• 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 November 24

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18:06 Sanmar delivers two ASD tugs
18:06 RN Bunker supplies fuel to Rosmorport's STS Mir
17:36 DHT Holdings announces sale of its three oldest VLCCs
17:15 IMO holds training for port security staff in Guinea
16:47 Wärtsilä introduces its Smart Marine Ecosystem vision
16:46 Cargo traffic in Kama Basin of Russia’s IWW grew by 22.4% to 13.40 mln t (photo)
16:27 IMO addresses invasive aquatic species carried in ballast water through BWM Convention
15:59 State Duma approves prolongation of RF Government Decree No 383 through 2019
15:28 Bolwerk LLC selected as general contractor to build an international marine terminal in Pionersky, Kaliningrad Region
15:03 PSA Singapore and NUS sign MOU to develop Human Capital to support the growth of the port industry
14:31 Design works under MTH project to be completed in 2018
14:03 APM Terminals Inland Services expands to serve the industrial belt around Pune, India
13:40 Euronav sells VLCC Artois
13:29 Navigation season is over in White Sea – Onega Lake Basin of Russia’s IWW (photo)
13:02 The Port of Montreal invests in greening
12:30 ZIM posts Q3 2017 results
12:12 Lead buoy tender of Project BLV04 build for FSUE Rosmorport is put into operation (photo)
12:00 Public Transport Authority raises Saudi flag on Bahri’s fifth VLCC received in 2017
11:30 GVT to increase the frequency of its rail shuttle service between Rotterdam and Chengdu in China
11:14 Europort confirms role as international maritime business hub
11:01 British ports welcome Budget announcements on Brexit scenario funding and freight review
10:45 Financial support for the Polar Code and the Sustainable Development Goals
10:31 European ports welcome the EP Transport Committee vote for a stronger CEF budget
10:11 Finnlines finishes the first lengthening project of ro-ro vessel
10:01 Brent Crude futures price down 0.27% to $63.38, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.76% to $58.46
09:37 Bunker prices are flat at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:20 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,445 points
07:48 Palau International Ship Registry is the fastest growing flag

2017 November 23

18:05 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to Mediterranean
17:54 Mercury-1 ferry of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company successfully passed sea test after major repairs
17:35 Ophir issues update on the status of the Fortuna FLNG project
17:20 Opatija, Croatia hosts three-day conference “The Port of Rijeka, Gateway of the Baltic-Adriatic Core Network Corridor”
17:05 Navantia and Bath Iron Works team for the US Navy Future Guided Missile Frigates
16:50 Throughput of Chinese ports up 7.2% to 7.23 bln t in 10M’17
16:35 COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard delivers research/survey vessel to Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey
16:05 CMA CGM announces GRI from Asia to ECSA
16:03 Bunker prices may turn into irregular phase in the lead-up to OPEC’s meeting
15:44 Okskaya shipyard lays down the first non-self-propelled oil barge in a series of ten vessels ordered by STLC
15:33 European Sea Ports Organisation welcomes a deadline for global solution on CO2 from shipping
15:00 Ports of Ayr and Troon celebrate delivery of new Scottish-built pilot vessel
14:19 Corvette Soobrazitelny, Baltic Fleet, performed some training missions in piracy affected areas in Gulf of Aden
14:02 Wärtsilä engines and exhaust gas cleaning chosen for new cruise ship
13:23 Navigation 2017 to close in Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s IWW on 1 December 2017
13:02 Oldendorff Carriers receives IBJ Bulk Ship Operator of the Year award
12:36 Russia’s General Board of State Expert Review approves Phase I of Bagayevsky Hydrosystem project
12:10 Ports of Ayr and Troon celebrate delivery of new Scottish-built pilot vessel
11:52 Marine Recruiting Agency goes on with the program of RTG operators training
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11:04 MGO prices are still high at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
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2017 November 22

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