2017 September 5
Tanker market touches the bottom
Freight rates are stagnant for the second year in a row following their high level of 2015. The trends prevailing in the market show the growth of global tonnage exceeding moderate increase of demand for oil transportation.
2017 September 4
Iron horses bound for Saint-Petersburg
Well known macroeconomical and geopolitical events have led to absence of demand for car handling facilities at the port of Ust-Luga. The remaining amount is flowing via Big Port St. Petersburg – MSCC Bronka, Petrolesport and Fish Port. Novorossiysk is still in demand for new cars imports to the southern regions of Russia.
2017 August 28
Two fish with one stone
Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery (Rosrybolovstvo) says there are about 40 pending contracts for construction of fishing ships. In the future, specialized ships like crab/mackerel/ivasi catching ships will be in special demand. It is also necessary to recover port infrastructure of fish terminals. At the same time, there too many terminals that are not dedicated but being used for coal transshipment and filling the air with dust … Is it possible to find one solution for both problems?
2017 August 21
Far Eastern “phantoms”
Far East Basin of Russia is to see the fastest development of seaports’ infrastructure. A good number of projects have been announced there with some of them remaining on paper.
2017 August 18
USC Vice-President Yevgeny Zagorodny tells about cruise shipbuilding in Russia
Russia numbers about 100 large cruise ships of inland navigation. Their average age exceeds 40 years, therefore renovation of cruise fleet is a very urgent issue. Yevgeny Zagorodny, Vice-President for Civil Shipbuilding, United Shipbuilding Corporation, tells IAA PortNews about the plans and prospects of building new ships in Russia.
2017 August 15
Review of Black Sea container market
In the first half of 2017, Black Sea container terminals of Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia and Bulgaria handled 1,317,490 TEUs including empty containers and excluding transshipment.
2017 August 13
Will coal handling and clean environment ever be possible?
Coal is the most promising cargo for the further expansion of Russia's port facilities. There are a lot of coal terminals in Russia and only four dedicated coal ports. And conventional ports are handling coal without using modern 'green' technologies. However, the situation may change soon due to new legislative initiatives that will force stevedores operating the conventional terminals to purchase appropriate equipment and systems or to abandon the market.
2017 August 3
Northward and westward
According to Rosmorrechflot, annual cargo throughput of the North-Western Russian ports by 2020 may grow by 60 million tonnes. Of the volume, about 40 million tonnes is expected to be generated in the segment of dry bulk cargo. Additional volumes of freight will be received thanks to shifting of imports flows to Russian ports from the neighboring countries through the construction of new terminals.
2017 July 28
Coal crossed the border
Although transshipment of Russian foreign trade cargo via the ports of the Baltic states and Ukraine decreased in the first half of 2017 by 6.84%, coal transshipment via foreign ports surged, which even resulted in some growth of Russian cargo handled by neighboring states, in absolute terms.
2017 July 26
Three-day activities of MariNet completed in Kaliningrad
On 21-23 June 2017, MariNet working group of the National Technology Initiative (NTI) held a series of activities in Kaliningrad: regional conference, meeting of the sub-group on human capital development and engineering competition “Solar Regatta”. Continuous education – from school to maritime specialization – was in the focus of the activities. Expansion of the MariNet footprint is among the key factors of MariNet Working Group’s success, said Aleksandr Pinsky, deputy head of the Group.
2018 January 19
Official vote of confidence for Russia’s floating nuclear plant fails to reassure
Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant, the Akademik Lomonosov, has received its approval for operation from the country’s State Expert Examination Board...Official vote of confidence for Russia’s floating nuclear plant fails to reassure
Fight between ministry and shipyard over top secret spy sub comes to surface
The Zvezdochka yard outside Arkhangelsk, northern Russia, demands another 6.8 billion ruble for its comprehensive modernization of nuclear submarine «Podmoskovye»...Fight between ministry and shipyard over top secret spy sub comes to surface
In 2018, Riga port will continue entering new markets for cargo and passenger attraction
In 2018, the marketing activities of the Freeport of Riga Authority will be focused both on preserving existing markets and active work in new regions, attracting new cargo and passenger flows to the port...In 2018, Riga port will continue entering new markets for cargo and passenger attraction
Tanker With Russian Gas for Boston Makes Mid-Atlantic U-Turn
Three weeks after picking up a controversial cargo in the U.K., a liquefied natural gas tanker made a U-turn one day before it was due to deliver it in Boston...Tanker With Russian Gas for Boston Makes Mid-Atlantic U-Turn
Boom times for Russia's Arctic ports
In 2017, a record 9.74 million tons of goods were transported along the route, with only 194,364 tons shipped to transit the route...Boom times for Russia's Arctic ports
2018 January 17
Speedy tankers signal LNG market tightening on rise in China demand
Shipping prices for liquefied natural gas tankers have risen to a three-year high, spurring vessel operators to speed up tankers so they can reach customers more quickly...Speedy tankers signal LNG market tightening on rise in China demand