• 2018 November 2

    Researchers to get five newbuilds

    Russia is set to build five research vessels (RV). Three of them will be built for the Federal Agency for Fishery (Rosrybolovstvo) and a pair for the Ministry of Education and Science. To recover the newbuilds costs the Ministry plans to operate the duo as ice-class offshore supply vessels (OSV). The RV design for Rosrybolovstvo will be completed before the end of 2018.

  • 2018 October 31


    The key task of Russia’s Federal Customs Service is digitization of its activities, automation of customs procedures and development of e-document flow. That is supposed to create conditions for equal and fair competition as well as for minimization of exporters/importers’ costs. Yet, the business takes it with a pinch of salt so far.

  • 2018 October 29

    With no ‘leader’ at home

    According to an opinion expressed recently, construction of Leader class icebreakers is not supported by sufficient feasibility study being just a politically driven decision. The matter is what kinds of ‘Leaders’ are to be built and what are their tasks.

  • 2018 October 24

    Gas for ships

    All over the world, ship owners continue adapting to new requirements on content of harmful substances in marine fuel. The number of vessels running on liquefied natural gas is increasing with Russia gradually creating its own LNG-powered fleet. Coastal infrastructure will appear as the number of such ships grows.

  • 2018 October 18

    Digital harmonization

    The business and the state have entered the active phase of search for solutions able to harmonize the diverse digital environment.

  • 2018 October 15

    Mainline infrastructure to develop according to plan

    RUB 1.8 million will be spent for Russia’s water transport infrastructure within the coming 6 years. This decision has been approved by RF Government and the President.

  • 2018 October 11

    LNG bunker ship for the Baltic Sea

    Damen Shipyards Group has started building LNG bunker ships with a focus on the Baltic Sea. The first customer, an Estonian company, had initiated serial construction of such vessels. Russian companies are getting a good look at the new ship.

  • 2018 October 8

    Lavna terminal is under construction

    Coal terminal in Lavna is being prepared for construction work. The ground preparation and levelling is underway. IAA PortNews correspondent was watching rock shattering works on the western coast of the Kola Bay.

  • 2018 October 3

    Shifting port facilities beyond the center of Saint-Petersburg

    Discussions about shifting of port facilities beyond the center of Saint-Petersburg have intensified again. It is the right moment taking into consideration excessive container handling facilities and lack of land for development purposes. Implementation of this idea could ensure additional income for the city – from both developing and shaping of an industrial port zone in Bronka and Lomonosov.

  • 2018 September 28

    Irina Olkhovskaya: “We have made a sound investment decision”

    AO Vostochny Port, operator of Russia’s largest dedicated coal port (run by OOO Port Management Company), is building public railway tracks as part of its project on construction of the coal terminal’s Phase 3, Irina Olkhovskaya, First Deputy to General Director of Port Management Company, told IAA PortNews.