2021 August 16
From depth to heights: freight rates ‘went crazy’
The pandemic has severely affected the global seaborne shipping market and has ‘driven crazy’ the freight rates: contrasted with zero or even negative rates in the segment of oil tankers, container ships’ freight rates hit records and break the traditional logistics schemes while the cost of dry bulk cargo transportation reaches its decade high.
2021 August 11
Unsinkable Baltics: foreign ports are fed by Russia
Despite the general fall of volumes exported via the neighboring non-CIS Baltic ports in the first half of 2021, exports of mineral fertilizers, grain and metal via the foreign terminal continue growing
2021 August 3
The surge of container freight rates from the beginning of 2021 has lead to a decrease of container turnover at Big Port St. Petersburg amid its growth in other container ports of Russia. Are these declining years of Big Port St. Petersburg?
2021 July 29
The Northern Sea Route development foresees the construction of special transport ships of arctic class including dry bulk and container carriers. Among promising projects Rosatom considers the development of coal exports and establishment of container transit lines on the northern route.
2021 July 23
Cruises “eaten up” by virus
Coronavirus related restrictions against foreign cruise and ferry passengers have led to a 90-pct loss of related ports’ income and the industry finds it unfair as the air checkpoints enjoy some exemptions.
2021 July 19
Andrey Vakhrushev: "Requirements of the Federal Agency for Fishery hamper dredging on the Don"
In 2021, FSUE Rosmorport’s Azov Basin Branch will begin development of documentation on maintenance dredging on the shipping section of the Don River from 3121st km to km 3169th km. This dredging project is expected to become an important phase in the development of the ports of Azov and Rostov-on-Don.
2021 July 14
How Primorsky UPK will reshape Baltic logistics
Russia is still dependent on a number of cargoes from foreign ports of the Baltic States and Finland. At the same time, Primorsk has a convenient harbor featuring original depths that enable the port to receive large-tonnage vessels. In an interview with PortNews, Andrey Sizov, General Director of the company, told about the Primorsky UPK project.
2021 July 7
Current state and prospects of Russian bunkering market
The coming decade will be disturbing for the global bunker market entering a period of transition to the new realities of environmental protection. The related issues of the bunker market were discussed at the 14th All-Russian Forum “Current State and Prospects of Development of the Russian Bunkering Services Market”.
2021 July 5
Inland water transport: falling down but looking up
Inland water transport development is not likely to be distinguished as a separate national project while year round navigation along the southern horseshoe can be considered to be unreasonable after launching of the Bagayevsky hydrosystem. Meanwhile, IWW cargo traffic over the first months of the year fell amid continued competition with the railway.
2021 June 29
NSR box game: vision of the Arctic container line
CNIIMF has conducted a comprehensive technical and economic analysis under the project on arranging a transarctic container line. The priority option recommended by CNIIMF is a 6,000 TEU container ship of Arc8 ice class with steerable propellers powered by LNG as the main fuel.
2021 October 15
Iran to launch 6 shipping lines in Caspian Sea to Russia, Kazakhstan
Based on the MOU, in the first phase six lines will be launched from the northern ports of Iran to the ports of Astrakhan and Makhachkala in Russia, as well as the port of Aktau in Kazakhstan as of October 23...Iran to launch 6 shipping lines in Caspian Sea to Russia, Kazakhstan
Russia breaks the (polar) ice on its Northeast Passage aspirations
Russia’s state-owned Atomflot company currently operates five such giant nuclear-powered icebreakers, an awesome symbol of Russia’s determination to press forward the former Soviet Union’s strategic priority to dominate and develop the Arctic...Russia breaks the (polar) ice on its Northeast Passage aspirations
Russia's Suek AG declares force majeure after Vanino port fire
Russian coal producer and exporter Suek AG declared force majeure indefinitely following a fire at the Vanino Bulk Terminal on Oct. 11...Russia's Suek AG declares force majeure after Vanino port fire
2021 October 14
Welcome to Russia Week!
...Russian shipbuilding is entering a revival. Thanks to government support measures, the construction of ships of various classes and uses is in full swing...Welcome to Russia Week!
2021 October 12
Russia anticipates all-year Arctic transits by as early as 2022
The shipping season has extended to around nine months over the past decade...Russia anticipates all-year Arctic transits by as early as 2022
2021 October 2
Evaluating future fuel strategies and their design implications for newbuilds
DNV’s latest Maritime Forecast to 2050 outlines a two-step techno-economic evaluation and structured design review of ship fuel and technology options. It aims to assist shipowners to specify newbuild designs that will remain compliant on emissions and commercially competitive.Evaluating future fuel strategies and their design implications for newbuilds