2020 October 27
The NSR future: nuclear-powered container carriers and their digital twins
Arctic shipping seems to become unique: nuclear-powered container carriers planned for the Northern Sea Route are to be equipped with reactor units like those of the most advanced icebreakers and to feature passenger accommodation possibility while the entire shipping system in the region is to be digitalized through creation of its ‘digital twin’.
2020 October 23
Nikolay Nesterov, Harbour Master of Arkhangelsk Port: “We are keeping maritime traditions of the region”
In his interview with IAA PortNews, Harbour Master of Arkhangelsk Port Nikolay Nesterov tells about the driving forces behind the port’s achievements in the current situation.
2020 October 16
How realistic are Russian Arctic cruises?
What hinders welcoming of foreign cruise liners in the water area of the Barents and White seas? What are possible ways to encourage more calls for a consequent development of the cruise sector in the North-West of Russia?
2020 October 14
Valentin Narezhny, General Director of Vostok LPG, tells about the publically debated project
Over a four-year period, the cost of an LPG terminal in Primorsky Territory has went up to RUB 6 billion due to involvement of more advanced technologies. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Valentin Narezhny, General Director of Vostok LPG, tells about this and other specifics of the project.
2020 October 8
Interview with Maxim Agadzhanov, CEO of Gazprombank Leasing, on vessel leasing prospects
For the second year in a row, Gazprombank Leasing has been keeping its rates of marine and river vessels leasing and holding the top positions in Expert RA rankings. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Maxim Agadzhanov, CEO of Gazprombank Leasing shares the company’s approach to the shipping industry clients.
2020 September 29
Is there a need for a Belorussian port in the Leningrad Region?
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko suggests building a facility in Ust-Luga for a Belorussian transit. Is it reasonable and what can be handled there?
2020 September 21
Which of Russian ports to accept new flows of mineral fertilizers expected in abundance?
Russia is still dependent on ports of neighboring countries in terms of handling mineral fertilizers as it lacks dedicated deep-water terminals. However, the situation can change radically in five years.
2020 September 16
New icebreaker designed in Russia. What is it like?
Copartnership of Nordic Engineering JSC and Petrobalt Design Bureau has designed a port icebreaker of 6-8 MW in capacity (Project IBP07) ordered by FSUE Rosmorport. Two ship concepts have been developed: a conventional ship running on liquid fuel and an LNG-powered ship. The project foresees high local content of components and equipment.
2020 September 14
Artur Sedov, Managing Director of Rosterminalugol JSC: “Efficiency through cooperation”
Artur Sedov, Managing Director of Rosterminalugol JSC, tells IAA PortNews about the terminal operation
2020 September 11
Belorussian oil products: who needs them?
Belarus authorities have returned to discussing the redirection of cargoes from the ports of the Baltic states to the ports of Russia. Oil products are currently in the focus. However, it can prove to be economically unprofitable for either Belarus or Russia.
2020 October 28
Arctic Shipping Creates Insurance Headaches as Routes Open
...insurance companies are grappling with a fundamental question: If something goes wrong, who pays?Arctic Shipping Creates Insurance Headaches as Routes Open
What the battle for the White House means for global shipping
Whether Donald Trump has been good or bad for shipping will largely depend on the shipping sector in question...What the battle for the White House means for global shipping
Nord Stream 2 pipe-laying vessel nears project hub
Russian pipe-laying vessel Akademik Cherskiy, expected to be used to finish the Moscow-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, is heading towards the German project hub of Mukran...Nord Stream 2 pipe-laying vessel nears project hub
2020 October 26
Mixed reaction to IMO’s latest green deliberations
Current requirements are based on the Energy Efficiency Design Index for newbuild shipsMixed reaction to IMO’s latest green deliberations
2020 October 22
Six charged over Maersk/APMT cyber attack
As well as APMT, the attacks disrupted the 2017 French Elections and the 2018 Winter Olympic Games amongst other activitiesSix charged over Maersk/APMT cyber attack
2020 October 21
Competition Among Ports in the Caspian Sea and the Significance of the Port of Baku
The idea to establish a port in Kalmykia has been discussed since 2007, and a letter of intent on the construction of a new seaport in Lagan was approved in July 2019Competition Among Ports in the Caspian Sea and the Significance of the Port of Baku