2019 March 4
Sergey Ivanov (MABUX): “The global bunker market still totally unready to play by new rules”
With new global sulfur cap in marine fuel and other environmental initiatives coming into force, the markets of shipping, logistics, port infrastructure, production of oil products and LNG will face dramatic changes. Sergey Ivanov, Director, Marine Bunker Exchange (MABUX) AB in an interview with PortNews shares his view on how the new low sulfur marine fuel regulation could hit the entire industry.
2019 February 27
Expansion of dredging works performed by Rosmorport using its own resources, need for legislative improvements and construction of specialized fleet in Russia, introduction of innovations are among the key issues discussed at the 2nd Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress.
2019 February 21
Arctic key keepers
Shaping of new Arctic management structure has been completed in Russia. Several bodies will be in charge of its development: the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East, the Ministry of Transport, Rosatom, State Commission for Arctic Development Issues. They face a challenging task: cargo base of the Northern Sea Route confirmed by today does not exceed 53 million tonnes per year with a target of 80 million tonnes to be achieved by 2024.
2019 February 18
Flag and Freight
The draft strategy for the development of service exports till 2025 foresees the construction of a fleet of Russian-flagged containerships. The United Shipbuilding Corporation confirms being involved in preliminary negotiations on construction of such ships. There is a design of a 3,000 TEU container carrier intended for operation in the Southern Basin. Such vessels could be in demand both in southern seas and on the Northern Sea Route.
2019 February 12
Aleksey Sokov: “We are the largest research fleet owner in the country”
P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IO RAS) is the largest Russian research center in the field of oceanology. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Aleksey Sokov, Acting Director of IO RAS, told about the plans on construction of conceptually new research vessels able to perform commercial tasks and about processes in the Arctic and southern seas.
2019 February 8
Get wet if you wish a fish
State programme “Development of the Fisheries Industry” will have a new criterion to measure the success of its implementation: the number of ships built under the “keel quota” programme. As of today, construction of 33 units has been approved with a plan to build small-size ships and research ships being elaborated. Local content of some vessels is as high as 60%.
2019 February 1
Mikhail Skigin: “We create LNG infrastructure at the port of Poronaisk”
Amid the news about Gazprom’s plans to build a plant for production of liquefied natural gas on the Sakhalin, Mikhail Skigin, co-owner of Port Poronaisk LLC, tells IAA PortNews about the plans on construction of an up-to-date port infrastructure, including that for transshipment and storing of LNG.
2019 January 29
For most of 2018, global tanker market was demonstrating low freight rates with a steady recovery seen in the fourth quarter. Analysts expect the market to show an upward trend for the coming two years driven by a steady demand for crude oil and oil products, oil production growth in the USA, favourable fleet balance and IMO regulations. Russia’s Arctic projects also contribute to the growth of the demand for tanker transportation with a priority given to ships of domestic origin.
2019 January 21
The situation in Russia’s Baltic ports showed mixed trends in 2018. Cargo traffic through the port of Ust-Luga decreased for the first time having fallen below 100 million tonnes. Meanwhile there is a general downward trend in the segment of crude oil transshipment, an upwards trend in handling of dry bulk cargo and certain redirection of container flows.
2019 January 17
Through ice reefs to “Zvezda”
The construction of ice-class ships is a strong factor for the development of shipbuilding in Russia. New icebreakers are being built intensely, not without delays, though. Meanwhile, the launch of Shipbuilding Complex “Zvezda” will let Russia build ice-class supply ships and large tankers.
2019 April 15
Russia eyes greater energy dominance as Novatek taps Arctic
Novatek PJSC, the main shareholder of the Yamal LNG plant, says plans for further projects will transform Russia into one of the biggest exporters of the fuel within a decade...Russia eyes greater energy dominance as Novatek taps Arctic
2019 April 12
VGK cargo transhipment capacity replenished with vessels of 7500 t
Four new 100 m vessels with a carrying capacity of 7500 t each were delivered from the Indonesian shipyard to the Sakhalin Port of Korsakov on a special transport vessel Heavy Lift...VGK cargo transhipment capacity replenished with vessels of 7500 t
Construction Of Russia's Utrenny LNG Terminal To Cost Over $2.3Bln - Deputy Prime Minister
The total investment in the Utrenny liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the port of Sabetta in Northern Siberia will exceed 150 billion rubles...Construction Of Russia's Utrenny LNG Terminal To Cost Over $2.3Bln - Deputy Prime Minister
New super-trawlers give RK Lenina, Russian Fishery Company more fishing, processing firepower
A new super-trawler being built for Russia’s Collective Farm Fishery by V.I. Lenin (RK Lenina) will be equipped with state-of-the-art processing and chilling equipment provided by Skaginn 3X and Frost...New super-trawlers give RK Lenina, Russian Fishery Company more fishing, processing firepower
2019 April 11
Shell exits Russian LNG joint venture with Gazprom
Energy giant Shell today announced that it is leaving the joint project it was developing with Gazprom in Russia, following the Russian gas company’s decision to alter its configuration...Shell exits Russian LNG joint venture with Gazprom
Russia’s Arctic shipping route to attract over $11 billion in investments
Total investments into the development of Russia’s Northern Sea Route (NSR) will exceed 735 billion rubles (US$11.3 billion)...Russia’s Arctic shipping route to attract over $11 billion in investments