• 2014 May 8 12:31

    Vyborg Shipyard starts building hull of 21900M icebreaker "Novorossiysk" for Rosmorport (photo)

    The hull assembly phase commenced at Vyborg Shipyard for "Novorossiysk", the third in a series of diesel-electric icebreakers of Project 21900M, the shipbuilder said in a press release. The hull is fabricated on a semi-submersible heavy-lift barge “Atlant”, built by the Vyborg Shipyard.

    The 21900M-series flagship was launched on May 1, 2014.

    “Murmansk”, the second serial icebreaker is being constructed in cooperation with Arctech Helsinki Shipyard.

    The icebreaker was ordered by the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport, owner / developer is Rosmorport.

    The icebreaker of Project 21.900M is an evolution of Project 21.900. The icebreaker is capable of ramming a path in the 1.5-m-thick ice. The multipurpose vessel is intended for escort of large-tonnage cargo ships, for towing, fire fighting on floating and other facilities, salvage of stricken ships and for cargo transportation. Deadline for newbuilds delivery is 2015.

    Semi-submersible heavy-lift barge “Atlant” made of special steels was designed for year-round operation, including in the ice-covered waters. The vessel is intended for floating out ship hulls, for heavy-lift transport operations outside the water basin of Vyborg Shipyard.

    JSC Vyborg Shipyard, a largest shipbuilding company of the North-West region of Russia, is part of United Shipbuilding Corporation. The Company has built for more than 200 different vessels the past 60 years of total 12000 DWT and total displacement of over 1.3 million tonnes. Today, the shipbuilder specializes in the construction of drilling rigs for offshore fields development, of icebreakers and ice-class vessels, small and medium tonnage ships, as well as ship repair.

    Related link: Vyborg Shipyard launches icebreaker of project 21900М Vladivostok for Rosmorport >>>>

2014 December 18

18:14 SC Ports Authority container volume up 13 percent
18:10 Three further “K” Line vessels to install ClassNK-NAPA GREEN eco-efficiency software after successful trials on an 8,600 TEU container vessel
18:10 MABUX: Bunker prices set to stabilize at current level
18:09 Christine Duffy named President of Carnival Cruise Line
18:08 Road-mobile Siwertell unloader evaluated as best solution for Gambian operator
17:57 Bunker prices at Far East ports stabilized in late 51st week (graph)
17:45 Foundation work completed in Borinquen 1E Dam for Panama Canal Expansion
17:05 Hapag-Lloyd informs about Jeddah port omission on CEC Service
16:45 TITAN Salvage successfully refloats and scuttles bow of wrecked bulk carrier
16:00 Ust-Luga Container Terminal handled 100,000 TEUs from year beginning
15:56 GEFCO Russia executes transportation of Tu-134 aircraft from Orenburg to Hahn am See (Germany)
15:34 Cammell Laird completes biggest-ever refit for RFA
15:25 Creation of gas hub at Turkey/Greece border depends on European partners, Vladimir Putin says
15:06 Wärtsilä wins contracts for sea water desalination systems for seven cruise ships
15:05 Teekay Offshore awarded new FPSO contract for Petrojarl I FPSO and agrees to acquire Knarr FPSO
15:04 ICS changes position on ratification by governments of IMO Ballast Water Management Convention
14:56 APM Terminals signs contract with Nuon Energy for the supply of electricity to power the new APM Terminals Maasvlakte II cranes and container handling equipment
14:44 Scorpio Tankers Inc. announces newbuilding contracts, agreements to sell of three vessels and delivery of six vessels
14:25 Damen responds to evolving fishing practices
14:04 TSA sdopts December 15 GRI guideline
12:57 Cargo ship Sea Wind starts on Tallinn-Vuosaari route in January
12:16 Rosmorport announces tender on maintenance dredging project for port Sabetta
12:01 Fugro receives the third of a series of three Fugro Offshore Coastal Survey Vessels
11:38 Maaskant Shipyards receives ISO 9001:2008 certificate
11:09 IAA PortNews supports project on creation of transport and logistics companies register
10:13 Port of Gdansk exceedes the last year's record throughput
09:45 Baltic Dry Index down to 827 points
09:06 Oil price up to $61.18 in London and up to $56.47 in New York

2014 December 17

18:21 Navis launches Inaugural Inspire Awards for excellence in container terminal operations
17:40 Rosmorport announces removal of lead beacons in Korsakov seaport
17:21 Second phase Sohar Freezone assesed
17:09 Marine Engineering Bureau’s project of ferry for Crimea-Kavkaz line introduced to Rosmorrechflot’s expert council
16:32 Port of Antwerp showcases barge transport initiatives with Instream
16:02 Port of Long Beach cargo volume up 2.1 percent in November 2014
15:44 Kuban River Shipping Company completes transportation of 300-tonne vacuum tower for Afipsky Refinery (photo)
15:32 CMA CGM announces General Rate Increase from Asia to Mozambique on Mozex Line
15:20 NYK to team with ClassNK and others to develop technologically advanced exhaust gas cleaning system
15:11 Landing craft of Project 21820 “Midshipman Lermontov” starts tests on high-speed transfer of military equipment by sea
14:48 Competition on construction of ferries for Sakhalin cancelled due to ruble fall
14:32 CMA CGM announces General Rate Increase from Asia to West Africa
14:20 Largest LNG-powered ferry will feature flexible MacGregor RoRo cargo access package
13:32 CMA CGM announces General Rate Increase from Asia to East Africa on Asea Kenya and Asea Tanzania Lines
13:20 Vyborg Shipyard starts mooring trials of icebreaker Vladivostok
13:15 RF Gvt approves bill on regulation of tariffs for shipping between ports of Crimea and Krasnodar Territory
13:14 Cammell Laird completes biggest ever refit for RFA
12:45 Throughput of Astrakhan Port to grow 4.4 times to 2 mln t in 2016
12:31 ADPC launches “Maqta Gateway” project
12:23 Wärtsilä acquires L-3 Marine Systems International
12:20 Port of Antwerp updates Connectivity Platform
12:16 Vard secures OSCV design & construction contract for Farstad Shipping
12:14 Belfast Harbour awards tender for Port Management System to Klein Systems
11:40 Throughput of Oktyabrsk seaport (Ukraine) up 27.4% to 6.29 mln t in Jan-Nov’14
11:17 LUKOIL to pay RUB 60 per ordinary share as interim dividend payments
11:02 DP World wins ‘Best Company for Investor Relations in the Middle East ’
10:53 Throughput of Kherson port (Ukraine) down 6.3% to 3.46 mln t in Jan-Nov’14
10:19 COSCON announces General Rate Increase for Transpacific trade
10:05 Baltic Dry Index down to 838 points
09:38 Bunker prices at port St. Petersburg down in early 51st week (graph)
09:24 Leonid Strugov appointed as first Vise-President of United Shipbuilding Corporation
09:12 Oil price down to $59.86 in London and up to $55.93 in New York