• 2019 August 29


    Fire extinguished at shipyard in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod

    A fire that broke out at the Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod earlier on Wednesday, has been extinguished...

  • 2019 August 28


    Russia to Launch Nuclear-Powered Fish Shipping Around Scandinavia

    The 30-year-old Sevmorput container carrier is now being loaded with 200 refrigerated containers full of fish at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky port and will soon set sail for the Northern Sea Route and further to St. Petersburg...

  • 2019 August 28


    Russia Accelerates Construction of a New Black Sea Port

    Russia is slowly building up its economic position in the region by accelerating the construction of a new deep-sea port which will endanger Anaklia’s future...

  • 2019 August 28


    Russian Floating Nuclear Power Unit Sets Sail to the Arctic

    Last Friday Russian's first floating power unit (FPU) Akademik Lomonosov set sail from the Arctic port of Murmansk for its final destination of Pevek, Chukotka, in Russia's Far East...

  • 2019 August 19


    Countdown to IMO sulphur 2020: States and shipowners must stay the course

    With barely a hundred days until the IMO 2020 sulphur cap takes effect, shipowners and IMO Member States are making final preparations...

  • 2019 August 14


    German Consortium Takes Aim at Fuel Cell Power for Ships

    German industrial conglomerate thyssenkrupp and a consortium of partners are working on a shipboard fuel cell that can run on either diesel or natural gas...

  • 2019 August 2


    Damen: The evolution of bollard pull (and the benefits it has brought)

    In the world of tugs, the most commonly used measure of power is bollard pull. Simply put, bollard pull is the pulling power of a tug, typically measured by the force exerted on a shore-located bollard. “This is the static bollard pull, with a vessel speed of zero knots,” explains André de Bie, Damen Senior Design & Proposal Engineer Tugs. “But of course the situation at sea or in a port is, in general, never static and the speed is almost never zero. This is a dynamic situation and can’t be compared 1:1 with the static bollard pull.”

  • 2019 August 2


    StormGeo offers a course towards data quality

    What has a weather routeing expert got to say about the future of digitalisation across the whole spectrum of shipping operations? Quite a lot, it turned out, when I met Svein Kåre Giskegjerde, vice president for shipping at StormGeo. StormGeo is a Norwegian company with offices worldwide that supplies weather intelligence and other support services across a number of industries worldwide, including shipping, oil and gas and renewable energy. But acquisitions and other agreements have brought it into a larger orbit that embraces fleet management, data handling and digitalisation.

  • 2019 July 26


    Novatek Secures Financing for Arctic LNG 2 Terminal

    Russian energy company Novatek has completed the sale of participation interests in its Arctic LNG 2 terminal near the port of Sabetta...

  • 2019 July 25


    Transneft sets cap on oil contamination compensation, buyers sceptical

    Russian oil pipeline monopoly Transneft on Wednesday set a cap of $15 per barrel on compensation for contamination in its network, drawing scepticism from transit country Belarus and criticism from some buyers that the offer was too low...

  • 2019 July 25


    Russia to begin construction on the China-Western Europe transport corridor

    Once completed, the China-Western Europe transport corridor is meant to be the primary nervous system of the Silk Road Economic Belt...

  • 2019 July 25


    Ukraine Detains Russian Tanker as Black Sea Tensions Flare

    Ukraine detained and searched a Russian tanker near the Black Sea port of Odessa, revisiting a naval standoff from last year that stoked tensions between the two ex-Soviet neighbors...