2017 July 20
Far East crab catchers to have their fleet renovated at domestic shipyards
On the wave of state efforts to develop fishery and to stimulate shipbuilding, both industries are in active search for mutually acceptable compromises. Aleksandr Duplyakov, President of the Far East Crab Catchers Association, answers the questions of IAA PortNews.
2017 July 17
RS about BWM Convention
The IMO Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC 2004) will enter into force on 8 September 2017. Vladimir Shurpyak, Senior Principal Surveyor of the RS Machinery Department, tells IAA PortNews about its meaning for ship owners in actual practice.
2017 July 13
Easy coal handling solutions?
Amid the environmental row related to coal transshipment via the Far Eastern ports of Russia and drafting of laws that offer a radical solution with a ban on open storage/transshipment of coal, Russian Railways has unintentionally “pointed” to a more workable solution associated with the capacity limitations.
2017 July 11
Reconstruction comes to Kerch
The Port of Kerch which handles some 70% of all goods bound for Crimea embarks on RUB 1.2 bln reconstruction in 2017. That will let start handling containers, 110,000 TEUs per month. The port is set to become a gateway in the nearest 5–10 years and to service freight flows on the Caspian Sea – Volga-Don Canal and Kerch – Black Sea – Istanbul routes, etc.
2017 July 6
Sergey Baryshnikov, Rector of Admiral Makarov State University, tells IAA PortNews about the plans and concerns of the institution
The efforts on restoring military arts division at Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping undertaken by the interested parties for many years have finally worked out. Sergey Baryshnikov, Rector of the University, tells IAA PortNews about the plans and concerns of the University.
2017 July 4
Anatoly Lazarev: “Coal transshipment in the Far East enters a new phase - the ecological one”
In the run up to launching Phase 3 of the dedicated coal terminal of Vostochny Port JSC, its environmental aspect was inspected by representatives of regional and federal media. When speking at the media conference, Anatoly Lazarev, Managing Director of Vostochny Port JSC, told about specific features of the terminal which has no rivals in the Far East of Russia and explained why the company had invested about RUB 1 bln over four years.
2017 June 28
Ilya Shestakov, head of Russian Federal Fisheries Agency,tells about fish exports from Russia
Fishing industry in Russia is undergoing reforms and modernization. Ilya Shestakov, head of Russian Federal Fisheries Agency (Rosrybolovstvo), Deputy Minister of Agriculture, tells IAA PortNews about fish exports from Russia.
2017 June 26
Catch a quota
Providing of investment quotas can trigger the programme on large scale construction of fishing ships at Russian shipyards. However, quality and time framework is essential for to ensure reasonable substitution of imports in the field of designing, construction and equipment of vessels.
2017 June 20
Reach out with a ferry
RF Government has approved a programme for construction of ferries to be operated on Ust-Luga – Baltijsk line. However, it is also reasonable to launch a container line between Saint-Petersburg and the Kaliningrad Region to ensure proper links of the mainland Russia with the exclave.
2017 June 13
Irina Olkhovskaya: “Russia’s share in global coal market has shown insignificant increase”
Irina Olkhovskaya, First Deputy Director and Commercial Director of Port Management Company LLC, tells IAA PortNews about the situation in Russian and international coal market and covers the challenges of coal delivery to sea terminals.
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