the approval in principle (AiP) of the new LNG containment systems, designed by Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) for Arc7 ice class ships...RS issues Approval in Principle for new GTT’s LNG containment systems
Russia to lay keels for 22 combat, supply ships in 2020 — source
Russia’s shipbuilders will lay the keels of 22 surface ships, submarines and supply vessels for the Russian Navy in 2020...Russia to lay keels for 22 combat, supply ships in 2020 — source
Russia in the Suez Canal Zone
Belarus recently announced plans to join the Russian Industrial Zone (RIZ) in the Suez Canal...Russia in the Suez Canal Zone
2019 September 18
Poland sees no need to buy LNG from Russia -minister
Poland wants to increase liquefied natural gas (LNG) purchases via its terminal at Swinoujscie on the Baltic Sea, but sees no reason to buy from Russia...Poland sees no need to buy LNG from Russia -minister
Russia’s Baltic Sea oil exports to rise 26% qtr/qtr -schedule
Exports of Russian Urals crude oil from Baltic Sea ports is seen rising by 26% quarter-on-quarter in the October-December quarter to 20 million tonnes as a contamination crisis gradually subsides...Russia’s Baltic Sea oil exports to rise 26% qtr/qtr -schedule
Russia holds 80 North Koreans on 'poaching' boats
Russian coastguards say they have seized two North Korean boats and more than 80 crew members...Russia holds 80 North Koreans on 'poaching' boats