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Russia proposed resumption of the Khasan-Rajin project 

3 November 2021 According to South Korean Yonhap, Russia is considering the resumption of the Khasan-Rajin project: “Russia wants to cooperate with North and South Korea on resumption of a cross-border logistics project in its Far East after pandemic restrictions are lifted. Russian Far East Development Minister Alexei Chekunkov called on the parties to hold […]

The first international laboratory of autonomous and smart ships established

17 November 2021 An agreement was signed to establish the first international scientific laboratory of autonomous and smart ships. This was announced by the deputy minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Alexander Poshivay during a conference on autonomous navigation within the framework of “Transport Week – 2021” on November 17.  According to the deputy […]

We live in a strange world – II

Exactly one year has passed since my first comment on the impact of the new coronavirus infection on human civilization appeared on this site. I have to admit my obvious limitations as an oracle. Like the vast majority of earthlings, I remembered too well the Hollywood plots when a magic vaccine created by the titanic […]

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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…”

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

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