2021 April 12
Big Port St. Petersburg: shift or leave as it is
The idea of shifting Big Port St. Petersburg facilities beyond the city has been discussed for decades already. The recent initiative reached the level of RF President. The project is expected to be time, cost and effort, time and cost intensive. Apart from the terminals, the project will probably include the transfer of strategic shipyards. The experts are ambivalent about the idea due to the concerns over lost of jobs and flow of cargo to the Baltics.
2021 March 29
Hydrobalt: serving Russian ports for 20 years
Russian infrastructure has been developing rapidly from the beginning of the 21st century. The impressive statistics showing the growth of the domestic ports’ throughput does not reveal the hard work of many people with a variety of specializations including hydrography which ensures close control of dredging works. It was HYDROBALT Ltd. that played a crucial role in the development of Russia’s port industry. This year, the company celebrates its 20th anniversary.
2021 March 22
Dredging progress in Russia
Russia continues intense development of port infrastructure, hence large-scale dredging and hydraulic engineering works. In-depth discussion of the related issues was held in the framework of the Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress organized by PortNews Media Group.
2021 March 17
Impact of environmental strivings on the fuel market
The use of LNG, electric propulsion, methanol and biofuel to power ships is just the beginning. The latest trend is towards making the alternative fuels ‘greener’ with a focus on their carbon neutrality particularly through certain tricks like environmental charges.
2021 March 9
In 2020, FSUE Rosmorport fulfilled its maintenance dredging plan having ensured the navigation parameters in water areas and at the approaches to 49 facilities in 22 seaports of Russia. We will elaborate on the most ambitious dredging projects.
2021 March 1
Helsinki Shipyard: the model of international cooperation
With its new owners, Helsinki Shipyard got a new development impetus and involvement in cooperation with the Russian partners. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Helsinki Shipyard CEO Esko Karvonen tells about the company’s activities including construction of Arctic-class cruise ships.
2021 February 24
Filling container gaps
Over the recent two decades, the stevedore business has invested billions of rubles into construction of container handling facilities in Russian ports. However, their underloading in the North-West and the South of the country is estimated at 40% on the average with the Far East being short of such facilities. Modern container terminals can be used more efficiently with the assistance of the regional and federal authorities.
2021 February 20
Changing flows of Russian cargo in the Baltic region
The flow of Russian cargo via the ports of the Baltic states, Finland and Ukraine dropped over 1.5 times in 2020 but the devil is in the detail.
2021 February 17
Sergey Gaidayev: Navigation on the Don river should be maintained
Sergey Gaidayev tells IAA PortNews about the performance of the Azov-Don Basin Administration in 2020 affected by low water level and the pandemic
2021 February 11
Rosatom sets new vector for Hydrographic Company
Aleksey Likhachev, General Director of the State Atomic Energy Corporation "Rosatom" has arrived in Saint-Petersburg for a face-to-face meeting with the team of FSUE Hydrographic Company. Apart from reviewing the company’s operational results and plans for a period until 2025, the personnel meets the new General Director, Aleksandr Bengert, who has been with Rosatom for a long period of time, as Yury Mikhov steps down.
2021 April 9
Top dogs of South Korean shipbuilding industry eye carbon neutrality by 2050
The top six South Korean shipbuilding majors have set sights on achieving carbon neutrality in the sector by 2050, thus joining the global decarbonization push...Top dogs of South Korean shipbuilding industry eye carbon neutrality by 2050
2021 April 7
Suez Canal May Expand Southern Channel, Chairman Says
The Suez Canal Authority is considering expanding the southern section of the waterway where the container ship Ever Given became stranded...Suez Canal May Expand Southern Channel, Chairman Says
Russian gas exports to Europe surge 30% in 2021 as harsh winter forces foreign consumers to boost energy purchases
Russian state-run energy giant Gazprom increased shipments of natural gas to Europe by 30.7% in the first quarter of the current year...Russian gas exports to Europe surge 30% in 2021 as harsh winter forces foreign consumers to boost energy purchases
Rosmorport begins VKMSK dredging program
FSUE Rosmorport’s dredging fleet started maintenance dredging operations on the Volga-Caspian Sea Shipping Canal (VKMSK) earlier this week...Rosmorport begins VKMSK dredging program
2021 April 6
Rotterdam solution for empty containers
The Rotterdam firm K-tainer has come up with a new sustainable alternative to this procedure: one-way containers. This solution helps avoid unnecessary costs and carbon emissions...Rotterdam solution for empty containers
2021 April 2
Russia and China benefit from Suez Canal crisis, French expert says
The incident with the Ever Given container ship in the Suez Canal allowed Russia and China to promote their trade routes more successfully...Russia and China benefit from Suez Canal crisis, French expert says