• Law on state support measures for shipbuilding and navigation
    November 7, 2011 - Dmitry Medvedev signed the Federal Law On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation Related to the Implementation of State Support Measures for Shipbuilding and Navigation.
  • Investigation of mixed navigation ship propulsion system
  • Shipyards of BLRT Grupp will install scrubbers
    Ship-repair yards of BLRT Grupp and the marine industry’s solutions provider Wärtsilä has signed a Co-operation Agreement aimed at promoting the exhaust gas purification systems (scrubbers).
  • CleanBallast – the modular ballast water treatment system of RWO company
    Classification society Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has issued a type approval certificate for the RWO ballast water treatment system CleanBallast.
  • The boat with screws from Eliche Radice sets world record


  • Arctic – the most vulnerable place on the planet
    The business life of any industry sector is based on gaining profits. The shipping industry is not an exception. The nature of navigation in the arctic region requires additional costs from all the members of shipping process in the arctic region.
  • World’s first LNG fuelled product tanker now in service
    Hamburg, Germany, 23 November 2011 - The “Bit Viking” is the world’s first vessel in service whose main machinery has been converted to burn LNG as fuel.
  • Hamworthy opts for separate sewage treatment
  • Asia Pacific Maritime
    Asia Pacific Maritime is widely regarded as the region’s premier maritime event, showcasing the latest in marine equipment, technology and services in the shipbuilding & marine, workboat and offshore sectors.


  • Summa Group and VTTI to build a major oil terminal in the Port of Rotterdam
    On October 20, 2011 the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev and the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte attended the signing ceremony for a major long-term agreement between the Port of Rotterdam and Shtandart TT B.V.
  • Port news
  • Britain’s new global port to open 2013 Cargotec starts strategic cooperation with Rosmorport in Russia
    London, UK, 4th October 2011 – London Gateway, the new global shipping port and logistics centre project, will open in the fourth quarter of 2013 with an initial capacity of 1.6 million TEU (twenty foot equivalent container units), DP World announced today, which will pave the way for 36,000 jobs to be created.
  • Jotun builds its first factory in Russia
  • Green horizons of transport

Ocean and shelf exploration

  • Nord Stream Pipeline Inaugurated
    Nov. 8, 2011 – The Nord Stream Pipeline became operational today and was hailed by political and business leaders as making a significant contribution to Europe's long-term energy security. German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, the Prime Ministers of France François Fillon and the Netherlands Mark Rutte, and EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger today formally inaugurated the first of Nord Stream's twin 1,224 kilometre gas pipelines through the Baltic Sea.
  • Castrol calls for clarity on Polar lubricants usage
    As Polar shipping movements increase, leading lubricants supplier Castrol Marine suggests that greater attention should be paid to the environmental credentials of lubricants used on board in applications where there is a risk of leakages and discharges.
  • Rosneft and ExxonMobil – Strategic partnership
    Rosneft and ExxonMobil to join forces in the Artic and Black sea offshore enhance co-operation through technology sharing nad joint international projects.
  • LUKOIL signs facility construction agreements for V. Filanovsky field
    Nov. 9, 2011 - Vagit Alekperov, President of OAO LUKOIL, signed offshore facility construction agreements with the contractors for Vladimir Filanovsky Field, located in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea.

International maritime news

  • First Chinese built PX105 delivered
  • Topaz adds new OSV vessel in support of BP contract
  • GulfMark Offshore Announces Additions to Vessel Construction Program
  • MOL and Osaka Gas Subsidiary Sign Construction Deal for 2 LNG Carriers
  • Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Started the Production of Second Icebreaking Supply Vessel

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