2020 March 2
Aleksey Shukletsov: “We attract clients with comprehensive services”
MSCC Bronka is the youngest and in many senses unrivalled terminal of Big Port St. Petersburg. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Aleksey Shukletsov, Executive Director of OOO Fenix (operator of Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex Bronka in Saint-Petersburg), tells about Bronka development, logistic facilities construction, container market situation, prospects for application of innovative technologies.
2020 February 25
Evolution of technical supervision
In the end of 2019, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping amended the scheme of technical supervision in industry. Manufacturers now take over part of responsibility for their product quality control. Those having shifted to the new scheme are positive about this decision and see it as and advancement.
2020 February 19
Throwing scrubbers out with the bath water
Shipyards worldwide are overloaded with orders for installation of scrubbers on seagoing vessels. Against this background, IMO starts discussing environmental hazards from discharge of scrubber washwater. Environmentalists are pushing for a ban on scrubbers and on the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic.
2020 February 13
Coronaviral infection exerts a significant impact on cargo traffic, ports and shipping. The problem has touched the container flow from China and LNG transportation. Not only do stevedoring and shipping companies face difficulties, it is also a tough time for forwarders who run the risk of “holding the bag” due to delayed deliveries.
2020 February 10
Fertilize and rule policy
Despite general decrease of Russian cargo transshipment via the ports of the Baltic states and Finland, turnover of domestically produced mineral fertilizers grew in 2019 driven by their handling in Sillamae and Kotka. The situation can be reversed through liberalization of Russian laws and phasing out of agricultural imports.
2020 February 4
Last year oil spills
According to Marine Rescue Service, over 100 offshore oil spills were registered in 2019. Rosprirodnadzor attributes them to insufficient equipment of emergency response teams and violation of bunkering regulations. Meanwhile, Rosmorrechflot announced earlier approved OSR Plans to be invalid over which Rosmorrechbunker applied to the Prosecutor's Office.
2020 January 29
Baltic cruise companies are responding to new trends and developing new routes while building ships powered by alternative fuels. Tallink is set to arrange annual calls to Saint-Petersburg, Viking – polar voyages and ecotourism.
2020 January 24
New fuel regime
With the global upper limit on the sulphur content of ships' fuel oil reduced to 0.50% from 1 January under new IMO regulation, the bunkering market structure has definitely changed. Despite the toughened environmental requirements, the shipping industry has not faced insurmountable difficulties so far, operation of Russian ports is normal.
2020 January 17
Sergey Gaidayev: “Construction of Bagayevsky hydrosystem does not hinder navigation”
Sergey Gaidayev, head of Azov-Don Basin Administration, tells IAA PortNws about the 2019 navigation results and the progress of the Bagayevsky hydrosystem project implementation.
2020 January 14
Aleksandr Chemodanov: “The main focus is on the Arctic projects today”
Krylov State Research Center is one of Russia's leading research and design organizations featuring unique competences. Aleksandr Chemodanov, Deputy Head of the Civil Ship System’s Integration Division, KSRC, tells IAA PortNews about some civil projects under development in the Center.
2020 September 18
Arktika icebreaker readies for NSR
Russian state-owned Rosatomflot's 60MW Arktika nuclear icebreaker is set to leave for its Northern Sea Route (NSR) base in Murmansk on 22 September...Arktika icebreaker readies for NSR
Russia’s first home-built Aframax tanker undergoes testing
Sea trials have commenced for the first Russia-built Aframax ice-class tanker, Vladimir Monomakh, from the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex in the Far East region of Russia...Russia’s first home-built Aframax tanker undergoes testing
International lenders back $9.5 bln financing for Russia's Arctic LNG 2
The $21 billion project, which received final investment approval a year ago, is expected to be launched in 2023 and to reach its full capacity of almost 20 million tonnes per year in 2026...International lenders back $9.5 bln financing for Russia's Arctic LNG 2
2020 September 17
EU Parliament backs plans to make ships pay for pollution
The European Parliament voted on Tuesday to include greenhouse gas emissions from the maritime sector into the EU’s emissions trading scheme from January 1, 2022.EU Parliament backs plans to make ships pay for pollution
Sovcomflot closes in on $500m Moscow IPO
Sovocmflot, Russia’s largest shipowner, has floated the idea of listing on the Moscow Exchange againSovcomflot closes in on $500m Moscow IPO
2020 September 15
Port of Tallinn gets its 1st shore power solution
The Port of Tallinn installed the latest ABB shore power systems on five of its piers in Old City Harbour, total investment amounting to EUR 3.5 million...Port of Tallinn gets its 1st shore power solution