2019 December 2
Solid oxide fuel cell economy
Electric power supply based on polyethylene and solid oxide fuel cells can become the most promising and universally applicable way to reduce environmental and economic risks of maritime shipping.
2019 November 23
Kitack Lim: “We are very much concerned about the beginning of 2020 in part of marine fuel, but we continue to look up at the situation”
The Secretary-General of IMO Kitack Lim visited Moscow at the invitation of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation and took part in Transport of Russia Exhibition. In a short interview with PortNews IAA Mr. Kitack Lim spoke about main challenges the industry is facing.
2019 November 20
Irina Olkhovskaya: “It is significant to take due care of private investments”
In her interview with IAA PortNews, Irina Olkhovskaya, Director for Port and Railway Projects, UMMC OJSC, tells about application of public private partnership principle for implementation of the largest investment port project – Phase 3 of the dedicated coal transshipment facility.
2019 November 19
Move or stay
Speculation about possible shifting of Rostov-on-Don port’s First Cargo District have intensified again although the regional budget has no resources for that purpose. Meanwhile, the stevedore is investing in new protection technologies. The situation is not unique being typical for many ports in Russia and worldwide.
2019 November 15
Krylov State Research Center celebrates its 125th anniversary
In November 2019, not only do we celebrate the 125th anniversary of Russia’s leading scientific center of naval architecture, we actually mark the birthday of the country’s shipbuilding science.
2019 November 13
No faith in sulphur-free living?
In view of tougher restrictions on sulphur content in marine fuel to be effective from 2020, international companies and classification societies are searching new fuel alternatives while scientist are warning about implications of using low sulphur fuel for fuel systems.
2019 November 6
Sergey Senko: “We do not stay stagnant but improve permanently”
Attractiveness of ports depends to a great extent on customs. Interviewed by IAA PortNews at the International Customs Forum in Moscow, Chief of the Baltic Customs Sergey Senko, tells about inspection of vessels, customs value, e-declarations, CIC availability, round-the-clock operation and interaction with businesses.
2019 October 31
The fleet hits the gas
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) will become one of the most popular types of fuel in the nearest 15-20 years. However, a number of infrastructure, shipbuilding and regulatory issues are to be solved for its introduction. This and other issues have been discussed at the 3rd “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” conference.
2019 October 28
Yury Mikhov: Hydrographic Company completed navigation and hydrographic support in NSR waters
In his interview with IAA PortNews, Yury Mikhov, General Director of FSUE Hydrographic Company which fell under authority of Rosatom prior to beginning of 2019 navigation season, tells about operation on the Northern Sea Route.
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.
2020 October 22
Six charged over Maersk/APMT cyber attack
As well as APMT, the attacks disrupted the 2017 French Elections and the 2018 Winter Olympic Games amongst other activitiesSix charged over Maersk/APMT cyber attack
2020 October 21
Competition Among Ports in the Caspian Sea and the Significance of the Port of Baku
The idea to establish a port in Kalmykia has been discussed since 2007, and a letter of intent on the construction of a new seaport in Lagan was approved in July 2019Competition Among Ports in the Caspian Sea and the Significance of the Port of Baku
Zig-zag pattern. Reduced speed. A Russian nuclear-powered cargo ship steaming outside Africa towards Antarctic attracts attention
Rosatomflot, the Russian state enterprise operating the fleet of civilian nuclear-powered icebreakers, has not been forthcoming about the mysterious zig-zags routes and reduced speed over the last few days...Zig-zag pattern. Reduced speed. A Russian nuclear-powered cargo ship steaming outside Africa towards Antarctic attracts attention
World’s largest & most powerful nuclear icebreaker joins Russia’s Arctic fleet
Russia’s newest nuclear-powered icebreaker, the Arktika, will start operating in the Arctic waters of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in December...World’s largest & most powerful nuclear icebreaker joins Russia’s Arctic fleet
2020 October 16
‘Booming offshore wind drags contractors through corona crisis’
Branching out into offshore wind has been the right decision for Dutch companies like Van Oord and Boskalis...‘Booming offshore wind drags contractors through corona crisis’
2020 October 14
Nord Stream 2 pipe supply vessel headed to Baltic Sea
It remains unknown where exactly the ship is headedNord Stream 2 pipe supply vessel headed to Baltic Sea