• 2017 April 20 16:16

    The Court extends confinement of Valery Izraylit, Chairman of Ust-Luga Company BoD, till 21 July 2017

    The Dzerzhinsky District Court of Saint-Petersburg upheld the prosecution's motion to extend the confinement of Valery Izraylit, Chairman of Ust-Luga Company BoD, accused of embezzling RUB 93 mln, until July 21, 2017. As Ust-Luga Company OJSC told IAA PortNews, the defense is going to appeal the Court decision within the terms provided by law.

    Andrei Dobrynin, the lawyer of Valery Izraylit, noted that once again the prosecution failed to provide any evidence confirming the need for such a preventive punishment. The defense has brought to the Court its opinion about inconsistency and wrongfulness of the investigators’ reasons.

    The defense also brought to court the arguments and evidence confirming inconsistency of the criminal prosecution. The charges against Izraylit relate to the contract of Ust-Luga Design and Engineering Company (ULDEC), subsidiary of Ust-Luga Company. ULDEC signed a contract on turnkey construction of a facility at the port of Ust-Luga for a fixed amount of RUB 16 bln. The work was completed in full and accepted by the customs without any claims.  

    According to Anatoly Loginov, the lawyer, there was no crime as the contract implied turnkey works for a fixed amount.

    Ust-Luga Company OJSC coordinates the construction of commercial seaport Ust-Luga within the framework of the federal special-purpose programme “Development of Russia’s transport system” under private-public partnership principles.

    On 28 December 2016, the Dzerzhinsky District Court of Saint-Petersburg made a decision on the arrest of Valery Izraylit for the period until January 21, 2017.




2017 October 19

09:16 Baltic Dry Index edges up to 1566
09:08 Fincantieri starts dry dock works on Viking’s sixth ocean ship
08:16 Conductix-Wampfler’s LASSTEC Container Weighing System Earns OIML R51 Certification

2017 October 18

19:36 Experts to assess damage caused by tanker’s allision with Primorsk port’s pier
18:06 Scorpio Bulkers announces commitment for a new loan facility
17:36 New regular Ro-Ro service starts from Port of Koper to Japan
17:01 ABP’s Port of Ipswich welcomes Department for International Trade’s Export
16:31 Cammell Laird strikes ‘Teaming Agreement’ with BAE Systems in bid to build Type 31e Frigates
16:30 ABP’s Port of King’s Lynn helps support national infrastructure project
16:03 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and Mediterranean
15:29 LNG truck first loaded with LNG as part of commissioning of Klaipėdos nafta’s reloading station
15:03 Yang Ming Marine to launch Taiwan–Hong Kong–Indonesia service
14:35 MOL conducts tabletop drill
14:20 Marine Rescue Service of Rosmorrechflot handles large-size equipment for RPK Nord (photo)
14:03 Ports of Stockholm welcomes the new Stena Line service between the Port of Nynäshamn - Gdynia
13:41 Panama Canal sets record annual cargo tonnage in Fiscal Year 2017
13:04 JMSDF warships leave Vladivostok (photo)
12:38 Baltic Fleet helicopters land on icebreaker Ilya Muromets within state trials
12:35 Alfa Laval PureSOx the choice for SOx abatement on over 100 vessels
12:19 Training for port security officials held in Tunisia
11:46 Wärtsilä to deliver 16 engines for four new LNG carrier vessels
11:43 RF Navy’s anti-submarine ship Vice-Admiral Kulakov completed its mission in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden area
11:17 Vostochny Port completed major preparation of its facilities for winter operations (photo)
10:48 MariNet Conference in Novorossiysk considered preliminary results of 20 R&Ds under Development-NTI Programme
10:21 Brent Crude futures price up 0.60% to $58.23, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.35% to $52.06
10:02 Bunker prices resume upward movement at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:39 Krylov Center to present its designs of LNG bunkering ships at “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” conference
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,552 points
08:45 Orlaco introduces the most sturdy HD IP cameras for vessels and cranes

2017 October 17

18:06 British Ports Association urges Brexit negotiation agreement on a mutually beneficial trade facilitation strategy
17:57 Port of Gdansk throughput up 2% to 28.4 mln t in Jan-Sep'17
17:35 Representative of ZVEZDA JSC to tell about domestic gas engine design at “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” Conference
17:06 Stanley Black & Decker transfers Nordic distribution operations to the Port of Gothenburg
16:58 FIDIC Form of Contract for Dredging and Reclamation Works is available in Russian
16:56 The third Container Terminal at the Port of Algeciras goes out to Public International Tender
16:49 Viking Line donates EUR 40,000 for protection of the Baltic Sea
16:20 Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service approves acquisition of 100-pct share of Yakutsk Port by Osetrovsky River Port JSC
16:04 Locks and aids to navigation on the Volga-Baltic Waterway to work till November 15
16:04 Damen Shipyards Cape Town to host first African dredging seminar
15:16 RF Government instructed to ensure construction of freight-passenger ship to link Komandorskiye Islands, Kurils and Kamchatka
14:05 RF Navy's Pacific Fleet and Brunei Navy ships took part in Passex exercise
13:31 COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard delivers deep subsea support vessel “MAERSK INSTALLER”
13:28 Murmansk hosts 10th International Conference "Arctic Shelf Development: Step by Step" on 13-14 November’17
13:01 Jumbo and BBC Chartering create “Global Project Alliance”
12:37 LNG terminal operated by Klaipėdos nafta received 40 gas carrier since the start of operations
12:01 Golden Ocean announces acquisition of two modern Capesize vessels and termination of waiver restrictions
11:29 Bunker market in the Far East ports of Russia sees mixed price movements (graph)
11:01 The “OOCL Germany” docks for the first time at EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven
10:14 Brent Crude futures price down 0.02% to $57.81, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.17% to $51.78
10:12 ABS and Green Award join forces to set standards for safety and excellence
09:58 Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to consider update to Clean Air Action Plan on Nov. 2
09:50 Rickmers-Line and RZ Carrier certified according to latest ISO standards
09:15 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,523 points
03:46 DNV GL rolls out electronic certificates across entire fleet

2017 October 16

18:01 Ship owners can raise freight rates by 10% at Frank Freight electronic freight market
17:10 Russia’s General Board of State Expert Review approved the project on dredging at port Taman (photo)
16:17 Draft Regulations on Sea Pilots of the Russian Federation brought up for public discussions (document)
15:45 UTLC launched shipping in tank containers from China to Europe
15:34 Digital Ship announces the speaker line-up for the 15th Annual Digital Ship Conference & Exhibition in Athens on 1& 2 November
15:20 Vladivostok is to welcome Indian Navy warships arriving for international exercise