• 2017 September 7 15:40

    MSCC Bronka welcomed СOSCO’s LIAN HUA SONG that passed the Northern Sea Route (photo)

    On 7 September 2017, MSCC Bronka (Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex Bronka, Big Port St. Petersburg)  welcomed the dry cargo carrier of СOSCO, global leader in the sector dry bulk and general cargo transportation, which made a transit voyage along the Northern Sea Route, for the first time  in the history of China-Russia relations. IAA PortNews correspondent says the ship delivered equipment for construction of the subway and renovation of Russia’s fertilizer producing facilities.  

    China’s СOSCO SHIPPING SPECIALIZED CARRIERS Co., Ltd. made the transit voyage along the NSR with the call at Russia’s port in pursuance of the decision made by the head of Russia and China during their meeting in Beijing in May 2017. 

    The LIAN HUA SONG (length - 180 m, width - 27 m, draft – 7.9 m; deadweight - 27,500 t) left the port of Lianyungang on August 1 and sailed along the Russian coast by the Northern Sea Route. Having sailed round the Northern Europe the ship passed by the Baltic Sea to MSCC Bronka, new deepwater terminal of the port of St. Petersburg.

    Aleksandr Poshivai, deputy head of Rosmorrechflot, who attended the ceremony, thanked the management of port Bronka for a great work. 

    “COSCO is among the global shipping leaders and it is an honour for us to welcome this company’s ship in Russia”, he said.

    Aleksandr Poshivai also said that cooperation of the two leaders, COSCO and Bronka, will be successful.

    Tu Deming, Director General of СOSCO SHIPPING Lines (Russia), emphasized that СOSCO pays special attention to NSR development.

    “We hope to use the Northern Sea Route in the future since it allows for reduction of delivery time and transportation costs,” he said.

    According to Tu Deming, СOSCO started using the Northern Sea Route from 2013. He thanked the management of port Bronka for a high level of the call organisation having marked high technological infrastructure of the port and professionalism of its employees. 

    “The number of vessels on this route is growing from year to year. The first voyage of СOSCO’s ship from China to Russia by the Northern Sea Route with a call at Russia’s port – Big Port St. Petersburg – is a significant contribution to the development of China-Russia relations in keeping with comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation. We strongly support the decision of Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping made at ‘One Belt One Road’ forum to include the NSR into a unified transport network of Eurasia. We are sure, that will considerably boost trade turnover between our countries”, he said.

    Tu Deming also expressed his confidence in further cooperation between the companies.

    Safety of this voyage, its icebreaking and navigational support was in charge of the Russian part - Federal Marine and River Transport Agency and subordinate organizations of FSUE Atomflot.  

    “For the first time in the history of our countries’ commercial relations, a ship of Chinese container operator loaded with cargo for domestic industry called at Russian port. It is the first experience of a commercial voyage from China to Saint-Petersburg by the Northern Sea Route, - said Aleksey Shukletsov, Executive Director of Fenix LLC (Bronka operator). – And we are proud to take part in this significant project demonstrating that the shortest trade route linking Asia and Europe is not a less valuable resource than oil or gas. Our long-term goal is to become a key port for supplies to Russia”. 

    China COSCO Shipping is a global leader in the sector of dry bulk and general cargo, it is among the world’s 4 largest container operators. Every year, it carries some 180 mln t of cargo. The fleet of China COSCO Shipping numbers more than 1,250 vessels with total deadweight of 85.32 mln t, holding the first position in the world.

    Northern Sea Route (NSR) is the shortest route between the European part of Russia and the Far East. It is legislatively acknowledged to be a “historically formed national transport communication of Russia in the Arctic”. NSR lanes cross the seas of the Arctic Ocean (Barents, Kara, Laptev, East Siberian, Chukotka seas) and part of the Pacific Ocean (Bering Sea).

    MSCC Bronka (Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex Bronka) is a new deepwater terminal at the port of Saint-Petersburg. Its construction was completed in 2015. The depth of the access canal and water area is 14.4 m. The capacity of Bronka’s Phase 1 is 1.45 million TEUs and 260,000 units of Ro-Ro cargoes. In the future the MSCC Bronka expansion will help increase the facility's container throughput to 1.9 million TEUs. Private investor of MSCC Bronka is Fenix LLC.

    IAA PortNews offers a photo release of MSCC Bronka welcoming СOSCO’s LIAN HUA SONG >>>>.

