2018 September 12
Far and Eastern plans
Russia’s Far East Basin is among the most promising ones. At the same time it requires significant investments in the development of stevedoring and railway infrastructure, shipbuilding, ship repair and environment protection. All these issues are in the focus at the Eastern Economic Forum.
2018 September 5
Tankers are looking for a safe harbor
Global tanker market is having a tough time amid trade wars, excessive tonnage and reduction of oil production in OPEC+ countries. The situation can improve with introduction of tougher sulfur content requirements for marine fuel from 2020, increased demand for oil products and decrease of tonnage. In this case, Russia can become a “safe harbor” for the domestic tanker fleet.
2018 August 31
Murmansk Sea Fishing Port: investments in success
Privatization process of 1990-ies featured too many excesses. Lots of enterprises sank because of unprofessionalism of their new owners with tens of thousands of people having lost their work. However, there are some positive examples of that privatization. Murmansk Sea Fishing Port is certainly among them.
2018 August 28
Peotr Savchuk: “We should have our fishing ships built at domestic shipyards”
The process of fishing fleet modernization has finally got moving in Russia. Peotr Savchuk, deputy head of the Federal Agency for Fishery (Rosrybolovstvo), tells IAA PortNews about the demand for fishing ships, required measures of state support, absence of demand for domestic designs and instruments to improve attractiveness of Russian shipyards.
2018 August 27
"Today, domestically manufactured components account for more than 70% of total newbuild cost": Denis Samsikov
Russia is actively implementing its policy of import substitution, domestic manufacture of marine components and equipment. In a recent interview with IAA PortNews Denis Samsikov. Executive Director of Okskaya Sudoverf told about the percentage of domestic production of components for vessels under construction at Okskaya Shipyard and what Shipyard OKA JSC has undertaken to upgrade its own facilities with the help of local suppliers of domestic products.
2018 August 24
Review of Black Sea container market in HI’2018
In the first half of 2018, Black Sea container terminals of Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia and Bulgaria handled 1,472,826 TEUs including empty containers and excluding transshipment.
2018 August 23
End of the Caspian Sea uncertainty
After the collapse of the USSR, the development of transport activities in the Caspian Sea region was complicated due to its uncertain legal status. The signing of the Convention on the Status of the Caspian Sea has put an end to its "transitional" post-Soviet period. Lots of ambitious plans ahead, but there are also quite a few problems.
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 October 19
Nord Stream 2 natural gas link could face delays from weather, vessel issues: official
The construction timeline for the planned 55 Bcm/year Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany could slip if bad weather affects pipelaying or if any of the pipelaying vessels have technical issues...Nord Stream 2 natural gas link could face delays from weather, vessel issues: official
Chinese Port Refuses to Service Stranded Russian Ship Over U.S. Sanctions Fears, Company Says
A Chinese shipyard has reportedly refused to finish repairs of a Russian vessel said to be involved in the transfer of refined petroleum products to North Korean vessels over fears of U.S. sanctions...Chinese Port Refuses to Service Stranded Russian Ship Over U.S. Sanctions Fears, Company Says
Port of Hamburg as digital networking pioneer
Underwater drones, autonomous trucks and paperless Customs clearance – the future is already buzzing in the Port of Hamburg...Port of Hamburg as digital networking pioneer
2018 October 18
Arctic Maritime Competence Center opens in St. Petersburg
The Arctic Maritime Competence Center in the interests of the Russian nuclear fleet authority, Rosatomflot, began working at the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping...Arctic Maritime Competence Center opens in St. Petersburg
Novatek Arctic LNG project defies US sanctions
Funded by Chinese banks and part-owned by Total, the Yamal project represents the centrepiece of the Kremlin's efforts to develop LNG exports to rival Qatar and the US...Novatek Arctic LNG project defies US sanctions
2018 October 17
Rosrybolovstvo at the End of 2018 Will Begin a Scientific Expedition to the Antarctic
...the research vessels of the Federal Fishery Agency will begin an expedition to the Antarctic waters to study the state of the krill reserves...Rosrybolovstvo at the End of 2018 Will Begin a Scientific Expedition to the Antarctic