• 2017 July 13 11:11

    Yuzhny acknowledged as an example of development for Ukrainian ports

    Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) says its Head, Raivis Veckagans, held an enlarged session with the Heads of port authorities and management apparatus aimed at expanding the application of the best practices of the industry.The meeting was held at the USPA branch in Yuzhny port on July 6, 2017.

    «Yuzhny is not only the largest port in Ukraine in terms of transshipment, but also the deepest in Azov and Black Sea Basin. None of ourports has such approach to development, i.e. strategic, providing all possible vectors, the work in all directions, with a wide range of investors and port operators. Practice of Yuzhny branch of the USPA that consists of four steps has shown its effectiveness and is worth it to be realize in other ports by analogy. Steps: feasibility study of the water area development, approval of this feasibility study by the Port’s council, obtaining conclusion about the state expertiseof the document, approval of feasibility studyby the Cabinet of Ministry of Ukraine,» — said Raivis Veckagans, the Head of the USPA.

    After this first meeting, Raivis Veckagans intends to conduct similar meeting in all branches, discussing both development plans and operational issues. The task for the branch managers will be to implement the approaches of Yuzhny to attract investors and for the efficient development of the water area. Port Council shall be held in the nearest future to discuss with stevedores the application of Yuzhny approach in terms of developing feasibility studies for the development of water areas and general layouts for the development of ground infrastructure.

    The three largest dredging projects started have started in Yuzhny in 2017, contracts for which were concluded with the world's leading companies, and the total amountis close to 2 billion UAH. Agreements were prepared in accordance with the highest international standards, and choice of contractors was made via e-procurement system Prozorro. According to the Head of the USPA, Yuzhny team has a unique experience in the development and approval of feasibility study of performing capital dredging, development of port infrastructure, so he instructed the managers of other ports to adopt the port’s experience.

    «We have startegic approach in addressing the issue of long-term development rather than situational. We show a quick return on investment, but more important its effectiveness. We will not reduce either the pace or the volumes once we have achieved the current indicators.The next step is the development of layout of the port infrastructure development for public useand the territories adjacent to the port. Our to-do list for upcoming years consists of new projects, development of auto-and railway infrastructure, simplification of procedures for business.Our experience can and will be used by other Ukrainian ports,» said Maxim Shirokov, the Head of Yuzhny Sea Port Authority.

    To recall, the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine approved the Port development plan until 2038 in April. Its implementation will increase the capacity for cargo transshipment till 120milliontons per year, 870 thousand TEU and 10 billion cubic meters of gas. In addition, 5.8 kilometers of the berthing front are formed, and 3,500 new jobs will be created.

    Yuzhny seaportis the largest in Ukraine in terms of transshipment, it accounts for 33% of the total volume of cargo traffic.In 2016, the port terminalsof Yuzhny have passed over 39,292milliontons of cargo.

2018 May 21

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17:35 Preliminary preparation stage for concession on Northern Latitudinal Railway completed
17:08 Two more vessels added to Offshore Fleet of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company
16:40 Oceanographic research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky arrives at port of Messina (Sicily)
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15:00 Marine Recruiting Agency starts implementing a package of educational software for UCL Holding companies
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13:57 BMT supports installation of Kriegers Flak Foundations
13:53 Multipurpose Reloading Complex doubles its investments in development
13:27 Financial report of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company receives positive review
12:58 Tallink wins prestigious tourism award at Asia’s biggest tourism fair ITB China
12:29 IMO supported Regional Workshop for Latin-American countries to implement treaties dealing with liability and compensation
11:56 Vladimir Serebrennikov elected as Director General of Arkhangelsk Sea Commercial Port
11:20 FESCO reduces delivery time from Republic of Korea to Russia from 23 to 15 days
10:31 Water Transport newspaper celebrates its centenary on 31 May 2018 at Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library
10:08 MOL starts selling of new "Viable Organism Analyzer" for ballast water
10:02 Brent Crude futures price up 0.7% to $79.06, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.69% to $71.86
09:38 NOVATEK creates Maritime Arctic Transport Company
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2018 May 20

09:21 Hapag-Lloyd announces FAK rates from North Europe to Caribbean, Central America and South America West Coast
09:19 EU Ambassadors visit Peru’s largest multipurpose terminal
09:16 SEA\LNG bolsters its knowledge base with the addition of MAN Diesel & Turbo
09:13 Finnlines starts new direct service between Helsinki and Aarhus
09:11 Canadian Coast Guard selects ABS for fleetwide contract

2018 May 19

10:56 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
10:01 CMA CGM announces PSS from Nigeria to India and Vietnam
07:50 Port of Kiel welcomes “Saga Sapphire” maiden visit
07:47 The “GRANDE HALIFAX” christened in Halifax

2018 May 18

18:00 Denis Manturov appointed as the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
17:44 Port of Hamburg posts Q1 2018 results
17:39 Yevgeny Ditrikh appointed as the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation (photo)
17:38 Seaspan accepts delivery of third 10000 TEU SAVER containership in four ship series
17:35 Prosafe extends standstill agreement with Cosco
17:17 Okskaya Sudoverf delivered Belmax 1, first non-self-propelled tank barge of Project ROB20
16:51 Special event on ports at IMO Headquarters will focus on single window, ports and logistics
16:35 Port of Hamburg receives ‘Best Global Seaport’ award
16:05 IMO begins scoping exercise on autonomous vessels
15:42 Brand-new jetty at Rotterdam LBC Tank Terminals ready for vessels
15:40 HELCOM group meets in Riga to discuss nutrients from land-based sources
15:39 Multimillion pound investment continues in Grangemouth, Scotland's premier port
15:38 India benefits from IMO training on port emissions
15:11 Nevsky Shipyard starts sea trials of medium sea tanker of project 23130 (photo)
14:44 Star Marine takes delivery of RAstar 3400 quartet
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13:47 Eniram signs MoU with Arista Shipping to participate in Project Forward for developing new generation of bulk carriers
13:29 Statoil ASA changes name to Equinor ASA
13:00 Cargo turnover at inland water ways of Azov-Don Basin down 12.7% to 606,000 tonnes
12:42 ABS to provide class and certification services for the entire Canadian Coast Guard fleet
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11:35 Huntington Ingalls authenticates keel of submarine Montana (SSN 794)
11:18 Akademik Lomonosov FPU arrives in the Kola Bay (photo)
11:03 UAE signs MoU with ITF
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10:30 Scorpio Tankers announces sale and leaseback agreements for five product tankers
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09:56 ZNT Yard launched the lead hydrographic survey vessel and lays down two more HSVs (photo)
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2018 May 17

18:05 Technava and Propulsion Analytics join forces for providing management solutions to the shipping industry in Greece and Cyprus