• What needs to be done about the existing tank ships of up to 5000 tons deadweight
    By this time a unique situation has formed in the Russian fleet - most tank ships of up to 5000 t deadweight (the so called "small" tank ships) have double bottom and double sides but do not meet the requirements of Regulation 21 of the International Convention MARPOL 73/78 during shipment of oil and oil products of more than 0.900 t/m<sup>3</sup> density.
  • Maritime dry cargo ship from Petrozavodsk
    Onezhskiy shipbuilding yard has launched the first in the series multipurpose dry cargo ship named "EMI Proud". For the first time a ship for continuous maritime service was built on the stocks of Karelian shipyard introducing Onezhskiy shipbuilding yard to the new shipbuilding market. Previously vessels of only mixed "river-sea" sailing type were built in Petrozavodsk that is why building of a maritime dry cargo motor ship is a very important event for the shipyard.
  • The "Delight" gladdens our hearts
    On August 14, 2008 Yaroslavl shipbuilding yard launched a river yacht "Delight". This is a project of a new class of river motor yachts on the basis of catamarans with two outboard motors of 115 hp each. The new vessel is the result of a lot of research work on studying foreign experience of building various types of river yachts and peculiarities of domestic market.
  • New tankers of Palmali group
  • Control systems and electric equipment for ships being built or modernized
  • Some questions of logistics and maintenance of shuttle-type gyrocompasses


  • Pure thinking on board
    On the one hand, environmental legislation regarding shipping is becoming tougher. On the other, many shipping companies see that they are able to gain new market shares through environmental thinking.
  • Norilsk Nickel's new diesel electric arctic vessel begins its first voyage
    Мoscow, July 31, 2008 – Diesel electric Arctic vessel “Monchegorsk” was handed over to its owner OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel (hereinafter – MMC Norilsk Nickel or the Company) today in the port of Wismar (Germany), at the Aker shipbuilding yards, and the flag of the Russian Federation was raised on the vessel. This is the second ship in the series of vessels being built for MMC Norilsk Nickel creating its own sea fleet. “Monchegorsk” was first put afloat this January in Germany and successfully passed all sea trials. Now it will go on its first independent trip, already under the Russian flag. Murmansk is its port of registry.
  • FESCO's Fleet Increases With Launch of Newbuilt Boxship
    Vladivostok – FESCO announced today that the Polish shipyard, Stocznia Szczecinska Nowa, held a ceremony last week to launch its latest boxship of series B170-V/1 named the FESCO VITIM as part of its fleet renovation program. The FESCO VITIM specifications are as follows: 22,750 deadweight, 1730 TEU container capacity, length 184.1 meters, breadth 25.3 meters, draught 9.85 meters, speed 19.7 knots, three cargo cranes of 45 tons capacity, ice class Е3 (according to the German Lloyd’s Register classification), and 200 sockets for refrigerated containers.
  • One more tanker has been added to PRISCO's fleet
    Naming and Blessing Ceremony of the new tanker “Zaliv Amurskiy” ordered by PRISCO Group (PRISCO and PRISCO (Singapore) was held on July 23, 2008.


  • "Marine Facade" Meets its Guests
    In September the first ocean mega-liner will moor to the new terminal of the Marine passenger terminal “Marine Facade” located on Vasilievsky island. The first complex is ready: two berths, building of the cruise terminal and the port management center. The builders report: the port is ready to receive around-the-world passenger vessels!
  • IHC Merwede B.V.: Leadership Plus Unbeatable Quality
    The largest Dutch company IHC Merwede B.V. engaged in manufacturing equipment for dredging industry, marine industry and construction of bases has set up its Representative Office of IHC Holland B.V. in Saint Petersburg. It will operate in the territory of Russia, in Baltic States and CIS.
  • Role of Ports in Freight Traffic Formation in the International Trans-Siberian Corridor
    Cooperation of railway and port is a topical question that is often discussed in press. Freight turnover grows annually by 20-30%. It is anticipated that by 2010 about 70% of world cargoes will be shipped in containers including Asian-European shipments amounting to at least 7.2 mln of TEUs.
  • The group of companies "Trans-Business": fast, reliable and rhythmic deliveries
    From the first days of the company foundation (1994) specific character of its work has predetermined the necessity of close cooperation with the Bolshoy Port of St. Petersburg which plays the key role in international sea operations of the Russian Federation. More than half of all cargoes imported into Russia and transported by sea go through this port. Being a leader in transshipment of dry, container and refrigerated cargoes among the sea ports of Russia the Bolshoy Port of St. Petersburg carries out international trade with the countries from all continents.
  • The Port of Rotterdam is the Sea-Gate of Europe
    Kingdom of the Netherlands was meant to become the maritime state: the country most part of which is located below sea level, forced to struggle with water over the centuries, build dams and sluice territories, was doomed to startup marine business. With its rather small area the Netherlands has more than a dozen of ports of various sizes the largest of which is Rotterdam.

Ocean and shelf exploration

  • Issues of Ensuring Safety of Maritime Engineering Structures Against Icebergs
    Icebergs are the most dangerous elements of natural environment for navigation and operation of engineering structures and services.
  • LUKOIL starts large-tonnage oil export
    June 9, 2008 LUKOIL effected the first large-tonnage oil shipment to a reinforced ice-breaking tanker (DWT 70,000 tons) through the fixed offshore ice resistant oil terminal (FOIROT) of the Varandey oil export terminal located in the coastal zone of the Barents Sea in the Nenets Autonomous District.
  • Rolls-Royce opens St. Petersburg office
    Rolls-Royce, a world leader in marine solutions - providing products, systems and services to more than 20,000 vessels worldwide - has opened a new office in St. Petersburg to further support activity within the growing Russian marine market.
  • The development of robotic marine systems

Technologies. Books. Exhibitions

  • Man - Sea - Technology

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