2020 November 18
Rosmorrechflot head Aleksandr Poshivai tells about national project on river transport development
In his interview with IAA PortNews, Aleksandr Poshivai, head of the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency, told about the national project on development of inland water transport, its goal and structure, as well as on financing of IWW.
2020 November 11
Sergey Marichev, head of Ship Repair Center “Zvyozdochka”, about operation amid import substitution, pandemic and sanctions
Sergey Marichev, General Director of Ship Repair Center “Zvyozdochka” JSC, tells IAA PortNews about the company’s activities, import substitution and operation amid the pandemic and sanctions against Russia.
2020 November 3
Electric propulsion, nuclear fuel and liquefied gas: what is the future of shipping?
Liquefied natural gas is gradually turning from an alternative into a commonly used fuel. Using LNG as a marine fuel and prospects for introduction of alternatives including nuclear fuel and electricity was discussed at the 4th “LNG Fleet, LNG Bunkering and Alternatives” conference organized by PortNews.
2020 October 27
The NSR future: nuclear-powered container carriers and their digital twins
Arctic shipping seems to become unique: nuclear-powered container carriers planned for the Northern Sea Route are to be equipped with reactor units like those of the most advanced icebreakers and to feature passenger accommodation possibility while the entire shipping system in the region is to be digitalized through creation of its ‘digital twin’.
2020 October 23
Nikolay Nesterov, Harbour Master of Arkhangelsk Port: “We are keeping maritime traditions of the region”
In his interview with IAA PortNews, Harbour Master of Arkhangelsk Port Nikolay Nesterov tells about the driving forces behind the port’s achievements in the current situation.
2020 October 16
How realistic are Russian Arctic cruises?
What hinders welcoming of foreign cruise liners in the water area of the Barents and White seas? What are possible ways to encourage more calls for a consequent development of the cruise sector in the North-West of Russia?
2020 October 14
Valentin Narezhny, General Director of Vostok LPG, tells about the publically debated project
Over a four-year period, the cost of an LPG terminal in Primorsky Territory has went up to RUB 6 billion due to involvement of more advanced technologies. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Valentin Narezhny, General Director of Vostok LPG, tells about this and other specifics of the project.
2020 October 8
Interview with Maxim Agadzhanov, CEO of Gazprombank Leasing, on vessel leasing prospects
For the second year in a row, Gazprombank Leasing has been keeping its rates of marine and river vessels leasing and holding the top positions in Expert RA rankings. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Maxim Agadzhanov, CEO of Gazprombank Leasing shares the company’s approach to the shipping industry clients.
2020 September 29
Is there a need for a Belorussian port in the Leningrad Region?
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko suggests building a facility in Ust-Luga for a Belorussian transit. Is it reasonable and what can be handled there?
2020 September 21
Which of Russian ports to accept new flows of mineral fertilizers expected in abundance?
Russia is still dependent on ports of neighboring countries in terms of handling mineral fertilizers as it lacks dedicated deep-water terminals. However, the situation can change radically in five years.
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