• 2019 May 14

    Yury Kostin: “We should protect both the state rights and the business interests”


    Yury Kostin, Director of the State Policy Department for Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Transport Ministry, tells IAA PortNews about legislative changes related to stevedoring and shipping activities.

  • 2019 May 8

    Peotr Savchuk: “Numerous opportunities of the global ocean are not being used in full”


    Extensive plans of Russia’s fishery industry include the construction of new fishing, research and cargo ships as well as catching of new products and research of the global ocean opportunities. Peotr Savchuk, deputy head of Rosrybolovstvo (Russian Federal Fisheries Agency) tell about it in his interview with IAA PortNews.

  • 2019 May 6

    Containerization is underway


    Black Sea ports demonstrated a positive dynamics of container turnover in 2018. Novorossiysk slowed down its growth rates after a breakthrough of 2017 but continues containerization of more cargoes ensuring a higher flexibility for cargo owners and shippers. When speaking at the XV International Transport Forum YugTrans 2019, Aleksey Garmash, General Director of Novomorsnab LLC, told about the key trends in this segment.

  • 2019 April 28

    End of river shipping?


    The long-running dispute between inland shipping community and Russian Railways (RZD) over discounts during river navigation periods has entered a new phase. Oleg Belozerov believes the industry should decide on whether the country needs this “inefficient fleet”, with no guideline at hand for acceptable balance between the modes.

  • 2019 April 24

    Andrey Vakhrushev: “Our task is the development of the ports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don and Taganrog”


    The period of icebreaking assistance was completed at the ports in the Sea of Azov about a month ago with summer aids to navigation now having been deployed. Andrei Vakhrushev, Director of the Rosmorport’s branch in a recent interview told PortNews about this winter icebreaking season and its results, the maintenance and development in the basins of Rostov-on-Don, Azov and Taganrog ports.

  • 2019 April 17

    Regulatory barriers hinder development of seaports on the Don river


    Legislative framework is to be adjusted to ensure infrastructure development in seaports of Rostov-on-Don and Azov: the maritime status obtained in 2009 obliges them to apply maritime standards of design and construction while the conditions are typical for rivers.

  • 2019 April 12

    Sovcomflot: clean work


    Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on encouraging shipping companies to use environmentally friendly fuel. In Russia, a pioneer in this area is Sovcomflot which has a series of LNG powered tankers being built with several ships already in operation. They will be followed by construction of required infrastructure in Russia with relevant projects under development.

  • 2019 April 5

    Fishery renaissance


    Fishing fleet of Russia used to be expanded with vessels operated in other countries or built by foreign shipyards. It became possible to reverse the trend and to attract fishing companies have new ships built at domestic shipyards thanks to introduction of state support measures, namely investment quotas known as “keel quotas”.

  • 2019 April 2

    Acute issue of fish transportation by the Northern Sea Route


    Fish transportation by the Northern Sea Route is an acute problem. The Sevmorput, nuclear-powered LASH carrier / container carrier, is currently deployed for that purpose. Some market players do not consider it reasonable with a new fleet needed as a comprehensive solution. RF Government’s Marine Board might look into this issue.

  • 2019 March 27

    Sergey Gaidayev: “There will be no ship delays caused by construction of the Bagayevsky hydrosystem”


    Construction of the Bagayevsky low-head hydrosystem is underway on the Lower Don river. Prior to opening of the transit navigation, Sergey Gaidayev, head of Azov-Don Basin Administration, tells IAA PortNews about the previous year results, construction process and its impact on passage of vessels.