Old Way to New Reality: Eastern Vector for Logistics
Vitalii Chernov, Head of the Analytics Department, “PortNews”
The current situation, despite the shock effect, has only accelerated what has been happening over the past many years: the turn of Russian foreign trade, and hence logistics, to the East. Moreover, this happened not so much because of geopolitical events, but because of the rapid growth of the economies of China, India and other Asian countries. Now, against the backdrop of Western sanctions, we can predict the growth of container imports from the countries of the Asia-Pacific region. >>>
“We Live in a Strange World – II”
Dr. Sergei Smirnov, expert of Center for maritime transport and spatial logistics
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 efforts of WHO and the best scientists beats deadly pandemic, millions of people happily wait for their vaccination and finally, the dawn of a new day rises over the renewed world, which for sure will be better and happier than yesterday >>>
“We live in a strange world…”
Dr. Sergei Smirnov, expert of Center for maritime transport and spatial logistics
The “holy war” against the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the “titanic” efforts of the governments is clearly loosing in favor of the pernicious coronavirus. The side effects of this “war” – the restriction of individual freedoms and rights, the collapse of the economy, the closure of borders, the growth of mistrust and suspicion between people and nations – are two orders of magnitude higher than the damage from the disease itself >>>
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 >>>
Asia-Pacific Journal of Marine Science&Education. Volume 10, No.2, 2020
SPECIFICS AND MAIN TRENDS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF CONTAINER TRANSPORTATION THROUGH THE PORTS OF RUSSIAN FAR EAST
Anna K. Voronenko
The article discusses the features of container traffic through the container terminals in the Far East of Russia, analyzes the factors that influenced the dynamics and structure of container traffic.
The article describes the features of container lines operating through the ports of Vladivostok and Nakhodka and the impact of these features on the market of transport and logistics services in the region.
NORTHERN SEA ROUTE: AN INTERNATIONAL TRANSIT CORRIDOR OR A ZONE FOR EXPORT OF RUSSIAN NATURAL RESOURCES?
Aleksandr R. Melnikov, Marina A. Melnikova, Elizaveta Yu. Baranova
The article analyzes the prospects for integrating the Russian Northern Sea Route into the global transit system for the delivery of consumer goods from Asia to Europe in the context of global competition of international transport corridors and geopolitical standoff of the great world powers in the Arctic Region.
THE NORTHERN SEA TRANSIT CORRIDOR AS THE FUTURE OF RUSSIA IN GLOBAL LOGISTICS
Felix A. Shamrai
The Northern Sea Transit Corridor (NSTC) project was initiated in 2019 and is currently being implemented by “Rusatom-Cargo”, a subsidiary of “Rosatom” State Corporation. The project is aimed at attracting international transit sea cargo transportation along the Northern Sea Route waterways, as well as developing the appropriate infrastructure, including transport and logistics hubs and a commercial fleet. The article analyzes the prerequisites and conditions for the project to reach commercial profitability after the start of its full-scale operation in 2027. Based on complex modeling, specific options for organizing linear container transportation in the NSTC format are proposed, including the creation of a new global carrier operating nuclear-powered heavy-duty container ships.
SOME ASPECTS OF INCREASING THE COMPETITIVENESS OF CONTAINER SERVICE VIA THE TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY
Dmitrii S. Kopyev
The decrease in freight traffic has toughened the requirements for the speed and cost of delivery of goods. This led to the manifestation of the attention of transport operators to the use of the Trans-Siberian Railway for the delivery of goods from East Asia to Europe. But high rates on the sea ‘leg’ of the container delivery route reduce the attractiveness of this transport service. A well-grounded reduction in rates will attract additional freight traffic to the route.
MISSION OF RUSSIA IN CREATING THE NEA INTEGRATED TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS NETWORK
Mikhail V. Kholosha, Gotov Dugerjav, Sergei M. Smirnov
The regional international organization “Greater Tumen Initiative” (GTI) is actively involved in the problem of improving the efficiency of international transport in North-East Asia. Within the GTI, the concept of international transport corridors was adopted, which gave certain results but could not fundamentally solve the existing bottlenecks in regional logistics. According to the study carried out in 2020, experts from the GTI member countries and Japan proposed to move to a new, higher degree of integration – the creation of an integrated regional transport and logistics network. The Russian Far East has a particularly high development potential in this area. The article also discusses the issues of solving transport problems in Mongolia within the framework of the proposed “network” concept and in the format of bilateral cooperation with Russia.
RESULTS OF STUDIES OF ECOLOGICAL STATE OF WATERS AND SEA BOTTOM SOILS IN THE AMUR ESTUARY
Aleksandr V. Savelyev
The article is devoted to the study of hydro-chemical characteristics and the content of pollutants in the waters of the Amur Estuary for the period from 1971 to 2008, as well as to the study of granulometric structure and quality of the bottom sediments in the estuary.
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTRUCTORS AND ASSESSORS INVOLVED IN SEAFARERS’ TRAINING
Aleksandr A. Lentarev
This paper shows that international requirements for the qualifications and experience of persons engaged in the seafarers’ training, in the framework of the powers of the national maritime administration, are detailed either at the level of national legislation, or at the departmental (ministerial) level, or at the level of a separate training institutions. On the example of the examiner, options for the implementation of convention requirements are presented, a comparison of national requirements is made. It is shown that in some countries certain provisions of the convention requirements are not complied with, while in other countries requirements exceeding convention requirements are established.
TEACHING MARITIME ENGLISH DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Aleksei Yu. Strelkov
COVID-19 pandemic resulted in shutdowns in education and training, disrupting the pre-scheduled classroom studies, face-to-face instruction, etc. Maritime English teachers and learners had to abruptly switch modes of teaching / learning which presented a great challenge for MET providers, cadets, University administration and IT personnel and caused psychological stresses. The paper is aimed at considering the challenges, the ways Maritime English teachers and learners responded as exemplified by the Admiral Nevelskoi Maritime State University. Experiences in online teaching / learning and estimation of these by language teachers have been covered. Successes and failures, as well as their reasons, have been considered. The assumption that it is the blended mode of teaching and learning Maritime English that will be predominant from now on has been made, thus necessitating maintenance of the acquired skills and abilities for distance learning and continuous working on these.
TERRITORIAL DISPUTES IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA. SCARBOROUGH SHOAL
Boris I. Tkachenko
The article studies Scarborough Shoal as one of the disputed areas in the South China Sea. Physical geography and historical background of Scarborough Shoal are considered. Scarborough Shoal is characterized as an object of international dispute between China, Taiwan and the Philippines. Modern positions of the PRC and the Philippines on the Scarborough Shoal jurisdiction and decision of the international tribunal in The Hague on the islands in the South China Sea are considered. The military aspect of the Scarborough Shoal is analyzed.