• 2023 February 6

    No more termination

    RSPP and the business assess negatively the bill allowing for termination of lease agreements covering the seaports’ federal property in case of tenants’ incompliance with the instructions of the ad hoc authorities and court decisions. “The scope of negative consequences will be colossal,” say the market players.

  • 2023 January 30

    Research vessels being prepared for cruises

    The Ministry of Natural Resources plans to complete the conversion of two research vessels into cruise ships by the end of 2024. Possible contractor - Slavyansky Ship Repair Plant. Experts estimate the project at RUB 0.5 billion.

  • 2023 January 27

    Benefits of old age: world’s fleet is getting older but more expensive

    Average age of the world’s merchant fleet has increased by 10% over the recent decade largely due to the environmental agenda. Meanwhile, it makes investments in five year old tonnage more profitable, hence certain opportunities for Russian ship owners.

  • 2023 January 24

    Decentralization paves the way to efficient logistics

    In Russia, Moscow is the center of cargo distribution in most cases even if imports flow via the Far East and consumers are in the Volga Federal District. Aleksey Sudakov, Advisor to the Presidential staff of the Republic of Tatarstan for logistics development, tells IAA PortNews about logistics decentralization issues in the region.

  • 2023 January 20

    Shortage of large ships and container facilities were among key limiting factors in 2022 – Vladimir Ivin

    In 2022, Federal Tax Service noted mixed trends of cargo flows distribution: 7-pct decrease in terms of volumes and 7-pct increase in terms of value, fall of container throughput in the Baltic region and surge of energy exports and throughput of the Far East ports. Vladimir Ivin, Deputy Head of FCS of Russia, tells about the customs’ strategies in the unstable market conditions.

  • 2023 January 18

    Coal trade: global statistics

    In 2022, total global seaborne coal loadings increased by 6% to 1.2 billion tonnes. However, it is still below the result of 2019. Sea terminals of Russia increased handling of coal and coke by 2% YoY to 206.5 million tonnes including the products of Russia and its neighbors. Meanwhile, coal exports from Russia fell by 7% according to Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak. IEA expects Russia’s coal exports to continue decreasing for three years.

  • 2023 January 13

    More containerships, good and different

    The logistics’ eastward pivot and the sanctions have led to an acute need of the domestic fleet expansion. Containerships are needed to unload the Far East routes and to organize a container line in the Arctic.

  • 2023 January 11

    Shipping industry: outlook 2023

    Lloyd’s List has presented its Outlook 2023, a report on shipping and related segments. According to the analysts, the long-term consequences of the geopolitical, energy and economic shocks of 2022 are hard to foresee — but for shipping, there is at least the possibility of a more optimistic reading of the runes

  • 2022 December 30

    Results of the year of 2022

    Having partly recovered from the turbulence caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the shipping community expected the freight rates to be more predictable and the congestion in ports to be fixed in 2022. However, since February, life has made it adjustments in the world trade logistics again. IAA PortNews review is focused on how Russian business has passed through this year and what is expected in 2023.

  • 2022 December 29

    Eastern wisdom is in forecast

    RF Government continues discussing organization of railway transportation in the eastward direction. The Ministry of Economic Development expects the eastward railway traffic to grow by 60 million tonnes by 2030. The market players consider this forecast to be too low. Analysts say incorrect planning of the country’s key economy focused ministry is to reduce the scale of the future infrastructure projects.