• 2018 February 22 14:40

    New product tanker of RTS27M series Balt Flot 20 takes to the water at Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard

    Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation) today held an official launching ceremony for fifth product (oil / chemicals) tanker of modified project RST27M. The vessel named Balt Flot 20 is being built for Russian tanker operator BF Tanker, the shipbuilding firm said.

    The launching ceremony was attended by representatives of the STLC, BF Tanker, the series design developer (Marine Engineering Bureau), of city authorities, managers and employees of the shipyard.

    Mikhail Pershin interim CEO of Krasnoye Sormovo in his speech noted that the shipyard has delivered so far to the customer three tankers of the Project RST27M. Under the contractual terms Krasnoye Sormovo will complete and deliver two more product carriers.

    "Vessels of the project RST27M are able to solve the conventional tasks of transporting goods on the inland waterways of the country, and they can cope with this task not worse, I would say, in many respects, better than the vessels of the well-proven RST27 series. The chemical tankers are capable of sailing at sea and on inland waterways, feature enhanced sea capabilities taking into account future oil products transportation in the Caspian region. At the same time, the vessels satisfy the dimensions of the Volga-Don Canal and the Volga-Baltic Waterway. That is, by and large, we have created more universal tankers, both from the point of view of the cargo being transported and also of the geography of supplies," Gennady Egorov, Director General of Marine Engineering Bureau said.

    As previously reported, tripartite contracts for five RST27M oil / chemical tankers were signed in Dec. 2016 between Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard, BF Tanker and the State Transport Leasing Company (STLC). The Customer of the vessels is STLC.

    The tankers delivery was scheduled for 2017-2018. BF Tanker has already taken delivery three RST27M-series vessels. The 4th tanker expects sea trials to be handed over to the customer. This 5th tanker, after launching, will have to undergo outfitting, dock-side and sea trials before the parties sign acceptance / delivery certificate.

    The modification of RST27-series tankers features increased DWT by more than 800 tonnes.
    General characteristics: LOA:140.8 m; beam: 16.9 m; draft (sea/river): 4.6m/3.6 m.
    RS class: KM  Ice1 1 R2 AUT1-ICS OMBO VCS ECO-S Oil / Chemical Tanker Type 2 (ESP).

    The RST27M series tankers were designed for sea and mixed (river-sea) transportation of crude oil and petroleum products with density ranging 0.7 up to 1.015 t/m³, and harmful liquid substances in bulk, including liquids requiring heating up to temperature 60°C, without restriction of temperature of flash-point and simultaneous carriage of 3 sorts of cargo. Engineering design was completed by Volga-Caspian Design Bureau.

    Krasnoye Sormovo JSC (founded in 1849) is one of the oldest shipbuilding companies in Russia. Throughout the 75-year period, more than three hundred submarines and rescue vehicles including 25 nuclear ones have been built and modernized by Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard. Today, Krasnoye Sormovo builds vessels of commercial fleet comply with international conventions reliability and safety requirements. Some of Krasnoye Sormovo tankers are in the list of Significant Ships of the Year by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).

    United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC OJSC) is the largest shipbuilding company in Russia. It was set up in 2007 with 100% federal ownership. The holding comprises 40 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and shiprepairing companies as well as leading design bureaus). Currently, USC consolidates the bulk of the domestic shipbuilding complex. The Russian market is the main focus of the state corporation though it also exports its products to 20 countries worldwide.

2018 March 22

11:14 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:53 The Maritime Standard announces a special discount for the 2018 Awards
10:27 Brent Crude futures price up 0.01% to $69.48, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.09% to $65.23
10:05 Ukraine’s water transport carried 1,000 passengers in 2M’18, down 64.7%, Y-o-Y
09:41 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport grew by 41.2% to 0.3 million tonnes in 2M’18
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,117 points

