• 2017 November 24


    Zero-emission port by 2050

    In 2050, the port of Rotterdam will still be a thriving centre of economic activity and employment. The main difference with today’s port is that this activity and this employment will be generated by industry and shipping sectors that release next to no emissions...

  • 2017 November 24


    Community of states must develop climate protection strategy for maritime shipping

    The German Shipowners’ Association (VDR) welcomes the commitment of the EU Member States to the global climate protection strategy of the International Maritime Organization...

  • 2017 November 23


    Uptake of LNG as a fuel for shipping

    Using natural gas as a fuel has long been hailed as the future of shipping. However, it has proven remarkably difficult to establish exactly when this particular future will arrive...

  • 2017 November 22


    Anaklia Deep Sea Port: Reviving Georgia’s Transport Potential

    Regarded as a game changer, the project of the century, unprecedented for the country, and expected to create a new reality both for Georgia and for the entire region...

  • 2017 November 22


    Novorossiysk expands in effort to become Black Sea hub

    Plans to expand the port of Novorossiysk that will more than double the size of ships able to call there to between 8,000 and 10,000 TEU could make the port a major Black Sea hub...

  • 2017 November 22


    Russia’s Arctic port for civilian nuclear vessels cramped over capacity

    Atomflot has the only loading facility to railway for the special designed casks for spent nuclear fuel...

  • 2017 November 19


    Ships Arriving from Crimea Can No Longer Visit Turkish Ports

    The Turkish government has issued a decision prohibiting ships arriving from or calling at Crimea and its ports from visiting a Turkish port...

  • 2017 November 17


    China’s Mysterious Arctic Silk Road

    The Silk Road, renamed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is developing infrastructure along land and sea trade routes. However, little is known about China’s initiative in the Arctic Circle...

  • 2017 November 17


    Caspian Oil Swap Steady

    Operations to swap the fifth batch of crude oil consignment from the Caspian Sea littoral states to the port of Neka in northern Iran with deliveries in the Persian Gulf were carried out successfully...

  • 2017 November 17


    Northern voyage opens a new channel in diplomacy with China

    China behaved impeccably in Canadian waters. It hired a Canadian ice navigator, applied for permission to conduct research and invited Canadian scientists on board...

  • 2017 November 17


    Energy transition involves a lot more than simply cutting back on coal

    The Port of Rotterdam Authority fully endorses the objectives of the Paris climate agreement and is straining to reduce CO₂ emissions...

  • 2017 November 16


    Leningrad II-2 reactor vessel arrives at construction site

    The reactor vessel for unit 2 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant was delivered to the construction site in Sosnovy Bor in western Russia...