• GEA Heat Exchangers buys Mashimpeks
    GEA Heat Exchangers, the international leader in heat exchangers, has taken over the foremost Russian plate heat exchanger company Mashimpeks. This is further indication of GEA's successful expansion strategy and is aimed at consolidating the emergent Russian market. Mashimpeks was founded in 1995 in Moscow as an import/export company and has been a strategic marketing and service partner of GEA PHE Systems for 12 years. Mashimpeks is a licensed manufacturer of plate heat exchanger frames for the Russian market, also for GEA's high-performance gasketed NT-Series. In future the company, with its staff of 120, will operate as GEA Mashimpeks.
  • Hempel signs investment agreement for its first paint production facility in Russia
    The signing of an investment agreement between leading international coating supplier Hempel and local government officials in the Russian Ulyanovsk region marks an important milestone in the Hempel Group’s plans for its first Russian paint production facility.
  • What is a conversion of ships
  • Green technologies: Marine Technics Group introduces ORCA III, the small footprint physicochemical wastewater treatment unit
    Currently pollution of the environment becomes a serious problem for the society. People all over the world try to save energy and water, producers use nature-friendly materials and technologies.
  • Development of alternative fire safety constructions
  • Maprom Engineering – the best decision for water-lubricated stern tube systems
    Maprom Engineering – the Dutch company supplying water-lubricated stern tube systems and other marine products – leads the way in stern tube systems, bearings, seals and other components for propeller shafts. Stern tube bearings seals and components can be ordered individually or may be designed and supplied by Maprom as a complete set.


  • Reducing maritime emissions
    The International Maritime Organization has vowed to make significant cuts in emissions from ocean-going vessels. Alfa Laval has teamed up with two market leaders to offer pioneering solutions to address this global issue.
  • Working meeting of the Russian Prime Minister and SCF CEO Sergey Frank
    On 3 March 2011, a SCF delegation attended the Aker Arctic Passion seminar in Helsinki, which is an annual event organised by Aker Arctic. Representatives from: shipping companies; shipbuilding corporations; science and research institutes as well as design agencies participated in the event. Discussions focused on issues related to the seaborne transportation of cargoes in the harsh conditions of the Arctic.
  • MMC Norilsk Nickel: 2010 performance of transportation and logistics
    The Transport and Logistics Unit ensures the water, rail, truck and air transportation of all cargoes of the Company. In 2010, the unit’s cargo turnover amounted to 2.5 million tons with 1 million tons transported along Northern Sea Route, and approximately 1.5 million tons - along the Yenisei River.


  • Rickmers container vessel breaks all records as she sails into the Baltic
    The arrival from China of the Rickmersowned containership Maersk Elba at the DCT Gdansk terminal on 11 May marked a new era in Baltic shipping. At 13,092TEU and carrying containers 17-wide below deck and 19-wide on the hatchcovers, she is the biggest container vessel by far ever handled by a Baltic port.
  • Rail Garant will be a new container terminal operator in Muuga
    On April, 11 AS Tallinna Sadam, AS Eesti Raudtee and Rail Garant, one of the largest transport companies in Russia, concluded a contract on the co-operation in launching a container terminal at the cost of 130 million euros (more than two billion Estonian kroons) in Muuga Harbor.
  • Port News
  • TransRussia hailed as the must attend transport exhibition in Russia
    The 16th edition of Russia’s most comprehensive and well established exhibition for the Russian transport and logistics industry took place on 26-29 April, in Moscow, Russia and was hailed as a “must attend event” for international transport and logistics companies. The TransRussia exhibition covers the entire spectrum of transport sectors, and provides an opportunity to build new business contacts and re-connect with clients.

Ocean and shelf exploration

  • Nord Stream Pipeline Moves Another Step Closer to Completion
    The Nord Stream Pipeline takes another important step towards its target of starting to deliver gas directly from Russia to the European Union by the end of 2011. Preparations for welding together two of the three sections of the 1,224 kilometre pipeline through the Baltic Sea have now started. They will be welded together on the seabed off the coast of Finland in a complex process expected to take about two weeks. The technical completion of the first of the twin pipelines will be achieved in June, when the final section is welded onto the pipeline off the Swedish island of Gotland. Construction of the second of the twin pipelines is scheduled for completion in 2012.
  • Russia: Total enters into a strategic partnership with the independent gas company Novatek
    March 2, 2011 – Christophe de Margerie, Total’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, was invited to meet the Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev this afternoon in Moscow. It gave them the opportunity to review the overall activities of Total in Russia. Christophe de Margerie highlighted the dynamism of relationships of the Group with Russian partners and expressed its optimism concerning Total’s future in Russia.
  • New courses of Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy
  • Shell decides to move forward with groundbreaking Floating LNG
    Shell announces final investment decision on Prelude Floating LNG project in Australia

International maritime news

  • Maersk Drilling orders two deepwater drillships
  • Hoegh LNG has entered into a firm Letter of Intent with Hyundai Heavy Industries
  • Siemens Energy places further order with Nordic Yards: Shipyard to build second offshore transformer platform from May on
  • Hamworthy selected for gas-powered ships

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