2021 June 10
Digitalization, green technologies and redirection of cargo flows in focus of SPIEF 2021
The key trends of the contemporary world are digitalization and sustainability. In the midst of the related discussion, Russia continues redirecting the cargo flows to its ports and developing the Arctic infrastructure. No surprise that the recent St. Petersburg International Economic Forum focused to a great extent on those issues.
2021 June 3
Qatar expands its network of ports
Qatar develops its port infrastructure and considers investment opportunities worldwide. Mr. Abdulla Mohamed Al- Khanji, Chief Executive Officer, Mwani Qatar, answers the questions of IAA PortNews.
2021 June 2
Export potential of Russian shipbuilding
Experts say Russia’s shipbuilding industry accounts for 3.5% of the country’s GDP and its growth can be facilitated by the entry to foreign markets. There are some successful cases of civil products export from Russia.
2021 May 26
Azov Sea ports count on grain
Throughput of the Azov Sea ports increased last year but it is going down this year. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Sergey Safonichev, head of Azov Sea Ports Administration, told about the grain market influence on turnover of ports and about challenges which port authorities face in winter.
2021 May 21
Energy of the future: Saint-Petersburg scientists’ vision of the shipping industry
Introduction of nuclear and hydrogen engines into shipping as well as using electric propulsion are among the key trends of the modern water transport development. They are in the focus of Krylov State Research Center which tells about their developments and vision of the ship propulsion future.
2021 May 19
New shipyard for Lena river
Construction of Zhatai Shipyard is the only project in Yakutia included into the state programme of the Russian Federation “Development of shipbuilding and facilities for offshore fields” being implemented under the aegis of Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade. The hi-tech shipyard will build modern river-going vessels for modernization of the Lena river fleet involved in cargo deliveries to the Arctic areas of Yakutia. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Andrey Tarasenko, Prime Minister of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), tells about the shipyard construction.
2021 April 27
Aiming at the North
The Suez crisis showed the dependence of the global trade on reliable sea routes. Although the Northern Sea Route cannot become a comprehensive alternative to the Suez Canal, Russia’s Arctic logistics can nevertheless play a key role in export and short-sea traffic. Its development will be facilitated by infrastructure loans and other state support measures.
2021 April 22
Nordic Engineering on Russian shipbuilding and import substitution
In his interview with IAA PortNews, Chairman of Nordic Engineering BoD Nikolay Shablikov tells about the company’s promising projects, problems of import substitution in the segment of ship equipment and possible solutions.
2021 April 13
Aleksey Rakhmanov: USC to keep competitive prices
In his interview with IAA PortNews, Aleksey Rakhmanov, General Director of United Shipbuilding Corporation, told about the efforts of USC towards import substitution and keeping competitive price parameters as well as about completion of cruise ship Peotr Veliky and delivery of chemical tanker PortNews.
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 August 4
Shipbuilders to deliver latest logistics support vessel to Russian Navy in August
The Severnaya Verf Shipyard in St. Petersburg in Russia’s northwest plans to deliver the logistics support vessel Vsevolod Bobrov to the Russian Navy in the second half of August...Shipbuilders to deliver latest logistics support vessel to Russian Navy in August
Russian yard launches first of new hydrofoil type
Russian specialist designer and builder Alekseev’s Hydrofoil Design Bureau yesterday launched the first of a new design hydrofoil to be operated by Russian inland transport operator Severrechflot...Russian yard launches first of new hydrofoil type
2021 August 3
Construction of Russia’s first digital shipyard to start in fall - regional governor
A contractor is scheduled to start building a new shipyard with the Russia’s first digital shipyard on the basis of the Onega shipbuilding and ship repair plant in Petrozavodsk in November - December 2021...Construction of Russia’s first digital shipyard to start in fall - regional governor
Gefco working with Fenix for Volvo deliveries through Bronka port
Gefco’s division in Russia has signed a contract with terminal operator Fenix for the handling and storage of Volvo Cars at Bronka port near St Petersburg...Gefco working with Fenix for Volvo deliveries through Bronka port
GT Voice: Russia’s railway upgrade a boost to trade with China
The bridge will link Heihe in Heilongjiang Province with the Russian Far East city of Blagoveshchensk across the Heilongjiang (Amur) River...GT Voice: Russia’s railway upgrade a boost to trade with China
2021 July 30
Turkey-based Sefine Shipyard secures Russian icebreaker tender
Turkey-based Sefine Shipyard, also known as Sefine Denizcilik and Tersanecilik, has reportedly emerged as the winner for a Russian tender to construct an 18MW icebreaker for the Northern Sea Route in the Arctic...Turkey-based Sefine Shipyard secures Russian icebreaker tender