• 2019 May 23


    Marine fuel: world first for megaboxer MV Sajir

    In its more than 170 years of existence, the Hamburg-based Hapag Lloyd has used all kinds of solid and liquid fuels to generate energy for the propulsion of its ships. And now the shipping company has announced that it intends to convert the propulsion system of its 15,000 TEU container vessel MV SAJIR to use natural gas (methane), a world-first.

  • 2019 May 20


    Global merchant fleet surpasses 2bn dwt for the first time

    The global merchant fleet has surpassed the 2bn dwt mark for the first time, doubling in size in just 13 years, and could be on track to hit 3bn dwt by 2033...

  • 2019 May 13


    Ukraine Temporarily Bans Ballast Water Analyzing in Ports

    Ukraine has changed the ballast water regulations in its ports as it cancelled the control of segregated ballast, according to marine insurance provider Gard...

  • 2019 May 8


    800bln undiscovered barrels of oil and gas exist globally

    Total greenfield project sanctioning, summed up to the present day, only accounts for 40% of estimated volumes of offshore projects ever being sanctioned, said Rystad Energy, the energy research and consultancy headquartered in Norway.

  • 2019 April 25


    Blockchain offers opportunities for cooperation in network that lacks trust

    The first blockchain applications in the Port of Rotterdam are beginning to take shape. Leading these applications is BlockLab, established by the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Municipality of Rotterdam...

  • 2019 April 24


    Belarus looks for Baltic Sea ports fit for oil import

    ...buying seaport assets is on the agenda as the country is looking for oil import alternative routes after the tax maneuver in Russia...

  • 2019 April 24


    Russian Railways to sell stake in TransContainer?

    Under the document, the stake shall be sold at an auction to a domestic Russian investor. The auction is scheduled for late June or early July...

  • 2019 April 23


    Russia to Equip Future Arctic Fleet with Domestic-Made Electric Heaters

    Russian ships designed to operate in polar latitudes are equipped with national electric heating systems. In particular, such equipment will be installed in the ice-resistant self-propelled platform named North Pole and laid on April 10 at Admiralteyskie Verfi...

  • 2019 April 23


    Russia’s Port of Vladivostok prepares to host Kim Jong Un

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is expected in Russia’s far-eastern port Vladivostok in the coming days...

  • 2019 April 23


    Russia to Lease Syria’s Tartus Port for 49 Years

    Russia and Iran are competing for influence in Syria. Moscow’s intention to lease Tartus port comes after Iran leased from the Syrian regime its commercial port of Latakia in October 2018...

  • 2019 April 15


    Russia eyes greater energy dominance as Novatek taps Arctic

    Novatek PJSC, the main shareholder of the Yamal LNG plant, says plans for further projects will transform Russia into one of the biggest exporters of the fuel within a decade...

  • 2019 April 12


    VGK cargo transhipment capacity replenished with vessels of 7500 t

    Four new 100 m vessels with a carrying capacity of 7500 t each were delivered from the Indonesian shipyard to the Sakhalin Port of Korsakov on a special transport vessel Heavy Lift...