2017 August 13
Will coal handling and clean environment ever be possible?
Coal is the most promising cargo for the further expansion of Russia's port facilities. There are a lot of coal terminals in Russia and only four dedicated coal ports. And conventional ports are handling coal without using modern 'green' technologies. However, the situation may change soon due to new legislative initiatives that will force stevedores operating the conventional terminals to purchase appropriate equipment and systems or to abandon the market.
2017 August 3
Northward and westward
According to Rosmorrechflot, annual cargo throughput of the North-Western Russian ports by 2020 may grow by 60 million tonnes. Of the volume, about 40 million tonnes is expected to be generated in the segment of dry bulk cargo. Additional volumes of freight will be received thanks to shifting of imports flows to Russian ports from the neighboring countries through the construction of new terminals.
2017 July 28
Coal crossed the border
Although transshipment of Russian foreign trade cargo via the ports of the Baltic states and Ukraine decreased in the first half of 2017 by 6.84%, coal transshipment via foreign ports surged, which even resulted in some growth of Russian cargo handled by neighboring states, in absolute terms.
2017 July 26
Three-day activities of MariNet completed in Kaliningrad
On 21-23 June 2017, MariNet working group of the National Technology Initiative (NTI) held a series of activities in Kaliningrad: regional conference, meeting of the sub-group on human capital development and engineering competition “Solar Regatta”. Continuous education – from school to maritime specialization – was in the focus of the activities. Expansion of the MariNet footprint is among the key factors of MariNet Working Group’s success, said Aleksandr Pinsky, deputy head of the Group.
2017 July 20
Far East crab catchers to have their fleet renovated at domestic shipyards
On the wave of state efforts to develop fishery and to stimulate shipbuilding, both industries are in active search for mutually acceptable compromises. Aleksandr Duplyakov, President of the Far East Crab Catchers Association, answers the questions of IAA PortNews.
2017 July 17
RS about BWM Convention
The IMO Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC 2004) will enter into force on 8 September 2017. Vladimir Shurpyak, Senior Principal Surveyor of the RS Machinery Department, tells IAA PortNews about its meaning for ship owners in actual practice.
2017 July 13
Easy coal handling solutions?
Amid the environmental row related to coal transshipment via the Far Eastern ports of Russia and drafting of laws that offer a radical solution with a ban on open storage/transshipment of coal, Russian Railways has unintentionally “pointed” to a more workable solution associated with the capacity limitations.
2017 July 11
Reconstruction comes to Kerch
The Port of Kerch which handles some 70% of all goods bound for Crimea embarks on RUB 1.2 bln reconstruction in 2017. That will let start handling containers, 110,000 TEUs per month. The port is set to become a gateway in the nearest 5–10 years and to service freight flows on the Caspian Sea – Volga-Don Canal and Kerch – Black Sea – Istanbul routes, etc.
2017 July 6
Sergey Baryshnikov, Rector of Admiral Makarov State University, tells IAA PortNews about the plans and concerns of the institution
The efforts on restoring military arts division at Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping undertaken by the interested parties for many years have finally worked out. Sergey Baryshnikov, Rector of the University, tells IAA PortNews about the plans and concerns of the University.
2017 July 4
Anatoly Lazarev: “Coal transshipment in the Far East enters a new phase - the ecological one”
In the run up to launching Phase 3 of the dedicated coal terminal of Vostochny Port JSC, its environmental aspect was inspected by representatives of regional and federal media. When speking at the media conference, Anatoly Lazarev, Managing Director of Vostochny Port JSC, told about specific features of the terminal which has no rivals in the Far East of Russia and explained why the company had invested about RUB 1 bln over four years.
2017 September 22
Hull of Sibir Nuclear Icebreaker Floated Out in St. Petersburg
The hull of Russia's first serial universal nuclear-powered icebreaker Sibir, Project 22220 (LK-60Ya class) has been floated out at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg...Hull of Sibir Nuclear Icebreaker Floated Out in St. Petersburg
Istanbul bunker fuel price reach nine-month high over Novorossiisk
Bunker fuel at Istanbul, Turkey, hit a nine-month high Thursday on a strong regional benchmark, with its premium over Novorossiisk, Russia, also the highest since mid-January on falling Black Sea prices...Istanbul bunker fuel price reach nine-month high over Novorossiisk
From Russia with fuel: North Korean ships may be undermining sanctions
At least eight North Korean ships that left Russia with a cargo of fuel this year headed for their homeland despite declaring other destinations, a ploy that U.S. officials say is often used to undermine sanctions...From Russia with fuel: North Korean ships may be undermining sanctions
2017 September 20
International links strengthened as doors open on NEVA 2017
Commitments from international shipping interests and leading-edge maritime technology companies, plus Government support across the board have contributed to a record-breaking uptake of exhibition space at NEVA 2017...International links strengthened as doors open on NEVA 2017
Russia to supply 600,000 tonnes of wheat to Venezuela: minister
Russia will supply around 600,000 tonnes of wheat to Venezuela in the current marketing year ending next June, Russia’s agriculture minister told Reuters, deepening the Kremlin’s support for Venezuela’s troubled economy...Russia to supply 600,000 tonnes of wheat to Venezuela: minister
International standards and certifications bring global growth opportunities for low carbon industry in accelerating the use of marine technology
The MET-CERTIFIED project with the involvement of Lloyd's Register is helping to progress the development of a global standardisation for marine energy devices destined for use by industry in the next two years...International standards and certifications bring global growth opportunities for low carbon industry in accelerating the use of marine technology