• 2017 July 24 10:34

    NIBULON launched seventh non-self-propelled B2000 Project vessel

    NIBULON shipbuilding and repair yard says it launched the seventh non-self-propelled B2000 project vessel intended for operation on the Southern Buh River almost after solemn launching of the 121M modernized project tug Nodari Chanturiia, the last tug of the series of three ones.

    According to the shipyard’s director Dmytro Horbenko, Liudmyla Skarzhynets, a young, responsible and promising specialist of the painting and insulation workshop became a godmother of the vessel that was launched to the applause of NIBULON’s shipbuilders. She has been working at NIBULON shipbuilding and repair yard for more than two years.

    The dimensions of the B2000 project vessels are the following: length – 71.7 m; breadth – 17 m; depth – 3.3 m; draught loaded – 2.25 m; draught light –1.8 m; displacement – 2,515 t; cargo hold capacity – 2,850 m3; number of holds – 1; the navigation area is inland waterways of Ukraine, in particular the Southern Buh River. Revival of this river became possible thanks to dredging operations performed by NIBULON at its own expense.

    The construction of this series of vessels was started at the end of last spring and will have been completed by September 2017; at that time NIBULON's shipping company will number 8 vessels of the series. At present, NIBULON's shipbuilders are actively working on the last B2000 project vessel: they finish cutting steel, have produced 60% of sections, have assembled units No. 7, 8, 9 and 10. The launching is planned for August 2017.

    One cargo trip of the non-self-propelled B2000 project vessel enables one to transport up to 2,000 tons of grain. Given the fact that these vessels operate with the 121 project tugs, a convoy of the 121 project tug and two non-self-propelled B2000 project vessel transports up to 4 thousand tons of grain per one cargo trip. It's equal to 160 trucks removed from highways of Mykolaiv region and contributes to the improvement of the environment (due to a significant reduction in combustion products emissions to the atmosphere).

    During the 2017 navigation season NIBULON's shipping company has transported more than 500 thousand tons of grain along rivers; it means that the number of trucks on the highways has been reduced by more than 20 thousand units. The company plans to transport up to 4 million tons of grain along the rivers. 

    NIBULON's shipbuilders continue to increase the number of units of the company's new cargo fleet. In addition to the series of the 121M project tugs and the non-self-propelled B2000 project vessels, in 2017-2022 NIBULON shipbuilding and repair yard will launch 2 multipurpose seagoing tugs of 3500 hp and 5000 hp, a unique non-self-propelled П38 grain loader, twenty-four non-self-propelled B5000 project vessels, a self-propelled floating crane with the capacity to store 10 thousand tons, a high-capacity self-propelled СДС15 dredger that will both crash rocks and dredge at the depth up to 15 m; the project also provides for a sludge pipe of 1.5 km.

2019 September 16

18:04 Ports draw $5B investment, 12K jobs to Georgia
17:59 GOGL increases investment in Singapore Marine
17:50 Pella launched first serial trawler of Project 03095, Castor
17:25 Tenders on pilot projects for stevedoring company concessions in Olvia and Kherson ports officially announced
17:04 Vestdavit equips Norwegian Coast Guard’s next generation for Polar boat launch and recovery
16:29 USCG halts 2 illegal charters near Miami, Fort Lauderdale
16:04 Royal Caribbean to welcome first Quantum Ultra Class ship to North America
15:27 Boluda Towage Spain manoeuvres world’s largest container ship in port of Algeciras
15:04 Cargill and Maersk Tankers join forces in the Medium Range segment
14:10 Zvezda shipyard hosts keel-laying ceremony for third Aframax tanker for Rosnefteflot
13:39 Jotun transforms turnaround times for storage tanks with a new TankFast solution
13:16 North Sea Port starts testing more reliable lockage planning for scheduled services in the Terneuzen lock
12:42 Meyer Turku is moving the delivery of Costa Smeralda to November
12:18 AEC welcomes Guggenheim Partners Investment Management as Arctic Partner
11:55 Professional emergency response team of Kontur SPb LLC recommended to be certified for emergency response to oil spills
11:21 Workshop on ISPS Code for Designated Authority and Port Facility Security Officers held in Ghana
10:53 IMO continues work to promote ratification of international treaty covering wreck removal
10:29 GESAMP celebrates fifty years of service in ocean science
10:04 Busan Port Authority and Adani Ports & SEZ conclude MOU
09:50 Brent Crude futures price is up 9.96% to $66.22, Light Sweet Crude – up 8.61% to $59.52
09:32 Gazprom supports 3rd Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” as its General Sponsor
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,312 points
09:08 Nyborg becomes 30th port to join the Cruise Baltic network
08:44 ECSA, INTERFERRY, EUDA and CLIA Europe welcome report on the evaluation of the Energy Taxation Directive
08:35 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Sept 16
08:00 Live webcast of NEVA 2019 zero-day conference begins at 10 am, September 16, on PortNews website

2019 September 15

15:47 M/V "SARA” refused access to the Paris MoU region
14:26 USCG assisted capsized USFSP sail students in St. Petersburg, Florida
12:02 World’s largest wind turbine blade test stand built by Siemens Gamesa
11:21 IMCA to introduce CPD scheme for diving supervisors
10:51 L3Harris Technologies delivers new advanced autonomous vehicle capability to UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

2019 September 14

15:29 Coast Guard reopens Houston Ship Channel after protest demonstration
13:39 Crondall Energy partners with Pharis Energy on innovative Pilot Field development
12:08 Prysmian's new cable-laying vessel Leonardo da Vinci scheduled for delivery in 2Q 2021
10:32 Woodside invests in emerging technology for seismic data acquisition

2019 September 13

18:06 Sture terminal situation normalised
17:47 Malaysia encourages gender diversity in the maritime industry
17:24 Multipurpose ship of Project MPSV12, Kalas, successfully completed sea trials
17:06 Frontline extends expiry date of first option for two Trafigura Suezmax tankers
16:30 ABP to welcome Royal Navy’s HMS Grimsby into Port of Grimsby
16:25 Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System chosen for retrofitting to four Korean vessels
16:05 Multi Modal Rail B.V. (MMR) launches rail service between Rotterdam and Ottmarsheim, France
15:48 ABP and WISTA UK host 'Women in Maritime' reception during LISW
15:09 Shearwater GeoServices awarded large South America survey
14:26 ABB enables emissions-free port stay in Marseille for Corsica Linea ferries
14:09 Start of the project “Dredging the Nieuwe Diep – Port of Den Helder”
13:45 First ever ABB electric propulsion to be installed on board a bulk carrier
13:20 Port of Oakland opens peak season with cargo volume growth
12:47 Throughput of port Kavkaz in 8M’2019 fell by 30% Y-o-Y to 22.35 million tonnes
12:09 MOL starts demonstration test of vessel image recognition system using AI technology on Nippon Maru
11:28 RS introduces new requirements into Part I of Rules for Classification and Construction of Sea-Going Ships
11:09 Rolls-Royce achieves 50th MT30 production milestone
10:42 In August, Klaipėda LNG Terminal regasified 1.4 times more gas than was consumed in the entire country
10:09 Port of Long Beach cargo volumes hit 663,992 TEUs in August 2019
10:04 Port Napier, NZ, places order for Damen ATD Tug 2412
09:51 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:34 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.28% to $60.21, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.24% to $54.96
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,331 points
09:10 Antwerp and Rotterdam Port Authorities ask new European Commission and Parliament to focus on the economic significance of ports
09:03 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 13