• Next-Gen Shipping: Dual-Fuel Short-Sea Ships
    Containerships Ltd Oy, GNS Shipping/Nordic Hamburg, and ARKON Shipping are pleased to announce that they have ordered 2 two-plus-two, state-of-the-art, dual-fuel engine-technology container ships. The new ships will feature innovative design elements for the European short-sea trade. Containerships will be chartering the ships over the long term, the owner and technical manager will be GNS Shipping/Nordic Hamburg, while Arkon will be the commercial manager and the charter broker.
  • What will happen with Volgoneft type tanker
  • DP system and autopilot for icebreaker Baltika
    Dynamic positioning control systems from Navis Engineering have met performance expectations set out in the sea trials of the innovative multifunctional icebreaking rescue and emergency vessel Baltika. The state-of-the-art icebreaker, commissioned in early April, is fitted with the Nav DP4000 (DP System) and the Navis AP4000 Heading control system (autopilot).
  • Comprehensive approach to resolving environmental problems for shipowners


  • Shipping losses decline, but emerging risks pose serious challenges to marine industry
    Shipping losses continued their downward trend with 94 losses reported worldwide in 2013, coming in below 100 for only the second time in 12 years, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE's (AGCS) second annual Safety and Shipping Review 2014, which analyzes reported shipping losses of over 100 gross tons.
  • Alfa Laval's new fuel conditioning module FCM One
  • The “fastest” modern product tanker on the Volga
    Maprom Engineering is proud to announce that it is working on new design work for the supply of several large series of twin propelled vessels to be built in Russia or Europe.
  • Western Baltija Shipbuilding completes fishing trawler
    Lithuania's Western Baltija Shipbuilding has constructed fishing trawler Gitte Henning S349 on a turnkey basis for Danish owner Gitte Henning. The 86.3m vessel weighs 2200t and is equipped with thirteen refrigerated seawater tanks with a total capacity of 3200m³.


  • Logistics in Russia: new ways to realize the potential
  • Factory opening for Jotun Russia production plant
    LLC Jotun Paints opens its new protective coating and powder coating factory. The factory is constructed on a 9 hectare plot of land in the Fyodorovskoe Industrial Park in Leningrad Region.
  • Foundation stone for PERN Oil Terminal in the Port of Gdansk
    With high officials of the Republic of Poland present, on 26 March 2014 a foundation stone for PERN Przyjazn SA Oil Terminal was ceremonially laid in the Port of Gdansk.
  • А new vehicle designed for the transportation long packed metal sheets
    With the worldwide unique Non-Cassette Carrier, SCHEUERLE has launched a new vehicle designed for the transportation of palletless 24 x 4.5 metre long packed metal sheets.
  • Port news

Ocean and shelf exploration

  • The biggest contract in the entire history of Gazprom
    Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company's Management Committee and Zhou Jiping, Chairman of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) signed a contract to supply pipeline gas from Russia to China via the eastern route. The parties signed the document in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Shanghai.
  • 20th anniversary of Sakhalin Energy
    18th of April Sakhalin Energy, the operator of the Sakhalin-2 project, celebrates its 20th anniversary. It has been established in 1994 to operate one of the largest oil and gas industry projects – Sakhalin-2.
  • First oil from Russian Arctic shelf loaded
    Gazprom loaded the first cargo of oil produced from the Prirazlomnoye field – the only Russian project for hydrocarbons development in the Arctic shelf. Taking part in the event were Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, heads of the Company's specialized structural units and subsidiaries as well as contracting companies.
  • Icebreaker Festival in St. Petersburg
    In St. Petersburg during the period from 3 to 4 May, 2014 for the first time ever the Icebreaker Festival was held with the participation of the five working icebreakers of the North-West Basin Branch – Sankt-Peterburg, Moskva, Mudeyug, Ivan Kruzenshtern and Kapitan Zarubin, as well as the Krasin icebreaker-museum of the World Ocean Museum Branch.
  • Fifty agreements of Rosneft
  • UN Commission recognises Sea of Okhotsk enclave part of Russia
    The UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf has recognized the Sea of Okhotsk enclave with an area of 52,000 part of the Russian continental shelf, Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Sergey Donskoy told Russian journalists.

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