• 2017 February 28


    Poland's Planned Baltic Sea Canal to Have 'Very Serious Environmental Effects'

    Poland's parliament has approved plans for a new canal linking the Vistula Lagoon with the Baltic Sea; this will have grave consequences...

  • 2017 February 28


    Ready for a future with hydrogen

    The Norwegian Maritime Authority has observed an increasing interest in using hydrogen as marine fuel and wants to work closely with the industry in the development of the new technology...

  • 2017 February 28


    Container shipping gets much-needed boost

    Each of the industry's drivers - demand, supply and earnings - have started the year in healthy shape and MSI expects the sector to move into the next quarter with a reinforcement of this encouraging trend...

  • 2017 February 27


    Singapore bunkers may face Russian challenge in 2017 after stellar growth

    Russia’s fuel oil surplus fell sharply in 2016 because of refinery upgrades, changes in tax policies and elevated demand from the power generation sector...

  • 2017 February 22


    Gazprom starts Okhotsk Sea drilling

    Russia's Gazprom Neft is set to drill the first exploration well on the Ayashsky Block in the Sea of Okhotsk after signing a contract for use of a Japanese drilling rig...

  • 2017 February 22


    OPEC cuts hurt VLCC and Suezmax markets

    Consultant Maritime Strategies International (MSI) has forecast a testing time for the crude tanker market over the next six months...

  • 2017 February 21


    Zelenodolsk Gepard is ready to ''pounce'' on Sri Lanka

    The time-tested by the naval forces of Russia and Vietnam in various military events frigate Gepard 3.9 is gradually gaining credibility in the arms market of the Asian countries...

  • 2017 February 21


    Russia to induct largest n-icebreaker in 2019

    ...Russia is set to commission the 33,000 tonne Arktika, the world's largest nuclear-powered ice-breaker, in 2019...

  • 2017 February 21


    Polish Baltic ports overtake Russia as business rebounds: report

    Poland has overtaken Russia to become the leader on the Baltic Sea in terms of handling containers...

  • 2017 February 17


    Opening a new chapter in Russian Arctic trade

    A new generation of diesel-electric shuttle tankers built to a unique, bespoke design for year-round operation in the Russian Arctic impacts directly and considerably on the country’s capabilities in developing oil shipments from the Yamal peninsula to export markets...

  • 2017 February 17


    Examining the human impact of the Northern Sea Route

    A research project is examining how the establishment of Russia’s Northern Sea Route has shaped the lives of residents along the country’s northern coast, amid the booms and busts of industrialization...

  • 2017 February 17


    Obituary: Hanjin Shipping

    Hanjin Shipping, a global container carrier of note, was born in 1977 and passed away on 17 February 2017, a few years earlier than expected and much longer than it financially deserved...