2020 November 26
BPA: under Brexit and COVID-19 pressure
In his interview with the PortNews magazine, Richard Ballantyne, BPA Chief Executive Officer, tells about BPA activities amid the pandemic and Brexit challenges
2020 November 23
Industry masters on development of Russia’s water transport
The development of water transport in Russia depends on prompt resolving of problems accumulated over decades. In the segment of inland transport they are to be addressed through a new dedicated national project, in the segment of seaborne transport – through creation of attractive conditions for domestic ship owners and national flagged ships.
2020 November 18
Rosmorrechflot head Aleksandr Poshivai tells about national project on river transport development
In his interview with IAA PortNews, Aleksandr Poshivai, head of the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency, told about the national project on development of inland water transport, its goal and structure, as well as on financing of IWW.
2020 November 11
Sergey Marichev, head of Ship Repair Center “Zvyozdochka”, about operation amid import substitution, pandemic and sanctions
Sergey Marichev, General Director of Ship Repair Center “Zvyozdochka” JSC, tells IAA PortNews about the company’s activities, import substitution and operation amid the pandemic and sanctions against Russia.
2020 November 3
Electric propulsion, nuclear fuel and liquefied gas: what is the future of shipping?
Liquefied natural gas is gradually turning from an alternative into a commonly used fuel. Using LNG as a marine fuel and prospects for introduction of alternatives including nuclear fuel and electricity was discussed at the 4th “LNG Fleet, LNG Bunkering and Alternatives” conference organized by PortNews.
2020 October 27
The NSR future: nuclear-powered container carriers and their digital twins
Arctic shipping seems to become unique: nuclear-powered container carriers planned for the Northern Sea Route are to be equipped with reactor units like those of the most advanced icebreakers and to feature passenger accommodation possibility while the entire shipping system in the region is to be digitalized through creation of its ‘digital twin’.
2020 October 23
Nikolay Nesterov, Harbour Master of Arkhangelsk Port: “We are keeping maritime traditions of the region”
In his interview with IAA PortNews, Harbour Master of Arkhangelsk Port Nikolay Nesterov tells about the driving forces behind the port’s achievements in the current situation.
2020 October 16
How realistic are Russian Arctic cruises?
What hinders welcoming of foreign cruise liners in the water area of the Barents and White seas? What are possible ways to encourage more calls for a consequent development of the cruise sector in the North-West of Russia?
2020 October 14
Valentin Narezhny, General Director of Vostok LPG, tells about the publically debated project
Over a four-year period, the cost of an LPG terminal in Primorsky Territory has went up to RUB 6 billion due to involvement of more advanced technologies. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Valentin Narezhny, General Director of Vostok LPG, tells about this and other specifics of the project.
2020 October 8
Interview with Maxim Agadzhanov, CEO of Gazprombank Leasing, on vessel leasing prospects
For the second year in a row, Gazprombank Leasing has been keeping its rates of marine and river vessels leasing and holding the top positions in Expert RA rankings. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Maxim Agadzhanov, CEO of Gazprombank Leasing shares the company’s approach to the shipping industry clients.
2021 October 15
Iran to launch 6 shipping lines in Caspian Sea to Russia, Kazakhstan
Based on the MOU, in the first phase six lines will be launched from the northern ports of Iran to the ports of Astrakhan and Makhachkala in Russia, as well as the port of Aktau in Kazakhstan as of October 23...Iran to launch 6 shipping lines in Caspian Sea to Russia, Kazakhstan
Russia breaks the (polar) ice on its Northeast Passage aspirations
Russia’s state-owned Atomflot company currently operates five such giant nuclear-powered icebreakers, an awesome symbol of Russia’s determination to press forward the former Soviet Union’s strategic priority to dominate and develop the Arctic...Russia breaks the (polar) ice on its Northeast Passage aspirations
Russia's Suek AG declares force majeure after Vanino port fire
Russian coal producer and exporter Suek AG declared force majeure indefinitely following a fire at the Vanino Bulk Terminal on Oct. 11...Russia's Suek AG declares force majeure after Vanino port fire
2021 October 14
Welcome to Russia Week!
...Russian shipbuilding is entering a revival. Thanks to government support measures, the construction of ships of various classes and uses is in full swing...Welcome to Russia Week!
2021 October 12
Russia anticipates all-year Arctic transits by as early as 2022
The shipping season has extended to around nine months over the past decade...Russia anticipates all-year Arctic transits by as early as 2022
2021 October 2
Evaluating future fuel strategies and their design implications for newbuilds
DNV’s latest Maritime Forecast to 2050 outlines a two-step techno-economic evaluation and structured design review of ship fuel and technology options. It aims to assist shipowners to specify newbuild designs that will remain compliant on emissions and commercially competitive.Evaluating future fuel strategies and their design implications for newbuilds