2017 September 29
Barriers for cargo transportation in the Caspian region on example of Azerbaijan and Georgia, possible solutions and future prospects.
2017 September 27
Krasnoyarsk ship lift to undergo reconstruction
Reconstruction of the Krasnoyarsk ship lift, unique hydraulic engineering structure allowing ships overpass water level difference below and above the Krasnoyarsk HPP, can begin in 2018, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Vladimir Baikalov, head of Yenisei Basin IWW Administration, as saying at the conference “Ensuring safety and reliability of navigational HESs” held in Krasnoyarsk.
2017 September 25
Port fleet: looking forward
Intensive development of port infrastructure requires no less intensive development of port fleet. Fleet renovation is quite good in some segments while others leave much to be desired. Key trends in this sphere were discussed by representatives of design organizations, state bodies and industry related companies at the 2nd International Conference “Advanced port fleet - the basis of safety”.
2017 September 19
Victor Olersky: the meeting of Tokyo MoU Committee in Vladivostok will make London closer to the regions worldwide
The Tokyo MoU Committee meeting held in Vladivostok with participation of IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim, has a positive impact on international navigation and narrows the distance between the leadership of IMO and the maritime authorities of Russia, Victor Olersky, Deputy Transport Minister of the Russian Federation – Head of the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency, said in his interview with IAA PortNews correspondent between the sessions.
2017 September 15
Either pinheads or roads
The future of the Kaliningrad Region's port sector is taking shape at last: cruise passengers, regasification terminal and container throughput growth driven by a container line between Kaliningrad and Saint-Petersburg. The risks are associated with underdeveloped approaches to the terminals, unclear economic effect from the cruise port’s activities and customs administration of traffic between the exclave and the mainland Russia.
2017 September 11
Where are Crimea carriers’ licenses?
Three years after Crimea reunited with Russia, some of local carries offering sea trips for tourists still work off the books. Yet, the number of licensed carriers is much higher.
2017 September 7
To build everything
With the completion of the project on construction of shipbuilding complex Zvezda, Russia can obtain an integrated system for building large capacity vessels: large pre-outfitted blocks will be manufactured by private shipyards and shipbuilding companies of USC with further assembling at Zvezda shipyard. However, there underlying potential problems.
2017 September 5
Tanker market touches the bottom
Freight rates are stagnant for the second year in a row following their high level of 2015. The trends prevailing in the market show the growth of global tonnage exceeding moderate increase of demand for oil transportation.
2017 September 4
Iron horses bound for Saint-Petersburg
Well known macroeconomical and geopolitical events have led to absence of demand for car handling facilities at the port of Ust-Luga. The remaining amount is flowing via Big Port St. Petersburg – MSCC Bronka, Petrolesport and Fish Port. Novorossiysk is still in demand for new cars imports to the southern regions of Russia.
2017 August 28
Two fish with one stone
Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery (Rosrybolovstvo) says there are about 40 pending contracts for construction of fishing ships. In the future, specialized ships like crab/mackerel/ivasi catching ships will be in special demand. It is also necessary to recover port infrastructure of fish terminals. At the same time, there too many terminals that are not dedicated but being used for coal transshipment and filling the air with dust … Is it possible to find one solution for both problems?
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