• 2017 August 11 11:03

    Russia's export coal rail traffic in Jan-Jun up 16.4% to 94.8 million tonnes (review)

    Rail transportation of coal exported from Russia between January and June 2017 increased by 16.4% compared to the corresponding period in 2016 and totaled 94.8 million tonnes. The railway transport statistics show that the largest coal exports volume was hauled to the Far East regional ports and border crossings points.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    According to Rosstat, in the first half of 2017 coal production in Russia increased by 7.3% (or 13.6 million tonnes), to 199.4 million tonnes. At the same time, production at Kuzbass coal mines, which account for up to 60% of total Russian coal production, rose 10% to 118.3 million tonnes. The largest output growth was at SUEK-Kuzbass – by 1.8 million tonnes and at Kizassky Open Pit Mine (VostokUgol MC) – by 1.7 million tonnes.

    Despite the railway network overhaul carried out by Russian Railways (RZD), Russian coal export traffic in the six-month period rose 16.4% year-on-year to 94.8 million tonnes. The largest coal volume was transported to the Far Eastern ports and border crossings points. The direction is a promising one due to the steady demand for high-quality Russian coal in the Asia-Pacific market, where the coal imports growth is pushed by firm global market prices acceptable for domestic coal exporters, and by the PRC Gov't ban imposed on coal imports from North Korea. This encouraged Russian coal exports to Chinese consumers.

    Despite the June peak in the railway network overhaul, export coal traffic during the period increased by 5.5% thanks to the commodity transportation to the following border crossing points: the Grodekovo station – by 50%, Kamyshova station – by 54% and the Khassan station – by 3.3 times.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Not only exports but overall rail coal traffic across RZD network increased in H1 2017 to 177.3 million tonnes (+ 9.4%).
    Coal exports through Russian seaports in the first half of the year totaled 75.2 million tonnes (+ 16.2% y-o-y). Of the volume, the commodity exports via the ports of the Northwest region jumped by 27% to 26 million tonnes, through the ports of the Azov-Black Sea Basin – by 36% to 6 million tonnes, through the Far Eastern ports – by 8% to 43.2 million tonnes. Coal shipments through border crossing points with the Eastern Europe countries increased by 5% to 9 million tonnes, through border crossings with China – by 120% to 3 million tonnes, through the Khassan border crossing station – by 96% to 1.4 million tonnes.

    According to the above figures, the Russian coal industry is one of the successfully developing sectors of the nation's economy. According to the forecast of the Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak, "coal production in Russia by 2035 could his 435 million tonnes milestone and exports may increase by 20%.”

    If the RZD project for modernization of the Baikal-Amur Mainline and The Trans-Siberian Railway succeeds it will further boost the export potential of the transport corridor between Russia and the Asia-Pacific Region countries, including the export of Russian coal. Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that the investment program of the Far East should be integrated with the development of a transport cluster in the region, primarily the BAM and Transsib. According to the project approved three years ago, the capacity of these rail mainlines should grow by 66 million tonnes in 2020. At least more than 30 million tonnes of the volume will account for the Far East cargo shippers.




2017 September 25

10:29 Asia’s Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre up and running
10:27 Golden Ocean sells six Ultramax vessels
09:55 Cargo transportation by inland water ways of Russia down to 74.5 mln t in 8M’17
09:33 Brent Crude futures price down 0.21% to $56.3, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.28% to $50.52
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,502 points

