2017 December 14
Budget resources are leaving the ports
It appears, further development of Russian port infrastructure will get no significant budget allocations. Amid the budget deficit, investors are proposed to look for funding sources other than the public purse. Several schemes are suggested: from concessions and “anchor zones” to investment duty.
2017 December 6
Leasing for fleet renovation
Igor Ivashin, head of Sea and River Transport Department at STLC JSC, Russia’s largest leasing company, tells IAA PortNews about leasing and about the prospects of establishing a ship leasing company under the auspices of RF Transport Ministry.
2017 December 4
Leonid Shurukhin, Project Manager at Aquatic JSC, leading company in hydraulic engineering and designing for rivers, tells Hydrotechnika journal (Media Group PortNews) about the company’s activities.
2017 December 1
Who is to win with the new Customs Code
New Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) was expected to come into effect in July but with the delay in the development of required regulatory documents the deadline was postponed till January 1, 2018. Russian participants of foreign economic activities are concerned about two issues: will the Customs Code come into force since the Law on customs regulation has not been passed in Russia yet and what is going to change from January 1?
2017 November 28
GLONASS in sea and river dimensions
Ever rising demands for accuracy and reliability of sea and river vessels positioning as well as some special tasks requiring solutions of especially high reliability amid extreme shipping conditions determine the need for using advanced navigation systems.
2017 November 22
Sergey Kukushkin: Large shipping companies come to the NSR
Considerable growth of cargo shipping in the Arctic has been driven this year by the Northern Sea Route, where new routes for the export of Russian hydrocarbons begin. Large foreign ship owners also use the lanes of the Northern Sea Route. That was the topic of IAA PortNews interview with Sergey Kukushkin, Acting Head of the NSR Administration.
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).
2018 November 19
Georgy Brusilov is back in Arctic waters
Almost 105 years after the Russian polar explorer vanished in his attempt to make it through the Northeast Passage, the powerful tanker that carries his name breaks its way towards LNG terminal Sabetta...Georgy Brusilov is back in Arctic waters
Azerbaijan, Belarus ink agreement for North-South project
Belarusian Railways and the Azerbaijan Railways CJSC signed an agreement on mutually beneficial cooperation...Azerbaijan, Belarus ink agreement for North-South project
2018 November 14
New LNG carrier finds way through Russian Arctic route to Chinese port
The ship around 20th October loaded liquified natural gas at the Sabetta terminal and subsequently headed eastwards across the NSR. Twenty days later, it arrived in the Fujian LNG Terminal in China...New LNG carrier finds way through Russian Arctic route to Chinese port
Ukraine increases imports of Russian coal through the ports of Rostov
...Russia not only remained the main supplier of coal in Ukraine, but also is gradually increasing its share in consumption by Ukraine...Ukraine increases imports of Russian coal through the ports of Rostov
Ship that sank in Russia’s Far East had unauthorized passengers on board — prosecutor
The Anatoly Krasheninnikov bulk carrier that sank in the Far Eastern Sea of Okhotsk on November 9, had unauthorized passengers on board...Ship that sank in Russia’s Far East had unauthorized passengers on board — prosecutor
2018 November 13
New ice-breaking tanker heads for Russia to load Yamal LNG
A new ice-breaking tanker capable of navigating the Arctic on its own is set to load its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment from Russia’s fast-expanding Yamal facility...New ice-breaking tanker heads for Russia to load Yamal LNG