2017 November 16
Development prospects of Russia’s Caspian ports
Russian ports of the Caspian Basin have been long suffering from the falling freight turnover. Lifting of sanctions on Iran, debottlenecking of Russian IWW and revival of cruise shipbuilding bring hope for busier domestic ports in the Caspian Sea. Recently approved strategy for their development foresees the construction of a new deepwater port in Caspijsk.
2017 November 10
Vitaly Klyuyev: “Seafarers training system in Russia complies with international standards”
The system of training and certification of seafarers in Russia has been brought into compliance with the international requirements. Major efforts of the Transport Ministry and other ad hoc agencies have lead up to that. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Vitaly Klyuyev, Director of RF Transport Ministry's Department of State Policy for Maritime and River Transport, tells about training of shipboard personnel and about changes in the system of industry-specific education.
2017 November 9
Surely you have heard about blockchain and have a general idea of what it is. Perhaps, you know less about using blockchain in logistics and would like to know more. This technology will let operators of marine container lines save about $38 bln annually.
2017 October 30
Russia is preparing for a fuel revolution in global shipping. State support measures are under development for promotion of gas-fuelled ships, departmental programme on technical aspects of LNG-powered shipping is under implementation, scientific and designing organizations are involved in the process, the stakeholders told at the Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” organized by Krylov State Research Center and Media Group PortNews (Moscow, 25 October 2017).
2017 October 23
‘Platon’ system for ships
RF Transport Ministry has drafted regulations to introduce investment duties at seaports. According to the project initiator, those charges are to be invested in creation and development of federally owned facilities at seaports. Meanwhile, there are concerns about a possible negative impact on the attractiveness of Russian ports.
2017 October 17
From Russia without a ship
Russian legal practice is seeing the creation of a dangerous precedent with a potential negative impact on the attractiveness of domestic ports for foreign vessels. It is related to the case of the Aframax tanker Delta Pioneer which allided with a pier at Primorsk port on 20 November 2016. Russia rejected guarantees of international P&I Clubs and refused to release the arrested tanker while the amount of the claimed damage conflicts with international instruments.
2017 October 12
Agroport “Ustye Dona” in anticipation of border check point inauguration
This year has seen inauguration of Louis Dreyfus Company’s first grain terminal in Russia, in the Azov District of the Rostov Region. Aleksey Tkachenko, Director General of Agroport “Ustye Dona” LLC, tells IAA PortNews about the construction, current and expected activities.
2017 October 10
Deep import substitution
Despite the challenging period when Russian machine building and shipbuilding survived the crisis of 1990-ies, the country continues developing new dredging technologies and state-of-the-art equipment.
2017 October 4
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim: «Russia has always been one of IMO major Member States»
In his exclusive interview with IAA PortNews in Moscow, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim covered a wide range of IMO activities: fuel and environmental regulations, Polar Code, autonomous ships, cybersecurity, etc.
2017 October 3
Denis Samsikov: “Okskaya Sudoverf has upgraded its facilities and increased the backlog of orders by its 110th anniversary”
Okskaya Sudoverf is among the most dynamically developing shipyards in Russia. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Executive Director of the shipyard Denis Samsikov tells about implementation of the programme on modernization of production facilities, current and expected orders, financial and other aspects of the company activities in the year of its 110th anniversary.
2018 June 21
China, Russia сooperating in Arctic as region gains strategic importance
Going with the grain a win for ports
as a cargo, grains tend to be both more valuable and more delicate than either of the leading bulk cargoes, which puts a premium on dedicated handling solutions at ports...Going with the grain a win for ports
At midsummer, tankers get ice-trapped near Russian Arctic port
It has created a complicated situation, Rosatomflot says. The state company which manages the Russian nuclear-powered icebreakers, confirms that independent shipping in the area is «paralysed» and that LNG carriers and tankers are stuck...At midsummer, tankers get ice-trapped near Russian Arctic port
2018 June 20
Presidential envoy: Novatek’s LNG project will keep Northern Sea Route busy
A sea terminal to reload liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Kamchatka will increase manifold trips along the the Northern Sea Route...Presidential envoy: Novatek’s LNG project will keep Northern Sea Route busy
Military shipyards eye stakes in Arctic LNG
The two major yards in Severodvinsk, northern Russia, intend to deliver key components to the country’s planned new Arctic natural gas project...Military shipyards eye stakes in Arctic LNG
Russia to build a new deep-sea port in the north
The project of a new deep-water region of the Arkhangelsk port in the north of Russia was presented to the state-run Vnesheconombank...Russia to build a new deep-sea port in the north