2017 April 27
Strategy game of Saint-Petersburg
The development of Petrolesport container terminal has been given a status of a strategic project by Saint-Petersburg Administration. However, amid the excessive container facilities the capacity of which is twice as high as even the long-term requirements, this project does not seem to be economically expedient. It is quite possible that the project is focused on the sale of land though Global Ports does not confirm that.
2017 April 21
Absolute record without a single incident
Sergei Safonichev, head of FSBI Azov Sea Ports Administration, tells IAA PortNews about the winter navigation season and current plans of ASPA.
2017 April 18
Financing of shipbuilding projects
Eternal problem of Russian economy is the inaccessibility of "long" and cheap money, which has the highest impact on industries with long payback periods. Shipbuilding is among them. Starting from 2009, the problem has been handled through subsidies provided to cover the leasing interest rates, budget financing of manufacturers and leasing companies with preferential interest. Now the discussion has unfolded around an even larger leasing program.
2017 April 17
Sovcomflot switches to gas
SCF Group, in partnership with Shell, initiated the transfer of an entire segment of tanker market to more efficient, "green" technologies. In June 2018, SCF will start operating Aframax tankers powered by LNG. Experts agree that this decision opens a new phase in the development of maritime fleet.
2017 April 10
Yevpatoria makes it to reconstruction
State expert evaluation authority Glavgosexpertiza has approved the project on reconstruction of the commercial seaport of Yevpatoria for RUB 525 mln. IAA PortNews finds out that it will cover only part of the port’s demands...
2017 April 6
From where Magadan is seen
The only “window to the world” for Magadan is the seaport, the functioning of which is crucial for the entire area. Transport isolation of the region plays into the hands of large companies seeking to monopolize the market while smaller transport and logistics businesses complain over being squeezed out of the market under far-fetched pretexts. The situation with transshipment of petroleum products in the local port is a textbook example of the competition environment in remote ports.
2017 April 3
Black Nakhodka. New Season
Fresh news from the port of Nakhodka. More coal is coming. No dust decrease. Stevedores are hiding behind promises. Coal terminal sealed by Rosprirodnadzor is operating at its full capacity. The authorities of different levels make courtesy visits to the black area. Tension is growing in the society. Andrei Karpov, Chairman, Board of the regional branch of the Green Party of Russia, tells about the current situation and options to settle the conflict.
2017 March 29
Chaika comes to Taimyr
Chaika terminal with annual capacity of over 10 mln t of coal is to be built on the Taimyr peninsula. Project investor VostokCoal (VostokUgol Management Company) tells IAA PortNews about the implementation progress.
2017 March 23
Review of Black Sea container market
In 2016, Black Sea container terminals of Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia and Bulgaria handled 2,460,028 TEUs, including empty containers and excluding transshipment.
2017 March 14
Transcasipan cargo logistics
Over the recent years, the Caspian Sea Basin of Russia has been showing a downward cargo transshipment trend while the throughput of other basins is permanently growing. The weakness of transcaspian logistics is in its customs administration, closeness of the Caspian Sea as well as poorly developed transport and logistic infrastructure.
2017 October 19
Russian captain fined for running aground at Rathlin Island
The captain of a Dutch motor vessel that ran aground at Rathlin Island has been fined £1,000 at Armagh Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to failing to keep a proper look out...Russian captain fined for running aground at Rathlin Island
Container throughput in Rotterdam maintains strong growth rate
In the first nine months of 2017, the throughput of containers increased by 10.1 percent compared to the corresponding period in 2016, to a total of 10.2 million units...Container throughput in Rotterdam maintains strong growth rate
Russia, Finland eye trans-Arctic data cable connect with Japan, China
Russia and Finland are discussing the creation of a trans-Arctic fiber-optic data cable that would connect Finland, Norway and Russia with Japan and China...Russia, Finland eye trans-Arctic data cable connect with Japan, China
Russian officials admit that sanctions are throwing nuclear icebreaker plans behind
While Russian authorities assert that their newest and most powerful icebreaker, the Arktika, will be ready to take to the seas in 2019, fresh admissions that sanctions are hobbling the effort are laying the groundwork for more possible delays...Russian officials admit that sanctions are throwing nuclear icebreaker plans behind
SCZone, Russia consider launching investment project worth $7bn
A number of meetings were held between the General Authority for the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone), the Egyptian Ministry of Trade, and the Russian economic delegation to implement an investment project worth $7bn in East Port Said...SCZone, Russia consider launching investment project worth $7bn
2017 October 17
Third icebreaker close to departure for Sakhalin-2
A new icebreaking multi-purpose supply vessel for the Sakhalin-2 project offshore eastern Russia is due to undergo a naming ceremony...Third icebreaker close to departure for Sakhalin-2