2019 October 25
Prospects of import substitution in the segment fishing ships
Full-scale import substitution in the segment of equipment for fishing ships hindered by domination of foreign designs and deficit of information.
2019 October 17
Marine Rescue Service considers it reasonable to establish in Russia a single operator of marine rescue fleet including rescue ships of Rosrybolovstvo (Russian Federal Fisheries Agency) and some ships of the Emergency Situations Ministry. MRS believes that will let reduce the costs and enhance flexibility of rescue operations. Rosrybolovstvo does not support the idea.
2019 October 11
Import substitution prospects
The work on RF Government Decree No 719 on import substitution in shipbuilding is underway for the fourth year. However, shipbuilders, ship owners and equipment suppliers have not yet decided if it gives an impetus to Russian industry or presents an extra barrier for fleet development.
2019 October 7
Lutz Birke: “Hamburg is interested in joint launching of logistics startups with Saint-Petersburg”
Cargo traffic between Big Port St. Petersburg and Port of Hamburg to grow by 15% in 2019. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Lutz Birke, Chief of Office, Harbour & Innovation, Ministry for Economy, Traffic and Innovation, tells about the search for new logistic schemes including NSR transportation, development of bunkering infrastructure for sustainable fuel, the Elbe river dredging, development prospects and plans on reduction of hazardous emissions from ships.
2019 October 3
BIMCO President Sadan Kaptanoglu: The entire shipping industry is entering a new era
In a recent interview with IAA PortNews Şadan Kaptanoğlu, managing director of HI Kaptanoglu Shipping and President of BIMCO told about activities of BIMCO, the leading global shipping association.
2019 October 1
Sergey Nikitin: Our seafarers are still in high regard in the market
As it is known, personnel is key. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Director of Sinilga crewing agency Sergey Nikitin tells about training of Russian seafarers, their wages, reliable and non-reliable employers, bureaucratic and legal aspects of crewing as well as activities of related trade unions.
2019 September 25
Construction of fishing ships in Russia
RF Ministry of Industry and Trade says construction of over thirty fishing ships has been contracted in Russia with more than 120 ships to be built by 2025. They will replace half of the fleet in this segment.
2019 September 24
Fleet that supports
Support fleet in Russia still consists, to a great extent, of obsolete ‘soviet’ series vessels. There is a great demand for tugboats, bunkering ships, icebreakers. Also, classification of vessels is to be revised. Leading international manufacturers are ready to assist in construction of required ships.
2019 September 17
Global climate changes, tougher environmental requirements in the shipping industry, emerging-market economic development and growing urbanization present new challenges for the transport industry of the future and today. ABB, leading supplier of maritime equipment, told IAA PortNews about the latest energy-efficient technologies and projects featuring conscious attitude to environment.
2019 September 16
Can Kaliningrad compete with Gdansk?
The Kaliningrad Region is long on plans to accumulate container flows at its terminals. Two alternative projects are under consideration today: construction of a deep-water terminal and dredging of a seaway canal. The negotiations to resume a ferry link with Sassnitz are also underway. Experts are skeptical about those plans.
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