2016 December 6
Navigating to the future
Both the government and the business are optimistic about the future of Russian shipping. In their opinion, Russia could lead in the field of shipping industry innovations while macroeconomic trends are playing into the hands of Russian fleet and Russian flag. Nevertheless, the country will be influenced by international legislation.
2016 November 25
Sergei Baryshnikov: “Operational training should be performed by dedicated educational institutions”
The merger of Moscow State Academy of Water Transport (MSAWT) into Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping, the largest educational institution in Russia’s water transport sector, is nearing completion. The University Rector Sergei Baryshnikov tells IAA PortNews about the process.
2016 November 22
Yevgeny Zagorodny: “the model of the recent 15-20 years is collapsing”
Recently, Russia’s shipbuilding industry has been undergoing intense revival. Yevgeny Zagorodny, Vice-President for Civil Shipbuilding, United Shipbuilding Corporation, tells IAA PortNews about new promising designs of vessels, modernization of production facilities, state support measures, impact of sanctions, import substitution and development plans.
2016 November 17
Russia’s Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot) has approved the layout of icebreakers at the ports of Russia for the winter navigation of 2016-17. The feature of this season navigation will be in the deployment of many icebreakers in Sabetta and handing over of FESCO icebreakers to FSUE Rosmorport.
2016 November 15
Anatoly Balakin: “Our target is to turn the port into a hi-tech terminal of round-the-year operation”
Port Posiet is one of the largest coal ports in Russia. Anatoly Balakin, Managing Director of Commercial Port Posiet JSC, tells IAA PortNews about the company’s development plans, its environmental and production activities.
2016 November 10
Foreign surveyors in Russian seaports
Surveying business in Russian seaports is actually under control of foreign organizations which are only answerable for their actions to their headquarters outside the country, hence less export dues are received by the Russian budget.
2016 November 8
Bunker should be calculated
A new document regulating the amount of bunker fuel carried by vessels as stores and free of customs duties is effective within the Eurasian Economic Union from December 2016. The document developed by Russia’s Ministry of Transport a year ago was approved almost intact by the Board of Eurasian Economic Commission on 1 November 2016.
2016 November 3
IMO blew off some steam
IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has approved implementation of a global sulphur cap of 0.5% m/m beyond ECAs in 2020 as well as designation of NOX ECAs from 2021. Experts are concerned about these measures to entail the increase of GHG emissions and adverse affect on navigation safety.
2016 October 28
Challenges-solutions in river cruise business
The development of river cruises in Russia is hindered with insufficient number of berths, shallowing of rivers and deterioration of the fleet. Yet, these are not the key challenges. The main objective today is popularization of river routes and making the services comply with the international standards.
2016 October 24
Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia, supported by Russian Railways, initiates a new stinging attack on stevedoring business. Head of FAS Igor Artemyev threatened some stevedores with higher berth rent having accused them of being greedy and moving their resources offshore. How fair are those accusations?
2017 May 22
Murmansk demands €9,6 million for release of Norwegian trawler
The shrimp trawler was detained in the Russian part of the Barents Sea on 10th May. Since then, the ship and its crew of 17 been has been docked in the Murmansk port...Murmansk demands €9,6 million for release of Norwegian trawler
Appliance sales to Russia surge
Small home appliance exports from China to Russia via Dongning, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, jumped 258 percent year-on-year to 511 million yuan ($74 million) during the first four months of the year...Appliance sales to Russia surge
2017 May 19
Russian trawler with 27 crew members catches fire in Sea of Okhotsk
A Russian trawler went up in flames on Wednesday while fishing in the Sea of Okhotsk off the Kamchatka peninsula in the country’s Far East...Russian trawler with 27 crew members catches fire in Sea of Okhotsk
Asia-Europe marine container shipments notch new record
The volume of marine shipping containers sent from Asia to Europe has reached an all-time high for January to March this year...Asia-Europe marine container shipments notch new record
2017 May 18
North Korean ship arrives at Russia's Vladivostok
A North Korean ferry arrived at the port here on Thursday morning, marking the start of a new phase in Russo-North Korean ties and raising international eyebrows...North Korean ship arrives at Russia's Vladivostok
Construction of modern coal terminal launched in Russian Far East
Building of a new modern coal terminal under the name of Port Vera began in the Primorye Territory located in the Russian Far East...Construction of modern coal terminal launched in Russian Far East