2018 March 1
Grain by grain from Russian ports
Grain exports from Russia are record high while dedicated port facilities, fleet and infrastructure are not sufficient for this amount of grain. United Grain Company, Russia’s largest grain infrastructure and trading company, is looking into large scale investments into construction of new terminals and vessels for grain exports. However, the effect is to be seen not earlier than in 5 years.
2018 February 26
There is a plan for a large scale modernization of fishery infrastructure in Russia as well as for a comprehensive renovation of the fishing fleet. Experts say legislation improvements are required in the field of dredging, hydraulic engineering, taxation and investment quotas in exchange for placing newbuilding orders with domestic shipyards.
2018 February 20
HAZMAT: Handle with care
Russia needs to update national legislation and harmonize it with international safety requirements for handling dangerous goods (DG) amid growing exports from the country. At the same time, it is important to create transparent, competitive conditions for bona fide market participants engaged in intermodal transport of this types of cargo.
2018 February 14
Dredging down to success
To develop its ports Russia should renovate its dredging and technical fleet having ensured import substitution in this segment. At the Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress organized by Media Group PortNews, representatives of ad hoc ministries, agencies and companies were discussing recent developments in this sphere and the ways to achieve this objective and to improve industry-specific legislation.
2018 February 7
In 2017, the share of Russia’s foreign trade cargo transshipped via the ports of the Baltic states and Ukraine decreased by about 0.6% to 6.21%. At the same time, transshipment of Russian cargo via the ports of Ukraine surged over 2-fold amid the deficit of dry cargo handling facilities in the Russian Federation.
2018 February 1
Reconstruction of Crimean ports under Federal Targeted Programme is postponed for at least two years because of disagreements between Crimean Sea Ports and contractors involved in design and survey work.
2018 January 29
Zvezda hanging over the Baltic
The law securing transportation of cargo loaded on the Northern Sea Route by RF-flagged ships will facilitate the development of Arctic shipbuilding in Russia. Shipyards of Saint-Petersburg and the Leningrad Region have been traditionally holding the lead in this segment but their leadership will soon be undermined by Primorsk Territory’s Zvezda backed by Rosneft.
2018 January 18
Advanced solutions for ports
Russia numbers more than 60 seaports and dozens of stevedoring companies. Mooring facilities and docking equipment at many of them are obsolete and worn-out while their domestic production is not sufficient. This situation opens great potential for foreign suppliers.
2018 January 10
LNG to drive Arctic shipping development
Liquefied natural gas is becoming the key driver for the development of the Arctic and Arctic shipping, both in Russia and in the USA. With the Alaska LNG project the two countries obtain an opportunity to settle the issue of shipping in the Bering Strait, which is essential for the functioning of the Northern Sea Route and for LNG exports from Alaska.
2018 January 9
Ports of Crimea decrease the loss
The ports of Crimea have started decreasing their loss for the first time in a three year period. The flow of passengers and cargoes has stabilized.
2018 June 21
China, Russia сooperating in Arctic as region gains strategic importance
Going with the grain a win for ports
as a cargo, grains tend to be both more valuable and more delicate than either of the leading bulk cargoes, which puts a premium on dedicated handling solutions at ports...Going with the grain a win for ports
At midsummer, tankers get ice-trapped near Russian Arctic port
It has created a complicated situation, Rosatomflot says. The state company which manages the Russian nuclear-powered icebreakers, confirms that independent shipping in the area is «paralysed» and that LNG carriers and tankers are stuck...At midsummer, tankers get ice-trapped near Russian Arctic port
2018 June 20
Presidential envoy: Novatek’s LNG project will keep Northern Sea Route busy
A sea terminal to reload liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Kamchatka will increase manifold trips along the the Northern Sea Route...Presidential envoy: Novatek’s LNG project will keep Northern Sea Route busy
Military shipyards eye stakes in Arctic LNG
The two major yards in Severodvinsk, northern Russia, intend to deliver key components to the country’s planned new Arctic natural gas project...Military shipyards eye stakes in Arctic LNG
Russia to build a new deep-sea port in the north
The project of a new deep-water region of the Arkhangelsk port in the north of Russia was presented to the state-run Vnesheconombank...Russia to build a new deep-sea port in the north