• 2017 September 18 11:39

    SCF supports development of professional maritime education in Russia’s Far East

    On 6 September 2017, the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Maksim Sokolov, along with the Deputy Minister of Transport and Head of the Federal Agency of Sea and River Transport Viktor Olersky, paid a working visit to the Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University, Sovcomflot says in a press release.  
    At the invitation of the Honorary President of G.I. Nevelskoy Maritime State University Sergey Frank and its Rector, Sergey Ogay, the heads of the Ministry of Transport were briefed about the ongoing work to set up a Training Centre (an Educational and Simulator Complex for Continuous Professional Development in Navigation ). They were also acquainted with the University’s Informational Science and Education project, a public-private partnership.

    Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University is one of Russia’s leading specialist universities. The first buildings of the new scientific and educational facilities will open their doors to new cadets and faculty members in late 2018/early 2019. The simulator complex will operate in conjunction with the floating laboratory set up this year on Gennadiy Nevelskoy, a multifunctional ice-breaking platform supply vessel owned by Sovcomflot which will support the university’s scientific and educational programmes. 

    The heads of the Ministry of Transport were shown the latest cutting-edge equipment that will be used at the new training centres. Students will use the equipment to help prepare them for future work in the Arctic and subarctic sea basins, as well as for careers in the field of electric  propulsion. They also supported the university’s proposal to transition to digital standards of educational, scientific and innovative activity, to significantly improve the quality of vocational education and training.     

    During his visit, Sergey Frank also met the University’s management to discuss the preliminary results of the institution’s main activities for 2017, which were aimed at improving the quality of the university’s work, resolving problematic issues, setting tasks for the future, and implementing a joint plan of action for the year. Participants in the meeting paid great attention to providing support for young instructors, postgraduate students and veterans of maritime education through a system of grants, scholarships and pension payments organised in accordance with the University Endowment Fund set up in 2016, at the initiative of and with financial support from Sovcomflot.  

    PAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) is one of the world's leading shipping companies, specialising in the transportation of crude oil, petroleum products, and liquefied gas, as well as servicing offshore exploration and oil and gas production. The Group’s fleet comprises 149 vessels (own and chartered) with a total deadweight of over 13.1 million tonnes. Half of its ships are ice-class vessels.

    Sovcomflot is involved in servicing large oil and gas projects in Russia and around the world: Sakhalin-1, Sakhalin-2, Varandei, Prirazlomnoye, Novy Port, Yamal SPG and Tangguh (Indonesia). The company’s head office is in St. Petersburg, with offices in Moscow, Novorossiysk, Murmansk, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, London, Limassol and Dubai.

    Sovcomflot is a major employer, and a leading consumer of vocational maritime training in Russia. The company has long-standing partner relations with Russia’s three leading maritime universities. As part of its partnership with the Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University, Sovcomflot plays an active role in the cultural and patriotic work of the institution and maintaining its material and technical base, as well as its social infrastructure, up-to-date.

