2018 July 9
Andrey Mekhanikov: “Shakhtersk is developing with minimum impact on environment”
New offshore transshipment equipment has been put into operation at the port of Shakhtersk for handling of Panamax and Capesize ships. That will let increase coal transshipment almost two-fold. Andrey Mekhanikov, Vice-President, Stevedoring and Shipping, East Mining Company Limited, tells IAA PortNews about this project.
2018 July 6
New classification rules for fishing ships
Large scale upgrading of Russia’s fishing fleet needs new approaches, new rules and new technologies. Fishing ships of new design are more efficient and sophisticated which calls for modernization of classification rules.
2018 July 5
New leadership, new challenges
Many recurrent problems in the segment of Russia’s water transport has started being successfully handled in the recent years but the industry faces more and more new challenges. Among the issues of today’s agenda is the surge of bunker fuel prices and absence of balance between different types of transport.
2018 July 2
Bunker looking in the future
Russian market of bunkering services does not stand still: its structure is changing both in terms of bunker volumes sold in different basins and in terms of fuel types. The short term agenda is the following: upgrading of the bunkering fleet and creation of infrastructure for LNG bunkering.
2018 June 26
Hydrographic Company celebrated 85th anniversary
Hydrographic Company celebrated 85th anniversary on June 25. During this period of time soviet and Russian hydrographers have performed a unique work ensuring safe navigation in the Arctic waters. The merger of Hydrographic Company with the Northern Sea Route Administration will let establish a unified coordinator of shipping in the Arctic with a comprehensive range of tools needed for safe navigation.
2018 June 25
Victor Olersky: 9 years at the helm of the industry
Mr. Victor Olersky resignation from the office of Deputy Minister of Transport, head of Rosmorrechflot was accepted by the Russian Government as of June 21, 2018. Overall, those nine years that Victor Olersky was at the helm of the Transportation Ministry and two and a half years as the head of Rosmorrechflot have been fruitful in terms of considerable number of adopted regulations and tangible results for the sector: the fleet under the Russian flag has become significantly younger, the safety of navigation has improved, new port expansion projects have been implemented, shipping on the Northern Sea Route has recovered, the maritime training system has been reformed, and Russia’s position has gained traction in the discussions within the IMO.
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.
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