• 2017 December 7 16:16

    Port Bronka presents railway-yard project for Russia to take over dry bulk cargo flows (photo)

    St. Petersburg, Russia based MSCC Bronka, a multipurpose port Bronka (part of Big Port St. Petersburg) has developed a project of a southern railway-yard for redirection of dry bulk cargo to Russia. IAA PortNews correspondent says the project has been presented at the Transport Week 2017 in Moscow. 

    The project complies with the strategic task of Russia to shift the cargo flows from the ports of the neighboring countries to domestic terminals. It provides for transshipment of containers with mineral fertilizers, cast iron and grain onto Panamax ships of 50,000-70,000 t in capacity through application of КОТТА technology (innovative dry bulk container with a bottom discharge function). With its depth of 14.4 m Port Bronka is able to handle dry bulk carriers of that capacity.

    The construction of the railway-yard is to begin in 2019. That will let take over 5-8 mln t of cargo from the ports of the Baltic countries, which is about 410,000-660,000 TEUs per year.

    According to estimates of the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot), freight traffic at the ports located in the North-West of Russia may increase by 60 mln t a year by 2020. Nadezhda Zhikhareva, Deputy head of ‎‎Rosmorrechflot‎‎  who was speaking at a meeting of the Coordination Council for Development of the Transport System in St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region in July 2017 told that about 40 mln t is expected to be generated in the segment of dry bulk cargo. Additional volumes of freight will be received thanks to shifting of imports flows to Russian ports from the neighboring countries’ sea ports (more than 25 million tonnes per year).‎

    Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex "Bronka" (MSCC Bronka) is being built on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, where the Dam and the Ring Road border the territory of Lomonosov. The Bronka complex will comprise three dedicated facilities: a container terminal encompassing 107 hectares, the Ro-Ro terminal of 57 ha and a logistics center of 42 ha.  Container terminal will have a 1,220 m-long quay wall (including 5 berths). The length of Ro-Ro terminal's dock line will be 710 meters (3 berths).

    After completion of Bronka Phase 1 its capacity will reach 1.45 million TEUs and 260,000 units of Ro-Ro cargoes. In future the MSCC Bronka expansion will help increase the facility's container throughput to 1.9 million TEUs. Upon completion of the port's construction and dredging to the design mark of 14.4 meters in 2015 MSCC Bronka will be able to accommodate Post-Panamax containerships and the ferries of Finnstar class.

    Once completed Bronka project will help generate 2,300 jobs at its marine terminals alone. The first liner vessel called to Bronka terminal on September 8, 2015.




2017 December 16

07:46 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
06:51 Hapag-Lloyd announces new rates from Far East Westbound East Asia (including Japan) to Europe N.C. and Mediterranean
06:49 Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam to launch a pilot project with ‘fixed windows’ for inland vessels with large call sizes
06:45 Miriam Maes to succeed Rutger van Slobbe as Chair of the Port of Rotterdam Authority Advisory Board
06:37 DNV GL launches first class guideline for additive manufacturing

2017 December 15

23:12 Russia and USA filed first ever joint note to IMO on shipping in Bering Strait and Bering Sea
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