• 2017 August 10 17:52

    Okskaya Shipyard launches second 21270-series fast crew supply “John of Kronstadt”

    Navashino, Novgorod region based OJSC Okskaya Sudoverf (OKA Shipyard, part of UCL Holding) today held according to schedule a ceremonial launching of "John of Kronstadt", second in a series of inshore fast crew supply vessels of Project 21270, the shipbuilding company said in a press release.

    The inshore cutter was designed for fast transfer of crew within the coastal area of the Black Sea at a distance of up to 50 miles from her homeport.

    The ship launching ceremony was attended by the heads of administrations of Navashino and Nizhny Novgorod region, Almaz naval architecture and marine engineering firm, partners of Okskaya Shipyard and local residents.

    Ship Sponsor was Ms. Olga Pankova, the Customer representative.

    The vessel's keel laying was held on April 15, 2016. The vessel is being built on time and on budget.

    Vladimir Kulikov, General Director of Oka Shipyard comments: “The John of Kronstadt is the second vessel of Project 21270, built by our company. The boat of this class of complexity is second-to-none in many ways, she features modern technological equipment and solutions, hull lines design".

    Contract for the second 21270-series boat construction was signed on February 25, 2016.

    The Project 21270-series crew supply vessel was designed by Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau. 

    General characteristics:
    LOA - 27.4 m, breadth overall - 6.5 m, draft overall - about 1.6 m, full load displacement - about 110 tonnes, max. operational speed – 22 knots, economical speed – 15 knots, seaworthiness, safety of navigation – 5 pts, accommodation: for two-day trips, with berths in cabins - 12 people, for short-term trips - 20 people.

    OJSC Okskaya Sudoverf (OKA Shipyard) is a leading Russian enterprise, which has a necessary complex of manufacturing facilities sufficient for the construction of medium-load capacity vessels and holds a strong position in the domestic and global shipbuilding markets. The shipbuilding company is located in the south-west of the Nizhny Novgorod region, in the town of Navashino, on the Oka River, and is connected to all Russian sea ports by railroads and inland waterways.

    UCL Holding is an international transport group consolidating a number of Russian shipping, shipbuilding, railway, stevedoring, and logistics companies. UCL Holding also includes the North-Western and Volga Shipping companies, the "VF. Tanker”, shipbuilding and logistics assets.

2018 March 19

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12:48 52 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 18-19
12:21 Wärtsilä acquires Transas to accelerate its Smart Marine Ecosystem vision
12:05 ULSTEIN holds steel cutting for SunStone's X-BOW expedition cruise vessel
11:49 Aker Arctic and ICEYE to provide satellite ice information
11:30 13th Arctic Passion Seminar held in Helsinki
11:08 Bibby Offshore announces merger with Rever Offshore
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10:23 Brent Crude futures price down 0.48% to $65.89, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.46% to $62.12
10:08 MSC launches new freight rail service between Seville, Spain, and the Atlantic
09:42 Singapore will host 17th Vessel Efficiency and Fuel Management Summit on 29-30 August 2018
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2018 March 17

06:48 Seatrade convicted for trafficking toxic ships

2018 March 16

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16:35 Wison successfully delivers the global largest single cracking furnace module
16:20 GTT announces the end of the test phase of its new LNG brick® technology
16:05 Fincantieri starts building of ultra-luxury cruise ship for Regent Seven Seas Cruises
15:30 Caterpillar Marine announces first European IMO Tier III tugboat
15:03 Throughput of port Kavkaz up 67% to 4.3 million tonnes in 2M’18
14:39 Port of Hamburg proves effectiveness in handling mega-carriers
14:05 Training for port facility security staff arranged in the Dominican Republic
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13:20 Karachi Shipyards & Engineering Works delivers two Damen Stan Patrol 1605 FRP patrol boats to Pakistan Customs
13:17 Bunker prices continue going down at the port of Novorossiysk, Russia (graph)
12:51 52 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 15-16
12:28 Seaports of Russia’s Azov Sea Basin handled 16.77 million tonnes of cargo in winter 2017-2018, up 63.8% Y-o-Y
12:04 Latin America maritime cooperation centre launched
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09:48 IMO is looking at safety aspects of on shore power supply to ships
09:34 Bunker prices are flat at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,150 points
09:03 Damen unveils Multi Cat Water Injection Dredger

2018 March 15

18:25 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
18:11 ICS releases latest Flag State Performance Table (with new criteria included)
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17:35 Second Sanmar Voith Schneider Propeller tug joins sister in Israel
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17:05 Seaspan acquires Greater China Intermodal Investments LLC
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16:35 DP World announces strong financial results for 2017
16:16 Throughput of port Vysotsk down 5% to 3.06 million tonnes in 2M’18
16:05 ECSA and WSC call for the revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive to improve the efficiency of maritime transport
15:39 Port of Oakland imports up 14.9 percent in February 2018
15:31 Sanmar orders 42 Rolls-Royce thrusters
15:22 Coastal facilities and hydraulic engineering structures under FNPP project in Chukotka to be completed in August 2019
15:07 Port of Dover awards major contract for new Refrigerated Cargo Terminal
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14:11 Throughput of port Primorsk in 2M’18 down 32% Y-o-Y to 7.47 million tonnes
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