• 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.




2018 October 17

11:27 Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt joins V.Group
10:50 Brent Crude futures price down 0.09% to $81.34, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.06% to $71.88
10:42 CMA CGM to introduce new BAF on Europe-Africa trade
10:37 Damen Shipyards Galati hands over 74-metre fishery research vessel to Angolan government
10:27 Maritime Arctic Competence Center opens in Saint-Petersburg
09:42 KN invests in environmental protection measures
09:20 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,578 points

2018 October 16

18:33 Maersk Line announces new FAK rates from Mediterranean to West and Central Asia
18:03 ABS holds two seminars at the 58th Genoa International Boat Show
17:55 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 9M’18 grew by 5% Y-o-Y to 10.65 million tonnes
17:36 Wärtsilä opens the first International Maritime Cyber Centre of Excellence in the world
17:03 CMA CGM announces Overweight Surcharge on Asia and India to Africa trades
16:56 Wärtsilä launches Acceleration Centre in Singapore and partners with MPA and PSA Marine to develop IntelliTug
16:40 Throughput of port Vyborg in 9M’18 up 22% Y-o-Y to 1.33 million tonnes
16:21 Throughput of port Primorsk in 9M’18 fell by 11% Y-o-Y to 39.80 million tonnes
16:03 Höegh LNG announces amendment of the Höegh Gallant time charter
15:44 LUKOIL starts construction of facilities at Rakushechnoye field
15:22 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 9M’18 climbed by 6% Y-o-Y to 13.69 million tonnes
15:03 Avatar Logistics initiates cooperation with Sand & Grus AB Jehander and buys the vessel MS Jehander
14:41 Throughput of port Ust-Luga in 9M’18 declined by 5% Y-o-Y to 72.38 million tonnes
14:20 CMA CGM announces GRR from Far East to West Africa
14:03 Lithuanian Railways, Metrans and the Port of Hamburg strengthen relations
13:52 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg up 12% to 44.22 million tonnes in 9M’18
13:06 Scorpio Bulkers announces update on scrubbers
12:39 Project 22800 small missile ship Burya to be floated out on 23 October
12:13 Rolls-Royce and Intel announce autonomous ship collaboration
11:55 The Port of Riga outlines a vision for future development of Spilve Meadows
11:31 Ørsted selects GeoSea for Borssele 1 & 2 foundation and turbine transport and installation
11:14 Jan De Nul will dredge access channel to Guayaquil Port
11:11 RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet detachment completed tasks in Mediterranean Sea
10:59 Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam celebrates 70 years and bids farewell to director Frits van Dongen
10:50 Detachment of RF Navy's Pacific Fleet completes visit to Republic of Korea
10:28 WMU holds needs assessment workshop in Jordan
10:02 Brent Crude futures price up 0.31% to $81.03, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.11% to $71.86
09:43 IMO ​pushing forward with tackling greenhouse gas emissions
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,584 points

2018 October 15

18:23 MOL joins hands with partners to launch FOCUS project
17:59 Moscow to host a conference on construction of LNG-powered and LNG bunker ships on October 24
17:46 Algoma announces cancellation of Croatian newbuilds contracts
17:05 Klaveness Combination Carriers AS registered on NOTC
16:56 Tall ships arrive at Port of Ipswich as part of 'Race of the Classics'
16:37 Coast Guard ends search after plane crash victims bodies are located
16:20 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard delivers 8,140 DWT Pola Fiva, fifth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59
16:04 DNV GL leads consortium to update Carbon Trust Floating LiDAR Roadmap
15:34 East Mediterranean projects take steps towards adoption of alternative fuels
15:04 NYK approves Japan Climate Action Summit declaration
14:51 Wärtsilä LNG solutions featured on environmentally advanced cruise ship
14:35 Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray in Georgia, South Carolina
14:17 Andrey Shunin appointed as General Director of Caspian Energy Management
13:28 Cooperation for sustainable shipping in the Mediterranean
12:41 ACL christens its newest G4 vessel, the Atlantic Sun
12:13 Kongsberg Digital and KPMG launch new complete cybersecurity partnership for the maritime industry
11:55 Nevsky Shipyard took part in Offshore Marintec Russia
11:19 ABS leads industry discussion on digitization, safety and compliance
11:12 New shipping route links Gdansk and Scandinavia
10:51 Port of Gdansk considered as transport hub for Slovakia
10:29 Brent Crude futures price up 1.21% to $81.4, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.04% to $72.08
10:10 Tuco Marine Group to build a multipurpose first responder boat for Hovedstadens Beredskab I/S
09:53 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,579 points
09:34 Gazprom and Shell discuss next steps in Baltic LNG project