• 2017 January 12 14:29

    MariNet and Hydrotechnika journal announce joint contest for development of innovative solutions for maritime industry

    MariNet (working group of the National Technology Initiative) and Hydrotechnika journal (Media Group PortNews) have announced a joint contest for the development of innovative solutions for the maritime industry. 

    To find and select new projects for MariNet, Hydrotechnika journal announces a joint contest among the authors and readers of the journal for innovative hi-tech solutions that can be developed with MariNet support. 
    The roadmap of MariNet comprises three major interrelated segments where revolutionary changes are expected in the nearest decades and where leadership of Russian companies is to be made possible.  They are е-navigation, ocean development technologies and innovative shipbuilding. 

    The selected applications will be considered by the working group of MariNet and can be included into the list of MariNet projects. Those approved by National Technology Initiative (NTI) will be financed in the framework of NTI. 

    Among the projects that have obtained NTI financing are:

    1. E-Navigation pilot zone and facilities - Transas

    2. Portal of geo-information services for maritime industry - Scanex

    3. Distance training platform for seaborne and river transport – Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping

    4. Underwater navigation and communication system – Laboratory of underwater navigation and communication

    5.  Software package for vessel movement optimization - Marineo

    6.  Ship network simulator - UNISUP

    7.  Platform for development of computer environment for unmanned underwater vehicles – INCOM

    RF President Vladimir Putin defined the National Technology Initiative (NTI) as one of the state policy priorities under the long-term programme of the Russian Federation to create conditions ensuring leadership of Russian companies in new markets of high technologies. 

    NTI is aimed to support hi-tech companies of Russia for their promotion in the global market. This support includes both financing through a number of institutions – Russian Venture Company (RVC), Skolkovo Foundation, Foundation for Assistance to Innovations etc – and nonfinancial support related to the development of regulatory framework and promotion of exports through available state mechanisms. 




2017 June 22

18:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from United Arab Emirates to East Africa
17:55 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-May'17 grew by 3% to 5.41 mln t
17:33 Throughput of port Vyborg up 10% to 501,400 t in 5M’17
17:16 Rudiger Grube named as new Chairman of HHLA’s Supervisory Board
17:04 Kalmar wins an order of six RTGs from Ports America Chesapeake in Baltimore, USA
16:37 Increase in cruise calls as sector grows at ABP South Wales
16:05 HHLA holds AGM, OKs distribution of € 46.7M to shareholders for the 2016FY
16:04 The world’s largest container ship makes its maiden call at Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe
15:45 Throughput of port Primorsk in 5M’17 is flat, year-on-year, at 27.46 mln t
15:44 MABUX: No upward drivers on global bunker market so far
15:24 Gasum increase its shareholding in Skangas
15:03 BIMCO, INTERCARGO, ICS and INTERTANKO unite to propose ambitious Co2 reduction objectives to IMO
14:33 TTS Group signs historical contract for Syncrolift® and transfer system
14:03 CMA CGM announces Overweight Surcharge from Italian ports to all Eastbound trades
13:38 IMO treaty covering removal of wrecks was under discussion at dedicated seminar in London
13:31 Kieler Woche draws cruise ships
13:15 Throughput of port Vysotsk up 15% to 7.73 mln t in Jan-May'17
13:11 Sweden’s Port of Kapellskär gets five modern quay-berths and a larger port area
12:53 Throughput of port Ust-Luga up 12% to 42.05 mln t in 5M’17
12:16 Throughput of Big Port St. Petersburg up 7% to 21.47 mln t in 5M’17
12:01 Sanmar constructs the world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel
11:24 Northwest Seaport Alliance handles record May international container volume
11:19 Africa Maritime cooperation centre holds first workshop
10:47 Maximum number of ships received by Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg
10:20 SBM Offshore awarded turnkey and lease and operate contracts for the ExxonMobil Liza FPSO
10:11 Brent Crude futures price down 0.09% to $44.78, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.05% to $42.51
09:45 Port of Gdansk participates in Polish Days of the Sea in Slovakia
09:36 New car-and-passenger ferry deployed at Kerch Strait ferry line (photo)
09:18 Baltic Dry Index down to 844 points

2017 June 21

20:10 Combi Lift calls on Damen with 19 vessel order
20:05 Damen’s UK Sales Manager receives Lifetime Achievement Award
18:12 Icebreaker pier in Katajanokka (Helsinki) reinforced and extended for IB Polaris
17:51 ABP donates £1,500 to Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service
17:30 Russian-Greek joint commission for maritime navigation held its first session
17:06 Eighty-seven Crowley vessels honored with Jones F. Devlin Awards recognizing 670 combined years of safe operations
16:47 GMN maritime technology project seeks stakeholder participation
16:25 Ha Noi will host Vietship 2018 on January 24-26
16:04 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Protefs with Hudson
15:46 IMO’s Chris Trelawny was speaking at the Port Security Technology conference in London
15:34 Ulstein Verft earns ISO9001 certificate
15:04 14,000 TEU Tampa Triumph vessel makes maiden call at Gulftainer’s Northern Container Terminal in Saudi Arabia
14:52 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.1 mln passengers in Jan-May'17, up 4.9%, Y-o-Y
14:33 Port of Grangemouth orders new Liebherr ship-to-shore crane
14:15 Sergei Khramagin re-elected as Director General of State Transport Leasing Company (photo)
14:03 Evergreen rolls out sea freight services for Alibaba.com members
13:51 Siem Offshore's subsidiary signs 2-year contract for anchor handling tug supply vessels
13:10 IAA PortNews offers a photo release from the ceremony for awarding of Ust-Luga Cup winners
13:02 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from East Asia to South America EC
12:52 Pacific Bulk Terminal will build state-of-the-art transshipment facility in Primorye
12:31 Incheon Port’s America Sea Route PS1 to commence the call at Tacoma Port
12:01 Teekay’s first LNG newbuilding carrier built in China completes sea trials
11:49 KOTUG expands fleet with 5th infield support vessel
11:25 Rosmorport long-term development program approved
11:00 ABS issues Approval in Principle for Chiyoda’s floating LNG power plant concept
10:40 DNV GL’s global network of verification experts to support major new contract with Maersk Oil
10:33 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport down 8.2% to 1.7 mln t in 5M’17
10:08 Brent Crude futures price down 0.26% to $45.90, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.14% to $43.45
09:40 IMO training workshop held in Durban focused on introduction of energy-efficient shipping on the curriculum
09:14 Baltic Dry Index down to 847 points

2017 June 20

18:36 CMA CGM RUS has moved