2018 June 20
Demand and capacity
Russia is in great need for fleet renovation, from nuclear-powered icebreakers to river ships. Newbuilding orders are being placed numerously due to state support measures but private shipyard tend to be driven out of the market.
2018 June 18
German Zverev: “Fishing companies are ready to invest in new ships but it depends on shipbuilding”
Russia’s fishery segment embarks on large scale fleet renovation. German Zverev, President of the All-Russian Association of Fishing Industry, Businessmen and Exporters, tells IAA PortNews about this process and challenges thereof.
2018 June 9
Through rough ways to fishing
Russia’s backlog of orders for construction of fishing ships at domestic shipyards is a breakthrough over the recent 20 years. Local content of materials is as high as 90% while a big job is to be done in the segment of equipment so that it was replaced with products of Russian origin.
2018 June 6
Big port deserves big bunkering
Bunkering market of Big Port St. Petersburg is stable and the number of oil spills is decreasing. This segment is facing the creation of infrastructure for LNG bunkering and development of new terminals. Harbour Master’s Service of the port tells IAA PortNews about the situation in the bunkering market of Saint-Petersburg.
2018 May 31
New Customs Code of EAEU came into effect on 1 January 2018 to replace the Customs Code of the Customs Union. When speaking at the XIV International Transport Forum “Yug-Transshipment-2018”, Sergey Sokolov, Adviser for Customs Formalities and Customs Control, Department of Customs Legislation and Law Enforcement Practice, told about changes streamlining customs procedures.
2018 May 25
Localization without isolation
Russian shipbuilding and shipping industries are going through very interesting times: on the one hand, they should integrate more closely with the Eurasian space and follow the global technological trends; on the other hand they have to escape dependence on foreign manufacturers.
2018 May 18
Review of Black Sea container market in QI’2018
In the first quarter of 2018, Black Sea container terminals of Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia and Bulgaria handled 732,948 TEUs including empty containers and excluding transshipment.
2018 May 15
Bunkering companies to hold exercises
Olga Sarkova, Director General of OOO Industrial Safety Systems, tells IAA PortNews about practical application of new requirements on oil spill response plans (OSR plans) which came into effect on 7 November 2017 for oil transshipment and bunkering operations.
2018 May 14
Shipyards of Russia are not equally loaded so far. Considerable number of potential orders will let ensure a well balanced loading. State leasing companies representing an important instrument to finance newbuildings provide for construction of almost all commercial ships.
2018 May 8
Ilya Muromets ready for Arctic endeavor
RF Navy’s Northern Fleet has successfully completed ice tests of the newest icebreaker Ilya Muromets. It took 19 days for the ship to perform the test ptogramme in the water areas of the Barents and Kara seas, in ice fields of different thickness and density.
2018 June 22
New St. Petersburg group aims to cut shipper costs, speed customs
Shippers who transport cargo via Northwest Russia, and in particular via the Big Port of St. Petersburg, will be able to save at least 10 percent to 15 percent on shipping costs...New St. Petersburg group aims to cut shipper costs, speed customs
2018 June 21
China, Russia сooperating in Arctic as region gains strategic importance
Going with the grain a win for ports
as a cargo, grains tend to be both more valuable and more delicate than either of the leading bulk cargoes, which puts a premium on dedicated handling solutions at ports...Going with the grain a win for ports
At midsummer, tankers get ice-trapped near Russian Arctic port
It has created a complicated situation, Rosatomflot says. The state company which manages the Russian nuclear-powered icebreakers, confirms that independent shipping in the area is «paralysed» and that LNG carriers and tankers are stuck...At midsummer, tankers get ice-trapped near Russian Arctic port
Presidential envoy: Novatek’s LNG project will keep Northern Sea Route busy
A sea terminal to reload liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Kamchatka will increase manifold trips along the the Northern Sea Route...Presidential envoy: Novatek’s LNG project will keep Northern Sea Route busy
Military shipyards eye stakes in Arctic LNG
The two major yards in Severodvinsk, northern Russia, intend to deliver key components to the country’s planned new Arctic natural gas project...Military shipyards eye stakes in Arctic LNG