• 2018 June 18

    German Zverev: “Fishing companies are ready to invest in new ships but it depends on shipbuilding”

    Russia’s fishery segment embarks on large scale fleet renovation. German Zverev, President of the All-Russian Association of Fishing Industry, Businessmen and Exporters, tells IAA PortNews about this process and challenges thereof.

  • 2018 June 9

    Through rough ways to fishing

    Russia’s backlog of orders for construction of fishing ships at domestic shipyards is a breakthrough over the recent 20 years. Local content of materials is as high as 90% while a big job is to be done in the segment of equipment so that it was replaced with products of Russian origin.

  • 2018 June 6

    Big port deserves big bunkering

    Bunkering market of Big Port St. Petersburg is stable and the number of oil spills is decreasing. This segment is facing the creation of infrastructure for LNG bunkering and development of new terminals. Harbour Master’s Service of the port tells IAA PortNews about the situation in the bunkering market of Saint-Petersburg.

  • 2018 May 31

    Inviolable union

    New Customs Code of EAEU came into effect on 1 January 2018 to replace the Customs Code of the Customs Union. When speaking at the XIV International Transport Forum “Yug-Transshipment-2018”, Sergey Sokolov, Adviser for Customs Formalities and Customs Control, Department of Customs Legislation and Law Enforcement Practice, told about changes streamlining customs procedures.

  • 2018 May 25

    Localization without isolation

    Russian shipbuilding and shipping industries are going through very interesting times: on the one hand, they should integrate more closely with the Eurasian space and follow the global technological trends; on the other hand they have to escape dependence on foreign manufacturers.

  • 2018 May 18

    Review of Black Sea container market in QI’2018

    In the first quarter of 2018, Black Sea container terminals of Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia and Bulgaria handled 732,948 TEUs including empty containers and excluding transshipment.

  • 2018 May 15

    Bunkering companies to hold exercises

    Olga Sarkova, Director General of OOO Industrial Safety Systems, tells IAA PortNews about practical application of new requirements on oil spill response plans (OSR plans) which came into effect on 7 November 2017 for oil transshipment and bunkering operations.

  • 2018 May 14

    Fleet upgrading

    Shipyards of Russia are not equally loaded so far. Considerable number of potential orders will let ensure a well balanced loading. State leasing companies representing an important instrument to finance newbuildings provide for construction of almost all commercial ships.

  • 2018 May 8

    Ilya Muromets ready for Arctic endeavor

    RF Navy’s Northern Fleet has successfully completed ice tests of the newest icebreaker Ilya Muromets. It took 19 days for the ship to perform the test ptogramme in the water areas of the Barents and Kara seas, in ice fields of different thickness and density.

  • 2018 April 25

    Fleet horizons

    After a long period of stagnation Russia has at last embarked on wide-scale construction of civil vessels. However, the process of fleet renovation can be hindered by low content of serial construction and imbalance between different types of transport.