• 2013 October 4 17:46

    Russian ports of Gulf of Finland to be presented by CNN with IAA PortNews assistance (photo)

    The production team of CNN International was working in seaports of Saint-Petersburg and the Leningrad region for 10 days in late September, 2013. 

    IAA PortNews assisted CNN team to arrange the production. The project producer on the Russian side – Aleksandr Chizhenok.

    CNN journalists had arrived with the purpose to prepare a special episode of the Gateway program. This program is focused on the operation of the world’s largest transport hubs. Wherever 'The Gateway' comes, its journalists make films about the logistics facilitating the transport hub operation, people working there and business responsible for the exports and imports. The Gateway episodes are given CNN’s prime time in Connect The World program. The fact of selecting Big Port St. Petersburg as new episode of the program is indicative of this hub’s importance for the global economy.

    Becky Anderson, one of CNN’s most famous reporters. Her files comprise dozens of interviews with presidents, prime ministers, key players of world politics and economics.

    The CNN team visited the First Container Terminal, observed the towing of vessels being onboard the tugboats of PORT FLEET CJSC, traveled along the Neva river by the Volga-Flot-7 tanker during the bridge raising period, held shooting at the stations controlling the raising of the Dvortsovy and Tuchkov bridges.

    Foreign journalists also visited port Ust-Luga. The most spectacular and unusual episode was that of unloading the Falconia which delivered the livestock from the USA. The brood cows are to upgrade the cattle breed in the Tumen region.

    CNN journalists interviewed Deputy Transport Minister of the Russian Federation Victor Olersky, Vice-Governor of the Leningrad region Dmitry Yalov, Harbour Master of port of St. Petersburg Peotr Parinov, NCC Vice-President Yegor Govorukhin, Director of transport-logistic complex Port Ust-Luga OJSC Ronny Winter, Director General of PUL-Trans Igor Yevstafiev, Portoflot captain Victor Nikolsky who told about the half-year long period he spent in captivity of Somalian pirates, Mostotrest engineer Sergey Matveyev, captains and crewmembers of marine and river vessels, port personnel.

    The program produced in Saint-Petersburg will be broadcasted by CNN International in mid November. It will also be available at the website >>>>.

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2018 September 21

18:06 Forth Ports wins prestigious award for community work
17:44 NCSP Group's cargo turnover for January–July 2018 totaled 82,351 thousand tons
17:28 First ISO-container ever loaded with liquefied natural gas at the LNG terminal in Świnoujście
17:06 Gibdock, RSP Systems and New Zealand fisheries choose LR
16:31 Outlook for marine cargo insurance challenging but opportunities remain for underwriters, says IUMI
16:04 Babcock ecoSMRT receives LR acknowledgement for ship application
15:09 Trafigura holds naming ceremony for first of 35 newbuild crude oil and product tankers
14:56 IBIA takes part in SIBCON 2018
14:27 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches Pola Fiva, fifth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59 built for Pola Rise
14:09 British International Freight Association fumes over sulphur surcharge
13:52 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.5 million passengers in 8M’18, up 10.5%, Y-o-Y
13:31 Maersk’s regional carriers go to market under one brand
13:09 GE Shipping takes delivery of Secondhand Very Large Gas Carrier “ Jag Vasant ”
12:50 ABP aims for frictionless trade with blockchain
12:28 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport declined by 1.9% to 3.6 million tonnes in 8M’18
12:09 COSCO SHIPPING Tanker (Dalian) takes delivery of 319,000 dwt Mt Cosnew Lake
11:07 Odfjell finalizes sale of Rotterdam tank terminal
10:36 ABP promotes South Wales ports as cruise destinations
10:07 Georgia Ports plan 8 million TEU capacity by 2028
09:54 Brent Crude futures price up 0.06% to $78.75, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.14% to $70.22
09:35 Bunker prices are going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,396 points
09:03 APL’s Eagle Express service makes a solution for precise logistics management
08:07 Yang Ming to upgrade China-Vietnam-Thailand service
07:20 Iskes Towage names twin Damen ASD Tugs 3212 Mars and Mercurius

2018 September 20

21:17 Expert says production declines and geopolitical unrest may push bunker prices up
18:02 SITC holds naming & delivery ceremony for M/V “SITC TOYOHASHI”
17:54 Sovcomflot participates in Eastern Economic Forum’s business programme
17:30 Kurt Bodewig appointed as new European Coordinator for Motorways of the Sea
17:07 Port of Singapore holds annual multi-agency ferry emergency exercise
16:46 IAPH regional conference sets pan-African ports agenda
16:25 UAE to host Dubai Marine Insurance Conference 2018 on November 20-21
16:07 Governments of New Zealand and Australian announce fumigation requirement for import cargos
15:48 Sovcomflot is a Partner of the Second Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia”
15:32 NYK product tanker rescues 28 fishermen off the coast of Colombia
15:04 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
14:56 Admiralteiskie Verfi launches the Kronshtadt, diesel-electric submarine of Project 677
14:32 DNV GL releases autonomous and remotely operated ship guideline (UPDATE)
14:04 Port of Long Beach awarded $4.2 mln security grant
13:32 ABS supports innovative yacht design with dedicated guidance notes and software
13:20 Finnish Transport Agency: international seaborne transport volumes show significant boost
13:04 Port of Antwerp works on structural solutions to improve mobility
12:43 Arctic group of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet enters Chukchi Sea through Bering Strait
12:30 Wison receives AiP from LR for 300MW FSRP
12:04 Port of Rotterdam and Rönesans Holding sign agreement for petrochemical industrial zone in Turkey
11:49 IMO to start consideration of legal framework for low-flashpoint diesel
11:30 Gulftainer signs 50-year, $600 million concession to operate and expand Port of Wilmington in Delaware, USA
11:18 Fuel oil prices are going up the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:04 Green Corridor JIP delivers innovative bulk carrier designs for a low emissions future
10:55 IMO takes important step to facilitate use of methanol
10:30 HHI receives AiP from LR for a VLGC design capable of using LPG as fuel
10:19 Brent Crude futures price up 0.3% to $79.64, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.61% to $71.2
10:03 OpenIJ starts sinking operation of the lock gate chamber at the Port of Amsterdam
09:50 Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg ("Marine Façade") welcomed MSC Meraviglia
09:34 CMA CGM announces GRR from India to East Africa
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,373 points
09:03 Port of Rotterdam organises information meeting about the replacement of Maaskade quay wall
08:34 DNV GL launches revised design standard and new certification guideline for floating wind turbines
08:04 ABS issues AIP for Jiangnan’s LNG Jumbo

2018 September 19

18:10 Significant reserve growth confirmed at the Utrenneye field