Pilot Strike Shuts Down Russian Ports

Wednesday, August 08, 2001
Ships were marooned at a buoy in the Gulf of Finland on Wednesday as a strike by pilots kept St. Petersburg and other Russian ports shut.

The strike, which began on Tuesday, is in protest against a government decision to ban commercial piloting at key Russian ports and force pilots to work for the state, for far lower wages, beginning in 2002.

The strike has affected the ports of St. Petersburg, Murmansk and Kaliningrad. The St. Petersburg port's press secretary said 60,000 tons of cargo turnover was being lost per day and the strike was costing the port $350,000 a day. "At the port it's madness," said Kirill Kotin.

He said 23 ships were stuck at the buoy in the Gulf of Finland and seven needed pilots' assistance to switch piers in the port. - (Reuters)

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ports

Fednav Celebrates Anniversary Trio in Cleveland

Fednav Limited held a reception on board one of its vessels, the Federal Mayumi, at the Port of Cleveland yesterday to celebrate a trio of anniversaries: the 70th

WRRDA: Clearing the Channel for P3 Projects

A Creative Combination for Financing Inland Waterways Infrastructure Earlier this year, the U.S. maritime industry in general, and the inland waterways industry in particular,

BMT Supports Samalaju Port Development

BMT subsidiaries in the Asia-Pacific region have been awarded a contract to provide design expertise for an advanced bulk-material handling system for the emerging port of Samalaju in East Malaysia.

Finance

New Company Takes Over OW Tanker

OW Tanker, a unit of bankrupt OW Bunker and owner of its marine fuel supply ships, has been taken over by a newly-created company, the fleet manager told Reuters on Wednesday.

WRRDA: Clearing the Channel for P3 Projects

A Creative Combination for Financing Inland Waterways Infrastructure Earlier this year, the U.S. maritime industry in general, and the inland waterways industry in particular,

Choosing the Best Financing Proposal

It isn’t always about the rate. In a robust boatbuilding market – like the one we see now – even the most successful, financially stable operators need to borrow.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0829 sec (12 req/sec)