• Easier Together. The Far East moves towards the North-West
    How to reach the optimum price and quality balance? In the whole world marketing specialists puzzle their brains over that problem. It is especially urgent when shipbuilding components are in question. Now and then, the security of equipment and people depends on a small part’s reliability.
  • Conquering international market
    The Amur Shipyard (Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Khabarovsk Territory) is the biggest shipbuilding company in the Far East of Russia. Next year it will celebrate its 70th anniversary. Over this time more than 300 ships have been launched at the shipyard. The company makes submarines, destroyers, cruisers, transport ships, docks and depot ships. Today, JSC Amur Shipyard is one of the most dynamically developing shipyards of Khabarovsk Territory.
  • Line of Multi-Purpose Dry-cargo Vesselsby Marine Enginering Bureau
    An essential part of the world’s merchant fleet is made up by dry cargo vessels DWT 5000-6000 t maximum. As a rule, they carry out ‘coastwise’ (i.e., no sails across the ocean) transportation among sea, mouth and river ports along the coasts of Europe, Asia Minor, the Far East, Northern Africa, with the duration of a one-way sailing 15 or 20 days maximum. A considerable part of those dry cargo vessels has regional season limitations, those referring to remoteness from the harbour of shelter, sea heaving and wind, i.e., they are within the group of limited navigation area vessels (LNAV).
  • Sevmash. A look at the future
  • Nordimpex – a partner to rely on
  • Navis’ autopilots: the optimal solution for the river-sea type vessels
  • Rockwool is here to stay
  • Design and complex debugging of ship-propulsion, maneuvering and dynamic positioning control system based


  • 125 years of stability and development
    Nowadays there are few shipping companies that date back to over hundred years. One of the biggest Russian sea carriers, the far eastern Shipping Company, known as FESCO, - celebrated its 125th anniversary this year, which makes it one of the oldest shipping companies in the world. So what does this fact mean for the world community of sea carriers? Far Eastern Shipping Company President & CEO <STRONG>Evgeniy Ambrosov</STRONG> comments:
  • Quality Control in Manpower Training
    Quality control system implies that products quality should be continuously monitored from design to utilization stage. As for manpower training quality control, it at the least calls for tracing the development of a specialist from the moment of admission to educational institution till the time of retirement from the plant. Such monitoring helps to adjust training programs for basic education as well as for additional and advanced training.


  • KSTP: Being Integrated into World Streams
    The Kaliningrad Sea Trading Port (KSTP) is unique not only because it is the only ice-free Russia’s “window to Europe” in the Baltic Sea. All surrounded by foreign states, the port has limited possibilities concerning processing transit Russian cargoes. In such an environment, KSTP develops new projects, being integrated into the system of transit transportation streams. Valery Tarasov, Commercial Director, talks about them.
  • Murmansk port junction grows capacities
    The port of Murmansk is the northmost sea gate for Russia’s European part. Located on the shore of the wide and deep Kola Bay, where warm Gulf Stream’s springs flow to, that non-freezing port operates all year round. From over here tankers and dry cargo vessels go to different world’s directions. It is here in Murmansk that there starts the Northern Sea Route along which vessel convoys go via the Arctic Region led by nuclear ice breakers.<BR> However, it is these days that the Murmansk Trading Port is getting special importance, at the threshold of reclaiming oil and gas deposits offered by the Arctic shelf sea area.<BR> Our interlocutor is <STRONG>Alexander Dmitriev</STRONG>, Captain of the Port, Chief of the Administration of the Port of Murmansk.
  • Krasnoyarsk River Port to Increase Production Volumes
    Open-type JSC “Krasnoyarsk River Port” (KRP) is one of the Eastern Siberia’s largest river ports and the largest cargo handling enterprise in the Yenisei Basin. The enterprise suggests the whole package of services on transhipment, accumulation and storage of cargoes for any designation. After the results of 9 months of activities in year 2005, JSC “Krasnoyarsk River Port” has exceeded the volumes of cargo handling to 41 per cent as compared with the last year. Yuri Yurkov, Director General of JSC “KRP”, tells about the port’s activities.

Ocean and shelf exploration

  • The next objective is geological exploration of shelf
    Saint-Petersburg hosted the 7th International conference and exhibition on oil and gas resources development of Russian Arctic and CIS continental shelf (RAO/CIS Offshore). Such forum is held on the banks of the Neva every two years (since 1993) and is the only specialized function on the issues of shelf development.
  • ASK Insurance Group continues serving polar expeditions

Technologies. Books. Exhibitions

  • NEVA-2005. Outcome of the Exhibition
    The “Neva” Exhibition was established in 1991 to the order by Ministry of Shipbuilding Industry (Minsudprom) and the Ministry of Sea Fleet (Minmorflot) of the U.S.S.R., at present it takes the 4th place in the world among commercial marine exhibitions. “Neva-2005” took place with the participation of more than 500 companies and enterprises from 40 countries, including national expositions and branch groups from Russia, the Ukraine, Germany, Great Britain, Poland, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, the U.S.A., the Czech Republic, Greece and the Netherlands.
  • EUROPORT MARITIME. Russian business in Rotterdam
    EUROPORT MARITIME is an outstanding international exhibition covering all trends of the maritime industry. It has became a successful biennial exhibition.

Admiral's mess

  • Lutine gold and the Bell of Fortune

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