2020 March 26
Coal is flooded by oil
The fall of oil market has surprisingly made coal a more expensive fuel as compared with oil and LNG. This fossil fuel can thus loose some of its markets as renewable energy is getting cheaper. In this case, investments in non-dedicated terminals can prove to be inefficient.
2020 March 20
Hardly had the bunkering market adapted to the new IMO sulphur cap when it was attacked by a ‘black swan’ of coronavirus and a slump of oil prices. In the result, bunkering is less profitable in Russia now than in other countries.
2020 March 17
Coronation is going on
The coronavirus spreading across the planet has lead to en masse cancellation of cruises, sinking of container ports’ throughput and growth of supertanker freight rates due to fall of oil prices. Logistic specialists postpone container shipments with the stagnation expected to continue till mid-summer 2020.
2020 March 11
Northern logistics tissue
Accelerated development of Russia’s Arctic requires the creation of related stevedoring infrastructure for handling of transit and project cargo. The north-west of the Murmansk Region, namely the Liinakhamary area, is a favorable location for a transshipment facility.
2020 March 5
A matter of dredging and hydraulic engineering
The scope of dredging and hydraulic engineering works in Russia is expected to grow this year. A series of 20 units is to be built for operations on inland water ways. Damen shares its innovative technologies with the industry. Those and other topics were in the spotlight of the 3rd International Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging”.
2020 March 2
Aleksey Shukletsov: “We attract clients with comprehensive services”
MSCC Bronka is the youngest and in many senses unrivalled terminal of Big Port St. Petersburg. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Aleksey Shukletsov, Executive Director of OOO Fenix (operator of Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex Bronka in Saint-Petersburg), tells about Bronka development, logistic facilities construction, container market situation, prospects for application of innovative technologies.
2020 February 25
Evolution of technical supervision
In the end of 2019, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping amended the scheme of technical supervision in industry. Manufacturers now take over part of responsibility for their product quality control. Those having shifted to the new scheme are positive about this decision and see it as and advancement.
2020 February 19
Throwing scrubbers out with the bath water
Shipyards worldwide are overloaded with orders for installation of scrubbers on seagoing vessels. Against this background, IMO starts discussing environmental hazards from discharge of scrubber washwater. Environmentalists are pushing for a ban on scrubbers and on the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic.
2020 February 13
Coronaviral infection exerts a significant impact on cargo traffic, ports and shipping. The problem has touched the container flow from China and LNG transportation. Not only do stevedoring and shipping companies face difficulties, it is also a tough time for forwarders who run the risk of “holding the bag” due to delayed deliveries.
2020 February 10
Fertilize and rule policy
Despite general decrease of Russian cargo transshipment via the ports of the Baltic states and Finland, turnover of domestically produced mineral fertilizers grew in 2019 driven by their handling in Sillamae and Kotka. The situation can be reversed through liberalization of Russian laws and phasing out of agricultural imports.
2020 March 31
Xeneta container rates alert: long-term contracted rates hold despite Coronavirus chaos
Long-term ocean freight rates are currently standing firm in the midst of growing global Coronavirus concern, despite widespread ramifications for the container ship segment as a whole...Xeneta container rates alert: long-term contracted rates hold despite Coronavirus chaos
Floating Platform Of Sea Launch Project Arrives In Russia's Far East - Roscosmos Chief
The floating launch platform, Odyssey of the Sea, has successfully arrived at Russia's Far Eastern port of Slavyanka...Floating Platform Of Sea Launch Project Arrives In Russia's Far East - Roscosmos Chief
Russian Authorities Ban Cruise Ship From Entering Vladivostok Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
The Administration of Seaports of Primorsky Territory and Eastern Arctic said on Thursday it had received an instruction from the Russian consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor not to let the Costa Neoromantica cruise ship enter the port of Vladivostok...Russian Authorities Ban Cruise Ship From Entering Vladivostok Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Alexandria Port receives new Russian vehicle for trial operation
Alexandria Port received a model of the new Russian vehicle as part of a contract signed between the Egyptian government and the Russian-Hungarian alliance led by the Russian Transmashholding Company...Alexandria Port receives new Russian vehicle for trial operation
Sakhalin Energy successfully offloads 1800th LNG cargo
Sakhalin Energy has announced that it has successfully offloaded the 1800th LNG cargo produced by the Sakhalin-2 LNG plant...Sakhalin Energy successfully offloads 1800th LNG cargo
2020 March 24
Russian Export Center to help exporters lower losses amid coronavirus outbreak
Russian exporters can count on the help of the Russian Export Center (REC) in minimizing the losses caused by changes in the global economy amid the novel coronavirus pandemic...Russian Export Center to help exporters lower losses amid coronavirus outbreak