• 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 August 18

08:03 Port of Oakland to build Seaport Logistics Complex
08:00 CMA CGM announces PSS from Europe, Scandinavia, Black Sea and West Med to Indian Ocean islands
07:57 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
07:41 A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S posts results for Q2 2018

2018 August 17

20:03 A system of floating containment booms installed near two jetties of Petersburg Oil Terminal
18:26 Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard launches Pola Feodosia, forth of RSD59 dry cargo vessel series
17:54 Primorsk Oil Terminal’s throughput in Jan-Jul falls 12% to 31.38 million tonnes
17:51 Nevsky Shipyard continues testing of unique replenishment system
17:08 Marine Robotics: Laws, Applications, Technologies roundtable registration underway in Moscow and Vladivostok
17:03 Port of Vysotsk volume in Jan-Jul down to 10.45 million tonnes
16:27 Port of Ust-Luga throughput in Jan-Jul down 4% to 56.27 million tonnes (details)
16:04 Western Bulk publishes First half 2018 results
15:53 Port of St. Petersburg seven-month volumes grow 13% to 34.39 million tonnes (details)
15:34 Stena Blue Sky delivers the first LNG cargo at energy giant ENN's new terminal in China
15:03 ANL announces FAK rates from North Europe and Mediterranean to Australia
14:33 A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S delivers revenue growth in the second quarter of 2018
14:03 Third railway track put into operation in Port Bronka
13:58 Nevsky Shipyard wins contract for Arc4 passenger/freight vessel duo to be deployed on Sakhalin-Kurils route
13:51 Samsung Heavy Industries wins two eco-friendly LNG carriers
13:21 TORM posts H1 2018 interim results
13:04 A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S to pursue a separate listing of Maersk Drilling
12:30 Hapag-Lloyd invests in growing East African market
12:07 Port of Oakland gives $70,000 to develop eco-jobs workforce
11:07 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates for Far East Westbound East Asia (including Japan) to North Europe and Mediterranean
10:45 Crude oil futures price edges down to $71.38 in London, in New York to $65.44
10:07 Latest Sanmar tugboat under trials
10:02 Gazprom Neft 1H 2018 net profit soars 1.5-fold
09:41 Baltic Dry Index adds 2 pts to 1727 points
09:37 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Coronis
09:32 Port of St. Petersburg bunker prices close the week on a down note
09:06 Gulftainer invests AED11 mln in road extension
08:27 CMA CGM implements new FAK rates from North Europe and Mediterranean to Australia

2018 August 16

18:45 Kalashnikov Concern’s Vympel Shipyard lays keel for freezer trawler of Project T30
18:06 Port of Dover awarded contract to Solent Marine Ltd to design and fit-out Dover's new marina
17:32 Maersk Line announces rates from Far East Asia to West Africa
17:06 Hapag-Lloyd increases reefer fleet by 11,100 containers
16:56 DFDS orders additional freight ferry (ro-ro) newbuilding from the Chinese Jinling Shipyard
16:52 Sovcomflot’s shuttle tanker Governor Farkhutdinov ships 600th crude oil cargo for Sakhalin-2
16:03 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to Mozambique
15:47 Taganrog Sea Commercial Port's H1 2018 employee benefits and rewards programme totals RUB 2.2 million
15:31 Melbourne port operator ICTSI may be investigated by State and Federal authorities
15:09 Bunker prices at Far Eastern ports remain flat
14:33 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to Indian Ocean
14:27 MABUX: Bunker prices may change irregular next week
14:13 Maersk Line announces rates from Far East to North Europe
13:42 First ever S-T-S loading of 70000dwt Panamax coal carrier performed at Shakhtersk harbour transshipment location in Sakhalin
13:32 More investment contracts at the Port of Gdansk
13:02 Wärtsilä equipped Canadian ferry will have minimal environmental impact
12:16 Damen Shipyards Galati celebrates 125 years
12:09 Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard launches 6th serial barge of Project ROB20
12:03 Boskalis presents half-year results and terminates loss-making low-end transport activities
11:59 Port of Oakland container volume up 3.6 percent in July 2018
11:45 Rolls-Royce launches new battery system for ships
10:58 DP World revenue up 14.4% in H1 2018
10:57 VARD secures contract for one autonomous and electric-driven container vessel for YARA
09:39 EU NAVFOR mission operation commander visits Spanish MPRA in Djibouti
09:21 Baltic Dry Index gains to 1725 points

2018 August 15

18:33 Equinor extends partnership with The Arctic Race of Norway
17:56 Port Kavkaz seven-month volumes soar 30% Y/Y to 25.21 million tonnes
17:36 Russian Gov't to allocate RUB 500 million in subsidies to support small-tonnage fishing ships construction, Rosrybolovstvo says