2019 October 11
Import substitution prospects
The work on RF Government Decree No 719 on import substitution in shipbuilding is underway for the fourth year. However, shipbuilders, ship owners and equipment suppliers have not yet decided if it gives an impetus to Russian industry or presents an extra barrier for fleet development.
2019 October 7
Lutz Birke: “Hamburg is interested in joint launching of logistics startups with Saint-Petersburg”
Cargo traffic between Big Port St. Petersburg and Port of Hamburg to grow by 15% in 2019. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Lutz Birke, Chief of Office, Harbour & Innovation, Ministry for Economy, Traffic and Innovation, tells about the search for new logistic schemes including NSR transportation, development of bunkering infrastructure for sustainable fuel, the Elbe river dredging, development prospects and plans on reduction of hazardous emissions from ships.
2019 October 3
BIMCO President Sadan Kaptanoglu: The entire shipping industry is entering a new era
In a recent interview with IAA PortNews Şadan Kaptanoğlu, managing director of HI Kaptanoglu Shipping and President of BIMCO told about activities of BIMCO, the leading global shipping association.
2019 October 1
Sergey Nikitin: Our seafarers are still in high regard in the market
As it is known, personnel is key. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Director of Sinilga crewing agency Sergey Nikitin tells about training of Russian seafarers, their wages, reliable and non-reliable employers, bureaucratic and legal aspects of crewing as well as activities of related trade unions.
2019 September 25
Construction of fishing ships in Russia
RF Ministry of Industry and Trade says construction of over thirty fishing ships has been contracted in Russia with more than 120 ships to be built by 2025. They will replace half of the fleet in this segment.
2019 September 24
Fleet that supports
Support fleet in Russia still consists, to a great extent, of obsolete ‘soviet’ series vessels. There is a great demand for tugboats, bunkering ships, icebreakers. Also, classification of vessels is to be revised. Leading international manufacturers are ready to assist in construction of required ships.
2019 September 17
Global climate changes, tougher environmental requirements in the shipping industry, emerging-market economic development and growing urbanization present new challenges for the transport industry of the future and today. ABB, leading supplier of maritime equipment, told IAA PortNews about the latest energy-efficient technologies and projects featuring conscious attitude to environment.
2019 September 16
Can Kaliningrad compete with Gdansk?
The Kaliningrad Region is long on plans to accumulate container flows at its terminals. Two alternative projects are under consideration today: construction of a deep-water terminal and dredging of a seaway canal. The negotiations to resume a ferry link with Sassnitz are also underway. Experts are skeptical about those plans.
2019 September 9
Aleksandr Babich: “Operational leasing is a very promising activity”
MASHPROMLEASING JSC is boosting its portfolio of shipbuilding projects. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Aleksandr Babich, General Director of MASHPROMLEASING JSC, tells about specific features of leasing for various types of ships, financing of PV300 cruise ship and prospects of the operational leasing.
2019 September 5
For those in a tanker
Virtually all largest tanker operators worldwide, excluding Sovcomflot of Russia that had successfully diversified its business, demonstrated a loss in the first half of 2019. Meanwhile, both refineries and tanker fleet operators are preparing for environmental restrictions effective from 2020.
2020 March 26
Floating Platform Of Sea Launch Project Arrives In Russia's Far East - Roscosmos Chief
The floating launch platform, Odyssey of the Sea, has successfully arrived at Russia's Far Eastern port of Slavyanka...Floating Platform Of Sea Launch Project Arrives In Russia's Far East - Roscosmos Chief
Russian Authorities Ban Cruise Ship From Entering Vladivostok Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
The Administration of Seaports of Primorsky Territory and Eastern Arctic said on Thursday it had received an instruction from the Russian consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor not to let the Costa Neoromantica cruise ship enter the port of Vladivostok...Russian Authorities Ban Cruise Ship From Entering Vladivostok Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Alexandria Port receives new Russian vehicle for trial operation
Alexandria Port received a model of the new Russian vehicle as part of a contract signed between the Egyptian government and the Russian-Hungarian alliance led by the Russian Transmashholding Company...Alexandria Port receives new Russian vehicle for trial operation
Sakhalin Energy successfully offloads 1800th LNG cargo
Sakhalin Energy has announced that it has successfully offloaded the 1800th LNG cargo produced by the Sakhalin-2 LNG plant...Sakhalin Energy successfully offloads 1800th LNG cargo
2020 March 24
Russian Export Center to help exporters lower losses amid coronavirus outbreak
Russian exporters can count on the help of the Russian Export Center (REC) in minimizing the losses caused by changes in the global economy amid the novel coronavirus pandemic...Russian Export Center to help exporters lower losses amid coronavirus outbreak
Russia's VTB buys 50% of Taman grain terminal from Ukraine's Kernel
Russian state-controlled VTB bank, which has been expanding its grain business, has bought a half of the Taman grain terminal in the Russian part of the Black Sea from Ukraine's Kernel...Russia's VTB buys 50% of Taman grain terminal from Ukraine's Kernel