Moldova expecting higher sunflower crop

After the high results of 2015, Moldavian farmers decreased sunflower sowing area for the new harvest of 2016/2017, but not because of the lowering interest in this crop. The reason for the lower area was essential increase in sowing material prices after high crop losses in 2015/2016, which also preconditioned the necessity to import expensive…

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Russia: Kandalaksha Bay VTS obtains Certificate of Compliance

On the results of Inspection Commission work, FSUE “Rosmorport” obtained Certificate No. 16.01867.315 dated 29.04.2016 of compliance of the Kandalaksha Bay with requirements for VTS of the 2nd category, says Rosmorport. The Construction of the Kandalaksha Bay VTS was completed in 2015. In accordance with the resolution No. 51-RU51503000-03-2015 dated 11.02.2015 of the Committee of…

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Russia to increase grain export volumes

In several following months, Russia will continue increasing the export shipments of grains, which will reach their peak in August-September period, the Deputy Director of the strategic management department at Rusagrotrans CJSC Igor Pavensky announced on July 26. Due to the course of harvesting campaign, the export volumes of grains will continue growing, and in…

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Russia: CTSP H1 2016 operating results

In the first half of 2016 JSC “Container terminal Saint-Petersburg” (CTSP, member of UCL Holding) handled 288,2 thousand TEU, exceeding the last-year result by 66,5%, says CTSP. Import volume increased by 53,5% YoY, to 130,3k TEU, including 29,4k TEU of laden reefer containers. Export volume increased by 79%, compared to the same period last year,…

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Russia: troops carry out electronic launches of Iskander-M missiles

Missile troops of the Eastern Military District from the Primorsky Territory, Russia’s Far East, have carried out the first electronic launches from the Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile systems in a tactical exercise at the Kapustin Yar range in the Astrakhan region, southern Russia, the Eastern Military District spokesman Colonel Alexander Gordeyev said. “The electronic launches…

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