Russia Announces 25-ship Mediterranean Sea Drill

Russia Announces 25-ship Mediterranean Sea Drill

Just days after media reports on Russia’s naval buildup in the Mediterranean Sea first emerged, the country’s defense ministry on Thursday announced a large-scale drill in the Mediterranean. Prior to the …
Aug 30, 2018 /  Curious
Passenger Ship Runs Aground in the Arctic

Passenger Ship Runs Aground in the Arctic

A Russian-flagged passenger vessel that went aground in the Canadian Arctic last week has been refloated and is in stable condition. The 117-meter, 6,230 gt polar expedition cruise ship Akademik Ioffe had about 160 …
Aug 29, 2018 /  Accidents
Russian Ship Detained in Port Elizabeth for Cargo of Illicit Arms

Russian Ship Detained in Port Elizabeth for Cargo of Illicit Arms

South African police have detained the Russian-owned freighter Lada after a tip-off about an allegedly illegal cargo of weaponry on board.  According to South African port operator Transnet, …
Aug 24, 2018 /  Curious
U.S. Blacklists Russian Ships, Owners for Trading with North Korea

U.S. Blacklists Russian Ships, Owners for Trading with North Korea

The U.S. has sanctioned six ships and two Russian shipping companies, Primorye and Gudzon, for engaging in ship-to-ship transfers with North Korean-flagged ships, opposing international sanctions against …
Aug 22, 2018 /  Curious
FESCO fleet began supplying of goods to northern Russia

FESCO fleet began supplying of goods to northern Russia

FESCO vessels have started annual transportation of cargoes to the Far North under the Northern Supply Haul. FESCO ice-class vessels are to deliver vital goods to Northern Territories of Russia – the ports of …
Jun 14, 2018 /  Curious
FESCO reduces delivery time from Republic of Korea to Russia from 23 to 15 days

FESCO reduces delivery time from Republic of Korea to Russia from 23 to 15 days

FESCO Transportation Group (FESCO) launches project “From Pusan to Moscow in 15 days”, another initiative aimed to reduce delivery time from Asia to Russia via the Far East. Test shipment was successfully …
May 21, 2018 /  Vessels
Russia starts development of €100 million North Pole research platform

Russia starts development of €100 million North Pole research platform

As vanishing Arctic ice makes it increasingly difficult to uphold research activities in the highest Arctic, Russia moves ahead with plans to build a research platform for the region. The projected self-propelled …
Mar 29, 2018 /  Curious
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Far East Investment and Export Agency of the Russian Federation Sign a Memorandum of Understanding

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Far East Investment and Export Agency of the Russian Federation Sign a Memorandum of Understanding

On February 26, 2018, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Far East Investment and Export Agency (FEIA) under the Ministry of the Russian Federation for the Development of …
Feb 27, 2018 /  Curious
GAC Russia seals Yamal LNG ship agency deal

GAC Russia seals Yamal LNG ship agency deal

Yamal LNG, one of the world’s largest and most complex LNG projects, has appointed GAC Russia to manage its fleet of ice-breaker tankers at Sabetta port for the next three years. Under the agreement, GAC Russia …
Feb 9, 2018 /  Curious
Port of Kiel invests in trade links with Russia

Port of Kiel invests in trade links with Russia

Another warehouse for Russian forestry products was inaugurated in the Ostuferhafen on Tuesday, January 9th. The new Shed 12 was built inside just six months and represents an investment of € 1.5 million. Image …
Jan 12, 2018 /  Curious