2017 April 3
Black Nakhodka. New Season
Fresh news from the port of Nakhodka. More coal is coming. No dust decrease. Stevedores are hiding behind promises. Coal terminal sealed by Rosprirodnadzor is operating at its full capacity. The authorities of different levels make courtesy visits to the black area. Tension is growing in the society. Andrei Karpov, Chairman, Board of the regional branch of the Green Party of Russia, tells about the current situation and options to settle the conflict.
2017 March 29
Chaika comes to Taimyr
Chaika terminal with annual capacity of over 10 mln t of coal is to be built on the Taimyr peninsula. Project investor VostokCoal (VostokUgol Management Company) tells IAA PortNews about the implementation progress.
2017 March 23
Review of Black Sea container market
In 2016, Black Sea container terminals of Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia and Bulgaria handled 2,460,028 TEUs, including empty containers and excluding transshipment.
2017 March 14
Transcasipan cargo logistics
Over the recent years, the Caspian Sea Basin of Russia has been showing a downward cargo transshipment trend while the throughput of other basins is permanently growing. The weakness of transcaspian logistics is in its customs administration, closeness of the Caspian Sea as well as poorly developed transport and logistic infrastructure.
2017 March 7
Grain by grain ...
Last year saw a trend towards shifting of grain cargoes from the ports of Russia’s neighbors to domestic harbours. Russia started exports to the Far East while the terminals in the Southern region experience increased competition. Meanwhile, rouble strengthening presents a risk for the market.
2017 February 28
In view of prospective development of coal transshipment facilities in Russia there is a concern about environment protection which can be efficiently faced in the framework of dedicated coal terminals.
2017 February 27
A number of projects requiring large scale dredging including that in the Arctic conditions have been announced in Russia. The participants of the 4th Forum of Dredging Companies discussed different urgent issues of dredging.
2017 February 16
Coal is the staff of ports
Coal is the second largest segment in Russian ports after crude and oil products. Its growth rates are kept high and there are prospects for further increase, not without certain risks, though.
2017 February 8
In 2016, transshipment of Russia’s foreign trade cargo via the foreign ports of the Baltics and Ukraine decreased by a quarter to 47.2 mln t, which is 6.5% of the total throughput of Russian ports and 6.1% of Russian foreign trade cargo transshipped via seaports. However, Russia is still dependent on foreign Baltic terminals when it comes to certain types of cargo.
2017 February 1
Will oil go down the tube?
Caspian Pipeline Consortium has announced its intention to invest $150 mln in expansion of throughput by 1.5 times to 67 mln t in 2017 while reduction of oil output has been agreed internationally. Experts doubt the announced volumes to be pumped though this investment project is probably reasonable in the long-term run.
2017 August 18
Russia's Admiralty Shipyards to Build Compact Shipyard for Subs Manufacture
...around 5 billion rubles ($83.5 million) will be invested in the project...Russia's Admiralty Shipyards to Build Compact Shipyard for Subs Manufacture
Murmansk Transport Hub lacks cash to complete railway
Aimed at doubling current goods volums, Murmansk Transport Hub is a key infrastructure project for shipping through Russia’s only larger port in the European part with direct access to ice-free waters...Murmansk Transport Hub lacks cash to complete railway
2017 August 17
Russian energy company to invest $25.2 mln in Murmansk port's environmental protection
Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK) plans to invest 1.5 bln rubles ($25.2 mln) into environmental protection activities in the Murmansk commercial seaport...Russian energy company to invest $25.2 mln in Murmansk port's environmental protection
Lithuanian PM: exporting oil products via Russia dangerous for Belarus
If Moscow forced Minsk to export its oil products via Russian railways and ports, that would be economically unviable and dangerous for Belarus...Lithuanian PM: exporting oil products via Russia dangerous for Belarus
2017 August 16
Russia charts 40 years of icebreaker progress
Russia is this week celebrating the historic achievements of its nuclear-powered icebreaker fleet and has also announced project milestones for its latest vessels...Russia charts 40 years of icebreaker progress
Arctic Ocean thaw helps Russian shipping as old ice is blown west
Russian shipping in the Arctic is benefiting from winds that are driving the oldest and thickest sea ice towards North America, further opening a remote region that is thawing amid global warming...Arctic Ocean thaw helps Russian shipping as old ice is blown west