2017 April 6
From where Magadan is seen
The only “window to the world” for Magadan is the seaport, the functioning of which is crucial for the entire area. Transport isolation of the region plays into the hands of large companies seeking to monopolize the market while smaller transport and logistics businesses complain over being squeezed out of the market under far-fetched pretexts. The situation with transshipment of petroleum products in the local port is a textbook example of the competition environment in remote ports.
2017 April 3
Black Nakhodka. New Season
Fresh news from the port of Nakhodka. More coal is coming. No dust decrease. Stevedores are hiding behind promises. Coal terminal sealed by Rosprirodnadzor is operating at its full capacity. The authorities of different levels make courtesy visits to the black area. Tension is growing in the society. Andrei Karpov, Chairman, Board of the regional branch of the Green Party of Russia, tells about the current situation and options to settle the conflict.
2017 March 29
Chaika comes to Taimyr
Chaika terminal with annual capacity of over 10 mln t of coal is to be built on the Taimyr peninsula. Project investor VostokCoal (VostokUgol Management Company) tells IAA PortNews about the implementation progress.
2017 March 23
Review of Black Sea container market
In 2016, Black Sea container terminals of Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia and Bulgaria handled 2,460,028 TEUs, including empty containers and excluding transshipment.
2017 March 14
Transcasipan cargo logistics
Over the recent years, the Caspian Sea Basin of Russia has been showing a downward cargo transshipment trend while the throughput of other basins is permanently growing. The weakness of transcaspian logistics is in its customs administration, closeness of the Caspian Sea as well as poorly developed transport and logistic infrastructure.
2017 March 7
Grain by grain ...
Last year saw a trend towards shifting of grain cargoes from the ports of Russia’s neighbors to domestic harbours. Russia started exports to the Far East while the terminals in the Southern region experience increased competition. Meanwhile, rouble strengthening presents a risk for the market.
2017 February 28
In view of prospective development of coal transshipment facilities in Russia there is a concern about environment protection which can be efficiently faced in the framework of dedicated coal terminals.
2017 February 27
A number of projects requiring large scale dredging including that in the Arctic conditions have been announced in Russia. The participants of the 4th Forum of Dredging Companies discussed different urgent issues of dredging.
2017 February 16
Coal is the staff of ports
Coal is the second largest segment in Russian ports after crude and oil products. Its growth rates are kept high and there are prospects for further increase, not without certain risks, though.
2017 February 8
In 2016, transshipment of Russia’s foreign trade cargo via the foreign ports of the Baltics and Ukraine decreased by a quarter to 47.2 mln t, which is 6.5% of the total throughput of Russian ports and 6.1% of Russian foreign trade cargo transshipped via seaports. However, Russia is still dependent on foreign Baltic terminals when it comes to certain types of cargo.
2017 May 26
Russia’s legendary barque Kruzenshtern calls at Belgian port
Russia’s legendary windjammer Kruzenshtern, which is on its first training voyage of the year, has called at the Belgian port of Oostende to take part in an international festival of sailing vessels...Russia’s legendary barque Kruzenshtern calls at Belgian port
Urals oil exports from Baltic ports to fall in June
Russia's June Urals crude exports from the Baltic Sea ports are expected to fall by 15 percent compared with May on a daily basis to 5.51 million tonnes...Urals oil exports from Baltic ports to fall in June
Making sense of low sulphur fuel terminology: ULSFO RM/DM and VLSFO RM/DM
The arrival in the market of marine fuels meeting a 0.10% sulphur limit that were not marine gas oils (MGO) has led to a raft of names, some of which have proven to be misleading...Making sense of low sulphur fuel terminology: ULSFO RM/DM and VLSFO RM/DM
2017 May 25
Cargo turnover of Klaipedos nafta continues to decline
The reduction was caused by interruptions in the supply of petroleum products from Belarusian refineries, which began in the summer of 2016...Cargo turnover of Klaipedos nafta continues to decline
Norwegian trawler owner detained in Russia seeks diplomatic aid
The shrimp trawler recently held in Murmansk port by the Russian Coast Guard could negatively affect cooperation in the Barents Sea...Norwegian trawler owner detained in Russia seeks diplomatic aid
Russia may be using its railroad monopoly to retaliate against the Baltics
Russia's state-owned railway monopoly is refusing most requests to take cargo from Russia to ports in Latvia, industry executives said, a serious blow to the Baltic state which depends on the transit trade...Russia may be using its railroad monopoly to retaliate against the Baltics