• 2017 March 17 15:25

    Business programme presented for fourth ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ International Arctic Forum

    The programme has been announced for the fourth ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ International Arctic Forum, which will take place on March 29–30, 2017 in Arkhangelsk.

    The centrepiece of the programme is the plenary session ‘People and the Arctic’, which will be attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
    The business programme is divided into several areas.

    The following sessions will be held as part of the ‘Human Capital’ thematic block: ‘The Arctic: Territory of History, Culture, and Tourism’, ‘The Arctic: Territory of Professionals’ and ‘The Arctic: Territory of Health’. The speakers include Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, Russian Minister of Education and Science Olga Vasilyeva, Russian Minister of Healthcare Veronika Skvortsova, University of the Arctic President Lars Kullerud and International Arctic Science Committee President Susan Barr.

    Pressing matters will be discussed during the second thematic block – ‘Sustainable Development of the Arctic’ – with the participation of Russian Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Sergey Donskoy, Akvaplan-niva AS Director Salve Dahle, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials David Balton, Russian Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov, Chairman of the Council on the Arctic and Antarctic of the Russian Federation Council Vyacheslav Shtyrov as well as other representatives of business, the government and the scientific community.

    The third area of discussions is ‘Science and Technology’. Speakers at the sessions ‘The Arctic: Territory of Modern Energy’ and ‘The Arctic: Territory of Cutting-Edge Technology’ will include representatives of the corporations VostokUgol, BP, Rosatom and NOVATEK, Advanced Research Fund General Director Andrey Grigoryev, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov and Polar Knowledge Canada CEO David Scott, among others.

    The ‘Economic Development’ block will feature discussions by Russian Deputy Minister of Economic Development Alexander Tsybulsky, Arctic Economic Council Vice Chair Tero Vauraste and representatives of the governments of the Arkhangelsk and Murmansk Regions, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District.

    A number of special events will also be held on the side-lines of the Forum: the Arctic Municipalities Forum and ‘The Arctic. Made in Russia’ International Youth Educational Forum as well as the Arctic Business Forum and Northern Forum Governors’ Meeting.

    A session of the State Commission for Arctic Development chaired by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin will also take place on the side-lines of the Forum.

    The Forum’s programme was drafted taking into account the opinions of business organizations, government and public officials as well as national and international scientific communities, unions and associations.

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2017 March 23

18:16 NDQ sets up in Maritime Logistic Zone in Zeebrugge
18:06 COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard delivers a module carrier
17:55 Zelenodolsk Plant and Krylov Centre striving to expand cooperation
17:36 Rhenus takes a 40 percent shareholding in the ARKON Shipping Group
17:16 Nakilat transitions LNG Mesaimeer to in-house management
17:12 MABUX: The state of uncertainty on global fuel market
17:06 Port Bronka is officially announced as a deepwater port
16:52 Anglo-Eastern, Optimarin and Saga join forces for ground-breaking Manila-based BWT training facility
16:40 MacGregor and Rolls-Royce to explore implications of autonomy for container ships
16:10 Throughput of Chinese ports up 7.1% to 1.36 bln t in Jan-Feb'17
16:03 DHT Holdings announces acquisition of 11 VLCCs from BW Group
15:48 Port of Singapore throughput up 7% to 99.15 mln t in Jan-Feb'17
15:25 SENAN takes delivery of four Interceptor 1102 vessels from Damen
14:52 Corvettes of RF Navy's Baltic Fleet carried out artillery strike on ship detachment of conditional enemy
14:29 Rail Baltica progress discussed with the European Coordinator Ms. Trautmann
14:01 VSTEP and Damen sign cooperation agreement for Royal Bahamas Defence Force project
13:46 Murmansk Region Governor Marina Kovtun took part in “Fishery in the Arctic" conference
13:13 Project Deepening and Widening of Mumbai Harbour Channel and JN Port Channel (Phase-II) gets governmental approval
12:55 Heading towards the 2020 sulphur limit highlighted during maritime industry events in Denmark
12:34 Unique crane equipment delivered to Zvezda shipbuilding complex
12:12 Ulstein Verft is about to complete ship service on the sixth ship this year
11:51 Bunker prices are slightly up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:30 Two NYK vessels receive Panama Canal's Green Connection Award
11:17 First fish terminal created at the port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (photo)
11:01 APL extends cargo assurance for protection against cargo-in-transit risks
10:31 Ocean Yield ASA announces delivery of container vessel with 15 years charter
10:13 Brent Crude futures price up 0.75% to $51.02, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.79% to $48.42
10:10 THE Alliance starts new Mediterranean services
09:59 German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food awards Damen Fisheries Research Vessel contract
09:52 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,190 points
09:36 CITLE offers market entry to western China
09:19 Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd.’s result for 2016

2017 March 22

18:50 FAS Russia oblidges NCSP transfer revenue from its monopolistic activities into the federal budget
17:45 Ukraine’s water transport carried 1,000 passengers in Jan-Feb'17, down 32%, Y-o-Y
17:24 Caspian Flotilla ships are getting ready to participate in the Sea Cup 2017 international contest
17:06 Svitzer purchases newbuild 80 tbp ASD escort tug
16:51 ORBCOMM, Pole Star and Weatherdock launch Class B vessel tracking solution
16:30 USC of Russia and ZPMC (China) sign memorandum of cooperation (photo)
15:46 RF Transport Ministry sees prospects of creating dry bulk area of port Taman in 2020-2025
15:21 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from April 1st, 2017
15:00 Rosmorrechflot appoints Harbour Masters of Dikson and Dudinka ports
14:25 Handling and mooring tariff changed in the Kaliningrad Seaport
14:02 Navantia chooses MAN main and GenSet engines to power two fleet-support-tanker newbuildings
13:33 Port Bronka sees promising possibilities in containerization of dry bulk cargo
13:02 ABS Executive delivers wake-up call on cyber risks
12:34 Ship systems and equipment meeting underway
12:05 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport in Jan-Feb'17 fell by 30.2% to 0.3 mln t
12:01 Crowley and Penn Terminals sign multi-year stevedoring and terminal services agreement for Puerto Rico – North Atlantic Service
11:46 Bunker market at Russian port of Novorossiysk sees mixed price movements
11:09 Damen InvaSave external ballast water treatment system receives IMO type approval
10:51 Latvian Shipping Company publishes audited annual report 2016
10:30 Crowley launches LNG-powered ConRo ship at VT Halter Marine
10:14 Brent Crude futures price down 0.31% to $50.80, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.33% to $48.08
10:00 GTT to equip new Hyundai Heavy Industries’ LNG carrier
09:38 Bunker prices are going down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:33 MOL announces name changes of wholly owned subsidiary in Europe
09:17 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,200 points

2017 March 21

17:49 Nissan chooses the Port of Gdansk - another automotive contract at the port
17:26 USPA to simplify contract documentation in accordance with FIDIC standards
16:50 USPA specified criteria and documents necessary to obtain status of port operator