2019 March 15
Port of Rotterdam: The investment machine for North Europe
Europe’s largest liquid bulk port invested more than €300 million in infrastructure improvements in 2018 to enhance its attractiveness for global trade & business...
2019 March 14
Russian ministry prepares multi-billion USD plan to develop Arctic resources
The Russian Natural Resources Ministry said Wednesday it had compiled and sent to the government for consideration a comprehensive plan to develop the country's Arctic resources to 2030 and beyond...
Mariupol port loses 33% of fleet due to construction of Kerch Bridge – Ministry of occupied areas
The Mariupol port has lost 33% of its fleet and up to 140,000 tonnes of exported metal products a month due to construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait...
2019 March 13
Precautionary approach over marine geoengineering solutions for climate change
Marine and social scientists are urging a precautionary approach towards marine geoengineering techniques which involve deliberate large-scale manipulation of the environment...
2019 March 6
Russian Industrial Zone in Suez to be launched soon
Egypt and Russia have recently made a significant step toward constructing the Russian Industrial Zone east of Port Said in the new Suez Canal Economic Zone...
Brazil overtakes Russia as top supplier to China’s independent refineries in Feb
Surpassing Russia, Brazilian crude oil shipments for China’s independent refineries topped the list in February at 2.17 million mt...
Moscow threatens to SINK foreign ships using Arctic sea route that links Atlantic to the Pacific unless it is given 45 days notice of voyages and vessels take a Russian pilot on board
Russia today threatened to sink foreign naval and cargo ships using the most northerly major sea route in the world unless they abide by strict new rules...
Total to acquire stake in $21bn Arctic LNG 2 project in Russia
Total has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 10% direct stake in the $21bn Arctic LNG 2 project in Russia from Novatek...
2019 March 5
“Ventspils nafta” terminals” recognised as the best employer in Kurzeme Region for the fifth time
VNT was recognised as the most desirable employer in Kurzeme, in turn in Zemgale it was JSC “Dobeles dzirnavnieks”, in Vidzeme – JSC “Cēsu alus”, and in Latgale – JSC “Latvijas maiznieks”...
Pipelay vessel temporarily employed for North Sea work
The heavy lift and pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit will temporarily lay down pipe in the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone to carry out a long-term planned platform lift work in the North Sea...
Poland Defies Green Activists, EU With Baltic Canal Project
Poland is pressing ahead with plans to dig a waterway across a narrow strip of land that separates its main eastern coastline from the Baltic Sea despite concerns among activists and in the European Union that it could damage the environment...
2019 March 4
Luxury cruises to sail above the Arctic Circle and cross the Northeast Passage
The ship, scheduled to launch in 2020, will begin its 28-night Northeast Passage cruise on Aug. 18, 2021, from Anadyr, Russia. It will visit several remote islands, archipelagos and coastlines...
2019 August 13
There is a complicated situation unfolding in the Russian part of the Gulf of Finland concerning marine border crossing rules: mooring of commercial vessels at some anchorage locations in the harbours of Primorsk and Ust-Luga appeared to be illegal. Border service officials reported several masters had been fined. Now to solve the problem it is to be micromanaged.
Blurred border lines in the water
There is a complicated situation unfolding in the Russian part of the Gulf of Finland concerning marine border crossing rules: mooring of commercial vessels at some anchorage locations in the harbours...Blurred border lines in the water