2020 January 17
Sergey Gaidayev: “Construction of Bagayevsky hydrosystem does not hinder navigation”
Sergey Gaidayev, head of Azov-Don Basin Administration, tells IAA PortNws about the 2019 navigation results and the progress of the Bagayevsky hydrosystem project implementation.
2020 January 14
Aleksandr Chemodanov: “The main focus is on the Arctic projects today”
Krylov State Research Center is one of Russia's leading research and design organizations featuring unique competences. Aleksandr Chemodanov, Deputy Head of the Civil Ship System’s Integration Division, KSRC, tells IAA PortNews about some civil projects under development in the Center.
2020 January 10
Maxim Kulinko: “First-ever phase-by-phase approach applied to ensure year-round navigation on the Northern Sea Route”
In his interview with IAA PortNews, Maxim Kulinko, Deputy Head of the Northern Sea Route Directorate – Head of Rosatom’s Department for Development of NSR and Costal Territories, tells about the newly approved Northern Sea Route Infrastructure Development Plan, Arctic logistics, dredging and prospects of alternative fuels in the Arctic.
2019 December 25
Phantoms of Russian infrastructure - 2019
The global market situation, policy of sanctions, trade wars and technological development make long-term forecasts on cargo flows less accurate while infrastructure projects are highly time-intensive. That necessitates a more elaborate study on financial feasibility of investments and synchronization with railway infrastructure development plans.
2019 December 17
Winning hand in coal exports
While European countries announce their plans to reject coal energy generation, the demand for this fuel is growing in Asia. However, too slow modernization of the eastern railways and absence of a long-term concept of the railway rates policy create risks for coal exports. It is internal logistics that matters rather than closeness to sale markets.
2019 December 10
They have ships running on gas …
In view of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap coming into force on January 1, an increasingly high number of ship owners opt for LNG with gas fuel system already being installed on Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCVs). Infrastructure for LNG bunkering is underdeveloped in Russia yet, while liberalization of LNG export and its price deregulation can facilitate investments in this segment.
2019 December 2
Solid oxide fuel cell economy
Electric power supply based on polyethylene and solid oxide fuel cells can become the most promising and universally applicable way to reduce environmental and economic risks of maritime shipping.
2019 November 23
Kitack Lim: “We are very much concerned about the beginning of 2020 in part of marine fuel, but we continue to look up at the situation”
The Secretary-General of IMO Kitack Lim visited Moscow at the invitation of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation and took part in Transport of Russia Exhibition. In a short interview with PortNews IAA Mr. Kitack Lim spoke about main challenges the industry is facing.
2019 November 20
Irina Olkhovskaya: “It is significant to take due care of private investments”
In her interview with IAA PortNews, Irina Olkhovskaya, Director for Port and Railway Projects, UMMC OJSC, tells about application of public private partnership principle for implementation of the largest investment port project – Phase 3 of the dedicated coal transshipment facility.
2019 November 19
Move or stay
Speculation about possible shifting of Rostov-on-Don port’s First Cargo District have intensified again although the regional budget has no resources for that purpose. Meanwhile, the stevedore is investing in new protection technologies. The situation is not unique being typical for many ports in Russia and worldwide.
2020 January 21
Study: Over USD 1 Trillion Needed to Decarbonize Shipping by 2050
At least USD 1 trillion of capital investment in land-based and ship-related infrastructure is required to halve international shipping’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050...Study: Over USD 1 Trillion Needed to Decarbonize Shipping by 2050
Study: New Blends of Marine Fuels Have Higher BC Emissions than HFO
New blends of marine fuels with 0.50% sulphur content can contain a large percentage of aromatic compounds, which have a direct impact on black carbon emissions...Study: New Blends of Marine Fuels Have Higher BC Emissions than HFO
2020 January 20
Maersk CEO: EU Antitrust Rules Hurt European Companies’ Competitiveness
Current competition rules in Europe prevent the creation of giant EU companies that would be able to compete with US and Chinese rivals...Maersk CEO: EU Antitrust Rules Hurt European Companies’ Competitiveness
2020 January 16
Shanghai Remains World’s Top Container Port
China’s Shanghai port has retained its rank as the world’s busiest container port, having handled 43.3 million twenty-foot equivalent units last year...Shanghai Remains World’s Top Container Port
2020 January 13
SHI eyes Russia's $3bn LNG carrier order
South Korea shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) may receive an order from Russia's largest independent gas producer Novatek for 10 additional ice-breaking LNG carriers worth US$3Bn...SHI eyes Russia's $3bn LNG carrier order
Can the New Silk Road Compete with the Maritime Silk Road?
...more than 150 countries and international organizations have committed to invest in the project as well with infrastructure enhancements, such as roadways and power plants...Can the New Silk Road Compete with the Maritime Silk Road?