2019 July 17
Mikhail Budnichenko: “The order portfolio of Sevmash is full for the nearest years”
Nuclear-powered missile carriers built by Severedvinsk based Sevmash shipyard have made the core of Russia’s maritime nuclear force. Mikhail Budnichenko, General Director of the defence industry shipyard, tells IAA PortNews about the large-scale modernization of the company parallel to fulfillment of both military and civil strategic orders.
2019 July 11
Vitaly Gvozdev: “We should trust local designers”
Ambitious programmes in virtually all segments of commercial shipbuilding have been announced in Russia. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Vitaly Gvozdev, General Director of Nordic Engineering, tells about ship designing, production of shipboard equipment, general trends and the development plans of the company.
2019 July 8
Mikhail Skigin: “POT will handle new range of oil products”
Mikhail Skigin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Petersburg Oil Terminal JSC, tells IAA PortNews about modernization of the terminal and oil product logistics in the region.
2019 July 5
Under the double 20 sign
Bunkering and shipping industry in Russia and worldwide anticipates the approach of 2020 with the 0.5% sulphur cap for bunker fuel. Experts say the market is not generally ready for new standards running the risk of facing large-scale violations of IMO requirements. Meanwhile, Russia is looking into building container carriers powered by nuclear fuel. These are some of issues discussed at the 12th Russian Forum “Current State and Prospects for Development of Russian Bunker Services Market”.
2019 July 2
Oil berth in Crimea under dispute
Oil terminal in Kerch is under judicial dispute between the ports of Crimea and fuel company TES while petrol is already in deficit on the Crimean peninsula.
2019 June 25
Ambitious plans of Far East and Arctic Development Ministry
The Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic has announced the project on construction of Sakhalin and Hokkaido bridges and a deep-water port total estimated at almost half a trillion of rubles. Transport industry experts interviewed by IAA PortNews believe it is a senseless project that will not pay off.
2019 June 21
Aleksey Rakhmanov: “Hydrographic knowledge ensures safe shipping”
In his interview with IAA PortNews on the World Hydrography Day, Aleksey Rakhmanov, President of United Shipbuilding Corporation, tells about ‘blue economy’, hydrographic science, construction of the research fleet and the North Pole platform.
2019 June 14
Crimean ports break the loss record
Crimean Sea Ports have broken the loss record from 2014. The revenues have decreased due to launching of the Crimea Bridge, lack of cargo at the ports and leasing out of Kerch ferry service which could ensure additional RUB 300-400 million of revenues per year if used by the company. The Ministry of Transport of Crimea has developed a plan on ‘financial recovery’ of seaports revealing no details though.
2019 June 13
SPIEF-2019 outcomes for marine industry
St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 proved to be replete with news in shipping and stevedoring spheres. Most of agreements relate to the Arctic and Baltic basins which is no wonder given the fast pace of Arctic fields development and deficit of dry bulk transshipment facilities.
2019 June 5
Master of financial seas
Fitch has recently upgraded the rating of Russian shipping company Sovcomflot (SCF) to 'BB+' with Stable Outlook. The upgrade reflects SCF's improved business profile due to an expansion in industrial business.
2019 July 16
Desktop Just-In-Time trial yields positive results in cutting emissions
"Just-In-Time" (JIT) operations have the potential to cut the time ships spend idling outside ports and help reduce harmful emissions as well as save on fuel costs...Desktop Just-In-Time trial yields positive results in cutting emissions
IMO 2020 Analysis: Practical Guidance from Europe’s Largest Port
The IMO’s mandate requires ships to burn up to 0.5% (5,000 ppm) sulfur bunker fuel from 1 January 2020...IMO 2020 Analysis: Practical Guidance from Europe’s Largest Port
Divining Russia's Intentions in the Arctic
The Arctic may become a highway and natural resource center in the future. Tensions between NATO states and Russia are already palpable, and are poised to increase...Divining Russia's Intentions in the Arctic
2019 July 3
Helsinki Shipyard to build expedition cruisers for new Russian owners
Recently acquired by new owners after the previous Russian owner fell foul of international sanctions, Helsinki Shipyard has won an order for two luxury expedition cruise ships...Helsinki Shipyard to build expedition cruisers for new Russian owners
S. Korean shipyards in race to win orders for Russia’s ice-breaking LNG carriers
South Korean shipbuilders are in a race to win orders for ice-breaking ships which would transport liquefied natural gas under Russia’s Arctic LNG 2 project, despite business risks caused by Russia’s proposal that construction should be done in its territory...S. Korean shipyards in race to win orders for Russia’s ice-breaking LNG carriers
2019 June 28
A trilateral agreement on the implementation of the project to create a transport and logistics center "Bronka" has been signed
Construction of the TLC Bronka will allow Saint-Petersburg to create a new transport hub with the maximum cargo handling capacity and a high level of infrastructure which will help to speed up transportation process and reduce overall logistics costs due to the economy of scale and more efficient...A trilateral agreement on the implementation of the project to create a transport and logistics center "Bronka" has been signed