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CHINA’S INVESTMENTS IN FOREIGN SEAPORT TERMINALS

Iurii V. Vedernikov Naval Engineer, Senior Research Fellow, Museum of Russian Submarine History (St, Petersburg) Author of the “Red Dragon. PRC Navy in the Beginning of XXI Century” monograph ABSTRACT China’s economic infiltration into the global space is multifaceted and multi-vector, and has a deeper nature than it might seem at first glance. In this… Read More ›

Three Sakhalin Seaports Will Be Closed for the Foreign Ships

19 August 2021 Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin ordered to close three ports in the Sakhalin region for the provision of services and the entry of foreign ships. The corresponding order No. 2245-r of August 17, 2021 was published on the official Internet portal of legal information. “To close the seaports of Aleksandrovsk – Sakhalinsky,… Read More ›

Plans to Build a New Railway Line from Yakutia to Magadan

19 August 2021 A joint expedition will take place to survey a route for a new railway line connecting Nizhniy Bestyakh (Sakha – Yakutia) with the city of Magadan on the coast of Okhotsk Sea. The stages of project implementation were discussed by the heads of ministries and representatives of the railway industry at the… Read More ›

China’s Investments in Foreign Seaport Terminals
Iurii V. Vedernikov
Naval Engineer,
Senior Researcher,
Museum of Russian Submarine History (St. Petersburg)


The article examines the implemented projects and perspective investments of the PRC in seaport terminals in the countries of the world, including in Eastern Europe, analyzing the information in the context of the implementation of the Chinese geo-economic strategy “One Belt – One Road”. The information is summarized by the main geographical areas (Indian Ocean, South Pacific, Arctic, Black and Baltic Seas) in conjunction with land (continental) transport communications. The work synchronizes the research of Russian and foreign scholars, contains summary data on the topic as of the beginning of 2021. Read article >>>


Maritime State University
and Global Partnership for Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC NEA) organize a round table to discuss topical issues in the Northeast Asia with a focus on the Korean Peninsula on August 13. More details >>>

ARTICLES IN THE UPCOMING ISSUE:

THE PENINSULA STANDSTILL: WILL THE PANDEMIC OPEN THE DOOR OUT?
Sergei M. Smirnov, PhD
“…When the thesis about the COVID-19 pandemic as some kind of existential threat to
humankind became a dogma almost equal to the Tablets of Moses on Mount Sinai, other
problems forcefully faded into the background. However, these problems have not gone away,
they are completely real, objective and dangerous. In particular, it is the threat of a full-scale
armed conflict on the Korean Peninsula with many millions of potential victims…”

RUSSIA-DPRK ECONOMIC COOPERATION: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS
Anastasia O. Barannikova, PhD
“…the main problem in the development of relations with the DPRK is Russia’s lack of a strategy and clear strategic interests on the Korean Peninsula. If Russia had pronounced interests, then there would be no obstacles to subsidizing North Korea and investing in projects that currently seem ineffective in terms of economy…”
INVITATION TO DISCUSSION:
Article by Felix A.Shamrai, Director of Arctic Center St.Petersburg State Marine Technical University: The Northern Sea Transit Corridor As the Future of Russia in Global Logistics
How to reduce the cost of container shipping by 25% and compete with the Suez Canal by developing the domestic Arctic routes. https://marinejournal.info/?p=292
ARTICLES IN THE UPCOMING ISSUE:

Aleksandr A. Lentarev COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTRUCTORS AND ASSESSORS INVOLVED IN SEAFARERS TRAINING
Aleksandr R. Melnikov, Marina A. Melnikova, Elizaveta Yu. Baranova NORTHERN SEA ROUTE: AN INTERNATIONAL TRANSIT CORRIDOR OR A ZONE FOR EXPORT OF RUSSIAN NATURAL RESOURCES?
Felix A. Shamrai THE NORTHERN SEA TRANSIT CORRIDOR AS THE FUTURE OF RUSSIA IN GLOBAL STATISTICS
Aleksandr A. Savelyev RESULTS OF STUDIES OF ECOLOGICAL STATE OF WATERS AND SEA BOTTOM SOILS IN THE AMUR ESTUARY
Aleksei Yu. Strelkov TEACHING MARITIME ENGLISH DURING COVID-19 PANDEMICS
Anna K. Voronenko SPECIFICS AND MAIN TRENDS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF CONTAINER TRANSPORTATION THROUGH THE PORTS OF RUSSIAN FAR EAST
Mikhail A. Danchenkov THE NUMBER OF RUSSIAN RESEARCH VESSELS. Part 2.
Mikhail V. Kholosha, Sergei M.Smirnov THE MISSION OF RUSSIA IN CREATING NEA INTEGRATED TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS NETWORK
Dmitry S. Kopyev ON THE ASPECTS OF INCREASING THE COMPETITIVE CAPACITIES OF CONTAINER SERVICE VIA TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY
Boris I. Tkachenko TERRITORIAL DISPUTES IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA. SCARBOROUGH REEF
The article by B.I.Tkachenko “Territorial disputes in the South China Sea. The Pratas Island” analyzes the current territorial disputes in the northern part of the South China Sea from the point of international law. http://www.msun.ru/dir/marinejournal/issues/article000
Tags: journal issues, maritime territorial disputes, South China Sea
According to the latest article by The Diplomat “Australia Abandons Its Neutrality on the South China Sea Maritime Disputes”, Australia rejects the legal basis of China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea. https://thediplomat.com/2020/07/australia-abandons-its-neutrality-on-the-south-china-sea-maritime-disputes/
Tags: maritime territorial disputes, South China Sea