2018 January 19
Fight between ministry and shipyard over top secret spy sub comes to surface
The Zvezdochka yard outside Arkhangelsk, northern Russia, demands another 6.8 billion ruble for its comprehensive modernization of nuclear submarine «Podmoskovye»...
In 2018, Riga port will continue entering new markets for cargo and passenger attraction
In 2018, the marketing activities of the Freeport of Riga Authority will be focused both on preserving existing markets and active work in new regions, attracting new cargo and passenger flows to the port...
Tanker With Russian Gas for Boston Makes Mid-Atlantic U-Turn
Three weeks after picking up a controversial cargo in the U.K., a liquefied natural gas tanker made a U-turn one day before it was due to deliver it in Boston...
Boom times for Russia's Arctic ports
In 2017, a record 9.74 million tons of goods were transported along the route, with only 194,364 tons shipped to transit the route...
2018 January 17
Speedy tankers signal LNG market tightening on rise in China demand
Shipping prices for liquefied natural gas tankers have risen to a three-year high, spurring vessel operators to speed up tankers so they can reach customers more quickly...
European ports expect, encourage growth of LNG
Two of Europe's largest ports are pushing forward with LNG initiatives and expecting to see growth in 2018...
2018 January 16
Dry cargo ship collides with Russia's Yamal landing craft carrier in Aegean Sea
...the Russian Yamal landing ship and Sierra Leone-flagged dry cargo ship have collided in the Aegean Sea...
Finnish company Wartsila refuses to supply generators to Crimea due to EU sanctions
The Finnish engineering company Wartsila refused to supply diesel generators to Crimea because of EU sanctions...
Admiral Vladimirsky oceanographic vessel reaches Indian Ocean
The Russian Baltic Fleet’s Admiral Vladimirsky oceanographic research ship has begun its research mission in the Indian Ocean...
2018 January 15
New Black Sea coal terminal potentially delayed until 2019: sources
Construction of a new coal terminal was expected to be completed this year, but a shipping source close to the project said this was likely to have been postponed until at least 2019...
Tuapse Commercial Seaport Initiates Expansion Program
Russia's Tuapse Commercial Seaport JSC (TCSP) plans to spend $34.1 million (RUB 1.93 billion) of its own funds to finance the company’s investment program in 2018...
Finland expresses concern over rise in Russia’s cargo ship inspections
The Finnish government has voiced concern over surprise inspections on Finnish cargo ships visiting Russian ports in recent weeks, saying delays had been a problem for shipping companies...
2018 February 20
Russia needs to update national legislation and harmonize it with international safety requirements for handling dangerous goods (DG) amid growing exports from the country. At the same time, it is important to create transparent, competitive conditions for bona fide market participants engaged in intermodal transport of this types of cargo.HAZMAT: Handle with care
Russia needs to update national legislation and harmonize it with international safety requirements for handling dangerous goods (DG) amid growing exports from the country. At the same time, it is...HAZMAT: Handle with care