2017 December 1
Who is to win with the new Customs Code
New Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) was expected to come into effect in July but with the delay in the development of required regulatory documents the deadline was postponed till January 1, 2018. Russian participants of foreign economic activities are concerned about two issues: will the Customs Code come into force since the Law on customs regulation has not been passed in Russia yet and what is going to change from January 1?
2017 November 28
GLONASS in sea and river dimensions
Ever rising demands for accuracy and reliability of sea and river vessels positioning as well as some special tasks requiring solutions of especially high reliability amid extreme shipping conditions determine the need for using advanced navigation systems.
2017 November 22
Sergey Kukushkin: Large shipping companies come to the NSR
Considerable growth of cargo shipping in the Arctic has been driven this year by the Northern Sea Route, where new routes for the export of Russian hydrocarbons begin. Large foreign ship owners also use the lanes of the Northern Sea Route. That was the topic of IAA PortNews interview with Sergey Kukushkin, Acting Head of the NSR Administration.
2017 November 16
Development prospects of Russia’s Caspian ports
Russian ports of the Caspian Basin have been long suffering from the falling freight turnover. Lifting of sanctions on Iran, debottlenecking of Russian IWW and revival of cruise shipbuilding bring hope for busier domestic ports in the Caspian Sea. Recently approved strategy for their development foresees the construction of a new deepwater port in Caspijsk.
2017 November 10
Vitaly Klyuyev: “Seafarers training system in Russia complies with international standards”
The system of training and certification of seafarers in Russia has been brought into compliance with the international requirements. Major efforts of the Transport Ministry and other ad hoc agencies have lead up to that. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Vitaly Klyuyev, Director of RF Transport Ministry's Department of State Policy for Maritime and River Transport, tells about training of shipboard personnel and about changes in the system of industry-specific education.
2017 November 9
Surely you have heard about blockchain and have a general idea of what it is. Perhaps, you know less about using blockchain in logistics and would like to know more. This technology will let operators of marine container lines save about $38 bln annually.
2017 October 30
Russia is preparing for a fuel revolution in global shipping. State support measures are under development for promotion of gas-fuelled ships, departmental programme on technical aspects of LNG-powered shipping is under implementation, scientific and designing organizations are involved in the process, the stakeholders told at the Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” organized by Krylov State Research Center and Media Group PortNews (Moscow, 25 October 2017).
2017 October 23
‘Platon’ system for ships
RF Transport Ministry has drafted regulations to introduce investment duties at seaports. According to the project initiator, those charges are to be invested in creation and development of federally owned facilities at seaports. Meanwhile, there are concerns about a possible negative impact on the attractiveness of Russian ports.
2017 October 17
From Russia without a ship
Russian legal practice is seeing the creation of a dangerous precedent with a potential negative impact on the attractiveness of domestic ports for foreign vessels. It is related to the case of the Aframax tanker Delta Pioneer which allided with a pier at Primorsk port on 20 November 2016. Russia rejected guarantees of international P&I Clubs and refused to release the arrested tanker while the amount of the claimed damage conflicts with international instruments.
2017 October 12
Agroport “Ustye Dona” in anticipation of border check point inauguration
This year has seen inauguration of Louis Dreyfus Company’s first grain terminal in Russia, in the Azov District of the Rostov Region. Aleksey Tkachenko, Director General of Agroport “Ustye Dona” LLC, tells IAA PortNews about the construction, current and expected activities.
2018 January 19
Official vote of confidence for Russia’s floating nuclear plant fails to reassure
Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant, the Akademik Lomonosov, has received its approval for operation from the country’s State Expert Examination Board...Official vote of confidence for Russia’s floating nuclear plant fails to reassure
Fight between ministry and shipyard over top secret spy sub comes to surface
The Zvezdochka yard outside Arkhangelsk, northern Russia, demands another 6.8 billion ruble for its comprehensive modernization of nuclear submarine «Podmoskovye»...Fight between ministry and shipyard over top secret spy sub comes to surface
In 2018, Riga port will continue entering new markets for cargo and passenger attraction
In 2018, the marketing activities of the Freeport of Riga Authority will be focused both on preserving existing markets and active work in new regions, attracting new cargo and passenger flows to the port...In 2018, Riga port will continue entering new markets for cargo and passenger attraction
Tanker With Russian Gas for Boston Makes Mid-Atlantic U-Turn
Three weeks after picking up a controversial cargo in the U.K., a liquefied natural gas tanker made a U-turn one day before it was due to deliver it in Boston...Tanker With Russian Gas for Boston Makes Mid-Atlantic U-Turn
Boom times for Russia's Arctic ports
In 2017, a record 9.74 million tons of goods were transported along the route, with only 194,364 tons shipped to transit the route...Boom times for Russia's Arctic ports
2018 January 17
Speedy tankers signal LNG market tightening on rise in China demand
Shipping prices for liquefied natural gas tankers have risen to a three-year high, spurring vessel operators to speed up tankers so they can reach customers more quickly...Speedy tankers signal LNG market tightening on rise in China demand