2018 March 21

18:29 Wight Shipyard wins second order for fast ferry duo from Mexican ferry operator
18:16 Dorian LPG announces third Japanese financing
18:14 GasLog Partners LP announces acquisition of GasLog Gibraltar for $207 million and repayment of intercompany loan
18:04 ABP South Wales achieves new ISO 9001:2016 standard for bulk handling operations
17:42 Port of Gdansk to breathe new life into Dworzec Drzewny Quay
17:20 ABB wins contract to equip two next-generation shuttle tankers with future-proof solutions
17:13 Finnlines decides to exercise the options to lengthen two more ro-ro vessels
17:03 Throughput of Chinese ports up 4.7% to 1.45 billion tonnes in 2M’18
16:39 Pavel Bezmaternykh elected as Director of Eastern-Siberian Inland Navigation Company
16:18 Port of Gdansk overhauls its quays
16:00 Novikombank provides a $100 million loan to STLC
15:47 Huntington Ingalls names two vice presidents
15:21 Gulf Island Fabrication secures contracts for two specialized vessels
15:04 Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018 to be held in Dubai on 29-31 October as part of UAE Maritime Week
14:42 LUKOIL’s profit in 2017 more than doubled YoY to RUB 418.8 bln
14:23 Wärtsilä and Crowley extend maintenance agreement for 11 articulated tug barges
13:56 IMO launches a video outlining how GMN initiative is uniting MTCCs into a global network
13:29 Ulstein built SOV Acta Auriga completes sea trials
13:11 Dubai will host MARACAD Maritime Innovation Awards on 3 October 2018
13:02 MARACAD 2018 will be held in Dubai on 2-3 October
12:30 17 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 20-21
12:09 Port of Quebec to cooperate with Port of Zeebrugge
11:47 Port of Immingham and partners hosted Driving Safety Forward forum
11:39 Vostochny Port JSC exported 5 million tonnes of coal YTD (photo)
10:50 Claimants and defendants in the case on allision of Delta Pioneer tanker with a pier at Primorsk port come to amicable agreement
10:31 Finnlines plans to lengthen two more Ro-Ro ships
10:15 Brent Crude futures price up 0.24% to $67.58, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.25% to $63.7
09:51 ABP's Port of Ayr took delivery of Liebherr crane
09:44 Bunker prices are going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:17 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,122 points
08:08 Scottish ports secure AEO status for Leith, Rosyth and Grangemouth
00:32 Ontario Government accepts Damen proposal for full ferry electrification

2018 March 20

18:20 Sirius Petroleum announces delivery of compact well head systems for Ororo-4 and Ororo-5
18:02 Leningrad Region Governor visits Vyborg Shipyard
17:56 PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals enhances Nhava Sheva connectivity with first barge and train volumes
17:40 Van Oord posts results for 2017
17:25 Nevsky Shipyard designed a unique test stand
16:58 Multi-Link Terminals Ltd Oy orders Konecranes ship-to-shore crane for its Helsinki terminal
16:40 SMM 2018: green shipping makes headway
16:01 Transit shipments of containers on Russian Railways' network increased by 40% in January-February 2018
15:36 Rotterdam, the Netherlands will host 21st Ballast Water Management Conference on 7-8 November, 2018
15:13 NWSA container volumes grow 6 percent in February 2018
14:50 IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim spoke at International Shipping Summit in Istanbul
14:24 More than half of spaces at icebreaker Arktika being built by Baltiysky Zavod are ready for outfitting (photo)
14:12 Maersk Line increases FAK rates from Far East to North Europe
13:35 Dredging works to be performed at seaport of Vladivostok
13:13 BP charters Safe Caledonia for West of Shetland
12:47 Traffic of passenger cars and buses through Crimea Bridge to be launched in May 2018 – RF Transport Ministry (photo)
12:01 Wan Hai Lines to launch new China to Vietnam service
11:51 40 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 19-20
11:28 Bunker prices level up at the Far East ports of Russia following last week’s fall (graph)
11:19 Maersk Line stops Winter Fee from world to St Petersburg FCT, RU, St Petersburg, RU, St Petersburg FP, RU, Ust Luga, RU and Kronshtadt
11:03 Skangas celebrates milestone with 1,000 LNG bunkering operations in 2017
10:40 Experts say Wärtsilä – Transas transaction is a step towards Wartsila localization in Russia