2018 September 21
Feodosia rejects the cement terminal
Crimean authorities have decided to reject the construction of a cement transshipment terminal at the port of Feodosia. The terminal estimated at RUB 111 million is to handle cement coming to Crimea from the Krasnodar Territory. Officials say the investor is dragging out the works and the terminal will harm the environment. The investor disagrees with the authorities while it can lose RUB 56 million of investments.
2018 September 18
Yury Tyamushkin: the port in the Muchke Bay can be developed further to annual throughput of 40 million ton
New coal terminal of Vanino port will be opened in the Muchke Bay in December 2019. Yury Tyamushkin, General Director of company VaninoTransUgol, tells IAA PortNews about specific features of this project.
2018 September 14
eNAV, Autonomy, Digitization as 4th Edition of Industrial Revolution
Unmanned, autonomous shipping, e-Navigation and digitization of logistics, are not just a harebrained scheming but features of the forthcoming fourth edition of industrial revolution. Russia has a unique chance to make an innovative leap, and the waterborne transport segment could be one of the most promising.
2018 September 12
Far and Eastern plans
Russia’s Far East Basin is among the most promising ones. At the same time it requires significant investments in the development of stevedoring and railway infrastructure, shipbuilding, ship repair and environment protection. All these issues are in the focus at the Eastern Economic Forum.
2018 September 5
Tankers are looking for a safe harbor
Global tanker market is having a tough time amid trade wars, excessive tonnage and reduction of oil production in OPEC+ countries. The situation can improve with introduction of tougher sulfur content requirements for marine fuel from 2020, increased demand for oil products and decrease of tonnage. In this case, Russia can become a “safe harbor” for the domestic tanker fleet.
2018 August 31
Murmansk Sea Fishing Port: investments in success
Privatization process of 1990-ies featured too many excesses. Lots of enterprises sank because of unprofessionalism of their new owners with tens of thousands of people having lost their work. However, there are some positive examples of that privatization. Murmansk Sea Fishing Port is certainly among them.
2018 August 28
Peotr Savchuk: “We should have our fishing ships built at domestic shipyards”
The process of fishing fleet modernization has finally got moving in Russia. Peotr Savchuk, deputy head of the Federal Agency for Fishery (Rosrybolovstvo), tells IAA PortNews about the demand for fishing ships, required measures of state support, absence of demand for domestic designs and instruments to improve attractiveness of Russian shipyards.
2018 August 27
"Today, domestically manufactured components account for more than 70% of total newbuild cost": Denis Samsikov
Russia is actively implementing its policy of import substitution, domestic manufacture of marine components and equipment. In a recent interview with IAA PortNews Denis Samsikov. Executive Director of Okskaya Sudoverf told about the percentage of domestic production of components for vessels under construction at Okskaya Shipyard and what Shipyard OKA JSC has undertaken to upgrade its own facilities with the help of local suppliers of domestic products.
2018 August 24
Review of Black Sea container market in HI’2018
In the first half of 2018, Black Sea container terminals of Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia and Bulgaria handled 1,472,826 TEUs including empty containers and excluding transshipment.
2018 August 23
End of the Caspian Sea uncertainty
After the collapse of the USSR, the development of transport activities in the Caspian Sea region was complicated due to its uncertain legal status. The signing of the Convention on the Status of the Caspian Sea has put an end to its "transitional" post-Soviet period. Lots of ambitious plans ahead, but there are also quite a few problems.
2019 February 22
St Petersburg: Hamburg workshop on digitalization in logistics
In 2018 a total of around 349,000 TEU were handled in the Port of Hamburg’s container traffic with Russian ports. A total of 15 liner sevices link Hamburg with the ports in St Petersburg, Bronka, Ust-Luga, Kaliningrad, Archangel and Murmansk...St Petersburg: Hamburg workshop on digitalization in logistics
2019 February 21
Venezuela gets fuel from Russia, Europe but the bill soars
The South American nation exports crude but its refineries are in poor condition - hence the need to import gasoline and diesel for petrol stations and power plants, as well as naphtha to dilute its heavy oil...Venezuela gets fuel from Russia, Europe but the bill soars
2019 February 20
South Korean fishing vessel detained by Russian border guards
Russian border guards have detained a South Korean vessel on suspicion of illegal fishing in Russia's waters...South Korean fishing vessel detained by Russian border guards
Zvezda Shipyard to build first Aframax tanker in 2021
Russia’s Zvezda Shipyard plans to build its first Aframax class tanker in 2021...Zvezda Shipyard to build first Aframax tanker in 2021
Black Sea Container Exports on the Rise
Black Sea container terminals of the five countries handled 2927016 TEU in 2018, including empty containers, excluding transshipment...Black Sea Container Exports on the Rise
Fitch Ratings: Russian Container Port Market Recovering, But Growth Slows
Latest container throughput results of Fitch-rated Russian ports indicate that the recovery of the Russian container port market continues, although future growth is likely to be muted...Fitch Ratings: Russian Container Port Market Recovering, But Growth Slows