2018 July 23
Resting in the ice
The Russian Government has submitted to the State Duma a draft law intended to develop cruise tourism in the Arctic zone and in the Far East of Russia, streamline the calls of foreign cruise ships in the mentioned regions. The industry experts believe that Arctic cruises have a good development potential but investments into infrastructure are needed.
2018 July 17
Closed transshipment of coal is under consideration in Russia
Draft law on closed transshipment of dusty cargo in seaports has been recently submitted to the State Dгma of Russia. RF Government had not earlier approved the bill. Experts consider it to be excessive and politically motivated. They also believe it can stop coal exports from the country’s ports (some 154 million tonnes per year).
2018 July 13
Throughput of Russian ports in the first half of 2018 grew by 2.7% but its growth rates have slowed as compared with the previous years. The growth was primarily driven by dry cargo that confirms the necessity to continue the development of related facilities.
2018 July 9
Andrey Mekhanikov: “Shakhtersk is developing with minimum impact on environment”
New offshore transshipment equipment has been put into operation at the port of Shakhtersk for handling of Panamax and Capesize ships. That will let increase coal transshipment almost two-fold. Andrey Mekhanikov, Vice-President, Stevedoring and Shipping, East Mining Company Limited, tells IAA PortNews about this project.
2018 July 6
New classification rules for fishing ships
Large scale upgrading of Russia’s fishing fleet needs new approaches, new rules and new technologies. Fishing ships of new design are more efficient and sophisticated which calls for modernization of classification rules.
2018 July 5
New leadership, new challenges
Many recurrent problems in the segment of Russia’s water transport has started being successfully handled in the recent years but the industry faces more and more new challenges. Among the issues of today’s agenda is the surge of bunker fuel prices and absence of balance between different types of transport.
2018 July 2
Bunker looking in the future
Russian market of bunkering services does not stand still: its structure is changing both in terms of bunker volumes sold in different basins and in terms of fuel types. The short term agenda is the following: upgrading of the bunkering fleet and creation of infrastructure for LNG bunkering.
2018 June 26
Hydrographic Company celebrated 85th anniversary
Hydrographic Company celebrated 85th anniversary on June 25. During this period of time soviet and Russian hydrographers have performed a unique work ensuring safe navigation in the Arctic waters. The merger of Hydrographic Company with the Northern Sea Route Administration will let establish a unified coordinator of shipping in the Arctic with a comprehensive range of tools needed for safe navigation.
2018 June 25
Victor Olersky: 9 years at the helm of the industry
Mr. Victor Olersky resignation from the office of Deputy Minister of Transport, head of Rosmorrechflot was accepted by the Russian Government as of June 21, 2018. Overall, those nine years that Victor Olersky was at the helm of the Transportation Ministry and two and a half years as the head of Rosmorrechflot have been fruitful in terms of considerable number of adopted regulations and tangible results for the sector: the fleet under the Russian flag has become significantly younger, the safety of navigation has improved, new port expansion projects have been implemented, shipping on the Northern Sea Route has recovered, the maritime training system has been reformed, and Russia’s position has gained traction in the discussions within the IMO.
2018 June 20
Demand and capacity
Russia is in great need for fleet renovation, from nuclear-powered icebreakers to river ships. Newbuilding orders are being placed numerously due to state support measures but private shipyard tend to be driven out of the market.
2018 December 4
Zvezda Cancels Tender to Import South Korean Ship Parts
Russia's new far eastern Zvezda shipyard has cancelled a tender to import key parts for a crude oil tanker from South Korea's Hyundai...Zvezda Cancels Tender to Import South Korean Ship Parts
Keel laid in Russia for first of six new Norebo factory trawlers
Officials from Russia's federal fishing agency and regional government bodies were all in St. Petersburg last week to celebrate the ceremonial laying of a keel into the Captain Sokolov...Keel laid in Russia for first of six new Norebo factory trawlers
Ukrainian court refuses to release detained Russian tanker
The Kherson City Court has rejected a claim of the shipowner seeking to lift a ban on the Russian Mekhanik Pogodin oil tanker, Ukrainian President’s so-called permanent representative to Crimea...Ukrainian court refuses to release detained Russian tanker
Ukraine ports feel squeeze from tensions with Russia
Kiev says Russia has not allowed commercial vessels through the strait, which separates Russia’s mainland from Crimea...Ukraine ports feel squeeze from tensions with Russia
2018 December 3
Russia’s first LNG import terminal at Kaliningrad nears launch
Russia’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility in the exclave Kaliningrad on the Baltic Sea is close to start-up...Russia’s first LNG import terminal at Kaliningrad nears launch
Shareholder of the Nikolaev shipbuilding plant “Ocean” declared that the company can sell in the interests of Russia
Liquidator, auction organizer and two judges from Nikolaev are involved in the scheme to sell the plant to companies involved with Russia, says the shareholder of the company...Shareholder of the Nikolaev shipbuilding plant “Ocean” declared that the company can sell in the interests of Russia