• 2017 November 22 11:46

    Navigation season at the main route of the Volga-Baltic Waterway is over (photo)

    Operation of aids to navigation and locks at the main route of the Volga-Baltic Waterway is over.  According to the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot) operation continues at the waterways of the Kaliningrad Region (till November 30) and at the Neva river (for cargo ships sailing towards winter anchorage location).

    Amid the favorable weather, the navigation period of 2017 on the Neva river within Saint-Petersburg started 16 days ahead of schedule, in the rest of the Neva waters - 6 days ahead of schedule. Navigation season in the Vologda Region started 12 days later than planned due to unfavorable ice conditions.
    In 2017, aids to navigation were serviced at 3,526.2 km of waterways by 32 buoy tenders including 22 vessels operating on the main route. Operation of aids to navigation at the main rout (excluding) inland water ways in the Kaliningrad Region lasted for 204 days on the average.

    The scope of dredging on the Volga-Baltic Waterway totaled 1.18 mln cbm. The works were performed by 14 units of the dredging fleet.

    Favorable hydrological conditions allowed for vessels with draught of up 375 cm pass the routes starting from May 19 till the end of navigation.

    The number of locking operations in 2017 totaled 33,923, up 7.0 % Y-o-Y (59,637 vessels, up 14.5% Y-o-Y).

    Cargo traffic grew by 2.1 % to 16.6 mln t. The number of voyages grew by 2.5% to 20,400. Passenger traffic remained flat, year-on-year, at 331,600 passengers.

    The competence of the Volga-Baltic Waterways Administration covers 4,944.2 km of waterways including 3,526.2 km of waterways with aids to navigation. The length of waterways with guaranteed dimensions and lighted aids to navigation – 2,979.2 km. There are 35 hydraulic engineering structures including 11 locks.

    Main route of the VBW: Volga-Baltic Canal, Neva / Malaya Neva / Svir / Volkhov / Vuoksa / Trostyanka rivers, Onezhsky Canal, Ladoga / Chudskoye / Pskovskoye / Beloye lakes. Kaliningrad area waterways: Neman / Pregolya / Matrosovka / Deima rivers, navigable ways of the Couronian lagoon.

2018 July 19

18:23 MPA and Port of Rotterdam Authority to continue cooperation in information exchange and R&D
18:14 DP World signs agreement to boost international trade
17:55 NIBULON launched second T3500 Project tug
17:32 IMO supports spill preparedness in the Northwest Pacific
17:10 ABB turbochargers support optimal performance and fuel efficiency for one of the world’s largest container ships
16:48 Escort vessel Yaroslav Mudriy of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet leaves port of Cyprus
16:21 Ocean Alliance - CMA CGM to reshuffle its CIMEX 6 service
15:59 Blagoveshchensk shipyard launched hydrographic vessel Aleksandr Rogotsky built for RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet
15:26 Austal USA opens new San Diego operations office
15:04 MABUX says high volatility remains in global bunker market
14:45 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 22.2 million tonnes of cargo in 6M'18, up 7.6% Y-o-Y
14:27 FSB Border Service explains its position as regards vessels owned by foreign entities and used by Russian fishermen
14:09 New CMA CGM's FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
14:02 The PORT OF KIEL invests in cargo handling and environmental technology
13:43 Season of icebreaker assistance in water area of port Sabetta is over from July 20
13:28 Coast Guard offloads approximately 8.5 tons of cocaine
13:04 CMA CGM: FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
12:55 NOVATEK shipped first LNG cargos to China
12:36 ILCA, Port of Amsterdam to host Chem Together meeting, Sept. 11
12:10 Fuel oil prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:42 State Duma approves Russian ships’ multiple crossings of State Border through notification procedure
11:19 CMA CGM to apply FAK rates for Asia-North Africa trades
10:54 Canada’s Davie Shipbuilding delivered first LNG-powered ferry to be built in North America
10:35 NYK establishes logistics JV for finished cars using automobile freight trains in India
10:03 New Port of Hamburg “Connection Compass 2018/19” has arrived
09:46 Brent Crude futures price down 0.18% to $72.77, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.12% to $67.67
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,688 points

2018 July 18

18:31 Naval Group posts H1 2018 performance results
18:00 BC Ferries announces sponsorship of the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre
17:36 DP World announces closing of Continental Warehousing Corporation (India) transaction
17:12 Marine Technics to participate in International Far East Maritime Show-2018
16:44 Oleg Bukin elected as Chairman of Tuapse Commercial Seaport BoD
16:23 Transocean and Chevron Australia ink 11-well contract
15:45 Stena Bulk positions itself in crude oil
15:19 Transocean announces 13-well contract for Transocean 712
14:57 AGCS issued Safety & Shipping Review 2018
14:43 Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör kicks off the holiday traffic season without delay
14:18 Intermarine UK promotes Portland Port to Government minister
14:00 Szczecin to become the capital of Baltic seaports in September
13:31 OHT to order ULSTEIN-designed heavy lift transport and installation vessel
12:59 Ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście announce 12-pct increase of cargo handling in HI’18
12:22 Dorian LPG confirms receipt of director nominations from BW LPG
11:50 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in HI’18 fell by 3.1% Y-o-Y to 53.8 million tonnes
11:25 TTS Colibri 3D compensated crane passes FAT
11:03 Overseas Shipholding Group places order for cemical tanker duo with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard
10:41 Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant launches Svetlyak-class patrol boat Balaklava
10:32 Brent Crude futures price down 0.35% to $71.91, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.36% to $66.92
10:16 ICS encouraged by IMO progress on 2020 global sulphur cap implementation issues
09:59 Bunker prices continue going down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:40 Throughput of Russian seaports in 6M’18 grew by 2.8% Y-o-Y to 394.8 million tonnes (detalization)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,721 points

2018 July 17

18:24 North P&I Club and 24Vision ink partnership agreement
18:07 Lockheed Martin awarded Navy's contract worth more than $450 million in FMS funding for MMSC project
17:55 TransContainer announced its operating results for the second quarter and the first half of 2018
17:27 Equinor buys shares for use in the group's Share saving plan
17:11 Vigor Marine LLC gets Navy's contract for USNS Mercy mid-term availability
16:56 Okskaya Sudoverf puts into operation Belmax 4, fourth non-self-propelled barge of Project ROB20
16:34 Prosafe awarded important contract in Brazil
15:47 Orsted opts for Tekmar's CPS for Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farm projects
15:28 Port of Rotterdam places a bee colony in the port area