2019 July 17
Mikhail Budnichenko: “The order portfolio of Sevmash is full for the nearest years”
Nuclear-powered missile carriers built by Severedvinsk based Sevmash shipyard have made the core of Russia’s maritime nuclear force. Mikhail Budnichenko, General Director of the defence industry shipyard, tells IAA PortNews about the large-scale modernization of the company parallel to fulfillment of both military and civil strategic orders.
2019 July 11
Vitaly Gvozdev: “We should trust local designers”
Ambitious programmes in virtually all segments of commercial shipbuilding have been announced in Russia. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Vitaly Gvozdev, General Director of Nordic Engineering, tells about ship designing, production of shipboard equipment, general trends and the development plans of the company.
2019 July 8
Mikhail Skigin: “POT will handle new range of oil products”
Mikhail Skigin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Petersburg Oil Terminal JSC, tells IAA PortNews about modernization of the terminal and oil product logistics in the region.
2019 July 5
Under the double 20 sign
Bunkering and shipping industry in Russia and worldwide anticipates the approach of 2020 with the 0.5% sulphur cap for bunker fuel. Experts say the market is not generally ready for new standards running the risk of facing large-scale violations of IMO requirements. Meanwhile, Russia is looking into building container carriers powered by nuclear fuel. These are some of issues discussed at the 12th Russian Forum “Current State and Prospects for Development of Russian Bunker Services Market”.
2019 July 2
Oil berth in Crimea under dispute
Oil terminal in Kerch is under judicial dispute between the ports of Crimea and fuel company TES while petrol is already in deficit on the Crimean peninsula.
2019 June 25
Ambitious plans of Far East and Arctic Development Ministry
The Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic has announced the project on construction of Sakhalin and Hokkaido bridges and a deep-water port total estimated at almost half a trillion of rubles. Transport industry experts interviewed by IAA PortNews believe it is a senseless project that will not pay off.
2019 June 21
Aleksey Rakhmanov: “Hydrographic knowledge ensures safe shipping”
In his interview with IAA PortNews on the World Hydrography Day, Aleksey Rakhmanov, President of United Shipbuilding Corporation, tells about ‘blue economy’, hydrographic science, construction of the research fleet and the North Pole platform.
2019 June 14
Crimean ports break the loss record
Crimean Sea Ports have broken the loss record from 2014. The revenues have decreased due to launching of the Crimea Bridge, lack of cargo at the ports and leasing out of Kerch ferry service which could ensure additional RUB 300-400 million of revenues per year if used by the company. The Ministry of Transport of Crimea has developed a plan on ‘financial recovery’ of seaports revealing no details though.
2019 June 13
SPIEF-2019 outcomes for marine industry
St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 proved to be replete with news in shipping and stevedoring spheres. Most of agreements relate to the Arctic and Baltic basins which is no wonder given the fast pace of Arctic fields development and deficit of dry bulk transshipment facilities.
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 October 23
Baku Port Receives EcoPorts Certification
Baku Port is the first port in the Caspian region to receive the PERS – EcoPorts certificate of the European Sea Ports Organization...Baku Port Receives EcoPorts Certification
Pradhan visits Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex in Vladivostok
Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan visited the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex...Pradhan visits Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex in Vladivostok
2019 October 22
Russian Fishery sister crab firm plans 10 new vessels after 10,000t auction win
Russian Crab, the new shellfish harvesting arm owned by Russian Fishery Company’s (RFC) Gleb Frank, plans to build 10 new vessels after winning around 10,000 metric tons in crab quotas in the country’s recent auctions...Russian Fishery sister crab firm plans 10 new vessels after 10,000t auction win
Russian Icebreaker Makes 'Accidental' Distress Call Off Norway Coast
A Russian icebreaker with 33 people on board has issued a mayday call accidentally after getting caught in a storm off the coast of western Norway...Russian Icebreaker Makes 'Accidental' Distress Call Off Norway Coast
Russia Willing to Pay to Lure Shippers to the Arctic
Russia wants to make its Arctic waters more attractive to shippers than the Suez Canal and could be willing to compensate for potential risks to make that happen...Russia Willing to Pay to Lure Shippers to the Arctic
2019 October 17
EU/IMO global project drives energy efficiency in the maritime sector
The five MTCCs reported on their pilot projects which assess a range of measures to help cut emissions in the maritime sector...EU/IMO global project drives energy efficiency in the maritime sector