• 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 October 23

07:14 GTT receives a new order from DSME for the tank design of an LNG carrier

2018 October 22

18:33 Rolls-Royce and Sunseeker agree new framework agreement for supply of MTU engines
18:32 OOCL introduces new Mediterranean and West Africa direct service
18:29 Rotterdam expects record 50,000-tonne shipment of pig iron
18:01 Arctic Council meeting of Environment Ministers ends with talks about future cooperation
17:39 IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee meets
17:16 Glavgosexpertiza approves modernization of onshore facilities in Salekhard
16:22 Humber International Enterprise Park plans reshaped after public feedback
15:34 Nornickel’s Polar Transportation Division carried 2.4 million tonnes of cargo in navigation season 2018
15:10 ESPO congratulates Port of Valencia, Ports of Bremen, Port of Moerdijk and Port of Tangier for renewing Ecoports’ Environmental Standard
14:17 Sovcomflot named a finalist in four different categories of 2018 Lloyd’s List Global Awards
13:55 Onezhsky Shipyard delivered ice-class buoy tender named Fortuna
13:23 Pavilion Energy and BW ink deal for long-term charter of two Singapore-flagged LNG newbuilds
12:58 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 21,455 in RF spot market
12:36 LUKOIL BoD recommends interim dividend amount
12:13 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in 9M’18 down 1.5% Y-o-Y to 37.46 million tonnes
11:51 Power of gender diversity on the agenda at Seatrade Maritime Middle East
11:32 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 5.6% to 14.69 million TEUs in Jan-Sep’18
11:09 Abu Dhabi Ports collaborates with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company on international blockchain solution Silsal
10:50 Port of Singapore throughput in 9M’18 grew by 0.9% Y-o-Y to 470.49 million tonnes
10:28 Brent Crude futures price up 0.69% to $80.34, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.68% to $69.76
10:09 NYK PCTC receives special award from the Association for Rescue at Sea
09:47 STLC to obtain additional RUB 5.9 billion of federal subsidies in 2018
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,765 points
09:06 ABS awards AIP to HHI’s standardized FPSO topside
08:08 DP World, UAE Region wins Terminal Operator of the Year at Maritime Standards Awards
06:22 ABS awards AIP to HHI’s deepwater FLNG hull

2018 October 21

08:54 20,000 TEU COSCO SHIPPING Sagittarius named in Shanghai
08:50 CFO Paul Smits leaves the Port of Rotterdam Authority
07:52 COSCO SHIPPING starts shipment of Toyota exhibits

2018 October 20

08:47 Boskalis, Van Hattum en Blankevoort and Mobilis construct deep-sea quay for the new HES Hartel Tank Terminal at Maasvlakte
08:10 Navios Partners announce filing of F - 1 for direct listing of Navios Containers
08:06 Maersk Line increases FAK rates for Northern Europe to Middle East and ISC trade
08:04 U.S. Navy contracts Austal to order materials for EPF 13
07:44 EU Commission launches the European Network of U-space Demonstrators

2018 October 19

18:42 ABN AMRO, Samsung SDS and the Port of Rotterdam Authority launch container logistics blockchain pilot
18:07 Stena Line's battery hybrid vessel completes its first month of operation
17:56 ABN AMRO, Samsung SDS and Port of Rotterdam Authority launch container logistics blockchain pilot
17:35 Port of Gdansk participated in the CILF 2018 fair in China
17:11 Gdansk pays a visit to Singapore
16:57 Testbed established for Internet of Ships Open Platform
16:48 Finland’s Water Transport Act aims to improve safety and increases preparedness for the future
16:26 World’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel “Kairos” started its voyage to Europe
16:04 KN will motivate its employees with the company's shares
15:42 New Falck training centre on the Maasvlakte officially openes
15:20 Seimas members visiting Klaipėda discussed benefits provided by LNG terminal
14:59 Ukraine plans dredging of 16.33 million cbm of material in 2019
14:37 UN agencies delivering on maritime security
14:15 Hapag-Lloyd starts new Red Sea service
14:00 Atomflot: shipments from Arctic LNG and Yamal LNG to be assisted by diesel and gas powered icebreakers
13:31 MOL's newbuilt LNG carrier "MARVEL EAGLE" to transport LNG from Cameron project in U.S.
13:11 NIBULON Shipbuilding and Repair Yard launches POSS-115 Project tug
13:05 BigLift Barentsz sails Northern Sea route for Pioneering Spirit
12:48 Glavgosexpertiza approves reconstruction of KSK grain terminal to increase its capacity to 4 million tonnes
12:22 Q&A with ImageSat International released ahead of SMi’s 4th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference
12:05 FESCO wins tender for supplying Indian Research Stations in Antarctica in 2019
11:43 Competition for designing and construction of LNG-powered icebreaker to be announced in late 2018 - early 2019
11:20 North Sea Giant turns to The Switch EBL technology
10:54 NOVATEK to place four FLNG facilities on the Northern Sea Route
10:31 RF Navy’s major amphibious ship Ivan Gren enters North Sea