2018 January 18
Advanced solutions for ports
Russia numbers more than 60 seaports and dozens of stevedoring companies. Mooring facilities and docking equipment at many of them are obsolete and worn-out while their domestic production is not sufficient. This situation opens great potential for foreign suppliers.
2018 January 10
LNG to drive Arctic shipping development
Liquefied natural gas is becoming the key driver for the development of the Arctic and Arctic shipping, both in Russia and in the USA. With the Alaska LNG project the two countries obtain an opportunity to settle the issue of shipping in the Bering Strait, which is essential for the functioning of the Northern Sea Route and for LNG exports from Alaska.
2018 January 9
Ports of Crimea decrease the loss
The ports of Crimea have started decreasing their loss for the first time in a three year period. The flow of passengers and cargoes has stabilized.
2017 December 29
To the native harbour
Russia has generally fulfilled its strategic task on shifting cargo flows to domestic harbours, though there is still a deficit of dedicated terminals in some freight segments. Resolving of systemic problems of inland water ways has begun but the problem of competition with railways has blown up. Shipbuilding has focused on import substitution, introduction of new technologies and alternative fuels with shipping industry to enjoy reasonable protectionism.
2017 December 22
Vitaly Klyuyev about mitigation of administrative burden
It is recognized that administrative burden hinders the development of business. Yet, international and national regulations are introduced to ensure safety and environment protection, prevent illicit activities and unfair competition. Vitaly Klyuyev, Director of RF Transport Ministry's Department of State Policy for Maritime and River Transport, tells IAA PortNews about the ways to avoid overregulation of shipping and simplify the document flow system.
2017 December 21
Phantoms of Russian infrastructure - 2017
The outgoing year features a clear trend that has emerged earlier – the decrease of interest to cost-intensive mega-projects. At the same time, high priority projects already launched are supposed to be completed. Most of projects with vague prospects were developed for the North and Far East and they are hindered by insufficient infrastructure.
2017 December 18
WISTA: The role of women in shipping continues to grow
Seafaring occupations have traditionally been considered as "masculine", but there is a trend of increasing involvement of women. Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) is working for equality for female professionals in the maritime and related industries. The newly elected President of WISTA International Ms. Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, the ex-President Karin Orsel and the President of WISTA Russia Olga Lazovskaya told in an interview with IAA PortNews about achievements in this direction, about new technologies and innovations in the shipping industry and environmental issues.
2017 December 14
Budget resources are leaving the ports
It appears, further development of Russian port infrastructure will get no significant budget allocations. Amid the budget deficit, investors are proposed to look for funding sources other than the public purse. Several schemes are suggested: from concessions and “anchor zones” to investment duty.
2017 December 6
Leasing for fleet renovation
Igor Ivashin, head of Sea and River Transport Department at STLC JSC, Russia’s largest leasing company, tells IAA PortNews about leasing and about the prospects of establishing a ship leasing company under the auspices of RF Transport Ministry.
2017 December 4
Leonid Shurukhin, Project Manager at Aquatic JSC, leading company in hydraulic engineering and designing for rivers, tells Hydrotechnika journal (Media Group PortNews) about the company’s activities.
2018 January 17
Speedy tankers signal LNG market tightening on rise in China demand
Shipping prices for liquefied natural gas tankers have risen to a three-year high, spurring vessel operators to speed up tankers so they can reach customers more quickly...Speedy tankers signal LNG market tightening on rise in China demand
European ports expect, encourage growth of LNG
Two of Europe's largest ports are pushing forward with LNG initiatives and expecting to see growth in 2018...European ports expect, encourage growth of LNG
2018 January 16
Dry cargo ship collides with Russia's Yamal landing craft carrier in Aegean Sea
...the Russian Yamal landing ship and Sierra Leone-flagged dry cargo ship have collided in the Aegean Sea...Dry cargo ship collides with Russia's Yamal landing craft carrier in Aegean Sea
Finnish company Wartsila refuses to supply generators to Crimea due to EU sanctions
The Finnish engineering company Wartsila refused to supply diesel generators to Crimea because of EU sanctions...Finnish company Wartsila refuses to supply generators to Crimea due to EU sanctions
Admiral Vladimirsky oceanographic vessel reaches Indian Ocean
The Russian Baltic Fleet’s Admiral Vladimirsky oceanographic research ship has begun its research mission in the Indian Ocean...Admiral Vladimirsky oceanographic vessel reaches Indian Ocean
2018 January 15
New Black Sea coal terminal potentially delayed until 2019: sources
Construction of a new coal terminal was expected to be completed this year, but a shipping source close to the project said this was likely to have been postponed until at least 2019...New Black Sea coal terminal potentially delayed until 2019: sources