2018 September 21
Feodosia rejects the cement terminal
Crimean authorities have decided to reject the construction of a cement transshipment terminal at the port of Feodosia. The terminal estimated at RUB 111 million is to handle cement coming to Crimea from the Krasnodar Territory. Officials say the investor is dragging out the works and the terminal will harm the environment. The investor disagrees with the authorities while it can lose RUB 56 million of investments.
2018 September 18
Yury Tyamushkin: the port in the Muchke Bay can be developed further to annual throughput of 40 million ton
New coal terminal of Vanino port will be opened in the Muchke Bay in December 2019. Yury Tyamushkin, General Director of company VaninoTransUgol, tells IAA PortNews about specific features of this project.
2018 September 14
eNAV, Autonomy, Digitization as 4th Edition of Industrial Revolution
Unmanned, autonomous shipping, e-Navigation and digitization of logistics, are not just a harebrained scheming but features of the forthcoming fourth edition of industrial revolution. Russia has a unique chance to make an innovative leap, and the waterborne transport segment could be one of the most promising.
2018 September 12
Far and Eastern plans
Russia’s Far East Basin is among the most promising ones. At the same time it requires significant investments in the development of stevedoring and railway infrastructure, shipbuilding, ship repair and environment protection. All these issues are in the focus at the Eastern Economic Forum.
2018 September 5
Tankers are looking for a safe harbor
Global tanker market is having a tough time amid trade wars, excessive tonnage and reduction of oil production in OPEC+ countries. The situation can improve with introduction of tougher sulfur content requirements for marine fuel from 2020, increased demand for oil products and decrease of tonnage. In this case, Russia can become a “safe harbor” for the domestic tanker fleet.
2018 August 31
Murmansk Sea Fishing Port: investments in success
Privatization process of 1990-ies featured too many excesses. Lots of enterprises sank because of unprofessionalism of their new owners with tens of thousands of people having lost their work. However, there are some positive examples of that privatization. Murmansk Sea Fishing Port is certainly among them.
2018 August 28
Peotr Savchuk: “We should have our fishing ships built at domestic shipyards”
The process of fishing fleet modernization has finally got moving in Russia. Peotr Savchuk, deputy head of the Federal Agency for Fishery (Rosrybolovstvo), tells IAA PortNews about the demand for fishing ships, required measures of state support, absence of demand for domestic designs and instruments to improve attractiveness of Russian shipyards.
2018 August 27
"Today, domestically manufactured components account for more than 70% of total newbuild cost": Denis Samsikov
Russia is actively implementing its policy of import substitution, domestic manufacture of marine components and equipment. In a recent interview with IAA PortNews Denis Samsikov. Executive Director of Okskaya Sudoverf told about the percentage of domestic production of components for vessels under construction at Okskaya Shipyard and what Shipyard OKA JSC has undertaken to upgrade its own facilities with the help of local suppliers of domestic products.
2018 August 24
Review of Black Sea container market in HI’2018
In the first half of 2018, Black Sea container terminals of Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia and Bulgaria handled 1,472,826 TEUs including empty containers and excluding transshipment.
2018 August 23
End of the Caspian Sea uncertainty
After the collapse of the USSR, the development of transport activities in the Caspian Sea region was complicated due to its uncertain legal status. The signing of the Convention on the Status of the Caspian Sea has put an end to its "transitional" post-Soviet period. Lots of ambitious plans ahead, but there are also quite a few problems.
2018 September 20
Novatek: we team up with Tschudi Shipping over reloading of LNG in Norwegian waters
The two companies have signed an agreement which allows for ship-to-ship reloading in Norway. The agreement has a time frame of 2-3 years and will provide a temporary logistics solution for Novatek...Novatek: we team up with Tschudi Shipping over reloading of LNG in Norwegian waters
Is Russia Smuggling Fuel To North Korea?
This week United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley publicly accused Russia of “cheating” and "actively working to undermine" sanctions imposed by the U.N. on North Korea...Is Russia Smuggling Fuel To North Korea?
Vympel Design Bureau to Complete “4 in 1” Support Vessel Project By the Yearend
By the end of 2018, Vympel Design Bureau (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) will develop a technical project of the multifunctional support vessel for the Russian Navy’s auxiliary fleet...Vympel Design Bureau to Complete “4 in 1” Support Vessel Project By the Yearend
Novatek and Rosatom to co-operate on LNG-powered Arctic icebreakers
Novatek and Rosatom have agreed to establish a joint venture that would build, finance and operate a fleet of LNG-powered icebreakers...Novatek and Rosatom to co-operate on LNG-powered Arctic icebreakers
2018 September 17
Russian Fishery CEO targets global expansion, eyes more vessel orders
Russian Fishery Company (RFC) is embarking on an $800 million-plus vessel and plant building program in its home country, but the firm’s new CEO also wants to be a big player on the global stage...Russian Fishery CEO targets global expansion, eyes more vessel orders
Sea freight service between N. Korea and Vladivostok to begin Tuesday: Interfax
A new freight shipping service between North Korea’s Rajin Port and Russia’s Vladivostok Port is set to begin Tuesday...Sea freight service between N. Korea and Vladivostok to begin Tuesday: Interfax