• 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 March 19

18:06 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to East Africa
18:00 NIBULON awarded first advanced training certificates of state standard to shipbuilders
17:39 Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port handled 618,500 tonnes of fish in 2M’18, up 19.8% Y-o-Y
17:22 Gross revenue of Sovcomflot in 2017 grew by 3.4% to $1.43 billion
16:58 VSC terminal launches train services to Ramenskoye Station
16:41 Wagenborg carries out inspections in Russian Far East
16:30 ClassNK releases Guidelines for Direct Load Analysis and Strength Assessment of hull structure
16:06 Port of Rotterdam Authority: solid financial results in 2017 create new scope for ambitious investment programme
15:49 Maersk Line relaunches Asia-Europe Network to increase schedule reliability
15:43 Port of Rotterdam could increase its market share in certain regions in South-West Germany by up to 23%
15:17 North Rhine-Westphalia and Port of Rotterdam make start on port agreement
14:54 Exercise on maritime security held in Nigeria on 14-16 March
14:29 Rosneft posts growth of its net income in 2017, by 40.7% to USD 3.8 billion
13:55 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 11,944 in RF spot market
13:32 Workshop on how to design and conduct drills and maritime security exercises held in Jamaica
13:10 DP World and NIIF joint venture Hindustan Infralog to acquire 90% of Continental Warehousing Corporation in India
12:48 52 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 18-19
12:21 Wärtsilä acquires Transas to accelerate its Smart Marine Ecosystem vision
12:05 ULSTEIN holds steel cutting for SunStone's X-BOW expedition cruise vessel
11:49 Aker Arctic and ICEYE to provide satellite ice information
11:30 13th Arctic Passion Seminar held in Helsinki
11:08 Bibby Offshore announces merger with Rever Offshore
10:45 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) up 2.2% to 3.22 million TEUs in Jan-Feb’18
10:23 Brent Crude futures price down 0.48% to $65.89, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.46% to $62.12
10:08 MSC launches new freight rail service between Seville, Spain, and the Atlantic
09:42 Singapore will host 17th Vessel Efficiency and Fuel Management Summit on 29-30 August 2018
09:17 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,143 points
09:08 Ulstein celebrates keel laying of Lindblad’s first polar new build
08:04 DP World acquires fully integrated logistics services provider in Peru

2018 March 17

06:48 Seatrade convicted for trafficking toxic ships

2018 March 16

18:06 Rijkswaterstaat awards Afsluitdijk project to Levvel consortium
17:36 HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai handles new record ship
17:05 ICS publishes latest Flag State Performance Table
16:51 Vladimir Putin inspected the completed new road section of the Crimean Bridge
16:35 Wison successfully delivers the global largest single cracking furnace module
16:20 GTT announces the end of the test phase of its new LNG brick® technology
16:05 Fincantieri starts building of ultra-luxury cruise ship for Regent Seven Seas Cruises
15:30 Caterpillar Marine announces first European IMO Tier III tugboat
15:03 Throughput of port Kavkaz up 67% to 4.3 million tonnes in 2M’18
14:39 Port of Hamburg proves effectiveness in handling mega-carriers
14:05 Training for port facility security staff arranged in the Dominican Republic
13:42 Multipurpose Reloading Complex takes lead in the industry
13:20 Karachi Shipyards & Engineering Works delivers two Damen Stan Patrol 1605 FRP patrol boats to Pakistan Customs
13:17 Bunker prices continue going down at the port of Novorossiysk, Russia (graph)
12:51 52 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 15-16
12:28 Seaports of Russia’s Azov Sea Basin handled 16.77 million tonnes of cargo in winter 2017-2018, up 63.8% Y-o-Y
12:04 Latin America maritime cooperation centre launched
11:40 Vympel Shipyard laid down second armament support ship of Project 20360М for RF Defence Ministry (photo)
11:15 Vostochny Port JSC develops railway infrastructure under its Phase 3 project (photo)
10:52 IMO joined leading oil spill experts to discuss future issues concerning oil spill preparedness, response and restoration
10:27 Brent Crude futures price down 0.11% to $65.05, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.05% to $61.16
10:09 Panama Canal signs agreement with Association of Soybean and Corn Producers of Mato Grosso
09:48 IMO is looking at safety aspects of on shore power supply to ships
09:34 Bunker prices are flat at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,150 points
09:03 Damen unveils Multi Cat Water Injection Dredger

2018 March 15

18:25 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
18:11 ICS releases latest Flag State Performance Table (with new criteria included)
18:05 Fincantieri will cooperate with Barzan Holdings
17:57 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 2M’18 up 16% Y-o-Y to 2.32 million tonnes