Topical Interview


  • MARINE TECHNICS: Everyone is interested in us
    Interview with Abdul Mekhtiev, General Manager of CJSC MARINE TECHNICS. In the beginning of 1997 Marine Technics was established. Our company was engaged in spare parts supply service. From the very beginning we used two strategies: we supplied a variety of products for river-sea navigation vessels from the storehouses and delivered heavy-tonnage vessels parts ordered from our foreign partners. Nowadays Marine Technics is a group of companies working in several business sectors: delivery of spare parts from storehouses and by individual orders; delivery of ship radio equipment; delivery of equipment for the vessels being constructed; ship brokerage. Interview with Abdul Mekhtiev, General Manager of CJSC MARINE TECHNICS.
  • Chemical tanker was launched at Volgograd Shipyard
    Chemical tanker project 4450 was launched at Volgograd Shipyard, MNP Group on Saturday, October, 11.
  • The keel of icebreaking tug was laid down for "Norilsk Nickel"
    On September 12, 2008 the keel of small draught icebreaking tug of TG04 prj. (building No. is of 701) was solemnly laid down at OJSC "Nizhniy Novgorod Motorship Shipyard". Vessel is assigned for Polar branch of OJSC "NORILSK NICKEL". The TG04 project was designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB), Odessa, Ukraine.
  • Meet: H. Cegielski - Poznan S.A.
  • Model tests of multifunction salvage vessels are completed
    Model tests of multifunction 7 MWt and salvage vessel (MSV) with ice-breaker functions for Baltic Sea, Artic Ocean and Far-East regions and 4 MWt MSV for Black, Azov and Caspian sea are completed successfully. MPSV06 prj and MPSV07 prj. was designed due to custom of Maritime and River Fleet Federal Agency of Russian Federation Ministry of Transport. Designer is Marine Engineering Bureau.
  • The first seiner from Yaroslavl for the Norwegian company
    On September 12 Yaroslavsky shipbuilding plant launched the third vessel of this year. That is the first seiner for the Norwegian company Bergtun Fiskeriselskap AS. The yard has been building a series of such fishery sea-going vessels. This contract is a significant and crucial event not only for the shipyard, but for the native shipbuilding industry in general.
  • Control systems and electric equipment for ships being built or modernized


  • Launching of a new arctic shuttle tanker
    The launching and naming ceremony for a new tanker Mikhail Ulyanov - the first ship in the series of Arctic shuttle tankers of 70,000 dwt ordered by Sovcomflot in St. Petersburg - took place at the Admiralty Shipyards on 31 October 2008. For the first time such unique vessels are being constructed at Russia's shipbuilding yards. Arctic shuttle tankers have been specially designed to transport oil by sea from Russian offshore oil fields in the Arctic, and have been chartered out to Sevmorneftegaz (a subsidiary of Gazprom) for a long-term time-charter. All the tankers of the series will be registered in the Russian International Register of Shipping and will be operated under the State flag of the Russian Federation.
  • New corporate identity for the Sovcomflot Group
    Sovcomflot Group - Russia's largest shipowner and one of the leading international tanker companies has begun to introduce its new unified corporate identity and style. The new corporate style, aimed at the creation of a modern, unified and integrated brand for all the Group's subsidiaries, reflects the changes which have occurred within the holding company and all its subsidiaries during the last several years.
  • Shipping companies accept tankers
    10th of November 2008 took place Naming Ceremony of “PRISCO Alexandra”, which was built for PRISCO’s companies group (PRISCO, Singapore). It is the first vessel in a world, which has “Winterization – 25” symbol by Lloyd’s Register. In accordance with new Lloyd’s Register rules about vessel operations and building in subzero temperatures, Winterization symbol certifies full readiness of vessel’s systems and equipment, procedures, crew to work at subzero temperatures.
  • Survey activity as a part of shipping company culture


  • Alteration of "Baltiysk" ferry has been completed
  • The prospects for development of cargo transportation system via Nenetsk Port
    The final goal of the given concept is organization of year-round railway-and-marine travel corridor from Siberia to Western Europe. When locations for the new ports are to be selected, hydrometeorological and ice conditions, the length of the cargo routes, availability of infrastructure, the need of ice-breaker fleet and environmental safety are of the highest priority. These data analysis allows selecting the location for a future port in Cheshskaya Bay of the Barents Sea.
  • Ports and Railways: coordinating role of the state is required
  • Growth in cargo volumes in the BSR expected to continue
    The majority of the ports that responded to the Baltic Port Barometer survey in June-August 2008 expect some growth in their cargo handling volumes in 2009. Some 16% expect strong growth. As is the case with views on overall economic development, the big ports’ (cargo handling more than 4 million tonnes per year) expectations regarding cargo volume development seem a little more positive than the expectations of the smaller ports. The average growth estimation for cargo volumes of the responding ports was +7,5%.
  • Mechel OAO commences construction of coal transshipment complex at Vanino Port
    September 9, 2008. Mechel OAO, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, announces that it has launched the initial project stages to construct a specialized coal transshipment complex at Vanino Port (Vanino SCTC), Khabarovsk Krai, Russia. The specialized coal transshipment complex at Vanino SCTC is an integral part of the Neryungrinsky and Elga coal deposits development project. Construction of the complex is being managed by Mecheltrans OOO, the transportation and logistics subsidiary of Mechel. Vanino SCTC will be operated and maintained by Mechel Vanino OOO. This project is conducted with the assistance and close cooperation of the Khabarovsk Krai government.

Ocean and shelf exploration

  • Research drifting station North Pole-35 - Polar Year 2007/2008
    Opening of the research station North Pole-35 has become a significant contribution of Russia into the Research Program of the International Polar Year 2007/2008 that has started on March 1, 2007, and continued the unique Russian research works on the drifting ice blocks in the Arctic Ocean. The ceremony of the station opening on the arctic ice was held on September 21, 2007 in the point with coordinates 81° 33'N and 103° 51'E.
  • Method and arrangement of drilling sites protection from destruction during ice fields movement
  • Task and objectives: designing powerful ice-breakers of XXI century
    A visiting extended session on the issues of designing of diesel battle ice-breaker with power of 25 MW with Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Rosmorport” as the Customer was held in Saint-Petersburg. Well over fifty key specialists from the enterprises dealing with sea ice subjects took part in the meeting.
  • LUKOIL establishes corporate offshore training center
    LUKOIL and Falck Nutec, a Norwegian Company, reached a cooperation agreement on the establishment of a corporate offshore training center for oil and gas facilities and also on coordination of the learning process there.
  • The second platform
    On the 23rd of September 2008 OAO “PO “Sevmash” shipbuilders handed over the second maritime platform MOSS CS-50. Platform is built by “Moss Mosvold Platforms AS” (Norway) order, designer - “Moss Maritime AS” (Norway), building investor – “Sea Dragon” (Great Britain). It is already the second platform of such type built at OAO “PO “Sevmash”.

Technologies. Books. Exhibitions

  • The 1st International Ports Conference "The Future of Russian Ports" and traditional the 9-th exhibition "Transtec-2008"
  • Man - Sea - Technology

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