2019 December 10
They have ships running on gas …
In view of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap coming into force on January 1, an increasingly high number of ship owners opt for LNG with gas fuel system already being installed on Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCVs). Infrastructure for LNG bunkering is underdeveloped in Russia yet, while liberalization of LNG export and its price deregulation can facilitate investments in this segment.
2019 December 2
Solid oxide fuel cell economy
Electric power supply based on polyethylene and solid oxide fuel cells can become the most promising and universally applicable way to reduce environmental and economic risks of maritime shipping.
2019 November 23
Kitack Lim: “We are very much concerned about the beginning of 2020 in part of marine fuel, but we continue to look up at the situation”
The Secretary-General of IMO Kitack Lim visited Moscow at the invitation of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation and took part in Transport of Russia Exhibition. In a short interview with PortNews IAA Mr. Kitack Lim spoke about main challenges the industry is facing.
2019 November 20
Irina Olkhovskaya: “It is significant to take due care of private investments”
In her interview with IAA PortNews, Irina Olkhovskaya, Director for Port and Railway Projects, UMMC OJSC, tells about application of public private partnership principle for implementation of the largest investment port project – Phase 3 of the dedicated coal transshipment facility.
2019 November 19
Move or stay
Speculation about possible shifting of Rostov-on-Don port’s First Cargo District have intensified again although the regional budget has no resources for that purpose. Meanwhile, the stevedore is investing in new protection technologies. The situation is not unique being typical for many ports in Russia and worldwide.
2019 November 15
Krylov State Research Center celebrates its 125th anniversary
In November 2019, not only do we celebrate the 125th anniversary of Russia’s leading scientific center of naval architecture, we actually mark the birthday of the country’s shipbuilding science.
2019 November 13
No faith in sulphur-free living?
In view of tougher restrictions on sulphur content in marine fuel to be effective from 2020, international companies and classification societies are searching new fuel alternatives while scientist are warning about implications of using low sulphur fuel for fuel systems.
2019 November 6
Sergey Senko: “We do not stay stagnant but improve permanently”
Attractiveness of ports depends to a great extent on customs. Interviewed by IAA PortNews at the International Customs Forum in Moscow, Chief of the Baltic Customs Sergey Senko, tells about inspection of vessels, customs value, e-declarations, CIC availability, round-the-clock operation and interaction with businesses.
2019 October 31
The fleet hits the gas
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) will become one of the most popular types of fuel in the nearest 15-20 years. However, a number of infrastructure, shipbuilding and regulatory issues are to be solved for its introduction. This and other issues have been discussed at the 3rd “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” conference.
2019 October 28
Yury Mikhov: Hydrographic Company completed navigation and hydrographic support in NSR waters
In his interview with IAA PortNews, Yury Mikhov, General Director of FSUE Hydrographic Company which fell under authority of Rosatom prior to beginning of 2019 navigation season, tells about operation on the Northern Sea Route.
2020 May 29
Regular fish transportation by Northern Sea Route: incentives and conditions
Incentives for ice-breaking services, guaranteed freight on return voyages and consolidation of the cargo flow will result in regular fish supplies from the Far East to European Russia by the Northern Sea Route...Regular fish transportation by Northern Sea Route: incentives and conditions
Russian Customs Finds 70 Tons of Cheese Smuggled from the EU
Russian custom officials did not say who is behind the fine-EU-food smuggling, but said that the goods were intended for a Sankt-Peterburg based company...Russian Customs Finds 70 Tons of Cheese Smuggled from the EU
Tanker crosses Russian Arctic route without icebreaker assistance
On May 19, the Christophe de Margerie kick-started this year’s Northern Sea Route shipping season on a voyage across the eastern part of the coveted shipping lane...Tanker crosses Russian Arctic route without icebreaker assistance
2020 May 28
CONTAINER RATES ALERT: Continued global uncertainty hits rates, but worst fears yet to be realized
...despite the widespread ramifications of Coronavirus, rates held comparatively steady for the month of May...CONTAINER RATES ALERT: Continued global uncertainty hits rates, but worst fears yet to be realized
The role of combustion engines in decarbonization – seeking fuel solutions
Internal combustion engines (ICEs) represent the dominant technology in marine propulsion today. If ICEs are to play a role in the decarbonization of shipping, suppliers, regulators, shipowners and engine manufacturers will have to agree on viable alternatives to carbon-based fuel.The role of combustion engines in decarbonization – seeking fuel solutions
2020 May 26
Market Update: The tanker market on a roller coaster
In the VLCC segment, we have seen rates commuting between $25,000-250,000/day and in the MR segment between $15,000-70,000/dayMarket Update: The tanker market on a roller coaster