• 2019 July 18

    Ships for export: international potential of Russian shipbuilding

    Russian shipbuilding is in dire need of orders for large-series production. That will let considerably reduce the cost of construction and the periods of contracts execution. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Maksim Agadzhanov, General Director of Gazprombank Leasing JSC, tells where solvent customers can be found and how international level can be reached.

  • 2019 July 17

    Mikhail Budnichenko: “The order portfolio of Sevmash is full for the nearest years”

    Nuclear-powered missile carriers built by Severedvinsk based Sevmash shipyard have made the core of Russia’s maritime nuclear force. Mikhail Budnichenko, General Director of the defence industry shipyard, tells IAA PortNews about the large-scale modernization of the company parallel to fulfillment of both military and civil strategic orders.

  • 2019 July 11

    Vitaly Gvozdev: “We should trust local designers”

    Ambitious programmes in virtually all segments of commercial shipbuilding have been announced in Russia. In his interview with IAA PortNews, Vitaly Gvozdev, General Director of Nordic Engineering, tells about ship designing, production of shipboard equipment, general trends and the development plans of the company.

  • 2019 July 8

    Mikhail Skigin: “POT will handle new range of oil products”

    Mikhail Skigin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Petersburg Oil Terminal JSC, tells IAA PortNews about modernization of the terminal and oil product logistics in the region.

  • 2019 July 5

    Under the double 20 sign

    Bunkering and shipping industry in Russia and worldwide anticipates the approach of 2020 with the 0.5% sulphur cap for bunker fuel. Experts say the market is not generally ready for new standards running the risk of facing large-scale violations of IMO requirements. Meanwhile, Russia is looking into building container carriers powered by nuclear fuel. These are some of issues discussed at the 12th Russian Forum “Current State and Prospects for Development of Russian Bunker Services Market”.

  • 2019 July 2

    Oil berth in Crimea under dispute

    Oil terminal in Kerch is under judicial dispute between the ports of Crimea and fuel company TES while petrol is already in deficit on the Crimean peninsula.

  • 2019 June 25

    Ambitious plans of Far East and Arctic Development Ministry

    The Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic has announced the project on construction of Sakhalin and Hokkaido bridges and a deep-water port total estimated at almost half a trillion of rubles. Transport industry experts interviewed by IAA PortNews believe it is a senseless project that will not pay off.

  • 2019 June 21

    Aleksey Rakhmanov: “Hydrographic knowledge ensures safe shipping”

    In his interview with IAA PortNews on the World Hydrography Day, Aleksey Rakhmanov, President of United Shipbuilding Corporation, tells about ‘blue economy’, hydrographic science, construction of the research fleet and the North Pole platform.

  • 2019 June 14

    Crimean ports break the loss record

    Crimean Sea Ports have broken the loss record from 2014. The revenues have decreased due to launching of the Crimea Bridge, lack of cargo at the ports and leasing out of Kerch ferry service which could ensure additional RUB 300-400 million of revenues per year if used by the company. The Ministry of Transport of Crimea has developed a plan on ‘financial recovery’ of seaports revealing no details though.

  • 2019 June 13

    SPIEF-2019 outcomes for marine industry

    St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 proved to be replete with news in shipping and stevedoring spheres. Most of agreements relate to the Arctic and Baltic basins which is no wonder given the fast pace of Arctic fields development and deficit of dry bulk transshipment facilities.