2019 May 30
Port of Novorossiysk: Black Sea flagship
For almost two centuries, the port of Novorossiysk has been a personification of national maritime industry’s power. On the day of 180th anniversary of Novorossiysk port’s Harbour Master Service, head of Black Sea Ports Administration Vladimir Yerygin answered the questions of IAA PortNews.
2019 May 23
‘Platon’ comes to Neptune
RF Government has approved the rules for collecting port investment dues at seaports of the Russian Federation. RF Ministry of Transport expects the new dues to cover the deficit of port infrastructure financing estimated at RUB 7-8 billion per year.
2019 May 20
Unfreezing the plans
The draft plan for the development of the Northern Sea Route infrastructure till 2035 foresees the establishment of a unified container shipping operator and a national dredging company, construction of three nuclear-powered icebreakers of the Leader series and a refinery in the Murmansk Region as well as other measures. The Northern Sea Route is to become an all-year-round sea way. The plan can also include the requirement on using LNG as a marine fuel.
2019 May 14
Yury Kostin: “We should protect both the state rights and the business interests”
Yury Kostin, Director of the State Policy Department for Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Transport Ministry, tells IAA PortNews about legislative changes related to stevedoring and shipping activities.
2019 May 8
Peotr Savchuk: “Numerous opportunities of the global ocean are not being used in full”
Extensive plans of Russia’s fishery industry include the construction of new fishing, research and cargo ships as well as catching of new products and research of the global ocean opportunities. Peotr Savchuk, deputy head of Rosrybolovstvo (Russian Federal Fisheries Agency) tell about it in his interview with IAA PortNews.
2019 May 6
Containerization is underway
Black Sea ports demonstrated a positive dynamics of container turnover in 2018. Novorossiysk slowed down its growth rates after a breakthrough of 2017 but continues containerization of more cargoes ensuring a higher flexibility for cargo owners and shippers. When speaking at the XV International Transport Forum YugTrans 2019, Aleksey Garmash, General Director of Novomorsnab LLC, told about the key trends in this segment.
2019 April 28
End of river shipping?
The long-running dispute between inland shipping community and Russian Railways (RZD) over discounts during river navigation periods has entered a new phase. Oleg Belozerov believes the industry should decide on whether the country needs this “inefficient fleet”, with no guideline at hand for acceptable balance between the modes.
2019 April 24
Andrey Vakhrushev: “Our task is the development of the ports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don and Taganrog”
The period of icebreaking assistance was completed at the ports in the Sea of Azov about a month ago with summer aids to navigation now having been deployed. Andrei Vakhrushev, Director of the Rosmorport’s branch in a recent interview told PortNews about this winter icebreaking season and its results, the maintenance and development in the basins of Rostov-on-Don, Azov and Taganrog ports.
2019 April 17
Regulatory barriers hinder development of seaports on the Don river
Legislative framework is to be adjusted to ensure infrastructure development in seaports of Rostov-on-Don and Azov: the maritime status obtained in 2009 obliges them to apply maritime standards of design and construction while the conditions are typical for rivers.
2019 April 12
Sovcomflot: clean work
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on encouraging shipping companies to use environmentally friendly fuel. In Russia, a pioneer in this area is Sovcomflot which has a series of LNG powered tankers being built with several ships already in operation. They will be followed by construction of required infrastructure in Russia with relevant projects under development.
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