2018 February 26
There is a plan for a large scale modernization of fishery infrastructure in Russia as well as for a comprehensive renovation of the fishing fleet. Experts say legislation improvements are required in the field of dredging, hydraulic engineering, taxation and investment quotas in exchange for placing newbuilding orders with domestic shipyards.
2018 February 20
HAZMAT: Handle with care
Russia needs to update national legislation and harmonize it with international safety requirements for handling dangerous goods (DG) amid growing exports from the country. At the same time, it is important to create transparent, competitive conditions for bona fide market participants engaged in intermodal transport of this types of cargo.
2018 February 14
Dredging down to success
To develop its ports Russia should renovate its dredging and technical fleet having ensured import substitution in this segment. At the Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress organized by Media Group PortNews, representatives of ad hoc ministries, agencies and companies were discussing recent developments in this sphere and the ways to achieve this objective and to improve industry-specific legislation.
2018 February 7
In 2017, the share of Russia’s foreign trade cargo transshipped via the ports of the Baltic states and Ukraine decreased by about 0.6% to 6.21%. At the same time, transshipment of Russian cargo via the ports of Ukraine surged over 2-fold amid the deficit of dry cargo handling facilities in the Russian Federation.
2018 February 1
Reconstruction of Crimean ports under Federal Targeted Programme is postponed for at least two years because of disagreements between Crimean Sea Ports and contractors involved in design and survey work.
2018 January 29
Zvezda hanging over the Baltic
The law securing transportation of cargo loaded on the Northern Sea Route by RF-flagged ships will facilitate the development of Arctic shipbuilding in Russia. Shipyards of Saint-Petersburg and the Leningrad Region have been traditionally holding the lead in this segment but their leadership will soon be undermined by Primorsk Territory’s Zvezda backed by Rosneft.
2018 January 18
Advanced solutions for ports
Russia numbers more than 60 seaports and dozens of stevedoring companies. Mooring facilities and docking equipment at many of them are obsolete and worn-out while their domestic production is not sufficient. This situation opens great potential for foreign suppliers.
2018 January 10
LNG to drive Arctic shipping development
Liquefied natural gas is becoming the key driver for the development of the Arctic and Arctic shipping, both in Russia and in the USA. With the Alaska LNG project the two countries obtain an opportunity to settle the issue of shipping in the Bering Strait, which is essential for the functioning of the Northern Sea Route and for LNG exports from Alaska.
2018 January 9
Ports of Crimea decrease the loss
The ports of Crimea have started decreasing their loss for the first time in a three year period. The flow of passengers and cargoes has stabilized.
2017 December 29
To the native harbour
Russia has generally fulfilled its strategic task on shifting cargo flows to domestic harbours, though there is still a deficit of dedicated terminals in some freight segments. Resolving of systemic problems of inland water ways has begun but the problem of competition with railways has blown up. Shipbuilding has focused on import substitution, introduction of new technologies and alternative fuels with shipping industry to enjoy reasonable protectionism.
2018 October 19
Nord Stream 2 natural gas link could face delays from weather, vessel issues: official
The construction timeline for the planned 55 Bcm/year Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany could slip if bad weather affects pipelaying or if any of the pipelaying vessels have technical issues...Nord Stream 2 natural gas link could face delays from weather, vessel issues: official
Chinese Port Refuses to Service Stranded Russian Ship Over U.S. Sanctions Fears, Company Says
A Chinese shipyard has reportedly refused to finish repairs of a Russian vessel said to be involved in the transfer of refined petroleum products to North Korean vessels over fears of U.S. sanctions...Chinese Port Refuses to Service Stranded Russian Ship Over U.S. Sanctions Fears, Company Says
Port of Hamburg as digital networking pioneer
Underwater drones, autonomous trucks and paperless Customs clearance – the future is already buzzing in the Port of Hamburg...Port of Hamburg as digital networking pioneer
2018 October 18
Arctic Maritime Competence Center opens in St. Petersburg
The Arctic Maritime Competence Center in the interests of the Russian nuclear fleet authority, Rosatomflot, began working at the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping...Arctic Maritime Competence Center opens in St. Petersburg
Novatek Arctic LNG project defies US sanctions
Funded by Chinese banks and part-owned by Total, the Yamal project represents the centrepiece of the Kremlin's efforts to develop LNG exports to rival Qatar and the US...Novatek Arctic LNG project defies US sanctions
2018 October 17
Rosrybolovstvo at the End of 2018 Will Begin a Scientific Expedition to the Antarctic
...the research vessels of the Federal Fishery Agency will begin an expedition to the Antarctic waters to study the state of the krill reserves...Rosrybolovstvo at the End of 2018 Will Begin a Scientific Expedition to the Antarctic