• 2018 February 6 11:20

    Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg handled 6.9 mln t of cargo in 2017, up 4% Y-oY

    In 2017, Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC (SP SPb, a company of UCL Holding) handled 6.9 mln t of cargo, up 4%, year-on-year. According to the company, the growth was driven by increased transportation of general and containerized cargo.

    SP SPb increased transshipment of general cargo by 1% to 6.3 mln t. In particular, transshipment of ferrous metal grew by 20% to 3.6 mln t with increased shipments of steel to the port from iron and steel works, clients of SP SPb. Besides, the company attracted a new large steel exporter – EVRAZ NTMK JSC. To meet the growing cargo flow the company has held a large scale renovation of the port infrastructure including modernization and construction of new storage facilities for general cargo, repair of approaches and renovation of equipment. In the result, SP SPb could intensify transshipment of ferrous metal.

    With the two new sheltered warehouses put into operation by Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg, handling of wood pellets surged by 35% to 294,000 t. Availability of port infrastructure required for transshipment of pellets let exporters increase their shipments through engaging new Russian manufacturers and expanding their footprint in the rising market of biofuel in Europe.

    In the reporting period, SP SPB slightly decreased transshipment of non-ferrous metal (by 9% to 1.4 mln t) and metal scrap (by 8% to 600,000 t) due to reduced exports by suppliers of this cargo.

    In 2017, the flow of mineral fertilizers in big bags remained at the level of the previous year — more than 270,000 t. Meanwhile, transshipment of bulk mineral fertilizers plunged three times to 39,000 t because of its shifting to dedicated terminals of the Baltic Sea. 

    Total transshipment of dry bulk cargo via the berths of the company decreased by 8%, year-on-year, to 226,000 t.

    In the reporting period, considerable growth (by 60%) was demonstrated in the segment of container handling – to 33,644 TEUs, or 295,000 t. The growth should be attributed to the development of a container service offering not only standard transshipment operations but also additional container handling options. Container line Sea Connect operates at Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg from December 2016.

    In 2017, SP SPb was also handling project, oversized and overweight cargo, freight for agricultural industry, timber, food, RO-RO cargo and other types of cargo which showed mixed dynamics amid different market situations.

    Total exports from SP SPb grew by 6% to 6.5 mln t while imports fell by 12%* to 0.4 mln t. Exports accounted for 94% of the company’s total throughput, imports — for 6%.

    Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC (a company of UCL Port – stevedoring division of the International Transportation Group UCL Holding) is the largest operator, rendering services on handling of all types of dry cargoes at Big Port St. Petersburg. It operates modern multipurpose specialized terminals for handling of general and bulk cargoes and specialized terminals for ro-ro cargoes and containers.

2019 July 20

15:47 FortisBC secures first export contract for Tilbury LNG facility
13:42 AIDA Cruises plans practical trial of fuel cells abord one of its ships as early as 2021
12:51 Ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles host Clean Truck Program Rate Workshop
11:37 USCG responds to oil slick near Port Aransas, Texas
10:56 Wallem introduces cloud-based software for simpler workflows

2019 July 19

18:10 NYK holds fleet safety promotion conferences for shipowners and ship-management companies
18:04 Incat Tasmania exports new 111 metre ferry to Spain
17:49 World's largest air-cushioned landing craft takes part in Navy Day parade rehearsal in Baltiysk
17:25 Caspian Flotilla ship crews prepare for Naval Parade
17:03 FortisBC secures first export contract for Tilbury LNG facility
16:22 Project documentation for construction of Nizhny Novgorod hydroengineering facility completed - Victor Vovk
16:03 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to East and South Africa
15:50 East Mining Company to invest RUB 11.5 billion in development of its coal project in Sakhalin
15:33 Moby names Damen ASD Tug 2813 Vincenzino O. in Cagliari
15:12 Cargotec posts financial report for January–June 2019
14:47 Blagoveshchensk shipyard completed state trials of hydrographic survey vessel of Project 19910
14:33 NYK recognized for implementation of advanced navigation support tool
14:12 Global Ship Lease announces new charter agreement
13:51 150 graduates of Moscow State Water Transport Academy awarded with diplomas
13:30 RF Government includes NOVATEK’s LNG terminal project into area planning scheme
13:12 Port of Long Beach releases draft Master Plan update
13:07 Epic Gas Ltd. completes acquisition of two vessels of four LPG carriers
12:24 USCG finds federal fisheries violations aboard 5 recreational fishing vessels
12:11 IMO Council condemns tanker attacks in Strait of Hormuz and Sea of Oman
11:31 Naval Group reports order intake growth in H1 to 3.9bn euro
11:14 Ice-breaking LNG carrier for Yamal LNG Project named NIKOLAY URVANTSEV
10:58 Minister of Transport of Malaysia visits World Maritime University
10:26 Saudi Arabia accedes to two important IMO treaties
09:55 Bunker prices are slightly down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:50 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 19
09:33 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.91% to $63.11, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.48% to $56.12
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,130 points

2019 July 18

18:05 Future expectations for MPS Terminal 3 in the port in Tema outlined with Government delegation
17:24 PGNiG acquires interest in another gas field in the North Sea
17:18 DNV GL supports 2020 sulphur compliance with online Ship Implementation Plan
17:05 OOCL announces new Middle East / Indian Subcontinent – North Europe Service
16:35 Consortium including DEME and Jan De Nul explores pioneering high-wave offshore solar technology
16:07 Large maritime market players join hands to create high-wave offshore solar panels
15:52 State Duma makes it easier for foreign tourists to visit Russia’s Arctic
15:35 Incat Tasmania delivers new 111-metre ferry to Spain operator Naviera Armas
15:18 Hapag-Lloyd launches South-East India – Europe Express Service // IEX to start operations in October 2019
15:01 Operation ATALANTA welcomes ESPS CANARIAS
14:26 Bunker prices are slightly down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
14:00 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Selina with Ausca
13:44 PortNews Media Group's anniversary celebration photo release
13:22 Aleksey Khaidukov as President of Novoship
13:00 Global Ports Holding invites proposals for Duty Free and Travel Retail operations at Malaga, Zadar, Cagliari and Catania cruise ports
12:47 East Mining Company eyes arranging offshore transshipment of coal in Kamchatka under Tata project
12:09 Wärtsilä posts financial results for January-June 2019
11:53 Construction of LNG-powered icebreakers to be financed by NOVATEK – Vyacheslav Ruksha
11:31 RF Deputy PM Maksim Akimov set a task to begin dredging in the Gulf of Ob not later than on 1 August 2019
11:09 Port of Muuga strengthened with new ferry connection to Finland
10:48 Primorsky MRC terminal to offer fully closed transshipment of loose cargo
10:30 MAN Energy Solutions gets subsea compression FEED order from Chevron
10:09 Port of Lowestoft names new state-of-the-art pilot boat
09:56 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 18
09:50 APM Terminals Callao launches Peru’s first digital customer platform
09:34 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.17% to $63.77, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.02% to $56.79
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,064 points

2019 July 17

18:13 USCG responds to boat collision, assists 4 injured