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...
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...
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...
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.
Sovcomflot closes in on $500m Moscow IPO
Sovocmflot, Russia’s largest shipowner, has floated the idea of listing on the Moscow Exchange again
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...
Lukoil installs jackets for ice-resistant platform in Caspian Sea
Before shipping to the sea, more than 3,700 tonnes heavy jackets were moved up to the cargo pontoon Rahman Sharifov and floated off...
Global Ports upgrades handling equipment at two Finnish terminals
The company put into operation additional cranes to handle containerships at its Multi-Link Terminals in Kotka and Helsinki...
Records tumble for box spot rates across the world
Five out of the nine deepsea trades measured by the Shanghai Containerised Freight Index spot rates show records with other tradelanes approaching record territory
2020 September 14
Final Yamal LNG carrier for MOL and Cosco set for delivery
China’s Hudong-Zhonghua is to deliver the fourth and final conventional Yamal LNG carrier to a joint venture consisting of compatriot Cosco Shipping and Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines.
Korea, China and Japan Competing for LNG-powered Vessel Orders
For now, Korean shipbuilders have taken the lead in terms of LNG-powered ship order intake
2020 September 11
Sovcomflot keeping Vyacheslav Tikhonov with option to redeliver Ivan Grubkin
Seismic player Polarcus and Russian shipping company Sovcomflot have once again agreed new terms for the vessel Vyacheslav Tikhonov...
2020 September 21
Russia is still dependent on ports of neighboring countries in terms of handling mineral fertilizers as it lacks dedicated deep-water terminals. However, the situation can change radically in five years.
Which of Russian ports to accept new flows of mineral fertilizers expected in abundance?