• 2016 September 28

    By northern routes


    The issues of Northern Sea Route development were discussed by the experts at the IX International Forum "Transport and Transit Potential" in Saint-Petersburg. On the agenda was the improvement of logistics, ensuring of safe navigation, encouraging of investments into the anchor zone on the Kola peninsula (Murmansk Region), etc.

  • 2016 September 19

    Transit passion


    Transneft’s recent announcement on the coming complete redirection of its freight flows from the foreign ports of the Baltic Sea to Russia’s seaports has caused a stir. However, this process has been going on for a long time and is nearing its completion. Yet, the redirection of raw cargo with its low margin doesn’t matter all that much for the economics. It would be much more significant to struggle for containers and Ro-Ro cargo.

  • 2016 September 13

    A window to Russia


    The challenges of cargo transit via the Kaliningrad Region, an exclave territory of Russia, are still on the table though the authorities have undertaken a package of measures to improve the situation. The region suggests expansion of subsidies to the seaborne transport, launch of more ferryboats at Ust-Luga-Baltijsk line and container trains between Poland and Moscow.

  • 2016 September 8

    Unusual logistics


    Infotech Baltika JSC, one of Russia’s leading logistics companies, tells IAA PortNews about heavy cargo transportation by inland water ways of Russia.

  • 2016 September 6

    Ilya Shestakov: “Berths of FSUE National Fish Resources should not become private”


    In his interview with IAA PortNews held at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Ilya Shestakov, Head of Russia’s Federal Fisheries Agency, explains the situation with marine berths of Russian fishing ports.

  • 2016 September 2

    Review of Black Sea container market in HI’2016


    In HI’2016, Black Sea container terminals of Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia and Bulgaria handled 1,222,326 TEUs, including empty containers and excluding transshipment.

  • 2016 August 30

    Tanker market situation


    The year of 2015 was quite optimistic for a global tanker market while the second quarter of 2016 saw a decline of freight rates amid the difficult situation in the global oil market. The winners are the companies able to diversify their business and sign long-term contracts. Yet, there are conditions for market recovery in the mid-term period.

  • 2016 August 25

    Antitrust watchdog's initiative triggers worries, questions among stevedores, experts


    A proposal of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS) to return to a policy of regulation of tariffs / in RUB for stevedoring services in ports has disturbed the market participants. Terminal operators and the sector's experts, believe such a decision would slow down the development of the country's port infrastructure and that foreign companies and those shippers that did not invest in the development of port facilities would be the only winners.

  • 2016 August 23

    Nearing completion Vostochny Port P3 gets head start


    The first in a scores of long-awaited coal port expansion projects in Russia's Far Eastern ports will be completed soon. The Vostochny Port Terminal Phase 3 is due to be launched in 2017. The dedicated coal port terminal expansion final phase has been ready by 75%. It's worth noting that the largest port infrastructure investment project in the Far East is financed by private investors and the project is valued at RUB 27 billion.

  • 2016 August 18

    Female sailor Elena Devyatova: "Every sailor is the face of his country"


    Elena Devyatova has spent 20 years of her life sailing at sea on board the famous Russian ships "Pallada", "Sedov" and "Nadezhda". Ahead of SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016, she told the IAA PortNews correspondent about her career path, the status of a female sailor on ships, and the importance of international sailing races for cadets education.