• 2017 February 22


    Gazprom starts Okhotsk Sea drilling

    Russia's Gazprom Neft is set to drill the first exploration well on the Ayashsky Block in the Sea of Okhotsk after signing a contract for use of a Japanese drilling rig...

  • 2017 February 22


    OPEC cuts hurt VLCC and Suezmax markets

    Consultant Maritime Strategies International (MSI) has forecast a testing time for the crude tanker market over the next six months...

  • 2017 February 21


    Zelenodolsk Gepard is ready to ''pounce'' on Sri Lanka

    The time-tested by the naval forces of Russia and Vietnam in various military events frigate Gepard 3.9 is gradually gaining credibility in the arms market of the Asian countries...

  • 2017 February 21


    Russia to induct largest n-icebreaker in 2019

    ...Russia is set to commission the 33,000 tonne Arktika, the world's largest nuclear-powered ice-breaker, in 2019...

  • 2017 February 21


    Polish Baltic ports overtake Russia as business rebounds: report

    Poland has overtaken Russia to become the leader on the Baltic Sea in terms of handling containers...

  • 2017 February 17


    Opening a new chapter in Russian Arctic trade

    A new generation of diesel-electric shuttle tankers built to a unique, bespoke design for year-round operation in the Russian Arctic impacts directly and considerably on the country’s capabilities in developing oil shipments from the Yamal peninsula to export markets...

  • 2017 February 17


    Examining the human impact of the Northern Sea Route

    A research project is examining how the establishment of Russia’s Northern Sea Route has shaped the lives of residents along the country’s northern coast, amid the booms and busts of industrialization...

  • 2017 February 17


    Obituary: Hanjin Shipping

    Hanjin Shipping, a global container carrier of note, was born in 1977 and passed away on 17 February 2017, a few years earlier than expected and much longer than it financially deserved...

  • 2017 February 16


    EU Parliament vote sets clear deadline for a global solution on CO2 for maritime transport

    ...the European Parliament voted in favour of the inclusion of CO2 emissions from shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) and the establishment of a maritime climate fund “in the absence of progress at international level” as from 2023...

  • 2017 February 15


    China developing floating nuclear power

    China will prioritize the development of a floating nuclear power platform in the next five years...

  • 2017 February 15


    UECC’s New ECO Class Vessels to Operate a Regular Service to PLP

    Petrolesport ro-ro terminal (a Global Ports facility) has finished unloading the first vessel of a new ecological class series owned by United European Car Carriers (UECC)...

  • 2017 February 15


    China steps up Russian oil imports as teapots buy Urals crude

    Russian crude imports to China have risen in early 2017 as the country's independent, or teapot, refiners have expanded their diet to include the Urals grade...