• 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 October 22

13:10 Aker Solutions to acquire majority stake in Brazil's C.S.E.
11:32 ClassNK wins Big Data Award at the Lloyd’s List Asia Awards

2016 October 21

18:32 Ferus Smit launches Arklow Cape ship
18:28 Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Egypt
18:00 Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg “Marine Façade” holds press conference on navigation results
17:28 EMGS and North Sea Commander Shipping AS agree on new terms for the charter agreement of the Atlantic Guardian
17:17 NCSP Group says its 9M’16 throughput increased by 6.3%, y-o-y, to 110.5 mln t
17:03 Jan De Nul Group sponsors evening reception at 4th International Forum of Dredging Companies
16:49 Transas calls for regulatory compliance for big data connectivity
16:30 Draft rules for equal-opportunity access to port monopolies’ services brought up for public discussion
16:11 GasLog to charter LNG carrier from Centrica, places newbuilding order at SHI
15:54 Port of Gdansk returns from China with yet another LoI
15:32 Contract award for Sea Trucks Group in West Africa
15:10 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport up 0.6% to 4.8 mln t in 9M’16
14:46 FESCO’s 8M’16 revenue down 28.4% to $351.8 mln
14:18 ClassNK issues AIP for LNG bunkering vessel design
13:44 Rosmorport appoints Yury Akhmedov as Acting Deputy Director of its North-Western Branch, Head of Ust-Luga department (photo)
13:12 The Danish Maritime Authority embarks on a future with unmanned ships
12:46 Total traffic of aluminum via Troitsa Bay Seaport (Primorsky Territory) exceeded 35,000 t this year (photo)
12:18 Bollinger delivers 20th fast response cutter to USCG
11:57 Northern Sea Route traffic to reach 6 mln t in 2016 – NSR Administration
11:09 Bunker market of port Saint-Petersburg shows moderate growth of prices (graph)
10:44 Brent Crude futures price down 0.02% to $51.38, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.14% to $50.56
10:33 Russian Railways supports direct control of prices for stevedores’ services
10:25 Rolls-Royce to power New York’s newest luxury ferry
09:46 Rosmorport’s Arkhangelsk department takes delivery of ice-class buoy tender Kapitan Shershnev (photo)
09:21 Baltic Dry Index up to 849 points
09:12 Mission to Seafarers and DSM announce Teesport joint working pilot

2016 October 20

18:25 Van Oord and GMB install dike pin on HOP section
18:04 Evergreen Line enhances Asia-Australia network
17:58 Port of Gdansk throughput up 4.1% to 27.87 mln t in 9M’16
17:46 ECSA: The Polar Code will protect the environment of the Arctic
17:26 Project department entrusted with new projects
17:10 CMA CGM inks first MoU with ENGIE to promote LNG
16:48 Construction of passenger terminal at Pionersky (Kaliningrad Region) to begin this year
16:29 ABS, SHI conclude JDP for new TLP design
16:12 Poland expects next LNG delivery at Świnoujście terminal
15:53 Russia’s antitrust watchdog threatens some stevedores with higher berth rent
15:37 Shipping industry united in seeking further progress on CO2 at critical IMO meeting
15:32 MABUX: Bunker prices may have some chances to rise slightly next week.
15:21 Nakilat and Shell agree on LNG carrier management transition
14:57 Murmansk Region Development Corporation to purchase a passenger ship for Arctic cruises
14:36 Number of foreign cruise tourists at Russia’s sea and river transport to grow by 10-15% to 800,000 persons in 2016 (photo)
14:18 Panama accedes to global treaty to halt invasive aquatic species
14:02 Crowley to supply Alaska LNG to Alaska Power & Telephone Company’s power plant in Tok
13:19 OOCL updates ports rotation on AAS service between Asia and Europe
12:57 NCSP has fulfilled its obligation to pay interim dividend for the six months of 2016
12:34 Rolls-Royce powered composite vessels enter service with Qatari Coast Guard
12:10 Fuel oil prices are still high at the Far East ports amid the deficit in the region (graph)
11:46 Rolls-Royce to supply first automatic crossing system to Norwegian ferry company Fjord1
11:07 TransContainer carried 1.12 mln TEUs in 9M’16, up 7.3%, Y-o-Y
10:39 CNII Kurs to establish import substitution center for production of shipboard equipment
09:58 Brent Crude futures price down 0.49% to $52.41, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.60% to $51.51
09:16 Baltic Dry Index down to 872 points

2016 October 19

18:00 OPDR announces introduction of its new PENN service
17:31 New warehouse opened at ABP Newport to accommodate continued growth
16:49 New HELCOM assessment on networks of marine protected areas
16:20 Eimskip acquires the reefer logistics company Extraco
15:44 Dredging at port Sabetta scheduled for 2016 completed in full (photo)
15:10 Port of Gothenburg to construct a new road link at the Logistics Park