• 2018 January 24 15:41

    Vostochny Port handled more than 23 mln t of coal in 2017 (photo)

    Vostochny Port JSC, Russia’s largest dedicated coal port (run by Port Management Company, PMC LLC) says it fulfilled the plan for January-December 2017 having handled 23.2 mln t of premium quality coal.
     
    In the reporting period Vostochny Port handled more than 317,000 open top rail cars including 195,000 innovative cars with increased capacity (62% of the rolling stock).

    The port loaded 539 vessels including 191 Panamax ships (35%) and 46 Capesize ships (8%), twice as much as in 2016. The 289 m long Star Pauline was the largest vessel handled at the berths of Vostochny Port. The 180,000 DWT vessel was loaded with 149,100 tonnes of premium-quality coal exported to South Korea.

    In October the company achieved yet another record with average daily handling of 67,000 t. On October 16, Vostochny Port loaded 83,800 t of coal onto the bulk carrier FPMC B108 bound for Taiwan. It took 30 hours to load the ship.

    In November, Vostochny Port said that it shipped 400 mln t of coal from the date of its foundation.
     
    The milestone tonne was loaded onto the MBA GIOVANNI. 

    In 2017, coal exported from Vostochny Port was delivered to 13 countries of the Asia-Pacific Region. S. Korea remained the leader with 29% of throughput (more than 6.6 mln t). It is followed by Japan — 26% (6 mln t), Taiwan - 16% (3.6 mln t) and China - 6% (1.2 mln t).

    In January 2017, as part of modernization programme, the company replaced one of four ship loading conveyors (SLC) with an innovative SLC ensuring environmental safety of coal transshipment. 

    In February, Vostochny Port put into operation its new wind protection system. The shelter, which is 600 meters long can simultaneously accommodate more than 60 wagons with coal. The new wind protection system shelters one of the sections where open wagons with coal are moving across the terminal. The shelter helps prevent freezing and blowing out of coal in the period of strong winds in Primorye.  

    In July, the company completed modernization of its water treatment facilities. New water treatment facilities of Vostochny Port let improve the quality of technical waters 2.5 times.

    In the run up to the winter season, fast-moving doors were assembled at the entrance of the dumper building to maintain the desired room temperatures and prevent dusting. Protection coating was renewed for the wind shields. The Coal Handling Complex has replaced 3.3 km of conveyor belts under the major repairs program to provide effective operations of the conveyors in winter season. 

    Regular environmental monitoring was performed at the port by specialists of the port holding. 

    In 2017, Vostochny Port completed dredging works at the cargo berth No 51 (Phase 3 of the coal terminal). It can now accommodate bulk cargo carriers with deadweight of up to 180,000 t.

    Special equipment was delivered and assembled under Vostochny Port’s Phase 3 project. 

    In December 2017, Vostochny Port held a ceremonial launching of the new substation “Ugolnaya-2” intended for powering Phase 3 of the coal terminal.

    Throughout the year Vostochny Port took part in key industry-focused events, both in Russia in other countries. The company welcomed delegations with representatives of businesses and authorities. 

    In September 2017, the port was visited by RF Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov, Deputy Transport Minister – head of Rosmorrechflot Victor Olersky, Russian Railways President Oleg Belozerov and IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim. 

    The delegation of Mongolia headed by Khaltmaagiyn Battulga, the President of the country,  visited Vostochny Port while on an official visit to Russia. 

    During the 3rd Eastern Economic Forum Vostochny Port presented its Phase 3 project and signed a number of agreements including a trilateral memorandum of understanding for the arrangement of specialized equipment assembly for Phase 3 and commissioning works. The parties (Port Management Company, Vostochny Port and Marubeni Corporation) agreed on the joint implementation of advanced technologies in the sphere of operational environmental safety in pursuance of previously made contracts. 

    Phase 3 project was also presented at Transport Week 2017 held in Moscow in December. 

    The year of 2017 saw the extension of Vostochny Port’s collective labor contract for three years till 2020. The new document does not only retain all the strong points of the previous contract but also expands social guarantees for the company employees. 

    Vostochny Port JSC (Primorsky Territory) is Russia’s largest publicly available terminal equipped with wagon dumpers, conveyor systems, ship loading equipment and a unique multilevel system of magnetic separation. The terminal exports coal produced by different coal companies of Russia. In 2017 the port handled 23,2 mln t of coal, one fifth of all coal exports via Russian seaports and about  30% of coal transshipment via the ports of Russia’s Far East Basin.

    Vostochny Port is a port of open access, available for all coal producers. Among the key targets of the port is to build up its throughput with improvement of offered services: uninterrupted supply and shipment of cargo to the most efficient types of ships and development of new supply routes.




