• New generation of marine dry cargo vessels for russian shipowners
    Dry cargo fleet currently controlled by Russian shipowners consists mainly of mixed type "river-sea" ships with a cargo carrying capacity varying from 2000 to 5000 tons.It is now necessary for marine operation to construct marine dry cargo vessels that differ from the mixed type vessels in terms of hull strength, engine power, etc.
  • Worldwide Shipyard Directory - the most comprehensive large-scale international shipyard database
    This article is going to look at two promising new projects to serve the shipyard and shipping industries that has been prepared and operated by the Russian - Polish joint venture: One will be launched in May this year, and is the very first edition of the "WORLDWIDE SHIPYARDS 2008" handbook. The handbook will appear on the first anniversary of the opening of the well known global Internet service SHIP2YARD.COM. Both projects undoubtedly compliment each other.
  • Germanischer Lloyd first foreign classification society to receive Russian flag authorization
    The Russian Maritime Authority has authorized classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL) to perform statutory duties on ships with Russian flag. GL is the very first foreign society to be granted this right. Russian shipowners can now choose GL as their recognized organization, and thus profit from the society's longtime expertise in the maritime industry.
  • Control systems and electric equipment for ships being built or modernized


  • Vitaly Arkhangelsky: "A holding need not be gigantic"
    Last June mass media spread information which can be qualified as quite sensational: a new marine shipping company is about to be started in Russia. Besides, it is being created without any budgetary allocations, at the expense of private investments alone. Another point of interest is that the company will be part of a diversified concern with the scope ranging from tourism and development to financial and insurance services. President of the group of companies entitled Oslo Marine, Vitaly Arkhangelsky, does not see anything extraordinary about it and has no fear of entering the market dominated by huge corporations – "the battleships" as they call them in this country.
  • Russia's first Arctic shuttle tanker named "Vasily Dinkov"
    The naming ceremony for the first Russian Arctic shuttle tanker (70,000 tonnes deadweight), ordered by the Sovcomflot Group, took place on 18 December 2007. She is the first in a series of three enhanced ice-class tankers, designed to transport oil from the Varandey oil field within the Arctic Circle (operated by Naryanmarneftegaz - a joint venture between Lukoil and ConocoPhillips).
  • A global leader in energy shipping created
    The consolidation of Sovcomflot and Novoship was completed 5 December 2007. This follows the transfer of the Russian Government's controlling 50.34 per cent shareholding (67.13 per cent voting shares) in Novoship to Sovcomflot. As a result, the enlarged Sovcomflot Group fleet comprises 124 vessels of 8.7 million tonnes deadweight (DWT), with the average age of tanker fleet being six years.
  • Good opportunities in bunkering business
    The end of 2007 saw Rosneft initiate a program of centralized development of bunkering operations over the entire territory of the Russian Federation. The Company has already shipped first fuel to its own sea terminals. This business's strategy calls for an annual increase in sales of bunker fuel to 3-5 million tons by as early as 2010.


  • Ferry port Sassnitz: on the intersection of shipping lanes and commercial interests
    Ferry line Ust-Luga - Baltiysk - Sassnitz is the shortest way for the water shipments of Russian and transit cargoes to Europe and back. From all of German ports, Sassnitz has been deliberately selected as the final destination of the ferry site because the width of the rail track in that region is 1520 mm (Russian standard). Victor Stepakhin, Ph.D, Head of the Representative Office of the ferry port Sassnitz in Russia, tells about this port, which is jocularly called "the westernmost station of the Russian railways".
  • Upgrade of port equipment: efficient solutions from the Transas company
    Merchant shipping unites the whole world into one trading network. Ports and harbors are an important link in the chain of international supplies, the problem related to their resources and infrastructure can therefore have a worldwide economic effect. In creased port cargo turnover requires upgrading of port facilities.

Ocean and shelf exploration

  • Northern sea way. 75 years. History, the Present and Prospects
  • Promising underwater robotics systems and their range of application

Technologies. Books. Exhibitions

  • Maritime technologies: international press and Internet resources

Admiral's mess

  • Battle ship "Poltava". The firstling of the Saint-Petersburg Admiralty and training shipyard "Korabelny dvor"

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