2018 August 24
Review of Black Sea container market in HI’2018
In the first half of 2018, Black Sea container terminals of Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia and Bulgaria handled 1,472,826 TEUs including empty containers and excluding transshipment.
2018 August 23
End of the Caspian Sea uncertainty
After the collapse of the USSR, the development of transport activities in the Caspian Sea region was complicated due to its uncertain legal status. The signing of the Convention on the Status of the Caspian Sea has put an end to its "transitional" post-Soviet period. Lots of ambitious plans ahead, but there are also quite a few problems.
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.
2019 April 15
Russia eyes greater energy dominance as Novatek taps Arctic
Novatek PJSC, the main shareholder of the Yamal LNG plant, says plans for further projects will transform Russia into one of the biggest exporters of the fuel within a decade...Russia eyes greater energy dominance as Novatek taps Arctic
2019 April 12
VGK cargo transhipment capacity replenished with vessels of 7500 t
Four new 100 m vessels with a carrying capacity of 7500 t each were delivered from the Indonesian shipyard to the Sakhalin Port of Korsakov on a special transport vessel Heavy Lift...VGK cargo transhipment capacity replenished with vessels of 7500 t
Construction Of Russia's Utrenny LNG Terminal To Cost Over $2.3Bln - Deputy Prime Minister
The total investment in the Utrenny liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the port of Sabetta in Northern Siberia will exceed 150 billion rubles...Construction Of Russia's Utrenny LNG Terminal To Cost Over $2.3Bln - Deputy Prime Minister
New super-trawlers give RK Lenina, Russian Fishery Company more fishing, processing firepower
A new super-trawler being built for Russia’s Collective Farm Fishery by V.I. Lenin (RK Lenina) will be equipped with state-of-the-art processing and chilling equipment provided by Skaginn 3X and Frost...New super-trawlers give RK Lenina, Russian Fishery Company more fishing, processing firepower
2019 April 11
Shell exits Russian LNG joint venture with Gazprom
Energy giant Shell today announced that it is leaving the joint project it was developing with Gazprom in Russia, following the Russian gas company’s decision to alter its configuration...Shell exits Russian LNG joint venture with Gazprom
Russia’s Arctic shipping route to attract over $11 billion in investments
Total investments into the development of Russia’s Northern Sea Route (NSR) will exceed 735 billion rubles (US$11.3 billion)...Russia’s Arctic shipping route to attract over $11 billion in investments