2021 June 22
The freight market is very rough with tanker freight rates at their historical low and dry bulker rates demonstrating an upsurge
2021 June 16
What’s the focus of Port Kolomna
Port Kolomna is engaged in cargo transportation by inland water transport. It is among the ten largest shipping companies operating in Russia with the market share of over 4%. General Director Vladimir Alekseyev tells IAA PortNews correspondent about the company’s production facilities.
2021 June 10
Digitalization, green technologies and redirection of cargo flows in focus of SPIEF 2021
The key trends of the contemporary world are digitalization and sustainability. In the midst of the related discussion, Russia continues redirecting the cargo flows to its ports and developing the Arctic infrastructure. No surprise that the recent St. Petersburg International Economic Forum focused to a great extent on those issues.
2021 June 3
Qatar expands its network of ports
Qatar develops its port infrastructure and considers investment opportunities worldwide. Mr. Abdulla Mohamed Al- Khanji, Chief Executive Officer, Mwani Qatar, answers the questions of IAA PortNews.
2021 June 2
Export potential of Russian shipbuilding
Experts say Russia’s shipbuilding industry accounts for 3.5% of the country’s GDP and its growth can be facilitated by the entry to foreign markets. There are some successful cases of civil products export from Russia.
2021 May 26
Azov Sea ports count on grain
Throughput of the Azov Sea ports increased last year but it is going down this year. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Sergey Safonichev, head of Azov Sea Ports Administration, told about the grain market influence on turnover of ports and about challenges which port authorities face in winter.
2021 May 21
Energy of the future: Saint-Petersburg scientists’ vision of the shipping industry
Introduction of nuclear and hydrogen engines into shipping as well as using electric propulsion are among the key trends of the modern water transport development. They are in the focus of Krylov State Research Center which tells about their developments and vision of the ship propulsion future.
2021 May 19
New shipyard for Lena river
Construction of Zhatai Shipyard is the only project in Yakutia included into the state programme of the Russian Federation “Development of shipbuilding and facilities for offshore fields” being implemented under the aegis of Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade. The hi-tech shipyard will build modern river-going vessels for modernization of the Lena river fleet involved in cargo deliveries to the Arctic areas of Yakutia. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Andrey Tarasenko, Prime Minister of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), tells about the shipyard construction.
2021 April 27
Aiming at the North
The Suez crisis showed the dependence of the global trade on reliable sea routes. Although the Northern Sea Route cannot become a comprehensive alternative to the Suez Canal, Russia’s Arctic logistics can nevertheless play a key role in export and short-sea traffic. Its development will be facilitated by infrastructure loans and other state support measures.
2021 April 22
Nordic Engineering on Russian shipbuilding and import substitution
In his interview with IAA PortNews, Chairman of Nordic Engineering BoD Nikolay Shablikov tells about the company’s promising projects, problems of import substitution in the segment of ship equipment and possible solutions.
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