• 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.

2018 March 24

07:50 CMA CGM announces GRR from UAE to East Africa
07:48 ZIM announces 2017 results
07:44 APM Terminals celebrates its first year of working at Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico
07:42 Stena joins a unique cooperation for climate smart transport
07:40 Sea Machines opens second office in Hamburg, Germany

2018 March 23

18:07 World's largest modularized cracking furnace delivered from Wison Zhoushan Yard
17:59 UCL Holding companies performed a unique joint project on delivery of oversize cargo (photo)
17:32 Port of Antwerp pushes ahead with onshore power for ships
17:20 IMO Tier III certification for MTU marine engines from Rolls-Royce
17:18 ABS leads industry discussion on impact of 2020 sulfur cap, cybersecurity and digitization
16:17 WMU contributes to Marine Spatial Planning Training
15:39 Vladimir Putin wins presidential election in Russia with 76.69% of votes
14:46 Court approves amicable agreement in the case on allision of Delta Pioneer tanker with a pier at Primorsk port
14:24 Work to address maritime security challenges in Africa’s maritime zones underway at a regional workshop
14:23 Samskip starts container service between Amsterdam Container Terminal and Hull
13:58 International organizations join forces in the fisheries sector
13:32 New addition to DNV GL’s Veracity platform promises to raise drilling efficiency by offering digital solution based on data from 80 000 wells
13:02 Wärtsilä to ensure the continuous operations of Hidrovias Group’s pusher tugs in South American rivers
12:35 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v New Orleans with SwissMarine
12:10 BMT teams with BAE SYSTEMS and CAMMELL LAIRD to deliver additional Type 45 Power Generation
11:49 29 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 22-23
11:30 TechnipFMC and Magma Global to enter into a strategic collaboration agreement for hybrid flexible pipe
10:55 BMT and ARES to deliver a further 9 vessels for the Qatari Coastguard
10:44 Port of Rotterdam Authority invests in Port railway line capacity expansion
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 0.93% to $69.55, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.09% to $65
09:59 Port of Rotterdam Authority starts construction of Container Exchange Route
09:37 Bunker prices continue surging at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is flat at 1,117 points

2018 March 22

18:18 Global fuel market to remain relatively stable next week, expert says
18:03 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 7.25 million tonnes of cargo in 2M'18, up 6% Y-o-Y
17:45 Transas to return all funds received under state support programme in 2016-18
17:12 Germany based firm offers AIS vessel management tracking systems preventing IUU fishing
16:51 Investments of Tuapse Sea Commercial Port in production development totaled RUB 343 million in 2017
16:30 Rolls-Royce completes the £1.3 million MAXCMAS research project
15:59 Nitrogen deposition in the oceans needs further study
15:30 Acta Marine newbuild successfully completed sea trials
14:30 APL starts new India Pakistan Express 2 Service
14:04 RF Transport Ministry defines procedure for approval of widespread minerals production at Russia’s IWWs
13:33 Open simulation platform launches with new partners
13:12 Volga Shipping Company named “Industry Leader” in “Cargo Shipping Company” nomination
12:58 Wärtsilä Seals & Bearings joins the Green Award scheme in support of clean environment
12:48 WMU Board of Governors meets in Turkey
12:25 MAN Diesel & Turbo partners with Hyundai to build new test-engine facility in Ulsan
12:00 Workshop on prevention and control of shipping and port air emissions being developed as part of GloMEEP-IAPH partnership
11:36 19 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 21-22
11:21 Russian Trade and Economic Development Council sign MoU to further strengthen commercial ties with Abu Dhabi Ports
11:14 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:53 The Maritime Standard announces a special discount for the 2018 Awards
10:27 Brent Crude futures price up 0.01% to $69.48, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.09% to $65.23
10:05 Ukraine’s water transport carried 1,000 passengers in 2M’18, down 64.7%, Y-o-Y
09:41 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport grew by 41.2% to 0.3 million tonnes in 2M’18
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,117 points

2018 March 21

18:29 Wight Shipyard wins second order for fast ferry duo from Mexican ferry operator
18:16 Dorian LPG announces third Japanese financing
18:14 GasLog Partners LP announces acquisition of GasLog Gibraltar for $207 million and repayment of intercompany loan
18:04 ABP South Wales achieves new ISO 9001:2016 standard for bulk handling operations
17:42 Port of Gdansk to breathe new life into Dworzec Drzewny Quay
17:20 ABB wins contract to equip two next-generation shuttle tankers with future-proof solutions
17:13 Finnlines decides to exercise the options to lengthen two more ro-ro vessels
17:03 Throughput of Chinese ports up 4.7% to 1.45 billion tonnes in 2M’18