2017 January 24
A liner for two capitals
The Russian Federation is losing its cruise river fleet. Lack of comfortable vessels is among the factors hindering the development of cruise tourism. Amid the market demand Russian shipbuilders are busting a decades-long myth about Russia not able to build passenger ships.
2017 January 19
Sergei Gaidayev: “Bagayevsky hydrosystem will create conditions for development of Russia’s South”
In late 2016 FBI Azov-Don Basin Administration celebrated its 20th anniversary. Sergei Gaidayev, head of Azov-Don Basin Administration tells IAA PortNews about the work performed over the two-decade period, the results of the navigation season of 2016 and designing of the crucial hydraulic engineering facility on the Lower Don river.
2017 January 16
DNIIMF: The corridors lack macroeconomic prospects
Experts say the format of international transport corridors Primorye-1 and Primorye-2 with forecasted annual traffic of 60 mln t and required investments of RUB 180 bln is out of date. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Mikhail Kholosha, Head of DNIIMF Transport Development Department, tells about the need to revise the model of transport potential development in the region.
2017 January 13
OJSC Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard (SNS), leader of composite shipbuilding in Russia, has mastered the technology of building hulls of composite materials through vacuum infusion method. Upon completion of modernization SNS capacity on implementation of state defence orders and construction of civil ships will grow two or even three times.
2017 January 12
Victor Vovk: we expect state financing of river infrastructure facilities to increase in 2017
Despite the challenges of navigation in some basins of Russia’s inland water ways, the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot) fulfilled the tasks of 2016 and embarked on implementation of the most important infrastructure projects. Victor Vovk, deputy head of Rosmorrechflot, tells IAA PortNews about the results of the past navigation season, about handling of the low water problem and about the activities to prepare for the navigation season of 2017.
2017 January 5
Anton Pyatkov: “The year of 2017 is a landmark for us”
In 2017, Port Management Company LLC is going to complete implementation of the largest coal port project – to put into operation Phase III of Vostochny Port JSC. Anton Pyatkov, Director General of Port Management Company, tells IAA PortNews about this project and about the logistics of Russian coal exports.
2016 December 29
With new facilities into a new year
Annual throughput capacity of Russian seaports has grown by 32 mln t and is expected to reach 715-720 mln t in 2016. The development of port infrastructure features new trends shaping amid the changing macroeconomic and geopolitical situation. IAA PortNews offers a brief review of 2016 events and trends in stevedoring sector, port infrastructure, shipping and shipbuilding.
2016 December 21
Phantoms of Russian infrastructure-2016
The outgoing year has seen certain economic stabilization in terms of oil prices and exchange rates of rouble. Nevertheless, there is a severe budget deficit and the state is striving to minimize its expenses including those for infrastructure projects. In general, the list of ‘phantom’ projects has not changed significantly while the progress is seen mostly in transition from talks to paperwork and agreements. In fact, some projects are showing a real progress.
2016 December 15
Russian Government is set to centralize the development of the Arctic through overcoming the lack of cooperation between different agencies. For that purpose the Northern Sea Route Administration is to be converted from a purely technical authority into an ‘arctic ministry’. Principal decisions on state regulation of Arctic activities are expected to be made by RF President in March 2017.
2016 December 12
Irina Olkhovskaya: “Economy and ecology cannot be separated”
Irina Olkhovskaya, Deputy Director of Port Management Company LLC tells IAA PortNews about the environmental policy of Russia's largest coal holding.
2017 May 22
Murmansk demands €9,6 million for release of Norwegian trawler
The shrimp trawler was detained in the Russian part of the Barents Sea on 10th May. Since then, the ship and its crew of 17 been has been docked in the Murmansk port...Murmansk demands €9,6 million for release of Norwegian trawler
Appliance sales to Russia surge
Small home appliance exports from China to Russia via Dongning, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, jumped 258 percent year-on-year to 511 million yuan ($74 million) during the first four months of the year...Appliance sales to Russia surge
2017 May 19
Russian trawler with 27 crew members catches fire in Sea of Okhotsk
A Russian trawler went up in flames on Wednesday while fishing in the Sea of Okhotsk off the Kamchatka peninsula in the country’s Far East...Russian trawler with 27 crew members catches fire in Sea of Okhotsk
Asia-Europe marine container shipments notch new record
The volume of marine shipping containers sent from Asia to Europe has reached an all-time high for January to March this year...Asia-Europe marine container shipments notch new record
2017 May 18
North Korean ship arrives at Russia's Vladivostok
A North Korean ferry arrived at the port here on Thursday morning, marking the start of a new phase in Russo-North Korean ties and raising international eyebrows...North Korean ship arrives at Russia's Vladivostok
Construction of modern coal terminal launched in Russian Far East
Building of a new modern coal terminal under the name of Port Vera began in the Primorye Territory located in the Russian Far East...Construction of modern coal terminal launched in Russian Far East