2017 September 19

18:06 Samskip expands shortsea services in Scotland
17:48 Arctic Economic Council welcomes three new members
17:25 IMO is attending 34th session of ASEAN to update the Maritime Transport Working Group on its latest activities
17:06 Turkish shipyard Cemre Marin Endüstri A.S orders 4 x MAN 8L21/31 variable speed GenSets
16:39 Marine Engineering Bureau: half of Russia’s towing fleet is renovated, bunkering fleet situation is worse
16:14 MSC announces a new service between South America’s east coast and the Mediterranean
16:04 Port of Southampton completes construction of sixth multi-story car park
15:52 Turkish landing ship Bayraktar arrived in Novorosiysk
15:27 USPA announces tender for procurement of dredging vessel
15:04 GY Marinas and P&O Marinas launch superyacht complex in Sète, France
14:39 Commissioning works commenced at KN‘s LNG reloading station
14:14 Port of Gdansk, Port of Gdynia and Baltic Gateway attended Seatrade Europe in Hamburg
14:03 Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum bridge systems selected for two new mega yachts
13:50 IMO issues Guidelines on maritime cyber risk management
13:28 IMO says search and rescue is an international responsibility
13:01 Ningbo Zhoushan Port volumes up 72% to 254,000 TEUs
12:43 NEVA 2017, 14th International Maritime Exhibition and Conference of Russia, opens in Saint-Petersburg (photo)
12:22 Fuel oil prices are still high at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:04 Jan De Nul wins IADC Safety Award 2017
11:40 Secretary-General of IMO believes in a great future of Vostochny Port (photo)
11:04 CMA CGM signs strategic partnership with Infosys to accelerate the transformation of its Information System
10:45 Central Design Bureau Iceberg developed basic design of new 40-MW icebreaker
10:37 GTT receives an order from Hyundai Heavy Industries to design the LNG tanks of a new FSRU
10:23 Maritime Salvage & Casualty Response conference held in London on 13-14 September
10:01 IMarEST workshop on practical biofouling management strategies held in Melbourne, Australia
09:42 Brent Crude futures price up 0.03% to $55.52, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.12% to $50.41
09:19 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,385 points

2017 September 18

18:37 Konecranes launches Crane Advisor customer support tool globally
18:07 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Maera
18:06 Rosmorport is looking into construction of LNG bunkering tanker of 3,000 to 5,000 cbm in capacity
17:50 Rosmorport is going to build ships running alternative fuels
17:45 Italian terminal operator Spinelli purchases another Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane
17:33 DP World to acquire Dubai Maritime City and Drydocks World
17:25 IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim visited sailings ship Nadezhda in Vladivostok (photo)
17:04 Chinese warships arrived at Vladivostok
16:47 Rosmorport to start construction of shallow-draft icebreaker before the year end
16:16 Vladimir Putin endorsed a list of instructions following the meeting on development of transport infrastructure in Northwest Russia
15:20 The Azerbaijan Government announces extension of ACG PSA to 2049 with co-venturers
15:06 Craneship launches icebreaking tugboat of Project Т40105, Yuribey, built for Atomflot (photo)
14:49 Wärtsilä launches new eco-friendly tug designs
14:23 ZIM marks the 3 millionth container at DaChan Bay Terminals
14:23 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 12,481 in RF spot market
13:55 Kitack Lim says Port State Control in the Asia-Pacific region is a deliberate focus of the Tokyo MoU
12:42 Sovcomflot awarded by Russian Ministry of Energy for achievements in R&D and innovations
12:20 6 races held as part of Russian Yachting Championship for SB20 class (photo)
12:01 EU countries authorized their vessels to fish unlawfully in African waters - Oceana
11:39 SCF supports development of professional maritime education in Russia’s Far East
11:17 Russia seeks closer cooperation with IMO, Vitaly Klyuyev says
11:00 Hapag-Lloyd orders 7,700 new reefer containers
10:40 Brent Crude futures price up 0.14% to $55.70, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.10% to $50.49
10:21 IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim is on a formal visit in Russia
10:09 South Korean terminal operator PDCT puts Konecranes Gottwald Model 4 Mobile Harbor Crane into operation
09:31 DP World not to renew operating contract in Indonesia
09:18 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,385 points

2017 September 17

17:25 India signs $76mln loan deal with Japan International Cooperation Limited to upgrade Alang-Sosiya shipyards
17:23 CMA CGM outperforms the market with very strong operating and financial results in Q2 2017
17:21 IMO issues new warning on hazards of carrying bauxite by ship
17:19 DFDS increases its volumes on the North Sea freight routes to and from the UK
17:16 General Dynamics NASSCO named ‘Greenest Shipyard of the Year’

2017 September 15

18:06 Kiel Port Prize goes to Jörn Grage of SCA Logistics