Information & Analytical Agency PortNews (IAA PortNews) was created and registered as a Russian media outlet in 2004. Today IAA PortNews is a leading and widely read source of maritime and river transport news, and a channel of interactions of businesses, government and the media. About 8,000 regular Russian readers visit the website – the fact speaks for itself about the interest to our project. Industry-focused readers from North-West to the Far East of Russia are our readership, as well as the CIS countries, Europe, China and the U.S.

The Agency’s major project is the news portal ( providing online daily coverage of important events in the port sector for the Russian and foreign readers. The news resource provides real-time updates and is accessible free of charge.

The Agency has departments engaged in news coverage and analytical survey, marketing and design, social communication and development of corporate image.

IAA PortNews has been a member of the Association of Commercial Sea Ports (ASOP) since 2008.

In 2011, IAA PortNews launched in conjunction with the Association of Shipping Companies (ASC, reorganized into National Shipping Chamber from 2013),  a new maritime media project aimed at support of the national shipping, the "Russian shipping" portal ( In the framework of the project we publish “The Water Transport" (the newspaper dates back to 1918). Its circulation is 3,000 copies.

IAA PortNews offers commercial companies and government bodies to use our resources to solve various issues related to advertising and public relations.

Please note that the views expressed in our published materials may not necessarily coincide with those of the Editorial Board.