2020 October 2
Report: Lebanon asks for arrests of Russian captain, shipowner linked to Beirut blast
An estimated 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate taken from the ship is believed to be the source of the deadly blast that rocked Lebanon’s capital in August 2020
2020 October 1
Seaport of Shakhtersk expands boundaries
The changes made will increase the port's throughput.
2020 September 30
Russia to boost LPG output in east, but bottlenecks curb exports
Output of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the east of Russia is expected to increase by 1.0-1.2 million tonnes next year...
Cargo Volume on Northern Sea Route Remains Stable at 32m tons in 2020
After years of significant growth the amount of cargo transported on Russia’s NSR is forecasted to reach 32 million tons...
Russia, US continue to clash over fate of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline
Nord Stream 2 would double the capacity of the gas corridor via the Baltic Sea to Germany to 110 Bcm/year...
2020 September 28
Arctic race heats up as Russia launches flagship nuclear-powered icebreaker
Russia’s new nuclear-powered icebreaker, the Arktika, took its maiden voyage out of St. Petersburg on Tuesday for a two-week journey to the northern port of Murmansk...
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...
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