• 2020 September 2

    Electric propulsion: future of the shipping industry or a specific niche?


    Electric propulsion lets both cars and ships meet the toughest environmental standards. Ferries running on electricity have long been in active use in Scandinavia while Russia has built its first battery-powered leisure boat. United Shipbuilding Corporation believes that electric propulsion is the future of shipbuilding. Yet, there are some issues to address.

  • 2020 August 28

    Russia’s unique project on construction of Arctic platform under 'distributed shipyard' principle


    Russia is implementing a project that is unique in many respects: ice-resistant Arctic platform for the development of the Kamennomysskoye-Sea gas field is being constructed under a 'distributed shipyard' principle. Several shipbuilding companies of Russia’s European part will build the platform modules which will be later delivered to Kaliningrad for assembly.

  • 2020 August 18

    How to build highly-demanded ITCs?


    Recently, attention has been increasingly focused on development of transport infrastructure and international transport corridors (ITC). Russian export and international transit need reliable alternatives to available routes. This topic will be in the spotlight at the XV International Transport Corridors Forum (TRANSTEC, 14-16 September 2020). One of the experts invited to participate in the upcoming event shares his opinion with IAA PortNews.

  • 2020 August 14

    Baimsky MPC to be built in time


    Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has held a meeting dedicated to the construction of Baimsky Mining and Processing Complex. The project foresees the construction of a shipment terminal at Cape Naglyoinyn and deployment of an LNG power plant there.

  • 2020 August 11

    Igor Tonkovidov: Our plan is to consistently reduce our environmental footprint


    Igor Tonkovidov, President & CEO of SCF Group, told PortNews how the company facilitates the development of navigation along the Northern Sea Route, how the pandemic impacted the shipping industry, and why LNG will remain the number one alternative fuel in the foreseeable future.

  • 2020 August 9

    Back to the future: Russia's waterborne transport - from the market to Gosplan?


    Russia's waterborne transportation does not seem to do well in the free market environment. Some propose introducing elements of a kind of the state plan both in the field of shipping and shipbuilding. Some initiatives seem justified, while others are rather dubious

  • 2020 July 30

    Interview of IAA PortNews with Ms Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore


    Port of Singapore is one of the busiest ports in the world, located in the city-state. The port is attractive to global lines thanks to advanced technology services provided and its huge bunker fuel market.

  • 2020 July 27

    Severe slump of sea cruises


    The entire tourism industry is currently in a deep crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The global cruise shipping is showing a severe slump, the largest one since the Second World War. That consequently entails record low prices in the second market of passenger ships.

  • 2020 July 23

    Sergey Buyanov: “There are no problems with the design of ice-class container ships in Russia”


    In the run-up to the XV TRANSTEC International Transport Corridors Forum scheduled for 14-16 September 2020, Sergey Buyanov, General Director of Central Marine Research and Design Institute (CNIIMF), shares his expert opinion on the projects for the NSR cargo transit and development of the Northern Transport Corridor.

  • 2020 July 17

    Northern Sea Route: now from the Arab world to China


    Arab and Chinese shipping and logistic companies are set to be actively involved in the development of the Northern Transit Corridor. Under the auspices of Rosatom, a joint venture with foreign investors is to be established, a fleet of Arctic container carriers is to be built as well as cargo handling hubs. Meanwhile, Russia is trying to lighten international requirements under the ban on the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic.