• The native shipbuilders are ready to realize the project of the first Russian tanker for arctic voyage
    The project of the special oil bulked vessel, which is able to provide all-the-year-round transportation of raw oil from the region of Pechora Sea,- the field of "Prirazlomnoe", was elaborated by the Central Scientific Research Institute named after academic A.N. Krilov and the Central Design Bureau "Baltic navigation project" .The first in Russia tanker for arctic voyage was designed taking into account conditions, in which shipment and delivery of oil from "Prirazlomnoe" sea stationary platform will be carried out. This platform is situated on the shelf of the Barents Sea, famous for its severe climate.


  • Russia consolidates with the world transport system
    Nowadays we can confidently affirm: transport strategy of Russia is finally worked out, and one of its most important orientations is realization of the country transit potential with the help of the expansion of international transport corridors. According to calculations of the specialists, traffic transit over the Russian Federation territory would be able to add up to 10 million US dollars to the state budget every year. Despite the fact that the return from maintenance of transit links between Europe and Eastern Asia is a matter of the future, upgrading of the normative and legal base and modernization of port infrastructure objects taking place within the framework of realization of the set tasks is real. What is the essence of legislative acts adopted and prepared for submitting to the Russian Federation government, which control transport branch activity? The answer to this and some other questions is in the interview with the Russian Federation transport minister deputy, Mr. Chinguiz Izmailov.
  • The Union of Russian Shipowners – 130 years for the welfare of the Russian Fleet
    The Union of Russian Shipowners (UNRUSS) serves the noble purpose of development and protection of the national navigation, and its general task is to act for and to protect its members in the national and international navigation with regard to general economic, legal, operational, technical, social and other issues. The Union of Russian Shipowners takes an active part in creation of legislative and normative base infringing on the Russian shipowners’ interests and determined for arrangement of conditions for functioning and development of sea transport. For the recent years, with the active assistance of the UNRUSS, a positive tendency of support of the Russian navigation by the Russian government has emerged. A new Trade Seafaring Code has been adopted, the Customs Code is being worked out, as well as laws "About sea ports of the Russian Federation", and "About the international register for Russian-flagged vessels"; alterations of the second part of the Tax Code are being discussed. On the regional level the UNRUSS activity is controlled at branch offices located in Saint-Petersburg, Vladivostok and Novorossiysk.
  • World tanker fleet: situation, tendencies
    Tankers, taking into consideration their general freight-carrying capacity, form the largest part of the world trade fleet. In the beginning of 2003 there were 7400 vessels designed for transportation of oil and oil products (not less than 300 reg. tons each) having the total dead weight of 305,2 mln. tons. To take the tonnage, that is more than 37% of the whole world transport fleet.
  • Freight conditions of the tanker market
    ULCC/VLCC – tankers of such type are used for distant trans-oceanic routes passing, in general, from the Persian Gulf region to the ports of the Eastern Asia and the USA. Every month along these directions about 100 freight transaction are performed.
  • Oil companies and fleet
    Development of new markets is an integral part of activities of any company (including oil business). Competitive ability of energy resources depends strongly on product cost saving. It can be achieved by cost reduction for oil and gas transportation by constructing specialized transport systems.
  • Russian sea fleet: situation and tendencies
    The Soviet Union used to be the greatest marine power. Unfortunately, after perestroyka these positions were lost. Revival of the Russian sea trade fleet is both economical and political task for Russia. "What is the situation with the Russian fleet today? What are prospects for its development?" – answers to these questions are given by Mr. Vsevolod Ilyich Peresypkin, Director General of the Central Scientific Research and Designing Institute of Sea Fleet (CSRDISF).
  • Lessons of the severe winter of 2002-2003 and the Gulf of Finland ice navigation information support
    Ice conditions in the Gulf of Finland in the severe winter of 2002-2003 have proved to be the most difficult in the last 40-50 years and this fact had a negative impact on the economic indicators of the transportation system’s functioning. According to the statistics of the OAO "Morskoy port St. Petersburg", in the course of the first 4 months of 2003 there have been processed 12,5 % fewer cargos than in the course of the same period of the previous year. The port’s administration has sharply limited the guide of low ice category vessels, which brought a damage, which results are still yet to be estimated, to many of the transportation process participants.
  • Ecological service on the South of Russia
    The necessity to clear the oil bulked vessels appears during changing of transferred cargo and before a vessel’s repair. Ecological services company "Yug-Tanker" CJSC dealing with clearing petroleum residues of oil tankers performs these operations. The company also executes cleaning of vessels of all types and of coastal terminals from oil residues, and receives and cleans oily waters, it also receives, utilizes and decreases industrial oily residues and residues from oil holes’ boring. The vessels are cleaned with the help of hot water, the given oily water passes a closed cycle of water-purifying. The enterprise can also clean grounds contaminated with oil products and oil-slimes.
  • Russian river register ensures navigation security
    In the year of 2002 Russian river register (RRR) conducted a reform, worked out to develop the technical security of navigation. The complex of conducted arrangements allowed to conduct on the effective level the examination of vessels concerning exploitation, technical control of observation of rules during the building, reequipment, modernization, vessels’ repair, production and articles’ repair (mechanisms, equipment, facilities). On the first of January 2003 there were 29,8 thousands of vessels on the books of Russian river register.
  • Insurance holds interests of ship-owners
    Sea transport implements about 62% of the total volume of sea shipping in the world commerce. Unfortunately, this kind of transport is one of the most dangerous vehicles. In the event of an emergency the owner of the vessel shall have to bear losses connected with damages or wreck of the vessel and to repair a damage caused to life, health and property of the third persons. Insurance is demanded by banks in course of crediting of ship-owners on the security of vessels, by the charterers, port authorities of a number of countries, etc. In case of an emergency insurance company covers all the expenses of the ship-owner, and in a number of cases (for example, while rescuing) undertakes to adjust relations with the rescuers, by guaranteeing reimbursement of expenses on rescuing.


  • Primorsk redirects export oil
    Fundamental changes in export routes of Russian oil will become real owing to the bulk-oil port of Primorsk’s being up and running at full capacity. The port was built in record short terms in the aquatic are of the Gulf of Finland. This strategically important object is under the patronage of President Vladimir Putin.
  • "Lucoil" stands guard over Russia's economic interests
    Building of "Lucoil 2" mineral oil distributing terminal complex (DTC) 18 kilometers from Vyborg, near a small town of Vysotsk, is still executed. Construction of the maritime part of the complex, a berthing finger dock, has begun; the construction of a complex of auxiliary buildings is being constructed at a quick pace; operations on the new railroad station are conducted at full stretch.
  • Vysotsk port: 5 million tons - it is realizable
    Vysotsk port terminal (Vysotsky Morskoy Port) is one of the youngest ports in Russia. It was designed in 1983 году as a subdivision of Vyborg sea port (Vyborgsky Morskoy Port), and in1994 it became an independent company.
  • Lenmornilproek- the ports from Antarctica to Spitsbergen
    "Lenmorniiproekt" OJSC is the leading Russian organization dealing with designing, investigations and scientific researches in the field of sea transport. About 95% of all sea buildings of Russia were built under the projects elaborated in this institute.
  • Radio electronics provides the security of navigation in ports
    The systems of Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) are able to control navigation in the coastal waters (especially in the regions near ports), they are radar systems, equipped with modern communications facilities. The VTS allow to reveal vessels and other floating objects, to accompany them in the coastal waters and to deliver new navigation information to navigators.
  • Sevmorput' naval yard: Arkhangelsk and Murmansk - competition or cooperation?
    For five years there have been held talks about revival of the North Sea Route which is going to become one of the largest arctic corridors for transportation of oil, as well as of ore, metals and timber. Today the right to be the centre of oil transportation in the western sector of the North Sea Route (from the White sea till European ports) belongs to Murmansk and Arkhangelsk ports.
  • Murmansk ports - the center of Murmansk traffic
    Murmansk transport nodal point has been discussed since the last meeting attended by representatives of the Ministry of Transport of Russia 18 months ago. And as soon as the beginning of 2003 Russia’s Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov declared that during the following 15 years Murmansk ports should gain infrastructure and be used not merely for Russian export but as terminal stations for other countries as well. The main advantage of Murmansk ports is non-freezing Kolsk gulf. Thanks to that peculiarity north ports stay operational even in wintertime. Freight turnover in Murmansk region was as high as 15,5 million tones in 2002. During the last quarter of 2002 778 thousand tones of oil were transshipped at the Port of Murmansk. This port incorporates Murmansk Sea Trade Port and Sea Fishing Port where over 1 million tones of freight were processed in 2002.
  • The government recalled Kaliningrad
    From the beginning of 2000 the dockers of Kaliningrad have been demonstrating one of the highest rates of growth in the North-Western region of Russia, in 2002 they exceeded the bounds of volume of freight trans-shipment amounting to 9,9 million tons (in 2000 - 4,6 million tons). The main reason for such an advance is, first of all, the fact that since 2001 for transportation of goods in Kaliningrad direction, by order of the Ministry of Railway Transport of the Russian Federation, there was introduced a decreasing rate and, at the same time, abolished a decreasing rate for travelling in the direction of Klaipeda Lithuanian port - the main rival of Kaliningrad.
  • Port potential of the Ukraine
    In the Ukraine on the Black and the Azov seas there are 19 sea ports and a considerable quantity of ports which belong to fishermen, metallurgists, shipbuilders, oilmen.
  • Novorossiysk Trade Sea Port JSC sums up results for 10 years
    At the end of 2002 Novorossiysk Trade Sea Port (NTSP) celebrated a 10-year anniversary of privatization. Today NTSP JSC is a modern universal complex with modernized port terminals, large-scale mechanization and a bulk park stock of transfer machinery of the latest design. From 1992 the company’s turnover of goods increased by 60% by and in 2002 reached a record value of 63 million tons of goods. The volume of capital investments of NTSP OJSC for ten years amounted to 9,3 billion rubbles.
  • Vanino Port
    Vanino Port is a terminus of Baikal-Amur Railway. It is the one among ten Russia’s largest ports providing twenty-four-hour navigation. From Vanino import and export cargo goes to the northwest region of Russia, to Japan, Korea, China, Australia, USA and other Asian and Pacific countries. Its favorable location makes this port the perfect sea gate for cargo transportation from West to the Baikal-Amur and Trans-Siberian Railways. Vanino-Kholmsk ferry is the shortest and the cheapest way of cargo transportation in railroad cars to Sakhalin. Vanino Port can process various kinds of cargo including: up to 4 million tones of dry cargo, general and bulk cargo; up to 3 million tones of bulked cargo and up to 5 million tones of ferry cargo.
  • Ports of the Far East show steady development
    The Far East region plays important strategic part in international economic relations of Russian Federation thanks to its favorable geographical situation. There are 332 ports in this region. The most important are those ports with all-the-year-round navigation and more than 1 million freight turnover. Such ports are Vladivostok, Nakhodka, Vostochny and Posiet in Primorsky Territory; Vanino in Khabarovsk Territory; Kholmsk and Korsakov in Sakhalin; and also Magadan and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Over 95% of the Far East freight traffic goes through these ports. Their part in freight turnover of all Russian ports was 36,6% in 2002 and 35% in 2001. Among the advantages of the ports of the Far East are governmental investments in nearest railroad terminals, putting into operation new trans-shipping terminals, international container lines and route trains, which hasten delivery dates.
  • Protection installations complex of Saint-Petersburg ensures safety of navigation
    Recently the volume of vessels traffic in the region of the protection installations complex (PIC) has essentially increased. Dams, being nature-conservative installations, are nowadays able to solve the problem of navigation accident prevention on entering Saint-Petersburg port.

Technologies. Books. Exhibitions

  • "Neva" as a mirror of sea industry

Admiral's mess

  • Is there an exact interpretation of what venetian Francesco Algarotti said?

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