2017 September 22

18:04 ESL Shipping's second LNG-fueled dry cargo vessel was named Haaga
17:47 Black Sea Fleet frigate Admiral Essen returned to Sevastopol
17:22 Port of Gdansk throughput up 4% to 25.5 mln t in Jan-Aug'17
16:58 Pella Shipyard (Leningrad Region) launched the harbor tugboat of Project 04690 (graphics)
16:35 Connecting Europe Conference takes place in Tallinn
16:00 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-Aug'17 grew by 15% to 9.02mln t
15:33 Wan Hai Lines awarded “Container Shipping Line of The Year India-Far East Trade Lane” for the sixth time in seven years
15:19 Throughput of port Vyborg up 16% to 935,600 t in 8M’17
14:55 Throughput of port Vysotsk up 4% to 11.74 mln t in Jan-Aug'17
14:33 Neptun shipyard in Rostock finishes first engine room module for AIDAnova
14:20 Mooring trials of nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika scheduled for early 2018
14:02 Polarcus awarded broadband 3D project in Asia Pacific
13:43 USCG to present Amver Awards to Dutch ship owners at Europort 2017
13:32 MOL issues "Safety, Environmental and Social Report 2017"
13:17 Throughput of port Primorsk in 8M’17 down 7% Y-o-Y to 40.12 mln t
13:02 PhilaPort container throughput up to 54,185 TEUs in August 2017
12:55 Baltiysky Zavod launches Sibir, first serial nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220 (photo)
12:42 Meyer Werft to build cruise ship for Saga Cruises
12:01 Singapore will host 18th Ballast Water Management Conference on 7-8 February 2018
11:40 Throughput of port Ust-Luga up 12% to 67.54 mln t in 8M’17
10:28 Throughput of Big Port St. Petersburg up 11% to 35.26 mln t in 8M’17
10:09 Damen displays leading position in global OPV market
09:54 Brent Crude futures price up 0.16% to $56.52, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.28% to $50.69
09:35 Bunker prices are flat at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:17 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,470 points

2017 September 21

18:01 Nuclear missile cruisers of RF Navy's Northern Fleet conducted bilateral exercise with firing
17:38 CPC has accepted three million tons of crude oil from the Russian fields on the Caspian shelf
17:10 FESCO delivered hydraulic equipment weighing over 500 tons to the Krasnoyarsk power plant
16:43 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.4 mln passengers in Jan-Aug'17, up 40.2%, Y-o-Y
16:19 Vympel Shipyard dispatched two fast patrol boats of Project 12150, Mangust, to Sakhalin (photo)
16:02 Rolls-Royce and Inmarsat sign ship energy management agreement
15:26 MABUX: Global bunker market turns in the rebalancing direction
15:24 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport down 11.4% to 3.6 mln t in 8M’17
15:02 Wärtsilä marine gear boxes to be produced by Siemens
14:41 Black Fleet frigate Admiral Essen returns to Sevastopol from Mediterranean
14:02 Finnlines to lengthen four of its "Breeze series" vessels
13:50 Photo release “IAA PortNews at the NEVA 2017”
13:17 Sovcomflot CEO Sergey Frank meets IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim
13:02 Aker Solutions wins Troll FEED contract with EPCI option from Statoil
12:31 RF Navy’s Northern Fleet takes part in combined-arms exercise in the Barents Sea
12:08 Dorian LPG selects ABS to evaluate LPG as fuel and other 2020 compliance options
11:39 Fuel oil prices are still high at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:08 ZIM marks the 3 millionth container carried through DaChan Bay Terminals
10:47 IMO conducted table-top exercise on maritime security in Lima, Peru
10:29 Brent Crude futures price down 0.23% to $56.16, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.12% to $50.63
10:08 MAN Diesel & Turbo concludes dual-fuel ‘Wes Amelie’ LNG conversion project
09:50 Port of Gdansk to cooperate with new foreign partners - Ukraine and Qatar
09:32 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,449 points
09:17 NCSP volumes for 8M 2017 totaled 97 million tons
09:08 Royal IHC launches NMDC’s first custom-built TSHD
08:28 Berth rehabilitation continues apace at APM Terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey
08:02 Samsung Heavy Industries showcases in-house glycol LNG regasification system to shipowners
07:57 Wärtsilä tests its automatic wireless induction charging system on a hybrid powered coastal ferry

2017 September 20

18:04 IMO talks Polar matters in Russia
17:49 Uniper and Pavilion Gas sign LNG deal providing access to their assets in respective home markets