2019 December 17
Winning hand in coal exports
While European countries announce their plans to reject coal energy generation, the demand for this fuel is growing in Asia. However, too slow modernization of the eastern railways and absence of a long-term concept of the railway rates policy create risks for coal exports. It is internal logistics that matters rather than closeness to sale markets.
2019 December 10
They have ships running on gas …
In view of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap coming into force on January 1, an increasingly high number of ship owners opt for LNG with gas fuel system already being installed on Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCVs). Infrastructure for LNG bunkering is underdeveloped in Russia yet, while liberalization of LNG export and its price deregulation can facilitate investments in this segment.
2019 December 2
Solid oxide fuel cell economy
Electric power supply based on polyethylene and solid oxide fuel cells can become the most promising and universally applicable way to reduce environmental and economic risks of maritime shipping.
2019 November 23
Kitack Lim: “We are very much concerned about the beginning of 2020 in part of marine fuel, but we continue to look up at the situation”
The Secretary-General of IMO Kitack Lim visited Moscow at the invitation of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation and took part in Transport of Russia Exhibition. In a short interview with PortNews IAA Mr. Kitack Lim spoke about main challenges the industry is facing.
2019 November 20
Irina Olkhovskaya: “It is significant to take due care of private investments”
In her interview with IAA PortNews, Irina Olkhovskaya, Director for Port and Railway Projects, UMMC OJSC, tells about application of public private partnership principle for implementation of the largest investment port project – Phase 3 of the dedicated coal transshipment facility.
2019 November 19
Move or stay
Speculation about possible shifting of Rostov-on-Don port’s First Cargo District have intensified again although the regional budget has no resources for that purpose. Meanwhile, the stevedore is investing in new protection technologies. The situation is not unique being typical for many ports in Russia and worldwide.
2019 November 15
Krylov State Research Center celebrates its 125th anniversary
In November 2019, not only do we celebrate the 125th anniversary of Russia’s leading scientific center of naval architecture, we actually mark the birthday of the country’s shipbuilding science.
2019 November 13
No faith in sulphur-free living?
In view of tougher restrictions on sulphur content in marine fuel to be effective from 2020, international companies and classification societies are searching new fuel alternatives while scientist are warning about implications of using low sulphur fuel for fuel systems.
2019 November 6
Sergey Senko: “We do not stay stagnant but improve permanently”
Attractiveness of ports depends to a great extent on customs. Interviewed by IAA PortNews at the International Customs Forum in Moscow, Chief of the Baltic Customs Sergey Senko, tells about inspection of vessels, customs value, e-declarations, CIC availability, round-the-clock operation and interaction with businesses.
2019 October 31
The fleet hits the gas
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) will become one of the most popular types of fuel in the nearest 15-20 years. However, a number of infrastructure, shipbuilding and regulatory issues are to be solved for its introduction. This and other issues have been discussed at the 3rd “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” conference.
2020 February 21
EU policymakers witness shipping's decarbonisation efforts on visit to the Port of Antwerp
Decarbonisation measures being implemented by the European maritime sector were seen first-hand today by EU and national policymakers who visited the Port of Antwerp as part of this week’s European Shipping Week activities...EU policymakers witness shipping's decarbonisation efforts on visit to the Port of Antwerp
2020 February 19
Moscord and Nyborg aim to deliver convenience, control and savings for shipowners worldwide
“Maritime procurement can be a real mess,” states Klaus Nyborg, a veteran of the shipping industry and, amongst other high-profile roles, non-executive chairman of Singapore-headquartered Moscord.Moscord and Nyborg aim to deliver convenience, control and savings for shipowners worldwide
2020 February 17
Planned expansion of Slavyanka port in Russia
Korean infrastructure and engineering company Hyein E&C plans to invest an estimated USD500 million into the expansion of the Slavyanka port in the Russian Far East...Planned expansion of Slavyanka port in Russia
U.S. says sanctions mean Russia can’t finish Nord Stream 2 pipeline
President Donald Trump’s top energy official said he’s confident that Russia won’t be able to complete the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea...U.S. says sanctions mean Russia can’t finish Nord Stream 2 pipeline
Russia to introduce tax exemptions for Arctic port projects
The Russian government has submitted a draft law on tax amendments to stimulate exploration and production of oil and gas and infrastructure development in certain Arctic areas...Russia to introduce tax exemptions for Arctic port projects
2020 February 13
TSHD Yury Maslyukov Joins Rosmorport Fleet
New trailing suction hopper dredger named Yury Maslyukov, built by Karelia-based Onezhsky Shipyard under the design of Damen shipbuilding group...TSHD Yury Maslyukov Joins Rosmorport Fleet