2020 March 11
Northern logistics tissue
Accelerated development of Russia’s Arctic requires the creation of related stevedoring infrastructure for handling of transit and project cargo. The north-west of the Murmansk Region, namely the Liinakhamary area, is a favorable location for a transshipment facility.
2020 March 5
A matter of dredging and hydraulic engineering
The scope of dredging and hydraulic engineering works in Russia is expected to grow this year. A series of 20 units is to be built for operations on inland water ways. Damen shares its innovative technologies with the industry. Those and other topics were in the spotlight of the 3rd International Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging”.
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 December 1
Russian sailor kidnapped by pirates from vessel in Gulf of Guinea
A Russian national was among four sailors abducted by pirates from a vessel in the Gulf of Guinea...Russian sailor kidnapped by pirates from vessel in Gulf of Guinea
2020 November 30
Gazprom to restart work on controversial Russian-German gas pipeline
Work has been at a standstill since December last year after president Donald Trump gave the go-ahead for sanctions to be imposed on companies involved in laying the pipesGazprom to restart work on controversial Russian-German gas pipeline
2020 November 28
Russian oil giant announces start of vast Arctic project
The Vostok project, the cornerstone of Russia's Arctic ambitions, brings together several Rosneft activities in the Russian Far North...Russian oil giant announces start of vast Arctic project
2020 November 27
Moscow eyes proposal for Belarus to build fertilizer terminal in Russian port
The Russian Ministry of Transport can suggest that Belarusian shippers construct their fertilizer terminal in a Russian port...Moscow eyes proposal for Belarus to build fertilizer terminal in Russian port
Russia's Novatek starts LNG ship-to-ship operations in Murmansk
Russian gas producer Novatek has started ship-to-ship loadings of liquefied natural gas from the Yamal LNG project near the northern port of Murmansk...Russia's Novatek starts LNG ship-to-ship operations in Murmansk
Nord Stream 2 pipe-laying vessel departs project hub for Kaliningrad
Pipe-laying vessel Akademik Cherskiy, expected to be used to finish the Moscow-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, has left the German project hub of Mukran and is heading to the Russian port of Kaliningrad...Nord Stream 2 pipe-laying vessel departs project hub for Kaliningrad