2018 October 8
Lavna terminal is under construction
Coal terminal in Lavna is being prepared for construction work. The ground preparation and levelling is underway. IAA PortNews correspondent was watching rock shattering works on the western coast of the Kola Bay.
2018 October 3
Shifting port facilities beyond the center of Saint-Petersburg
Discussions about shifting of port facilities beyond the center of Saint-Petersburg have intensified again. It is the right moment taking into consideration excessive container handling facilities and lack of land for development purposes. Implementation of this idea could ensure additional income for the city – from both developing and shaping of an industrial port zone in Bronka and Lomonosov.
2018 September 28
Irina Olkhovskaya: “We have made a sound investment decision”
AO Vostochny Port, operator of Russia’s largest dedicated coal port (run by OOO Port Management Company), is building public railway tracks as part of its project on construction of the coal terminal’s Phase 3, Irina Olkhovskaya, First Deputy to General Director of Port Management Company, told IAA PortNews.
2018 September 26
Andrey Krykov: “Bunker Company is permanently improving its logistics processes”
ZAO Bunker Company (Arkhangelsk) holds the leading position in the market of oil products transportation to the Far North regions. In its interview with IAA PortNews, Andrey Krykov, General Director of the company, tells about its activities and development plans.
2018 September 21
Feodosia rejects the cement terminal
Crimean authorities have decided to reject the construction of a cement transshipment terminal at the port of Feodosia. The terminal estimated at RUB 111 million is to handle cement coming to Crimea from the Krasnodar Territory. Officials say the investor is dragging out the works and the terminal will harm the environment. The investor disagrees with the authorities while it can lose RUB 56 million of investments.
2018 September 18
Yury Tyamushkin: the port in the Muchke Bay can be developed further to annual throughput of 40 million ton
New coal terminal of Vanino port will be opened in the Muchke Bay in December 2019. Yury Tyamushkin, General Director of company VaninoTransUgol, tells IAA PortNews about specific features of this project.
2018 September 14
eNAV, Autonomy, Digitization as 4th Edition of Industrial Revolution
Unmanned, autonomous shipping, e-Navigation and digitization of logistics, are not just a harebrained scheming but features of the forthcoming fourth edition of industrial revolution. Russia has a unique chance to make an innovative leap, and the waterborne transport segment could be one of the most promising.
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.
2019 January 21
Making shipping a zero-carbon industry: How do we turn ambition into reality?
...if zero-emission vessels (ZEV) need to enter service by 2030 anyone planning to finance, design or build a ship in the 2020s will need to consider how it can switch to non-fossil fuel later in its operational life...Making shipping a zero-carbon industry: How do we turn ambition into reality?
2019 January 19
GARD: Beware of local restrictions before discharging washwater from exhaust gas scrubbing
The IMO considers exhaust gas scrubbers to be an acceptable means of reducing vessels’ sulphur emissions and ensuring compliance with MARPOL Annex VI. A separate guideline, Resolution MEPC.259(68), specifies the requirements for the verification, testing, survey and certification of scrubber...GARD: Beware of local restrictions before discharging washwater from exhaust gas scrubbing
2019 January 18
Russian Sailors Captured In Gulf Of Guinea Alive, Pirates Demand Ransom - Trade Union
The Russian sailors who were captured by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea are alive...Russian Sailors Captured In Gulf Of Guinea Alive, Pirates Demand Ransom - Trade Union
Indiga port’s project may be presented in spring
A project on development of the Indiga port in the Nenets Region will be presented within two coming months...Indiga port’s project may be presented in spring
2019 January 17
Gazprom installs FSRU offshore western Russia
Commissioning has started of Russia’s first floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) in the Baltic Sea, offshore the Kaliningrad enclave in western Russia...Gazprom installs FSRU offshore western Russia
Russia looks to build ‘LNG Island’ to supply booming Asian market
Russia’s largest LNG (liquefied natural gas) producer is looking to boost supply to the fast growing Asian markets by upgrading its facilities in the Far East...Russia looks to build ‘LNG Island’ to supply booming Asian market