• 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 September 26

18:11 Port of Ipswich is UK’s leading export port for agricultural products
17:50 Ship grouping of Belomorskaya naval base deployed in the White Sea in course of the exercise
17:25 Passenger Port of St. Petersburg welcomed one ship last week (photo)
17:06 Blue Water awarded a third consecutive contract in Kazakhstan
17:03 Vyborg Shipyard will lay down port icebreaker for Sabetta on September 27, 2016
16:53 Wärtsilä to participate in research programme aimed at creating an ecosystem for autonomous marine transport
16:47 MR&ST2017: Maximising maritime situational awareness capabilities for the safety and protection of international waters
16:46 Agility joins Maersk Line Carbon Pact initiative to cut CO2 emissions
16:42 Caterpillar VP Hauer steps down
16:17 Vladimir Monomakh, newest strategic nuclear submarine, arrived at the Pacific Fleet
15:54 Photo release on awarding of SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta second stage winners is available at IAA PortNews' Photo/Video page
15:29 Murmansk Commercial Seaport puts into operation four new portal cranes and several loaders (photo)
14:55 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport up 1.8% to 4.1 mln t in 8M’16
14:31 General Dynamics provides solution for hull inspection without dry-docking
14:07 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 9,216 in RF spot market
13:44 Vladimir Putin awarded winners of SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta second stage (photo)
13:23 Xeneta expands into US market with opening New York office
13:02 Kalmar Automatic Stacking Cranes arrived to DP World in Brisbane fully erected
12:31 Maersk Line’s improves Asia-West Coast South America network
12:01 St. Petersburg became the best Baltic and Scandinavia Destination
11:39 First season on Northern-Caspian waters a success for Baltic Workboats 1400 Ultra Shallow Draft Landing Crafts
11:10 Modular rescue boat of new generation launched in Murmansk (graphics)
10:26 Warship of the Black Sea Fleet launched a cruise missile at a surface target in course of the exercise
10:07 Brent Crude futures price up 0.69% to $46.80, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.76% to $44.82
09:53 RF Government issues Decree on “Seaport” portal
09:18 Safe Bulkers announces election of Class II directors
09:09 Baltic Dry Index up to 941 points
08:14 Abu Dhabi Ports receives ISO 10002:2014 certification in customer feedback management system

2016 September 25

11:15 Hapag-Lloyd announces an increased FAK rate from Far East to North Europe & Med
10:12 Hapag-Lloyd announces new Saudi Arabia Export Detention Tariff
08:10 Teekay Offshore Partners awarded new North Sea shuttle tanker contracts

2016 September 24

11:04 MCO-B holds opening ceremony marking start of full-scale operations
10:07 Hantong Ship Heavy Industry launches 38000DWT stainless steel chemical tanker
10:02 Polarcus awarded XArray project in Europe
09:01 MSC starts a new service connecting Koper with Turkey
08:59 Hamburg Süd receives gold rating from EcoVadis

2016 September 23

18:24 Rolls-Royce appoints Stephen Daintith as CFO
18:06 Cargotec plans to re-organise operations at the acquired maritime software company INTERSCHALT
17:50 BWB signs youth sailing team name sponsorship agreement
17:36 Agility joins Maersk Line Carbon Pact initiative to cut CO2 emissions
17:20 Murmansk Commercial Seaport forecasts a 1-pct increase of coal transshipment to 13.77 mln t in 2016 (photo)
17:14 LNG terminal at port Vysotsk included into area planning scheme of the Russian Federation
17:00 Maersk Line implements FAK rates from Asia to East Coast South America
16:49 Toll announces $170 million investment to support Bass Strait trade
16:34 Morten Engelstoft appointed CEO of APM Terminals
16:32 Stena Line to add extra North Sea freight capacity on Rotterdam to Killingholme route
16:04 OPDR and MacAndrews upgrade their fleet with 4000 new pallet wide high cube containers
15:31 Fincantieri and CSSC ink agreement for first new Chinese cruise ships
14:23 USCG confirms Optimarin first in line for ballast water approval
13:46 Minister of State opens state-of-the-art vessel traffic equipment at ABP Southampton
13:21 Evgeniy Moroz appointed as Deputy Director of Rosmorport’s Vanino Branch (Photo)
12:55 Check points at Free Port of Vladivostok start round-the-clock operation from October 1, 2016 (photo)
12:32 The Switch, a Yaskawa company, to acquire Wärtsilä Drives’ products
12:00 FESCO launches new block train Vladivostok-Minsk to expand network of routes through the Russian Far East
11:29 Gazprom discovers new field on Sea of Okhotsk shelf
11:04 Throughput of Yug-2 terminal (port Ust-Luga) will grow to 6.5 mln t by 2020 (photo)
10:38 Port of Singapore throughput up 0.5% to 392.7 mln t in 8M’16
10:17 Brent Crude futures price down 0.57% to $47.38, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.73% to $45.98
10:00 Throughput of Ust-Luga port to grow by 13.6% to 100 mln t in 2016
09:56 Vard secures contract for two more module carrier vessels for Topaz