• 2017 December 25


    Driver-less ships: autonomy in the maritime sector

    In a show of prototypes, a pod of unmanned sailboats from around the world competes to cross "The Atlantic" test tank in Horten, Norway. Cross the real ocean, and the Sail Bots race similarly challenges scholarly robotic-vessel designers to North America for a bit of station-keeping, collision-avoidance and "cargo moves". For all, the future seems bright - the first commercial runs of unmanned vessels are underway or scheduled worldwide. These earliest movers have the support of governments, Google and grateful clients.

  • 2017 December 20


    Foreship says one third of shipping will opt for scrubbers

    According to naval architecture and engineering consultancy Foreship, ship owners weighing future marine fuel choices after the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) 2020 0.5 percent sulphur cap should also consider oil company expectations that up to 30 percent of commercial shipping will gravitate back to high sulphur fuel oil by 2030.

  • 2017 December 18


    Russian oil exports to China via Skovorodino seen jumping 57 pct in Q1

    Russian ESPO Blend oil exports to China via the Skovorodino-Mohe pipeline are expected to jump by 57 percent to 6.7 million tonnes in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the previous three months...

  • 2017 December 18


    Brief overview of some Caspian ports freight turnover

    Ports of the Caspian basin have good prospects to increase their turnover in a short time...

  • 2017 December 18


    Greece postpones port sale after Russia’s Promsvyazbank bailout

    Greece has had to postpone the signing of a deal to sell a majority stake in its second-biggest port after the Russian guarantor bank, Promsvyazbank, was placed under temporary administration...

  • 2017 December 15


    WFW advises Teekay LNG joint venture on US$1.6bn financing for innovative icebreaker LNG carrier newbuildings

    ...172,410 cubic meter vessels will have 2.1 metre icebreaking capabilities in both forward and reverse and will service the Yamal LNG project...

  • 2017 December 15


    Northern Sea Route to serve 105 million tonnes of cargo after 2030

    The Northern Sea Route will serve growing amounts of cargo over the coming decade, and, after 2030, its capacity would be comparable with the total capacity of the Russian northern ports...

  • 2017 December 15


    Expansion project at Russian port nearing completion

    With the addition of a new elevator complex with storage capacity of 110,000 tonnes, the terminal of PJSC Novorossiysk Grain Plant at the Port of Novorossiysk has become the largest among Russian deep-water ports for grain storage and handling...

  • 2017 December 15


    Should IBIA support an IMO ban carriage of high sulphur bunkers? Still time to vote!

    IBIA has consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and there are many important questions coming up for discussion as the IMO looks at ways to ensure the 0.50% sulphur limit taking effect in 2020 is effectively implemented...

  • 2017 December 14


    Brexit and Port of Rotterdam

    What will the relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union look like after 29 March 2019?...

  • 2017 December 14


    Russian-owned Helsinki shipyard looks for new investor as sanctions bite

    Russian state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) is looking for a new owner for its Arctech Helsinki shipyard as sanctions against the holding company hamper business...

  • 2017 December 14


    Russia jumps into LNG with Chinese money

    Last week, Russia began loading the first cargoes of liquified natural gas (LNG) from an export terminal located on the peninsula...