2019 June 5
Master of financial seas
Fitch has recently upgraded the rating of Russian shipping company Sovcomflot (SCF) to 'BB+' with Stable Outlook. The upgrade reflects SCF's improved business profile due to an expansion in industrial business.
2019 May 30
Port of Novorossiysk: Black Sea flagship
For almost two centuries, the port of Novorossiysk has been a personification of national maritime industry’s power. On the day of 180th anniversary of Novorossiysk port’s Harbour Master Service, head of Black Sea Ports Administration Vladimir Yerygin answered the questions of IAA PortNews.
2019 May 23
‘Platon’ comes to Neptune
RF Government has approved the rules for collecting port investment dues at seaports of the Russian Federation. RF Ministry of Transport expects the new dues to cover the deficit of port infrastructure financing estimated at RUB 7-8 billion per year.
2019 May 20
Unfreezing the plans
The draft plan for the development of the Northern Sea Route infrastructure till 2035 foresees the establishment of a unified container shipping operator and a national dredging company, construction of three nuclear-powered icebreakers of the Leader series and a refinery in the Murmansk Region as well as other measures. The Northern Sea Route is to become an all-year-round sea way. The plan can also include the requirement on using LNG as a marine fuel.
2019 May 14
Yury Kostin: “We should protect both the state rights and the business interests”
Yury Kostin, Director of the State Policy Department for Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Transport Ministry, tells IAA PortNews about legislative changes related to stevedoring and shipping activities.
2019 May 8
Peotr Savchuk: “Numerous opportunities of the global ocean are not being used in full”
Extensive plans of Russia’s fishery industry include the construction of new fishing, research and cargo ships as well as catching of new products and research of the global ocean opportunities. Peotr Savchuk, deputy head of Rosrybolovstvo (Russian Federal Fisheries Agency) tell about it in his interview with IAA PortNews.
2019 May 6
Containerization is underway
Black Sea ports demonstrated a positive dynamics of container turnover in 2018. Novorossiysk slowed down its growth rates after a breakthrough of 2017 but continues containerization of more cargoes ensuring a higher flexibility for cargo owners and shippers. When speaking at the XV International Transport Forum YugTrans 2019, Aleksey Garmash, General Director of Novomorsnab LLC, told about the key trends in this segment.
2019 April 28
End of river shipping?
The long-running dispute between inland shipping community and Russian Railways (RZD) over discounts during river navigation periods has entered a new phase. Oleg Belozerov believes the industry should decide on whether the country needs this “inefficient fleet”, with no guideline at hand for acceptable balance between the modes.
2019 April 24
Andrey Vakhrushev: “Our task is the development of the ports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don and Taganrog”
The period of icebreaking assistance was completed at the ports in the Sea of Azov about a month ago with summer aids to navigation now having been deployed. Andrei Vakhrushev, Director of the Rosmorport’s branch in a recent interview told PortNews about this winter icebreaking season and its results, the maintenance and development in the basins of Rostov-on-Don, Azov and Taganrog ports.
2019 April 17
Regulatory barriers hinder development of seaports on the Don river
Legislative framework is to be adjusted to ensure infrastructure development in seaports of Rostov-on-Don and Azov: the maritime status obtained in 2009 obliges them to apply maritime standards of design and construction while the conditions are typical for rivers.
2019 July 16
Desktop Just-In-Time trial yields positive results in cutting emissions
"Just-In-Time" (JIT) operations have the potential to cut the time ships spend idling outside ports and help reduce harmful emissions as well as save on fuel costs...Desktop Just-In-Time trial yields positive results in cutting emissions
IMO 2020 Analysis: Practical Guidance from Europe’s Largest Port
The IMO’s mandate requires ships to burn up to 0.5% (5,000 ppm) sulfur bunker fuel from 1 January 2020...IMO 2020 Analysis: Practical Guidance from Europe’s Largest Port
2019 July 11
Divining Russia's Intentions in the Arctic
The Arctic may become a highway and natural resource center in the future. Tensions between NATO states and Russia are already palpable, and are poised to increase...Divining Russia's Intentions in the Arctic
2019 July 3
Helsinki Shipyard to build expedition cruisers for new Russian owners
Recently acquired by new owners after the previous Russian owner fell foul of international sanctions, Helsinki Shipyard has won an order for two luxury expedition cruise ships...Helsinki Shipyard to build expedition cruisers for new Russian owners
S. Korean shipyards in race to win orders for Russia’s ice-breaking LNG carriers
South Korean shipbuilders are in a race to win orders for ice-breaking ships which would transport liquefied natural gas under Russia’s Arctic LNG 2 project, despite business risks caused by Russia’s proposal that construction should be done in its territory...S. Korean shipyards in race to win orders for Russia’s ice-breaking LNG carriers
2019 June 28
A trilateral agreement on the implementation of the project to create a transport and logistics center "Bronka" has been signed
Construction of the TLC Bronka will allow Saint-Petersburg to create a new transport hub with the maximum cargo handling capacity and a high level of infrastructure which will help to speed up transportation process and reduce overall logistics costs due to the economy of scale and more efficient...A trilateral agreement on the implementation of the project to create a transport and logistics center "Bronka" has been signed