2018 August 10
Import substitution in stevedoring sector
Transshipment of Russia’s foreign trade cargo via the ports of the Baltic states and Ukraine in the first half of this year fell by 7.5% to 22.2 million tonnes. Their share has decreased from 6.51% in HI’2017 to 5.88% in HI’2018. High dependence is still observed in the segment of dry bulk cargo while the development of required infrastructure has begun.
2018 August 1
Measures of contention
Large-scale plans on renovation of the fishing fleet require additional measures of state support. Russian Federal Fisheries Agency suggests compensating 25% of total newbuilding costs while RF Ministry of Industry and Trade calls on applying the measures available today.
2018 July 26
Mongolia as a maritime power
Basing on its cooperation with the Republic of Korea, China and Russia, Mongolia is entering the shipping market of the Asia Pacific Region both as an exporter and a carrier. Mr Tuvshintur Saranjav, Head of Mongolian Maritime Administration, Ministry of Road and Transport Development of Mongolia, tells IAA PortNews about this cooperation and near-term plans.
2018 July 23
Resting in the ice
The Russian Government has submitted to the State Duma a draft law intended to develop cruise tourism in the Arctic zone and in the Far East of Russia, streamline the calls of foreign cruise ships in the mentioned regions. The industry experts believe that Arctic cruises have a good development potential but investments into infrastructure are needed.
2018 July 17
Closed transshipment of coal is under consideration in Russia
Draft law on closed transshipment of dusty cargo in seaports has been recently submitted to the State Dгma of Russia. RF Government had not earlier approved the bill. Experts consider it to be excessive and politically motivated. They also believe it can stop coal exports from the country’s ports (some 154 million tonnes per year).
2018 July 13
Throughput of Russian ports in the first half of 2018 grew by 2.7% but its growth rates have slowed as compared with the previous years. The growth was primarily driven by dry cargo that confirms the necessity to continue the development of related facilities.
2018 July 9
Andrey Mekhanikov: “Shakhtersk is developing with minimum impact on environment”
New offshore transshipment equipment has been put into operation at the port of Shakhtersk for handling of Panamax and Capesize ships. That will let increase coal transshipment almost two-fold. Andrey Mekhanikov, Vice-President, Stevedoring and Shipping, East Mining Company Limited, tells IAA PortNews about this project.
2018 July 6
New classification rules for fishing ships
Large scale upgrading of Russia’s fishing fleet needs new approaches, new rules and new technologies. Fishing ships of new design are more efficient and sophisticated which calls for modernization of classification rules.
2018 July 5
New leadership, new challenges
Many recurrent problems in the segment of Russia’s water transport has started being successfully handled in the recent years but the industry faces more and more new challenges. Among the issues of today’s agenda is the surge of bunker fuel prices and absence of balance between different types of transport.
2018 July 2
Bunker looking in the future
Russian market of bunkering services does not stand still: its structure is changing both in terms of bunker volumes sold in different basins and in terms of fuel types. The short term agenda is the following: upgrading of the bunkering fleet and creation of infrastructure for LNG bunkering.
2018 August 9
Russia's Novatek loads first LNG cargo from Yamal LNG train 2
Russia's Novatek loaded Thursday the first LNG cargo from its newly launched second 5.5 million mt/year LNG train at the Yamal LNG plant on the Yamal peninsula in the Russian Arctic...Russia's Novatek loads first LNG cargo from Yamal LNG train 2
Shady ship returns to Korea with Russian coal
Another ship suspected of carrying North Korean coal from Russia to South Korea was tracked to Pohang, North Gyeongsang...Shady ship returns to Korea with Russian coal
Ambitious plans for the Port of Riga
Zeltiņš named the Krievu Island development project takeover and successful implementation as one of the greatest challenges of his first year...Ambitious plans for the Port of Riga
2018 August 7
REGULATORY WATCH: The Global 0.50% Sulfur Cap: 30 months and counting down
ndustry frets about the coming deadline. Shipping desperately wants to be ready, but will global shore-based infrastructure and refining capacity match the demand that is sure to come? And … are regulators listening to industry's concerns?REGULATORY WATCH: The Global 0.50% Sulfur Cap: 30 months and counting down
2018 August 6
‘Brave new world?’ – Rising to the digital challenge in shipping
Industry experts, looking at the future for the container transport industry over the next 25 years, see the possibility of traditional supply chain service providers being significantly challenged...‘Brave new world?’ – Rising to the digital challenge in shipping
2018 August 3
Tighter tie tied: Can Russian soybeans cater to Chinese demand?
A Sino-Russia food corridor is now open in the free trade zone of the northeastern Chinese port of Yingkou...Tighter tie tied: Can Russian soybeans cater to Chinese demand?