• On situation in shipbuilding industry
    On February 04, 2009, the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Mr. Viktor Khristenko addressed the Federation Council meeting with the report “On the Progress of Implementation of the Strategy of Shipbuilding Industry Development for the Period up to 2020 and Further Perspective”.
  • Large improvement has been completed
  • New Dry-Cargo Ships Will Be Constructed
    Volgo-Baltic Company and the Korean Corporation Hyundai signed the contract for the construction of four maritime drycargo ships on February 05, 2009 in Moscow. Last spring the companies entered into the contract on the construction of six ships of this type. Therefore, the Korean company will construct ten multi-purpose dry-cargo ships of 5280 t deadweight for Russia.
  • Cooperation: “Rostechnologii” and “Consolidated Shipbuilding Corporation
  • Shipbuilding in Arkhangelsk Has Been Restored
    On February 05, 2009, a keel-laying ceremony for the new ship took place in Arkhangelsk branch of OJSC Ship Repair Center “Zvezdochka”. In December 2008, the shipyard won a tender for the construction of 2453 project self-propelled barge, FSUE State Trust “Arktikugol” being the Customer. The self-propelled barge is 24 m long, 5.2 m wide and has freight-carrying capacity of 60 t. It was laid in the hull shop of the branch.


  • Norilsk Nickel Company has obtained the full Arctic fleet
    At the end of January 2009 Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel completed the construction of their own fleet of icebreakers. Diesel-electric ship “Nadezhda” arrived at the port of Dudinka with the cargo for the Norilsk Nickel Company. This is the fifth ship constructed under the project on establishing the own fleet.
  • New FESCO's container vessel
  • New information and communication systems for inland water transport


  • The crossing point on the State Border has been accepted
  • Maritime transport: Opening up French ports to foreign transport
    France, known for its maritime vocation due to its coastlines facing the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and the Mediterranean, is now reforming its ports to improve its economic attractiveness and competitiveness.
  • Liebherr Mobile Harbour Cranes
    The worldwide market for port equipment continues to develop positively in line with expectation. As the leading producer of Mobile Harbour Cranes and through its extensive international business Liebherr has increased world market share and further strengthened its competitive positions in all regions. With the delivery of 102 Mobile Harbour Cranes in 2008 Liebherr was for the first time able to jump the hurdle of 100 machines. This figure signifies an increase of 16% in deliveries compared to 2007. Furthermore it’s the third double-digit growth in a row and by far the best performance of all manufacturers.
  • Ingosstrakh’s Clients Receive In Excess Bunker Convention Certificates
    The holders of Ingosstrakh’s ship owner liability insurance policies have received the so-called ‘blue cards’ to confirm their liability coverage in the event of damage by spills of bunker fuel. The blue cards facilitated Ingosstrakh’s clients in receiving more than 450 Bunker Convention certificates from seaport authorities.

Ocean and shelf exploration

  • The first Russian LNG
    On 18 February The President of the Russian Federation and the Prime Minister of Japan attended a solemn ceremony to mark the opening of operations at Russia’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, which is based in the settlement of Prigorodnoye (the southern part of the Sakhalin Island).
  • Timofey Guzhenko is sailing on
    The naming ceremony for Timofey Guzhenko, the Russian Arctic shuttle tanker of 70,000 DWT, ordered by the Sovcomflot (SCF) Group, took place on 17 February 2009.
  • Technical Design completed for the new European Research Icebreaker Aurora Borealis
    Wärtsilä and The Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, part of the Helmholtz Association, presented in the begining of December in Berlin the technical design of the European Research vessel Aurora Borealis, a multi-purpose icebreaker, deep-sea drilling, and research ship for polar sea conditions.
  • LUKOIL has created their own fleet
    February 3, 2009. The ceremony of consecration of the “Varandey” multi-purpose icebreaker took place in Murmansk. The vessel was built by Keppel Singmarine (Singapore) under the contract with LUKOIL. The ship is to operate at the Varandey Oil Export Terminal in the Barents Sea. The vessel is to be on continuous watch at the Stationary Ice-Resistant Sea Export Moor (SIRSEM), the Varandey Terminal, to ensure safe ice conditions during the loading of tankers.

Technologies. Books. Exhibitions

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    International news and innovations

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