2017 December 15

18:20 Onezhsky Shipyard launched self-propelled hopper Silnaya (photo)
18:06 DOF sells the vessel Skandi Marstein
17:06 The Port of Gdansk to expand the Oliwskie Quay
16:50 Russia’s State Duma approves ensuring the priority of ships flying RF flag in the segment of short-sea shipping
16:21 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
15:34 Construction at NIBULON’s transshipment terminal in Mykolaiv is in full swing
14:45 Klaipėdos Nafta and Eesti Gaas begin cooperation in small-scale LNG distribution business
14:18 Arctic Economic Council welcomes Korea Shipowners’ Association as first sub-Arctic member
13:51 Baltic Workboats delivered 24m combat pollution and diving support vessel to Port of Klaipeda
13:29 WMU Executive Board 21st Session meets in London
12:56 Marine Recruiting Agency launches training project for Rosterminalugol
12:33 Skangas to source LNG at import terminal on Isle of Grain, UK
12:10 Ningbo Zhoushan Port volumes up 9.6% to 933 million tons in Jan - Nov 2017
11:58 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company holds training with participation of crane ships crew
11:32 Africa maritime cooperation centre launched
11:09 Throughput of port Helsinki (Finland) up 14% to 13.1 mln t in 11M’17
10:44 Brent Crude futures price up 0.11% to $63.38, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.39% to $57.26
10:30 Rolls-Royce delivers first mobile MTU gas engines for Rederij Doeksen
10:11 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 39.21 mln t of cargo in 11M’17, up 6.5% Y-o-Y
09:57 IAA PortNews offers video of virtual round-table meeting “Best practices of coal transshipment in Russian ports”
09:32 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,668 points
09:16 GTT signs new Global Services Agreement with Chevron Transport Corporation
08:25 Safe Bulkers announces acquisition of a Post-Panamax class dry-bulk vessel
07:05 Port of Los Angeles sets new record for highest monthly container volumes
06:04 CMA CGM announces new FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
05:04 The Foundation Det Norske Veritas assumes full ownership of DNV GL
04:43 Damen Shiprepair & Conversion wins contract for first European conversion of a dredger to dual-fuel LNG / MGO

2017 December 14

18:03 Bunker prices still maintain the potential for growth
18:02 Pacific centre launches on low-carbon shipping mission
17:37 Gazprom and Shell to handle oversized equipment for Baltic LNG at Commercial Sea Port of Ust-Luga (photo)
17:29 Key decisions from MEPC 71 related to implementing BWM Convention outlined at BWMTech London Conference
17:05 Ulstein and TTS shortlisted for OSJ Innovation Award
16:35 HHI Group receives support of LR in building an LNG-fuelled future
16:05 Aker Solutions secures subsea services agreement with Statoil
15:50 Commercial Sea Port of Kandalaksha handled 1.46 mln t of cargo in 11M’17, up 3 times Y-o-Y
15:36 Special issue of PortNews magazine published for Transport Week is available online
15:25 United Nations experts endorse RF initiative
15:07 BASF extend their fleet with another Konecranes barge handler
14:52 Infrastructure development will be one of priorities of Vladimir Putin’s new presidential term
14:45 CMA CGM launches new, innovative and complementary set of products
14:03 Wärtsilä and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MME to collaborate in creating improved power and propulsion for ships
13:31 CLdN adds fourth weekly sailing between Gothenburg and Zeebrugge
13:01 GTT and Korean DSEC sign Technical Assistance and License Agreement
12:29 IMO encourages member countries to ratify and enforce the London Protocol to prohibit dumping at sea
12:00 Bahri welcomes Abdullah Aldubaikhi as new CEO
11:30 Bunker fuel is still in short supply at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:01 Port of Oakland import volume ahead of last year’s pace
10:40 Outright prohibition of heavy fuel in the Arctic is not reasonable – maritime administrations of Russia and Finland
10:21 Brent Crude futures price up 0.58% to $62.8, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.18% to $56.7
10:14 ABS awarded contract by Cenac Marine Services to support compliance with US Coast Guard (USCG) Subchapter M requirements
09:59 Russia and Finland have similar positions on double control of fuel used by vessels
09:30 Amsterdam joins the ‘Premier League’ in the ethanol market
09:14 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,730 points
08:28 APL introduces mobile application for container tracking
07:02 Port of Felixstowe handles 1 million TEU by rail

2017 December 13

18:32 The European Ports Forum assembles in Brussels
18:07 Samskip adds 100 rail wagons to its fleet
17:58 Rosmorport taps Sergey Simonov as Deputy General Director
17:31 SENSREC project to continue support Bangladesh to comply with international requirements towards accession to the IMO ship recycling treaty
17:25 CMA CGM issues update on winter surcharge on imports into St Petersburg, Ust-Luga & Bronka (Russia)