• 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 May 30

10:09 Fincantieri signs cooperation agreement for the development of natural gas power systems
09:52 RF Government approves decision on investment quotas
09:35 Сombat capabilities of RF Navy’s submarines and surface ships to be increased through modernisation
09:21 MOL confirms 2% in average CO2 reduction with windshield installed on bow of containership

2017 May 29

18:39 Port Corpus Christi receives the largest vessel to call on a Gulf of Mexico port
18:06 Deltamarin container vessel design to be built in China
17:49 The course of the Port Railway Line will be altered in the port of Rotterdam
17:26 Ulstein awarded contract by China Merchant Group 1 + 9
17:06 Konecranes receives order from HHLA for 25 AGVs with lithium-ion battery drives
16:47 Marseille Fos to cut port dues for eco-friendly ships
16:42 Krylov State Research Center hosted the conference devoted to innovations and effectiveness in naval shipbuilding
16:18 Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg welcomed 9 cruise ships last week
15:55 Cruise ship Thomson Celebration made its inaugural call to Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg
15:29 Transneft Volga Region to export 40 million tons of oil a year through Novorossiysk port
14:46 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 10,021 in RF spot market
14:23 FESCO starts regular rail transportation of export cargo to the ports of St. Petersburg
13:58 French Maritime Academy representatives visit WMU
13:30 ABS Nautical Systems simplifies MRV compliance
13:01 Wärtsilä introduces dedicated organisation to drive digital transformation
12:59 DNV GL to launch the LNG Fuel Finder
12:27 Russian oceanographic research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky is escorting the sailing ship Nadezhda in the Gulf of Aden
12:02 Members of the European Parliament assess Lithuania’s Rail Baltica progress
11:36 Gondán announces delivery of first European-built dual-fuel tug
10:54 Rosmorport appoints Elena Bulanova as Acting Director of its Vanino Branch (photo)
10:28 Satcom Global completes rapid rollout of Aura VSAT across Parakou fleet
10:01 Brent Crude futures price down 0.25% to $52.38, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.28% to $49.66
09:40 Cruise liner Knyaz’ Vladimir set sail for test voyage (photo)
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2017 May 28

08:59 Carnival Corporation to offer Alipay payment services onboard its fleet in Asia
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2017 May 27

15:56 US Commission meets to discuss regulatory reform initiative & ocean carrier alliances
15:54 Seaspan accepts delivery of 14000 TEU SAVER Containership
07:48 DNV GL releases the new issue of MARITIME IMPACT magazine
07:45 Yilport starts investments in Ecuador’s Puerto Bolívar container terminal by installing two mobile harbor cranes

2017 May 26

18:07 OOCL enhances Intra-Asia service network by launching the ITS and VJS products
17:48 Biofouling was on the agenda at the latest in a series of IMO workshops
17:40 Wärtsilä’s hybrid system increases offshore supply vessel’s engine efficiency
17:24 IMO treaty supporting free flow of international maritime traffic is the subject of a regional seminar in Bangkok
16:52 JSC “Latvijas kuģniecība” posts net profit of USD 0.16 mln in Q1 2017
16:00 Shanghai Maritime Court representatives visit WMU
15:33 Europort Masterclasses shape industry thinking
15:09 Press-conference devoted to new cruise opportunities held onboard Princess Anastasia in St. Petersburg
14:45 Passenger Port of St. Petersburg hosted business meeting with Royal Caribbean Cruises and Arctur Travel
14:11 Passenger Port of St. Petersburg BoD held regular meeting on 24 May 2017
13:36 Hydrographic boat of Project К 1100 Meridian launched at the port of Kaliningrad (photo)
12:58 MOL launches R & D on autonomous ocean transport system
12:27 Pacific Regional Search and Rescue workshop held in Auckland, New Zealand on 22-26 May
12:10 London will host 8th Maritime Salvage & Casualty Response on 13-14 September 2017
11:39 IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim spoke at the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in Lisbon
11:04 Diana Shipping announces time charter contracts for m/v Astarte with Glencore and m/v Erato with Phaethon
10:43 Training with all-arms forces of RF Navy's Northern Fleet started in the Barents Sea
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09:14 Baltic Dry Index down to 918 points
08:06 BPA attracts SM Line to bolster cargo volume at Busan Port
06:26 NYK bulk carrier rescues fishermen off the coast of Peru

2017 May 25

18:30 Rostov Port Group partners with Donskoy Krepezh to acquire 80% of interest in construction company PROSPEKT
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