• 2017 July 7 18:09

    Approach channel to Chernomorsk seaport (Ukraine) will be 16 metres deep

    The USPA (Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority) says it is starting a public bidding for dredging of the approach channel of the Chernomorsk seaport tothe level of 16 m. 

    The works will be completed in 2017, their estimated value is 110.12 million UAH (VAT included).The total volume of dredging, according to the project, will be 504.4 thousand m3, the area – 25.6 hectares.

    «We continue to purposefully modernize and strengthen our ports.After three signed contracts on the reconstruction of the channel and water area in Yuzhny port, the USPA branch in Chernomorsk should start similar projects.Today, freight turnover and the number of calls are growing.The hydraulic engineering works initiated in the port will contribute to further dynamics,» said Raivis Veckagans, the Head of the USPA.

    According to him, the USPA charges Chernomorsk port with the implementation of two projects: «In addition to dredging of the approach channel, the operational water area of ​​the first bucket of the Dry Estuary will soon be reconstructed.The tenders for both projects will be traditionally open and transparent, involving companies from Ukraine and from around the world, through the Prozorro system.So we get the best offer on the price / quality ratio, saving funds and allocating them to new projects.»

    Public bidding will be conducted in two stages: the first stage is the provision of technical documentation, the second one is the auction.The deadline for submitting bids through the Prozorro system for technical requirements is July 31, 2017, the auction is scheduled for September 5.

    For reminder, the issue of reconstruction of the approach sea channel in Chernomorsk port, the USPA discussed at the Port Council «Chernomorsk» with representatives of city authorities, port operators and trade unions;the port community and the public supported this initiative.The USPA has already signed a memorandum of cooperation with the port operator «Risoil» and the agricultural holding «Kernel» in order to increase the volume of traffic in Chernomorsk seaport while increasing the level of depth.

    The construction of the approach channel to the water area of ​​the cargo area of ​​Odessa port in the Dry Estuary (now — Chernomorsk seaport) has began in the late fifties of the last century on a technical project developed by the profile research institute ChernomorNIIproject.Initially, the approach channel was designed with the width of 60 m, the depth of 8.25 m and the length of 780 m. Then, as a result of operational dredging, the channel parameters changed, and today the channel depth is 14.5 m, width is 150 m, and the length is 1.4 km.Now, in connection with the increasing share in the vessel's turnover of the port of large-capacity vessels with a draft of more than 14 m, these parameters no longer ensure the safety of passage of vessels through the channel to the port, and its reconstruction is necessary.

    According to the results of work in 2016 cargo turnover of Chernomorsk seaport amounted to 15 million 942 thousand tons.The best results of the year were achieved in grain processing — 7 million 986 thousand tons (an increase of 56.9% to the level of 2015).

    Based on the results of dredging, the increase in cargo turnover is expected due to the growth in the volume of transshipment of bulk cargo, grain and container cargo, which are transported mainly in large-capacity vessels.The prospective vessel turnover will amount to 3,5 thousand units.per year.At the same time, the tendency of increasing the share of large-capacity vessels in the vessel's port turnover will continue.

2018 October 16

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10:50 Detachment of RF Navy's Pacific Fleet completes visit to Republic of Korea
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10:02 Brent Crude futures price up 0.31% to $81.03, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.11% to $71.86
09:43 IMO ​pushing forward with tackling greenhouse gas emissions
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2018 October 15

18:23 MOL joins hands with partners to launch FOCUS project
17:59 Moscow to host a conference on construction of LNG-powered and LNG bunker ships on October 24
17:46 Algoma announces cancellation of Croatian newbuilds contracts
17:05 Klaveness Combination Carriers AS registered on NOTC
16:56 Tall ships arrive at Port of Ipswich as part of 'Race of the Classics'
16:37 Coast Guard ends search after plane crash victims bodies are located
16:20 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard delivers 8,140 DWT Pola Fiva, fifth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59
16:04 DNV GL leads consortium to update Carbon Trust Floating LiDAR Roadmap
15:34 East Mediterranean projects take steps towards adoption of alternative fuels
15:04 NYK approves Japan Climate Action Summit declaration
14:51 Wärtsilä LNG solutions featured on environmentally advanced cruise ship
14:35 Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray in Georgia, South Carolina
14:17 Andrey Shunin appointed as General Director of Caspian Energy Management
13:28 Cooperation for sustainable shipping in the Mediterranean
12:41 ACL christens its newest G4 vessel, the Atlantic Sun
12:13 Kongsberg Digital and KPMG launch new complete cybersecurity partnership for the maritime industry
11:55 Nevsky Shipyard took part in Offshore Marintec Russia
11:19 ABS leads industry discussion on digitization, safety and compliance
11:12 New shipping route links Gdansk and Scandinavia
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10:29 Brent Crude futures price up 1.21% to $81.4, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.04% to $72.08
10:10 Tuco Marine Group to build a multipurpose first responder boat for Hovedstadens Beredskab I/S
09:53 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,579 points
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2018 October 14

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2018 October 13

09:06 OOCL fleet moves forward to meet IMO 2020 regulation
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2018 October 12

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15:52 LNG Croatia invited bids for import LNG terminal infrastructure
15:35 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company continues expanding its operations in international waters
15:03 Maersk Line announces an increase in FAK rates from Far East to North Europe
14:47 Minister Berner: Finland strives to reduce emissions from shipping
14:03 CMA CGM to introduce new quarterly BAF for long term contracts from 1st of January 2019
13:44 LUKOIL commissions fifth well at Filanovsky field second stage
13:21 Ocean Network Express enters bilateral feeder network cooperation with Hapag - Lloyd
13:10 MOL consolidation service succeeds with trial of remote container tracking management device
12:28 Germany furthers support to WMU with Simulator Lab refurbishment
12:05 Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group in China and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. to establish a shipbuilding joint venture