• 2015 December 28 14:57

    Icebreaker Vaygach completes voyage in the Arctic, beats speed record

    The Vaygach, a shallow-draft nuclear-powered icebreaker on December 25, 2015 completed her voyage through the Northern Sea Route from Cape Dezhnev to White Island, FSUE Atomflot said on Monday. This appears to be a unique voyage as it's too late for this navigational season to sail along the Arctic shipping lane and besides, the icebreaker has beaten speed record, the ship owner said.

    The Vaygach completed the transition in 7.5 days, or 185 hours (Dec. 17-25) covering 2,250 nm. The average speed during the transition was more than 12 knots.

    The icebreaker has started to escort merchant ships in the Kara Sea to the port of Sabetta.

    The nuclear-powered icebreaker Taimyr has finished the escort of the tanker MV Ice Eagle to the offshore berth of Cape Kamenny. This is the first ship, escorted this winter / spring navigational season under the contract with Gazprom Neft. Currently, the Taimyr is bound for Sabetta port area.

    Shortly, yet another nuclear-powered icebreaker Yamal will join the icebreaking fleet working in the Arctic. The ship will head for the Kara Sea to assist convoys of cargo ships to the port of Sabetta.




2016 July 30

13:36 DOF Subsea awarded 5+2+2 year IMR and vessel contract
13:33 Deltamarin and Elomatic sign contract with MV Werften to design mega passenger ship
13:31 NYK's vessel rescues a sailor off the coast of Mexico
13:13 CMA CGM starts new direct service connecting the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, Mexican Gulf and West Coast South America
10:54 Vard lands new contract for three vessels

2016 July 29

18:06 Jebel Ali port voted best sea port – Middle East at aflas awards
17:47 NCSP shareholders approved a $2.1 bln loan from VTB Bank
17:25 Shipyard Pella (Leningrad Region) lays down missile craft of Project 22800 for RF Navy (graphics)
17:06 CMA CGM starts new direct service connecting Thailand, Singapore and Colombo to USEC and Canada
17:06 CMA CGM implements GRR from North Europe/UK/Scandinavia/Baltic to India/Pakistan/Sri Lanka
16:48 Friend of the Sea turns to BMT for reefer vessels certification
16:30 Sevmash lays down yet another submarine of Yaen-M class (photo)
16:09 Van Oord acquires Bilfinger Offshore Wind activities
16:05 CMA CGM implements GRR from North Europe/UK/Scandinavia/Baltic to Middle East & Red Sea
15:50 Damen PSV delivered to Wilson Sons Ultratug Offshore
15:27 Prysmian strengthens its submarine cable installation capability
15:15 Cargo shipments by North-Western Shipping Company up 8% to 2.6 mln t in HI’2016
14:41 Murmansk Region Governor suggests legislative formalization of state support measures for Arctic anchor zones (photo)
14:13 Samskip adds 200 new High Cube 40' containers to its fleet
13:56 Indicative bunker prices fall down at the port of Saint-Petersburg (graph)
13:25 Paris MoU to launch three-month inspection campaign on MLC,2006
11:59 Konecranes will deliver six more RTGS to Noatum Container Terminal Valencia in Spain
11:52 REM Offshore and Solstad Offshore announce merger plan
11:27 Sanmar Shipyards to build 150th Robert Allan designed tug
11:06 RF Government issues a Decree on signing a concession agreement with Tamanneftegas (document)
10:48 Brent Crude futures price down 0.58% to $42.98, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.63% to $40.88
10:24 Operating results of Ventspils Nafta Group companies in HI’2016
10:24 ANL implements ANZ to East Coast USA - Canada Baf adjustment effective 1 September 2016
10:02 Baltic Dry Index down to 665 points
09:41 Delegation of Republic of Korea visits Passenger Port of St. Petersburg
09:19 Tall ship Stavros S Niarchos returns to the Port of Ipswich

2016 July 28

18:37 USCG recognizes ABS employee for leadership in US gas development
18:21 Damen presents latest concept design of decomissioning vessel
17:58 Nefteflot launches the lead oil tanker of Project RST11
17:35 Lamprell announces jackup rig delivery delay
17:12 Port Bronka handles first vessel of China COSCO which delivered oversized and heavy equipment (photo)
16:49 Race Two in The Tall Ships Races 2016 is over
16:27 Advanced dual AlphaBridge delivered to double ended ferry Texelstroom
15:56 Latvijas Tilti will perform dredging and reconstruction works at the port of Klaipeda
15:23 General Dynamics NASSCO delivers ECO Class tanker to APT
14:59 Dmitry Ovsyannikov appointed as Acting Governor of Sevastopol
14:37 Bunker prices go down in the Far East ports (graph)
14:14 Tan Cang Cai Mep International Terminal achieves a throughput volume of 483,000 teus in first half of 2016
13:41 Yevgeny Zinichev appointed as Acting Governor of the Kaliningrad Region
13:20 CMA CGM implements GRR from Indian Sub-continent and Middle East Gulf to West Africa
13:00 Vladimir Bulavin appointed as the head of Russia’s Federal Customs Service
12:39 Throughput of Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg down 11% to 3.79 mln t in HI’2016
12:22 APL introduces Felixstowe Express Service for Asia-Europe trade
12:04 CMA CGM implements GRR from Asia to Kenya and Tanzania
11:47 Shipyard “Pella” presented its new shipbuilding complex at the Forum of Strategic Initiatives
11:09 OPDR opens new agency in Saint Petersburg
10:55 HHLA receives 2016 German Brand Award
10:12 Brent Crude futures price down 0.09% to $43.87, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.02% to $41.91
09:51 Baltic Dry Index down to 679 points
09:33 £500,000 investment ensures a sustainable future for Alexandra Dock’s listed structures
09:14 Board session of the Russian Defence Ministry was held in Moscow

2016 July 27

18:05 CMA CGM implements GRR from all Asian ports to all Middle East Gulf ports
17:57 RF Defence Ministry to use 95 sea vessels and 6 ports for logistic purposes in the Arctic
17:46 VI International Forum «Arctic: the Present and the Future» will open in Saint-Petersburg on December 5
17:21 Hyundai Heavy Industries posts 900 bln won profits for First Half of 2016