• 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.

  • 2019 November 15

    Krylov State Research Center celebrates its 125th anniversary


    In November 2019, not only do we celebrate the 125th anniversary of Russia’s leading scientific center of naval architecture, we actually mark the birthday of the country’s shipbuilding science.

  • 2019 November 13

    No faith in sulphur-free living?


    In view of tougher restrictions on sulphur content in marine fuel to be effective from 2020, international companies and classification societies are searching new fuel alternatives while scientist are warning about implications of using low sulphur fuel for fuel systems.

  • 2019 November 6

    Sergey Senko: “We do not stay stagnant but improve permanently”


    Attractiveness of ports depends to a great extent on customs. Interviewed by IAA PortNews at the International Customs Forum in Moscow, Chief of the Baltic Customs Sergey Senko, tells about inspection of vessels, customs value, e-declarations, CIC availability, round-the-clock operation and interaction with businesses.

  • 2019 October 31

    The fleet hits the gas


    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) will become one of the most popular types of fuel in the nearest 15-20 years. However, a number of infrastructure, shipbuilding and regulatory issues are to be solved for its introduction. This and other issues have been discussed at the 3rd “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” conference.

  • 2019 October 28

    Yury Mikhov: Hydrographic Company completed navigation and hydrographic support in NSR waters


    In his interview with IAA PortNews, Yury Mikhov, General Director of FSUE Hydrographic Company which fell under authority of Rosatom prior to beginning of 2019 navigation season, tells about operation on the Northern Sea Route.

  • 2019 October 25

    Prospects of import substitution in the segment fishing ships


    Full-scale import substitution in the segment of equipment for fishing ships hindered by domination of foreign designs and deficit of information.

  • 2019 October 17

    Towards integration?


    Marine Rescue Service considers it reasonable to establish in Russia a single operator of marine rescue fleet including rescue ships of Rosrybolovstvo (Russian Federal Fisheries Agency) and some ships of the Emergency Situations Ministry. MRS believes that will let reduce the costs and enhance flexibility of rescue operations. Rosrybolovstvo does not support the idea.

  • 2019 October 11

    Import substitution prospects


    The work on RF Government Decree No 719 on import substitution in shipbuilding is underway for the fourth year. However, shipbuilders, ship owners and equipment suppliers have not yet decided if it gives an impetus to Russian industry or presents an extra barrier for fleet development.

  • 2019 October 7

    Lutz Birke: “Hamburg is interested in joint launching of logistics startups with Saint-Petersburg”


    Cargo traffic between Big Port St. Petersburg and Port of Hamburg to grow by 15% in 2019. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Lutz Birke, Chief of Office, Harbour & Innovation, Ministry for Economy, Traffic and Innovation, tells about the search for new logistic schemes including NSR transportation, development of bunkering infrastructure for sustainable fuel, the Elbe river dredging, development prospects and plans on reduction of hazardous emissions from ships.

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