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 June 28
Ilya Shestakov, head of Russian Federal Fisheries Agency,tells about fish exports from Russia
Fishing industry in Russia is undergoing reforms and modernization. Ilya Shestakov, head of Russian Federal Fisheries Agency (Rosrybolovstvo), Deputy Minister of Agriculture, tells IAA PortNews about fish exports from Russia.
2017 June 26
Catch a quota
Providing of investment quotas can trigger the programme on large scale construction of fishing ships at Russian shipyards. However, quality and time framework is essential for to ensure reasonable substitution of imports in the field of designing, construction and equipment of vessels.
2017 October 19
Russian captain fined for running aground at Rathlin Island
The captain of a Dutch motor vessel that ran aground at Rathlin Island has been fined £1,000 at Armagh Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to failing to keep a proper look out...Russian captain fined for running aground at Rathlin Island
Container throughput in Rotterdam maintains strong growth rate
In the first nine months of 2017, the throughput of containers increased by 10.1 percent compared to the corresponding period in 2016, to a total of 10.2 million units...Container throughput in Rotterdam maintains strong growth rate
Russia, Finland eye trans-Arctic data cable connect with Japan, China
Russia and Finland are discussing the creation of a trans-Arctic fiber-optic data cable that would connect Finland, Norway and Russia with Japan and China...Russia, Finland eye trans-Arctic data cable connect with Japan, China
Russian officials admit that sanctions are throwing nuclear icebreaker plans behind
While Russian authorities assert that their newest and most powerful icebreaker, the Arktika, will be ready to take to the seas in 2019, fresh admissions that sanctions are hobbling the effort are laying the groundwork for more possible delays...Russian officials admit that sanctions are throwing nuclear icebreaker plans behind
SCZone, Russia consider launching investment project worth $7bn
A number of meetings were held between the General Authority for the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone), the Egyptian Ministry of Trade, and the Russian economic delegation to implement an investment project worth $7bn in East Port Said...SCZone, Russia consider launching investment project worth $7bn
2017 October 17
Third icebreaker close to departure for Sakhalin-2
A new icebreaking multi-purpose supply vessel for the Sakhalin-2 project offshore eastern Russia is due to undergo a naming ceremony...Third icebreaker close to departure for Sakhalin-2