2017 March 7
Grain by grain ...
Last year saw a trend towards shifting of grain cargoes from the ports of Russia’s neighbors to domestic harbours. Russia started exports to the Far East while the terminals in the Southern region experience increased competition. Meanwhile, rouble strengthening presents a risk for the market.
2017 February 28
In view of prospective development of coal transshipment facilities in Russia there is a concern about environment protection which can be efficiently faced in the framework of dedicated coal terminals.
2017 February 27
A number of projects requiring large scale dredging including that in the Arctic conditions have been announced in Russia. The participants of the 4th Forum of Dredging Companies discussed different urgent issues of dredging.
2017 February 16
Coal is the staff of ports
Coal is the second largest segment in Russian ports after crude and oil products. Its growth rates are kept high and there are prospects for further increase, not without certain risks, though.
2017 February 8
In 2016, transshipment of Russia’s foreign trade cargo via the foreign ports of the Baltics and Ukraine decreased by a quarter to 47.2 mln t, which is 6.5% of the total throughput of Russian ports and 6.1% of Russian foreign trade cargo transshipped via seaports. However, Russia is still dependent on foreign Baltic terminals when it comes to certain types of cargo.
2017 February 1
Will oil go down the tube?
Caspian Pipeline Consortium has announced its intention to invest $150 mln in expansion of throughput by 1.5 times to 67 mln t in 2017 while reduction of oil output has been agreed internationally. Experts doubt the announced volumes to be pumped though this investment project is probably reasonable in the long-term run.
2017 January 27
Makhachkala port: fail logic
Over a year and a half, Makhachkala Commercial Sea Port (MCSP) with its quite moderate performance has seen media exposure and attention from authorities in the amount exceeding that of harbours handling tens of millions of tons. Yet, there is no paradox here: recent activities around MCSP put everything into perspective with quite uninviting prospects for Russia’s only nonfreezing port in the Caspian Sea.
2017 January 24
A liner for two capitals
The Russian Federation is losing its cruise river fleet. Lack of comfortable vessels is among the factors hindering the development of cruise tourism. Amid the market demand Russian shipbuilders are busting a decades-long myth about Russia not able to build passenger ships.
2017 January 19
Sergei Gaidayev: “Bagayevsky hydrosystem will create conditions for development of Russia’s South”
In late 2016 FBI Azov-Don Basin Administration celebrated its 20th anniversary. Sergei Gaidayev, head of Azov-Don Basin Administration tells IAA PortNews about the work performed over the two-decade period, the results of the navigation season of 2016 and designing of the crucial hydraulic engineering facility on the Lower Don river.
2017 January 16
DNIIMF: The corridors lack macroeconomic prospects
Experts say the format of international transport corridors Primorye-1 and Primorye-2 with forecasted annual traffic of 60 mln t and required investments of RUB 180 bln is out of date. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Mikhail Kholosha, Head of DNIIMF Transport Development Department, tells about the need to revise the model of transport potential development in the region.
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