2019 July 29
See the bottom and survive
Without normal flood on the Oka river, it has gone low and unnavigable that resulted in cancellation of voyages and some companies’ losses. Representatives of the shipping community blame the Moscow Canal for not performing dredging at the appropriate time while the Canal representatives say that the dredging is underway. The situation is aggravated by an incident in Tushino and suspension of works on the Beloomut hydraulic engineering system.
2019 July 24
Containers stumbling but going up
In the first half of 2019, Russia’s container market grew by 8.5% to 2.98 million TEUs. The industry experts say the growth can be as high as 9%, or 6.1 million TEUs, by the end of the year. However, certain macroeconomic and geopolitical conditions as well as development of outer ports on the Baltic Sea are required to ensure further stable growth.
2019 July 18
Ships for export: international potential of Russian shipbuilding
Russian shipbuilding is in dire need of orders for large-series production. That will let considerably reduce the cost of construction and the periods of contracts execution. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Maksim Agadzhanov, General Director of Gazprombank Leasing JSC, tells where solvent customers can be found and how international level can be reached.
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 September 19
RS issues Approval in Principle for new GTT’s LNG containment systems
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has carried out the approval in principle (AiP) of the new LNG containment systems, designed by Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) for Arc7 ice class ships...RS issues Approval in Principle for new GTT’s LNG containment systems
Russia to lay keels for 22 combat, supply ships in 2020 — source
Russia’s shipbuilders will lay the keels of 22 surface ships, submarines and supply vessels for the Russian Navy in 2020...Russia to lay keels for 22 combat, supply ships in 2020 — source
Russia in the Suez Canal Zone
Belarus recently announced plans to join the Russian Industrial Zone (RIZ) in the Suez Canal...Russia in the Suez Canal Zone
2019 September 18
Poland sees no need to buy LNG from Russia -minister
Poland wants to increase liquefied natural gas (LNG) purchases via its terminal at Swinoujscie on the Baltic Sea, but sees no reason to buy from Russia...Poland sees no need to buy LNG from Russia -minister
Russia’s Baltic Sea oil exports to rise 26% qtr/qtr -schedule
Exports of Russian Urals crude oil from Baltic Sea ports is seen rising by 26% quarter-on-quarter in the October-December quarter to 20 million tonnes as a contamination crisis gradually subsides...Russia’s Baltic Sea oil exports to rise 26% qtr/qtr -schedule
Russia holds 80 North Koreans on 'poaching' boats
Russian coastguards say they have seized two North Korean boats and more than 80 crew members...Russia holds 80 North Koreans on 'poaching' boats