2019 October 31
The fleet hits the gas
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) will become one of the most popular types of fuel in the nearest 15-20 years. However, a number of infrastructure, shipbuilding and regulatory issues are to be solved for its introduction. This and other issues have been discussed at the 3rd “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” conference.
2019 October 28
Yury Mikhov: Hydrographic Company completed navigation and hydrographic support in NSR waters
In his interview with IAA PortNews, Yury Mikhov, General Director of FSUE Hydrographic Company which fell under authority of Rosatom prior to beginning of 2019 navigation season, tells about operation on the Northern Sea Route.
2019 October 25
Prospects of import substitution in the segment fishing ships
Full-scale import substitution in the segment of equipment for fishing ships hindered by domination of foreign designs and deficit of information.
2019 October 17
Marine Rescue Service considers it reasonable to establish in Russia a single operator of marine rescue fleet including rescue ships of Rosrybolovstvo (Russian Federal Fisheries Agency) and some ships of the Emergency Situations Ministry. MRS believes that will let reduce the costs and enhance flexibility of rescue operations. Rosrybolovstvo does not support the idea.
2019 October 11
Import substitution prospects
The work on RF Government Decree No 719 on import substitution in shipbuilding is underway for the fourth year. However, shipbuilders, ship owners and equipment suppliers have not yet decided if it gives an impetus to Russian industry or presents an extra barrier for fleet development.
2019 October 7
Lutz Birke: “Hamburg is interested in joint launching of logistics startups with Saint-Petersburg”
Cargo traffic between Big Port St. Petersburg and Port of Hamburg to grow by 15% in 2019. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Lutz Birke, Chief of Office, Harbour & Innovation, Ministry for Economy, Traffic and Innovation, tells about the search for new logistic schemes including NSR transportation, development of bunkering infrastructure for sustainable fuel, the Elbe river dredging, development prospects and plans on reduction of hazardous emissions from ships.
2019 October 3
BIMCO President Sadan Kaptanoglu: The entire shipping industry is entering a new era
In a recent interview with IAA PortNews Şadan Kaptanoğlu, managing director of HI Kaptanoglu Shipping and President of BIMCO told about activities of BIMCO, the leading global shipping association.
2019 October 1
Sergey Nikitin: Our seafarers are still in high regard in the market
As it is known, personnel is key. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Director of Sinilga crewing agency Sergey Nikitin tells about training of Russian seafarers, their wages, reliable and non-reliable employers, bureaucratic and legal aspects of crewing as well as activities of related trade unions.
2019 September 25
Construction of fishing ships in Russia
RF Ministry of Industry and Trade says construction of over thirty fishing ships has been contracted in Russia with more than 120 ships to be built by 2025. They will replace half of the fleet in this segment.
2019 September 24
Fleet that supports
Support fleet in Russia still consists, to a great extent, of obsolete ‘soviet’ series vessels. There is a great demand for tugboats, bunkering ships, icebreakers. Also, classification of vessels is to be revised. Leading international manufacturers are ready to assist in construction of required ships.
2020 July 30
Cyprus Names New Shipping Deputy Minister
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Expansion of the access canal to Sabetta Port
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Boxship orderbook-to-fleet ratio ducks below 10% for the first time this century
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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