The Danish and Turkish Straits are critical to Europe's crude oil and petroleum trade - PennEnergy

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 15:00

PennEnergy

The Danish and Turkish Straits are critical to Europe's crude oil and petroleum trade
PennEnergy
Commercial shipping has the right of free passage through the Turkish Straits in peacetime, although Turkey claims the right to impose regulations for safety and environmental purposes. An estimated 2.4 million b/d of crude oil and petroleum products ...

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The Baltics Eye Russia's War Games With Growing Concern - STRATFOR

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:08

STRATFOR

The Baltics Eye Russia's War Games With Growing Concern
STRATFOR
The military ramp-up in the exclave aims, among other things, to block our partners from reaching us either via the Baltic Sea or land, i.e. separating us from them. It is estimated that Russia can activate its military in Kaliningrad for a full-range ...

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Market Conditions Unchanged: Containerships - MarineLink

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:24

Market Conditions Unchanged: Containerships
MarineLink
Multimodal transport company Containerships said the guidance for 2017 remains unchanged. In 2017, Net Sales are expected to grow by 5-10% and EBITDA for the full year is expected to improve on the previous year. The company does not expect any ...

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Latvia – a potential target for Russian economic aggression? - New Eastern Europe

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:26

Latvia – a potential target for Russian economic aggression?
New Eastern Europe
riga Politically, Latvia is firmly anchored to the West through its membership of the European Union and NATO. Economically, however, the country still remains under significant Russian influence. The Kremlin has several economic instruments at its ...

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Latvia – a potential target for Russian economic aggression? - New Eastern Europe

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:26

Latvia – a potential target for Russian economic aggression?
New Eastern Europe
riga Politically, Latvia is firmly anchored to the West through its membership of the European Union and NATO. Economically, however, the country still remains ...

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Containerships plc stock release Interim Report Half Year 2017 - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:00

Containerships plc stock release Interim Report Half Year 2017
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
During the reporting period, Baltic Sea and North Sea traffic accounted for around 88% of Net Sales and the Mediterranean for around 12% of Net Sales. There were no significant changes in the operating environment during the reporting period. The ...

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Will coal handling and clean environment ever be possible? - PortNews IAA

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 00:04

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Will coal handling and clean environment ever be possible?
PortNews IAA
There are currently four dedicated coal ports operating in Russia: JSC Vostochny Port, Far East based CJSC DaltTansUgol, JSC Rosterminalugol based in the Baltic Sea basin and in some ways, JSC Commercial port Posiet, also located in Russia's Far East.

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Will coal handling and clean environment ever be possible? - PortNews IAA

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 00:04

PortNews IAA

Will coal handling and clean environment ever be possible?
PortNews IAA
There are currently four dedicated coal ports operating in Russia: JSC Vostochny Port, Far East based CJSC DaltTansUgol, JSC Rosterminalugol based in the Baltic Sea basin and in some ways, JSC Commercial port Posiet, also located in Russia's Far East.

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Russian forces hold major drills in Baltic Sea - Standard Republic - Standard Republic (press release) (blog)

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 15:02

Standard Republic (press release) (blog)

Russian forces hold major drills in Baltic Sea - Standard Republic
Standard Republic (press release) (blog)
The Russian navy has staged major tactical drills in the westernmost region of Kaliningrad، the latest in a series of high-profile war games by the country's ...

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Why Trump Is Beating the War Drum—and How It Could Lead to Disaster - The Nation.

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 22:51

The Nation.

Why Trump Is Beating the War Drum—and How It Could Lead to Disaster
The Nation.
Although Trump had made no secret of his admiration for the US military during the campaign, he insisted that achieving progress (as he saw it) on domestic issues took precedence over confronting Russia over Ukraine, or China over the South China Sea ...

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Atomic power stations out at sea may be better than inland ones - The Economist

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 17:41

The Economist

Atomic power stations out at sea may be better than inland ones
The Economist
The first such, Akademik Lomonosov, is under construction at the Baltic Shipyard, in St Petersburg (see picture). According to Andrey Bukhovtsev of Rosatom, the agency that runs Russia's civil ... Rashid Alimov, head of energy projects at Greenpeace ...

