2020 August 14
Baimsky MPC to be built in time
Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has held a meeting dedicated to the construction of Baimsky Mining and Processing Complex. The project foresees the construction of a shipment terminal at Cape Naglyoinyn and deployment of an LNG power plant there.
2020 August 11
Igor Tonkovidov: Our plan is to consistently reduce our environmental footprint
Igor Tonkovidov, President & CEO of SCF Group, told PortNews how the company facilitates the development of navigation along the Northern Sea Route, how the pandemic impacted the shipping industry, and why LNG will remain the number one alternative fuel in the foreseeable future.
2020 August 9
Back to the future: Russia's waterborne transport - from the market to Gosplan?
Russia's waterborne transportation does not seem to do well in the free market environment. Some propose introducing elements of a kind of the state plan both in the field of shipping and shipbuilding. Some initiatives seem justified, while others are rather dubious
2020 July 30
Interview of IAA PortNews with Ms Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Port of Singapore is one of the busiest ports in the world, located in the city-state. The port is attractive to global lines thanks to advanced technology services provided and its huge bunker fuel market.
2020 July 27
Severe slump of sea cruises
The entire tourism industry is currently in a deep crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The global cruise shipping is showing a severe slump, the largest one since the Second World War. That consequently entails record low prices in the second market of passenger ships.
2020 July 23
Sergey Buyanov: “There are no problems with the design of ice-class container ships in Russia”
In the run-up to the XV TRANSTEC International Transport Corridors Forum scheduled for 14-16 September 2020, Sergey Buyanov, General Director of Central Marine Research and Design Institute (CNIIMF), shares his expert opinion on the projects for the NSR cargo transit and development of the Northern Transport Corridor.
2020 July 17
Northern Sea Route: now from the Arab world to China
Arab and Chinese shipping and logistic companies are set to be actively involved in the development of the Northern Transit Corridor. Under the auspices of Rosatom, a joint venture with foreign investors is to be established, a fleet of Arctic container carriers is to be built as well as cargo handling hubs. Meanwhile, Russia is trying to lighten international requirements under the ban on the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic.
2020 July 6
Interview with Rosmorrechflot head Aleksandr Poshivai
Low water level in some sections of inland water ways, capital intensity of fleet upgrading, high cost of fuel, tough competition with other types of transport are among the problems of river shipping in Russia. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Aleksandr Poshivai, head of Rosmorrechflot (Federal Marine and River Transport Agency), touches on these problems as well as the cruise tourism as a sector most affected by the pandemic.
2020 June 26
‘Black swan’ of maritime communication market
It can be exceptionally challenging for Russian ship owners to ensure high quality internet and communication on civil ships - the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic is aggravated by equipment imports restrictions imposed by the Ministry for Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media.
2020 June 23
Battery powered ships – the future of shipping?
Global shipbuilding development is currently determined by economic efficiency of construction and operation as well as consistently toughening environmental requirements. Apart from LNG, the most promising segment is electric propulsion.
2021 April 14
Fesco to invest 800 mln rubles in development of container terminal in Novosibirsk
The Fesco transport group plans to invest 800 mln rubles in the development of its container terminal in Novosibirsk in 2021, as well as expand the terminal network in all regions of its presence...Fesco to invest 800 mln rubles in development of container terminal in Novosibirsk
Russia Building World’s ‘Most Powerful Fleet of Icebreakers,’ Putin Says as Race for Arctic Heats Up
Russia has committed significant resources to the Northern Sea Route – the transport artery it hopes will one day allow for sea-based cargos to be shipped en masse between Europe and Asia in as little as 19 daysRussia Building World’s ‘Most Powerful Fleet of Icebreakers,’ Putin Says as Race for Arctic Heats Up
2021 April 9
Top dogs of South Korean shipbuilding industry eye carbon neutrality by 2050
The top six South Korean shipbuilding majors have set sights on achieving carbon neutrality in the sector by 2050, thus joining the global decarbonization push...Top dogs of South Korean shipbuilding industry eye carbon neutrality by 2050
2021 April 7
Suez Canal May Expand Southern Channel, Chairman Says
The Suez Canal Authority is considering expanding the southern section of the waterway where the container ship Ever Given became stranded...Suez Canal May Expand Southern Channel, Chairman Says
Russian gas exports to Europe surge 30% in 2021 as harsh winter forces foreign consumers to boost energy purchases
Russian state-run energy giant Gazprom increased shipments of natural gas to Europe by 30.7% in the first quarter of the current year...Russian gas exports to Europe surge 30% in 2021 as harsh winter forces foreign consumers to boost energy purchases
Rosmorport begins VKMSK dredging program
FSUE Rosmorport’s dredging fleet started maintenance dredging operations on the Volga-Caspian Sea Shipping Canal (VKMSK) earlier this week...Rosmorport begins VKMSK dredging program