2016 October 19
To reach to a gem
Baltic Sea cruises are among the most expensive ones. Saint-Petersburg is set to intensify its struggle for a slice of the ‘cruise cake’. However, a number of infrastructure and legislation challenges should be met to this end.
2016 October 14
Safe navigation at seaports begins with pilotage
The practice of compulsory pilotage is widespread worldwide in the areas with challenging navigation and shipping conditions. Water areas of most seaports feature such conditions as the flows of vessels meet at the approaches to the port which entails higher risk of incidents.
2016 October 12
Rough ways to the shelf
Design institutions of Russia have developed quite a lot of projects of offshore vessels, platforms and marine equipment. However, implementation of those projects is to face numerous challenges.
2016 October 10
How deep will we go?
The scope of dredging works at water areas of Russia will total some 30 mln cbm in 2016 and is expected to remain at this level next year. Only half of dredging operations is performed by the fleet of FSUE Rosmorport with the rest of works done by contractors.
2016 October 3
Stop feeding foreign ports
According to publically available information, the recent meeting of RF Government was dedicated to withdrawal of Russia’s foreign trade cargo from the foreign ports of the Baltic Sea. Apart from liquid bulk cargo those ports handle Russian dry bulk cargo: coal and mineral fertilizers. Their complete withdrawal from foreign ports will, nevertheless, require new investments in development of specialized terminals.
2016 September 28
By northern routes
The issues of Northern Sea Route development were discussed by the experts at the IX International Forum "Transport and Transit Potential" in Saint-Petersburg. On the agenda was the improvement of logistics, ensuring of safe navigation, encouraging of investments into the anchor zone on the Kola peninsula (Murmansk Region), etc.
2016 September 19
Transneft’s recent announcement on the coming complete redirection of its freight flows from the foreign ports of the Baltic Sea to Russia’s seaports has caused a stir. However, this process has been going on for a long time and is nearing its completion. Yet, the redirection of raw cargo with its low margin doesn’t matter all that much for the economics. It would be much more significant to struggle for containers and Ro-Ro cargo.
2016 September 13
A window to Russia
The challenges of cargo transit via the Kaliningrad Region, an exclave territory of Russia, are still on the table though the authorities have undertaken a package of measures to improve the situation. The region suggests expansion of subsidies to the seaborne transport, launch of more ferryboats at Ust-Luga-Baltijsk line and container trains between Poland and Moscow.
2016 September 8
Infotech Baltika JSC, one of Russia’s leading logistics companies, tells IAA PortNews about heavy cargo transportation by inland water ways of Russia.
2016 September 6
Ilya Shestakov: “Berths of FSUE National Fish Resources should not become private”
In his interview with IAA PortNews held at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Ilya Shestakov, Head of Russia’s Federal Fisheries Agency, explains the situation with marine berths of Russian fishing ports.
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