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BALEX DELTA 2017 is held on the Baltic Sea - Xinhua

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 00:43

Xinhua

BALEX DELTA 2017 is held on the Baltic Sea
Xinhua
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Russia, Denmark, Finland, Poland and Sweden participated in the BALEX DELTA 2017 oil spill response exercise on the Baltic Sea, which began on Tuesday. The Russian Western Military District press service reported ...

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Anti-sub defense, minesweeping ops on agenda at NATO's Baltic States war games - RT

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 20:08

Anti-sub defense, minesweeping ops on agenda at NATO's Baltic States war games
RT
Starting from Tuesday, warships from Latvia, Lithuania, and Germany will take part in the BALTRON Squadron Exercise 17/2 in the Baltic Sea and Lithuanian territorial waters. Over the course of five days, the vessels ... Working under the NATO umbrella ...

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Anti-sub defense, minesweeping ops on agenda as NATO's Baltic States launch war games — RT News - Standard Republic (press release) (blog)

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 20:02

Standard Republic (press release) (blog)

Anti-sub defense, minesweeping ops on agenda as NATO's Baltic States launch war games — RT News
Standard Republic (press release) (blog)
The Baltic Naval Squadron (BALTRON) annual naval war games kicked off Monday, the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense announced. War ships from three NATO states are set to practice various military tactics amid the bloc's build-up near the Russian border.

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Offense, defense: Training for cyber warriors - DefenseNews.com

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 17:10

DefenseNews.com

Offense, defense: Training for cyber warriors
DefenseNews.com
... Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky ― at the Network Integration Evaluation last month put the first prototypes of several of the Army Rapid Capabilities Office's electronic warfare solutions to the test out in a hot ...

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Redrawing the geopolitical map: Belarus and its neighbours connect the Black and Baltic seas - Belarus Digest

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:49

Belarus Digest

Redrawing the geopolitical map: Belarus and its neighbours connect the Black and Baltic seas
Belarus Digest
Linking up the Black and Baltic Seas, the proposed E40 route also connects many of the region's major cities: Brest and Pinsk in Belarus, Gdańsk and Warsaw in Poland, and Kyiv and Kherson in Ukraine. The designers of the E40 project ... Meanwhile, the ...

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Redrawing the geopolitical map: Belarus and its neighbours connect the Black and Baltic seas - Belarus Digest

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:49

Belarus Digest

Redrawing the geopolitical map: Belarus and its neighbours connect the Black and Baltic seas
Belarus Digest
Linking up the Black and Baltic Seas, the proposed E40 route also connects many of the region's major cities: Brest and Pinsk in Belarus, Gdańsk and Warsaw in Poland, and Kyiv and Kherson in Ukraine. The designers of the E40 project ... Meanwhile, the ...

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Nord Stream 2 begins public consultation on draft EIA report in Russia - The Baltic Course

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:44

The Baltic Course

Nord Stream 2 begins public consultation on draft EIA report in Russia
The Baltic Course
Nord Stream 2 AG, the developer of a new natural gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea to supply Russian gas to the key EU market, has published a draft environmental impact assessment (EIA) report for the project in Russia, informed BC Nord Stream's ...

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U.S. Troops Train in Eastern Europe to Echoes of the Cold War - The ... - New York Times

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 02:02

New York Times

U.S. Troops Train in Eastern Europe to Echoes of the Cold War - The ...
New York Times
A 10-day exercise in July offered a window into how Army commanders are rehearsing updated tactics and strategies once used to counter Soviet troops.

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The Putin-Trump relationship: Nothing more than smoke and mirrors - DefenseNews.com

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 03:52

DefenseNews.com

The Putin-Trump relationship: Nothing more than smoke and mirrors
DefenseNews.com
And it's true, Trump signed into law new sanctions against Russia, which spurred Moscow to respond with claims it amounted to full-scale trade war, and that the Trump administration had demonstrated “utter powerlessness,” in the words of Russian Prime ...

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