2018 August 10
Import substitution in stevedoring sector
Transshipment of Russia’s foreign trade cargo via the ports of the Baltic states and Ukraine in the first half of this year fell by 7.5% to 22.2 million tonnes. Their share has decreased from 6.51% in HI’2017 to 5.88% in HI’2018. High dependence is still observed in the segment of dry bulk cargo while the development of required infrastructure has begun.
2018 August 1
Measures of contention
Large-scale plans on renovation of the fishing fleet require additional measures of state support. Russian Federal Fisheries Agency suggests compensating 25% of total newbuilding costs while RF Ministry of Industry and Trade calls on applying the measures available today.
2018 July 26
Mongolia as a maritime power
Basing on its cooperation with the Republic of Korea, China and Russia, Mongolia is entering the shipping market of the Asia Pacific Region both as an exporter and a carrier. Mr Tuvshintur Saranjav, Head of Mongolian Maritime Administration, Ministry of Road and Transport Development of Mongolia, tells IAA PortNews about this cooperation and near-term plans.
2018 July 23
Resting in the ice
The Russian Government has submitted to the State Duma a draft law intended to develop cruise tourism in the Arctic zone and in the Far East of Russia, streamline the calls of foreign cruise ships in the mentioned regions. The industry experts believe that Arctic cruises have a good development potential but investments into infrastructure are needed.
2018 July 17
Closed transshipment of coal is under consideration in Russia
Draft law on closed transshipment of dusty cargo in seaports has been recently submitted to the State Dгma of Russia. RF Government had not earlier approved the bill. Experts consider it to be excessive and politically motivated. They also believe it can stop coal exports from the country’s ports (some 154 million tonnes per year).
2018 July 13
Throughput of Russian ports in the first half of 2018 grew by 2.7% but its growth rates have slowed as compared with the previous years. The growth was primarily driven by dry cargo that confirms the necessity to continue the development of related facilities.
2018 July 9
Andrey Mekhanikov: “Shakhtersk is developing with minimum impact on environment”
New offshore transshipment equipment has been put into operation at the port of Shakhtersk for handling of Panamax and Capesize ships. That will let increase coal transshipment almost two-fold. Andrey Mekhanikov, Vice-President, Stevedoring and Shipping, East Mining Company Limited, tells IAA PortNews about this project.
2018 July 6
New classification rules for fishing ships
Large scale upgrading of Russia’s fishing fleet needs new approaches, new rules and new technologies. Fishing ships of new design are more efficient and sophisticated which calls for modernization of classification rules.
2018 July 5
New leadership, new challenges
Many recurrent problems in the segment of Russia’s water transport has started being successfully handled in the recent years but the industry faces more and more new challenges. Among the issues of today’s agenda is the surge of bunker fuel prices and absence of balance between different types of transport.
2018 July 2
Bunker looking in the future
Russian market of bunkering services does not stand still: its structure is changing both in terms of bunker volumes sold in different basins and in terms of fuel types. The short term agenda is the following: upgrading of the bunkering fleet and creation of infrastructure for LNG bunkering.
2019 February 22
St Petersburg: Hamburg workshop on digitalization in logistics
In 2018 a total of around 349,000 TEU were handled in the Port of Hamburg’s container traffic with Russian ports. A total of 15 liner sevices link Hamburg with the ports in St Petersburg, Bronka, Ust-Luga, Kaliningrad, Archangel and Murmansk...St Petersburg: Hamburg workshop on digitalization in logistics
2019 February 21
Venezuela gets fuel from Russia, Europe but the bill soars
The South American nation exports crude but its refineries are in poor condition - hence the need to import gasoline and diesel for petrol stations and power plants, as well as naphtha to dilute its heavy oil...Venezuela gets fuel from Russia, Europe but the bill soars
2019 February 20
South Korean fishing vessel detained by Russian border guards
Russian border guards have detained a South Korean vessel on suspicion of illegal fishing in Russia's waters...South Korean fishing vessel detained by Russian border guards
Zvezda Shipyard to build first Aframax tanker in 2021
Russia’s Zvezda Shipyard plans to build its first Aframax class tanker in 2021...Zvezda Shipyard to build first Aframax tanker in 2021
Black Sea Container Exports on the Rise
Black Sea container terminals of the five countries handled 2927016 TEU in 2018, including empty containers, excluding transshipment...Black Sea Container Exports on the Rise
Fitch Ratings: Russian Container Port Market Recovering, But Growth Slows
Latest container throughput results of Fitch-rated Russian ports indicate that the recovery of the Russian container port market continues, although future growth is likely to be muted...Fitch Ratings: Russian Container Port Market Recovering, But Growth Slows