2020 April 15
Modern cargo fleet in Caspian regions and its prospects
The Strategy for the development of Russian seaports in the Caspian Basin as well as road and railway approaches to them till 2030 can be cited - the dynamics of cargo turnover in the ports of the region depends on economic processes in other Caspian countries, including Iran, as well as Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. In addition, prospects for growth of cargo turnover are associated with the development of trading partnership with India and Gulf countries.
2020 April 10
Aleksadr Krutikov: Arctic development to continue as planned with inevitable adjustments
In the beginning of 2020, Russia started enactment of fundamental laws on development of the Arctic zone. What changes are expected? How will the coronavirus and oil crisis affect the Artic development? Aleksandr Krutikov, Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic, covers these issues in his interview with IAA PortNews.
2020 April 7
Welcome to the deadlock
Reconstruction of RF border checkpoint in the port of Rostov-on-Don was announced a decade ago but has not actually begun. State Control Bodies (SCB) are accommodated without any right in the building of Rostov Port JSC. The court has declared it to be illegal. The region hopes this problem will be solved on the federal level as the situation has reached a deadlock.
2020 April 1
Dmitry Potapenko: Afanasy Nikitin Association is involved in development of the North-South transport corridor
North-South transport corridor is a window of vast opportunities. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Dmitry Potapenko, President of Afanasy Nikitin Association, tells about the challenges of launching the corridor and the ways to meet them in current conditions.
2020 March 26
Coal is flooded by oil
The fall of oil market has surprisingly made coal a more expensive fuel as compared with oil and LNG. This fossil fuel can thus loose some of its markets as renewable energy is getting cheaper. In this case, investments in non-dedicated terminals can prove to be inefficient.
2020 March 20
Hardly had the bunkering market adapted to the new IMO sulphur cap when it was attacked by a ‘black swan’ of coronavirus and a slump of oil prices. In the result, bunkering is less profitable in Russia now than in other countries.
2020 March 17
Coronation is going on
The coronavirus spreading across the planet has lead to en masse cancellation of cruises, sinking of container ports’ throughput and growth of supertanker freight rates due to fall of oil prices. Logistic specialists postpone container shipments with the stagnation expected to continue till mid-summer 2020.
2020 March 11
Northern logistics tissue
Accelerated development of Russia’s Arctic requires the creation of related stevedoring infrastructure for handling of transit and project cargo. The north-west of the Murmansk Region, namely the Liinakhamary area, is a favorable location for a transshipment facility.
2020 March 5
A matter of dredging and hydraulic engineering
The scope of dredging and hydraulic engineering works in Russia is expected to grow this year. A series of 20 units is to be built for operations on inland water ways. Damen shares its innovative technologies with the industry. Those and other topics were in the spotlight of the 3rd International Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging”.
2020 March 2
Aleksey Shukletsov: “We attract clients with comprehensive services”
MSCC Bronka is the youngest and in many senses unrivalled terminal of Big Port St. Petersburg. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Aleksey Shukletsov, Executive Director of OOO Fenix (operator of Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex Bronka in Saint-Petersburg), tells about Bronka development, logistic facilities construction, container market situation, prospects for application of innovative technologies.
2020 July 30
Cyprus Names New Shipping Deputy Minister
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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
2020 July 28
Damen unveils composite hull section that could lead to ships being 40% lighter than today’s steel vessels
European shipbuilding group Damen has unveiled a section of an ocean-going hull made by composites, potentially leading to ships that are 40% lighter than today’s steel versionsDamen unveils composite hull section that could lead to ships being 40% lighter than today’s steel vessels
2020 July 27
Crew change still isn’t working
James Wilkes from Gray Page urges the IMO to set up multiple virtual flying squads of advisors and experts to help port states implement crew change protocolsCrew change still isn’t working
China’s worst floods for 100 years impacting tanker trades
Reduced demand due to the flooding will have a negative impact on the economic recovery from the Covid-19 downturnChina’s worst floods for 100 years impacting tanker trades