2017 October 10
Deep import substitution
Despite the challenging period when Russian machine building and shipbuilding survived the crisis of 1990-ies, the country continues developing new dredging technologies and state-of-the-art equipment.
2017 October 4
IMO Secretary-General Kitak Lim: «Russia has always been one of IMO major Member States»
In his exclusive interview with IAA PortNews in Moscow, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim covered a wide range of IMO activities: fuel and environmental regulations, Polar Code, autonomous ships, cybersecurity, etc.
2017 October 3
Denis Samsikov: “Okskaya Sudoverf has upgraded its facilities and increased the backlog of orders by its 110th anniversary”
Okskaya Sudoverf is among the most dynamically developing shipyards in Russia. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Executive Director of the shipyard Denis Samsikov tells about implementation of the programme on modernization of production facilities, current and expected orders, financial and other aspects of the company activities in the year of its 110th anniversary.
2017 September 29
Barriers for cargo transportation in the Caspian region on example of Azerbaijan and Georgia, possible solutions and future prospects.
2017 September 27
Krasnoyarsk ship lift to undergo reconstruction
Reconstruction of the Krasnoyarsk ship lift, unique hydraulic engineering structure allowing ships overpass water level difference below and above the Krasnoyarsk HPP, can begin in 2018, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Vladimir Baikalov, head of Yenisei Basin IWW Administration, as saying at the conference “Ensuring safety and reliability of navigational HESs” held in Krasnoyarsk.
2017 September 25
Port fleet: looking forward
Intensive development of port infrastructure requires no less intensive development of port fleet. Fleet renovation is quite good in some segments while others leave much to be desired. Key trends in this sphere were discussed by representatives of design organizations, state bodies and industry related companies at the 2nd International Conference “Advanced port fleet - the basis of safety”.
2017 September 19
Victor Olersky: the meeting of Tokyo MoU Committee in Vladivostok will make London closer to the regions worldwide
The Tokyo MoU Committee meeting held in Vladivostok with participation of IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim, has a positive impact on international navigation and narrows the distance between the leadership of IMO and the maritime authorities of Russia, Victor Olersky, Deputy Transport Minister of the Russian Federation – Head of the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency, said in his interview with IAA PortNews correspondent between the sessions.
2017 September 15
Either pinheads or roads
The future of the Kaliningrad Region's port sector is taking shape at last: cruise passengers, regasification terminal and container throughput growth driven by a container line between Kaliningrad and Saint-Petersburg. The risks are associated with underdeveloped approaches to the terminals, unclear economic effect from the cruise port’s activities and customs administration of traffic between the exclave and the mainland Russia.
2017 September 11
Where are Crimea carriers’ licenses?
Three years after Crimea reunited with Russia, some of local carries offering sea trips for tourists still work off the books. Yet, the number of licensed carriers is much higher.
2017 September 7
To build everything
With the completion of the project on construction of shipbuilding complex Zvezda, Russia can obtain an integrated system for building large capacity vessels: large pre-outfitted blocks will be manufactured by private shipyards and shipbuilding companies of USC with further assembling at Zvezda shipyard. However, there underlying potential problems.
2018 January 22
Potential new owner of Helsinki Shipyard faces second criminal probe
Russia, which owns the Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, is seeking a new owner due to US sanctions. One potential buyer is a controversial Croatian millionaire...Potential new owner of Helsinki Shipyard faces second criminal probe
Ever narrower access to the sea undermines Belarusian sovereignty
Officially, the Belarusian government and businesses report that they have started exporting oil products via Russian ports. Yet, while Minsk tells what Moscow it likes to hear, it continues with business as usual...Ever narrower access to the sea undermines Belarusian sovereignty
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