2020 June 5
Fish shipping by the Northern Sea Route: prospects and challenges
Following Vladimir Putin’s statement of the necessity to establish regular transportation of fish products by the Northern Sea Route, Rosatom, Rosrybolovstvo and fishing companies outlined the conditions under which a regular fish line would be efficient in the Arctic.
2020 June 4
Aleksey Tarazanov: “Our segment features the most transparent and fair competition”
Azov-Black Sea region plays a significant role in Russia’s foreign trade. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Aleksey Tarazanov, head of Turkish shipping company Marlin Shipmanagement, tells about operation of river/sea going ships in the region, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and toughening of environmental requirements on ship fuel as well as the prospects of fleet renovation and autonomization.
2020 May 25
Russian autonomous ships to be serviced by “maritime special forces”
Experts and participants of the trial project on unmanned navigation in the Russian Federation aimed at widespread deployment of autonomous ships under the flag of Russia told about the project advancement at the dedicated videoconference “Autonomous ships – progress or blind lane?” organized by PortNews Media Group.
2020 May 20
RF Government scraps Russia’s Deepwater System project
Russian Government has actually scrapped the Nizhegorodsky hydrosystem project, a milestone Russia’s river shipping development, having declared the need for additional modelling and consideration of alternatives. However, the modelling has already been conducted and according to its findings, this project has no alternatives.
2020 May 13
Stevedores are eligible for rent reduction and deferral
RF Ministry of Transport has backed the proposal of the business community to include seaborne passenger transport, stevedores and associated businesses into the list of sectors most affected by the pandemic. Stevedores are also eligible for rent reduction and deferral.
2020 May 8
Vladimir Putin gives instructions to support water transport but the devil is in the details
Representatives of water transport industry outlined their proposals on state support of the sector at the meeting held by the President of Russia. Although the Ministry of Finance says that water transport companies can use the existing support mechanisms, Vladimir Putin gave instructions to consider inclusion of water transport into the list of sectors most affected by the pandemic. Yet, the instructions were somewhat indistinct.
2020 April 29
How to balance the interests of shipbuilders and their customers
The Federation Council hosted yet another hot discussion between representatives of the fishery and shipbuilding industries. Their reciprocal claims culminated with a suggestion that USC and the Ministry of Industry and Trade should present a definite plan of import substitution and with a conclusion that the measures undertaken so far lose their effect due to devaluation. Ship repair was also on the agenda.
2020 April 27
The cost of the Northern Sea Route
Construction of one Leader class icebreaker will consume about 10% of resources allocated for the support of economic amid the pandemic. There also numerous privileges and measures intended to support the Arctic projects. Is it worth the cost? Strategic development of the entire country is at the stake.
2020 April 21
Threat of pirate attacks
Together with the pandemic and economic crisis the world has seen an upsurge of pirate activity. From the beginning of the year, the number of attacks on ships has been increasing in Asia and a containership crew has been recently captured in Africa. Is the world prepared for the new pirate crisis?
2020 April 17
Digitalization via covidization
COVID-19 pandemic has given an impetus to maritime authorities, ports and classification societies for facilitation of projects on digitalization and remote access. Those who had actively invested in such technologies before the pandemic have gained competitive advantages.
2020 August 4
Oman bans the use of open loop scrubbers
Currently there are 12 countries and regions that have banned the use of open-loop scrubbers in their territorial watersOman bans the use of open loop scrubbers
Slow steaming won’t necessarily cut emissions – so what will?
Recent research has shown how the cubic law of fuel consumption-speed dependency is simple...Slow steaming won’t necessarily cut emissions – so what will?
COVID-19 to stifle container port investment
The pace of container port capacity expansion is forecast to contract at least 40% over the next five years in the wake of the COVID-19 induced slowdown in port throughput...COVID-19 to stifle container port investment
2020 July 30
Cyprus Names New Shipping Deputy Minister
Vassilios Demetriades has been appointed as Cyprus' new Shipping Deputy MinisterCyprus Names New Shipping Deputy Minister
Expansion of the access canal to Sabetta Port
Glavgosexpertiza recently approved the design documentation for reconstruction of the access canal to the Port of Sabetta...Expansion of the access canal to Sabetta Port
Boxship orderbook-to-fleet ratio ducks below 10% for the first time this century
The global containership orderbook, seen as a percentage of the world fleet, has dropped to its lowest level in more than 20 years...Boxship orderbook-to-fleet ratio ducks below 10% for the first time this century