2020 October 28
What the battle for the White House means for global shipping
Whether Donald Trump has been good or bad for shipping will largely depend on the shipping sector in question...
2020 October 27
Nord Stream 2 pipe-laying vessel nears project hub
Russian pipe-laying vessel Akademik Cherskiy, expected to be used to finish the Moscow-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, is heading towards the German project hub of Mukran...
2020 October 26
Mixed reaction to IMO’s latest green deliberations
Current requirements are based on the Energy Efficiency Design Index for newbuild ships
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 activities
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 2019
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...
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...
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...
2020 October 14
Nord Stream 2 pipe supply vessel headed to Baltic Sea
It remains unknown where exactly the ship is headed
Korean shipbuilders likely to win more orders for LNG ships this year
...new ship orders are on the recovery path in the second half of this year thanks to the large-scale LNG projects underway in Russia and Mozambique...
Belarus to export gasoline cargo via Russian port amid dispute with EU, sources say
Belarus plans to ship at least one cargo of gasoline via Russia's Baltic port of Ust-Luga in October
Tall Ship Transits the Northern Sea Route Without Seeing Ice
The barque Sedov has become the first sailing vessel to pass through the Northern Sea Route in 150 years
2020 December 30
The departing year has been marked by freezing or suspension of some ambitious projects on port infrastructure development. Meanwhile, the Government is set to toughen regulations covering the activities of those investing in port projects that has already been criticized by the industry community.
Phantoms of Russian infrastructure - 2020