2018 November 19
Dry bulk transshipment via Baltic ports
Transshipment of Russian mineral fertilizers, ore and grain via the ports of the Baltic states surged in the 9-month period of 2018 but the trend can change with the appearance of a terminal handling mineral fertilizers in Ust-Luga, building up coal transshipment and creation of a dry cargo area at the port of Primorsk.
2018 November 13
Where does oil leak?
In the nine-months period of 2018, Russian ports of the Baltic Basin saw oil transshipment decrease of 17.4%, or almost 10 million tonnes. Slight decline of oil transshipment was also seen in the Far East Basin.
2018 November 9
Fish deliveries by NSR
Rosrybolovstvo, Rosatom and fishing businesses are working over an issue of arranging a regular shipping line to deliver fish from the Far East by the Northern Sea Route. According to preliminary estimations, logistic cost in this case will be almost 30% less as compared with deliveries by railway.
2018 November 2
Researchers to get five newbuilds
Russia is set to build five research vessels (RV). Three of them will be built for the Federal Agency for Fishery (Rosrybolovstvo) and a pair for the Ministry of Education and Science. To recover the newbuilds costs the Ministry plans to operate the duo as ice-class offshore supply vessels (OSV). The RV design for Rosrybolovstvo will be completed before the end of 2018.
2018 October 31
The key task of Russia’s Federal Customs Service is digitization of its activities, automation of customs procedures and development of e-document flow. That is supposed to create conditions for equal and fair competition as well as for minimization of exporters/importers’ costs. Yet, the business takes it with a pinch of salt so far.
2018 October 29
With no ‘leader’ at home
According to an opinion expressed recently, construction of Leader class icebreakers is not supported by sufficient feasibility study being just a politically driven decision. The matter is what kinds of ‘Leaders’ are to be built and what are their tasks.
2018 October 24
Gas for ships
All over the world, ship owners continue adapting to new requirements on content of harmful substances in marine fuel. The number of vessels running on liquefied natural gas is increasing with Russia gradually creating its own LNG-powered fleet. Coastal infrastructure will appear as the number of such ships grows.
2018 October 18
The business and the state have entered the active phase of search for solutions able to harmonize the diverse digital environment.
2018 October 15
Mainline infrastructure to develop according to plan
RUB 1.8 million will be spent for Russia’s water transport infrastructure within the coming 6 years. This decision has been approved by RF Government and the President.
2018 October 11
LNG bunker ship for the Baltic Sea
Damen Shipyards Group has started building LNG bunker ships with a focus on the Baltic Sea. The first customer, an Estonian company, had initiated serial construction of such vessels. Russian companies are getting a good look at the new ship.
Georgy Brusilov is back in Arctic waters
Almost 105 years after the Russian polar explorer vanished in his attempt to make it through the Northeast Passage, the powerful tanker that carries his name breaks its way towards LNG terminal Sabetta...Georgy Brusilov is back in Arctic waters
Azerbaijan, Belarus ink agreement for North-South project
Belarusian Railways and the Azerbaijan Railways CJSC signed an agreement on mutually beneficial cooperation...Azerbaijan, Belarus ink agreement for North-South project
2018 November 14
New LNG carrier finds way through Russian Arctic route to Chinese port
The ship around 20th October loaded liquified natural gas at the Sabetta terminal and subsequently headed eastwards across the NSR. Twenty days later, it arrived in the Fujian LNG Terminal in China...New LNG carrier finds way through Russian Arctic route to Chinese port
Ukraine increases imports of Russian coal through the ports of Rostov
...Russia not only remained the main supplier of coal in Ukraine, but also is gradually increasing its share in consumption by Ukraine...Ukraine increases imports of Russian coal through the ports of Rostov
Ship that sank in Russia’s Far East had unauthorized passengers on board — prosecutor
The Anatoly Krasheninnikov bulk carrier that sank in the Far Eastern Sea of Okhotsk on November 9, had unauthorized passengers on board...Ship that sank in Russia’s Far East had unauthorized passengers on board — prosecutor
New ice-breaking tanker heads for Russia to load Yamal LNG
A new ice-breaking tanker capable of navigating the Arctic on its own is set to load its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment from Russia’s fast-expanding Yamal facility...New ice-breaking tanker heads for Russia to load Yamal LNG