2017 January 27
Makhachkala port: fail logic
Over a year and a half, Makhachkala Commercial Sea Port (MCSP) with its quite moderate performance has seen media exposure and attention from authorities in the amount exceeding that of harbours handling tens of millions of tons. Yet, there is no paradox here: recent activities around MCSP put everything into perspective with quite uninviting prospects for Russia’s only nonfreezing port in the Caspian Sea.
2017 January 24
A liner for two capitals
The Russian Federation is losing its cruise river fleet. Lack of comfortable vessels is among the factors hindering the development of cruise tourism. Amid the market demand Russian shipbuilders are busting a decades-long myth about Russia not able to build passenger ships.
2017 January 19
Sergei Gaidayev: “Bagayevsky hydrosystem will create conditions for development of Russia’s South”
In late 2016 FBI Azov-Don Basin Administration celebrated its 20th anniversary. Sergei Gaidayev, head of Azov-Don Basin Administration tells IAA PortNews about the work performed over the two-decade period, the results of the navigation season of 2016 and designing of the crucial hydraulic engineering facility on the Lower Don river.
2017 January 16
DNIIMF: The corridors lack macroeconomic prospects
Experts say the format of international transport corridors Primorye-1 and Primorye-2 with forecasted annual traffic of 60 mln t and required investments of RUB 180 bln is out of date. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Mikhail Kholosha, Head of DNIIMF Transport Development Department, tells about the need to revise the model of transport potential development in the region.
2017 January 13
OJSC Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard (SNS), leader of composite shipbuilding in Russia, has mastered the technology of building hulls of composite materials through vacuum infusion method. Upon completion of modernization SNS capacity on implementation of state defence orders and construction of civil ships will grow two or even three times.
2017 January 12
Victor Vovk: we expect state financing of river infrastructure facilities to increase in 2017
Despite the challenges of navigation in some basins of Russia’s inland water ways, the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot) fulfilled the tasks of 2016 and embarked on implementation of the most important infrastructure projects. Victor Vovk, deputy head of Rosmorrechflot, tells IAA PortNews about the results of the past navigation season, about handling of the low water problem and about the activities to prepare for the navigation season of 2017.
2017 January 5
Anton Pyatkov: “The year of 2017 is a landmark for us”
In 2017, Port Management Company LLC is going to complete implementation of the largest coal port project – to put into operation Phase III of Vostochny Port JSC. Anton Pyatkov, Director General of Port Management Company, tells IAA PortNews about this project and about the logistics of Russian coal exports.
2016 December 29
With new facilities into a new year
Annual throughput capacity of Russian seaports has grown by 32 mln t and is expected to reach 715-720 mln t in 2016. The development of port infrastructure features new trends shaping amid the changing macroeconomic and geopolitical situation. IAA PortNews offers a brief review of 2016 events and trends in stevedoring sector, port infrastructure, shipping and shipbuilding.
2016 December 21
Phantoms of Russian infrastructure-2016
The outgoing year has seen certain economic stabilization in terms of oil prices and exchange rates of rouble. Nevertheless, there is a severe budget deficit and the state is striving to minimize its expenses including those for infrastructure projects. In general, the list of ‘phantom’ projects has not changed significantly while the progress is seen mostly in transition from talks to paperwork and agreements. In fact, some projects are showing a real progress.
2016 December 15
Russian Government is set to centralize the development of the Arctic through overcoming the lack of cooperation between different agencies. For that purpose the Northern Sea Route Administration is to be converted from a purely technical authority into an ‘arctic ministry’. Principal decisions on state regulation of Arctic activities are expected to be made by RF President in March 2017.
2017 August 18
Russia's Admiralty Shipyards to Build Compact Shipyard for Subs Manufacture
...around 5 billion rubles ($83.5 million) will be invested in the project...Russia's Admiralty Shipyards to Build Compact Shipyard for Subs Manufacture
Murmansk Transport Hub lacks cash to complete railway
Aimed at doubling current goods volums, Murmansk Transport Hub is a key infrastructure project for shipping through Russia’s only larger port in the European part with direct access to ice-free waters...Murmansk Transport Hub lacks cash to complete railway
2017 August 17
Russian energy company to invest $25.2 mln in Murmansk port's environmental protection
Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK) plans to invest 1.5 bln rubles ($25.2 mln) into environmental protection activities in the Murmansk commercial seaport...Russian energy company to invest $25.2 mln in Murmansk port's environmental protection
Lithuanian PM: exporting oil products via Russia dangerous for Belarus
If Moscow forced Minsk to export its oil products via Russian railways and ports, that would be economically unviable and dangerous for Belarus...Lithuanian PM: exporting oil products via Russia dangerous for Belarus
2017 August 16
Russia charts 40 years of icebreaker progress
Russia is this week celebrating the historic achievements of its nuclear-powered icebreaker fleet and has also announced project milestones for its latest vessels...Russia charts 40 years of icebreaker progress
Arctic Ocean thaw helps Russian shipping as old ice is blown west
Russian shipping in the Arctic is benefiting from winds that are driving the oldest and thickest sea ice towards North America, further opening a remote region that is thawing amid global warming...Arctic Ocean thaw helps Russian shipping as old ice is blown west