2019 February 15

18:05 Noble Corporation announces purchase of a second newbuild jackup rig from PaxOcean
16:57 Port of Goole powered by £1 million solar installation
16:26 ABP continues support of Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service
15:30 Sea Cup 2019 preliminaries kick off in Kamchatka
15:04 CNIIMF authorized to confirm conformity of dangerous cargo containers
13:59 Nevsky Shipyard starts cutting metal for cargo-passenger ship of PV22 project
13:32 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 5,500 tonnes fish in Jan’2019, down 48% Y-o-Y
13:08 Fincantieri and Princess Cruises celebrate three construction milestones of three “Royal” class ships at the Monfalcone shipyard
12:45 Dredging under Sea Port Sukhodol project to exceed 7 mln cbm – details to be covered at the Congress
12:08 Port of Oakland import volume increased 9 percent January 2019
11:46 8 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 14-15
11:27 Okskaya Sudoverf lays down seventh dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M
11:08 DNV GL and Metalships & Docks ink class agreement for luxury sailing vessel
10:53 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in Jan’19 grew by 3.4% Y-o-Y to 11.19 million tonnes
10:29 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.63% to $64.98, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.57% to $54.72
10:08 EFIP welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament resolution on NAIADES II
09:41 Bunker prices are going up at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up down to 628 points
09:07 ICTSI inaugurates the expansion of its Batumi International Container Terminal
08:07 MAN Energy Solutions wins contract to supply the engines for a new harbour tug in Spain
07:41 Inmarsat announces new initiatives to support maritime, ports and logistics start-ups with Rainmaking and Bluetech

2019 February 14

18:03 Austal's LCS 20 completes acceptance trials
17:44 Royal Navy to discuss the future of unmanned and autonomous naval warfare at SMi's 3rd annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2019
17:22 Freight turnover of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) in January 2019 fell by 26% Y-o-Y to about 190,000 tonnes
17:03 MOL Techno-Trade takes part in marine environmental protection program
16:25 VTB acquires 100% of Novorossiysk Grain Terminal from NSCP Group
16:03 Port of Virginia container volume up 8.9% to 134,638 TEU in January 2019
16:03 Expert expects uncertainty on global fuel market next week
15:49 “K” Line’s LNGC makes maiden call from Ichthys LNG Project to Naoetsu LNG Terminal in Japan
15:40 BSTDB to finance construction of Lavna coal terminal under agreement with STLC
15:21 2nd Conference “Dangerous cargoes: new transportation requirements” to be held under the auspices of RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry
15:03 ONE renewes own loading record exceeding 19000TEUs
14:33 Maersk and PBF Logistics LP announce agreement for production and storage of 0.5% sulphur fuel on the U.S. East Coast
14:02 Port of Long Beach volumes decrease 0.1 percent to 657,286 TEU in Jan 2019
13:50 Multipurpose Transshipment Complex to be built in Primorsk
13:32 Port of Los Angeles volumes up 5.4 percent to 852,449 TEUs in January 2019
13:02 Port of Rotterdam throughput volume up to 469.0 million tonnes in 2018
12:46 Supply vessel OCEAN COOPER 2 sinks in Singapore waters
12:25 Baltic Sea Region cruise ports commit to reducing negative ecological impacts
11:27 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:09 Port of Marseille-Fos to deliver the first phase of the subsea cable landing infrastructure by Q3 2019
10:31 9 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 13-14
10:09 GTT receives an order from Samsung Heavy Industries for the tank design of a new LNG Carrier for Minerva Gas
09:44 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.66% to $64.03, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.58% to $54.21
09:25 Baltic Dry Index is up to 608 points
09:08 ABB to power Iceland’s first electric ferry ABB to power Iceland’s first electric ferry

2019 February 13

18:10 Shell and partners start deep-water production at Lula North in Brazil
17:46 OLT Offshore LNG Toscana Regasification Terminal works at almost full capacity
17:23 Excelerate’s Northeast Gateway Deepwater Terminal reached a peak send-out flow rate
16:58 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in Jan’2019 fell by 8.9% Y-o-Y to 4.12 million tonnes
16:29 II HES and Dredging Forum to address deep-water routes to Sabetta and Novoportovsky terminal
15:57 Port of Singapore throughput in Jan’2019 fell by 2.4% Y-o-Y to 51.93 million tonnes
15:32 Throughput of Russian seaports in Jan'2019 grew by 5.6% Y-o-Y to 67.6 million tonnes of cargo (detalization)
15:05 Bank VTB acquired 50 percent minus one share in United Grain Company
15:04 NYK conducts crisis-response drill with ONE
14:56 DNV GL and Metalships & Docks ink class agreement for luxury sailing vessel
14:03 WMU and Japan cooperate on advancing BBNJ discussions
13:37 New Freeport of Riga Development Programme provides for expanded port operations
13:14 MOL Chemical Tankers and Den Hartogh Logistics form strategic alliance
12:51 7 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 12-13