• 2018 February 28 10:22

    50-60 fishing ships worth about RUB 200 billion to be built in Russia within 5-6 years

    1 March 2018 will see the start of a new application campaign under the ‘keel quota’programme focused on construction of small-size and mid-size vessels. As IAA PortNews correspondent reported from the meeting dedicated to shipbuilding (Moscow), Peotr Savchuk, deputy head of the Federal Fisheries Agency (Rosrybolovstvo), expects applications for construction of at least 20 vessels. This year campaign is focused on small and medium businesses of coastal fishery. Besides, distribution of the remained investment quotas for pollock and herring provide for construction of at least 5-6 trawlers.

    Also, the work on introduction of amendments into RF Government’s Order on providing investment quotas for crab catching is nearing completion. That will let build about 40 crab catching vessels including 30 units for the Far East and the Northern Basin.

    A total of 50-60 newbuilds are expected within 5-6 years, not taking into account the vessels ordered in 2017.

    “We would like Far East shipyards to be more actively involved in this process”, said Peotr Savchuk.

    The campaign of 2017 numbered 33 applications for construction of fishing ships. According to Rosrybolovstvo, 9 of them came from the Far East (a total of RUB 45 billion) including 6 applications for construction of 108-meter long processing trawlers and 3 applications for construction of 55-meter long seine trawlers. Processing trawlers are to be built by Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard (Saint-Petersburg) by 2023. Investments in their construction total RUB 35 billion. Seine trawlers will be built by Yantar shipyard (Kaliningrad) with the delivery scheduled for 2018.

    The companies of the Northern Basin applied for construction 24 vessels (a total of RUB 70 billion) including 14 applications for construction of trawlers of over 80 meters long, 9 applications for mid-size vessels (50 to 80 meters long) and one application a small-size vessel. The contracts for large capacity vessels are awarded to Vyborg Shipyard (Leningrad Region, 8 trawlers) and Severnaya Verf (Saint-Petersburg, 6 trawlers) with the delivery between 2019 and 2023. The orders for construction of small-size and mid-size vessels are placed at Pella (Leningrad Region, 4 seiners), Yaroslavsky Shipyard (2 vessels) and Severnaya Verf (3 vessels) with the deliveries to be completed by 2022.

2018 September 24

09:21 Freeport of Riga’s project on construction of Krievu Island Terminal enters its final phase
09:00 Vice Premier Han Zheng inspected COSCO-PSA terminal in Singapore
08:14 International maritime community reaffirms cooperation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore

2018 September 23

10:47 DEME unveils innovative nodule collector pre-prototype ‘Patania II’
10:33 Global Ship Lease secures additional charter coverage and adds Maersk Line to charterer portfolio
10:30 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from Latin America to North Europe and South Europe

2018 September 21

18:06 Forth Ports wins prestigious award for community work
17:44 NCSP Group's cargo turnover for January–July 2018 totaled 82,351 thousand tons
17:28 First ISO-container ever loaded with liquefied natural gas at the LNG terminal in Świnoujście
17:06 Gibdock, RSP Systems and New Zealand fisheries choose LR
16:31 Outlook for marine cargo insurance challenging but opportunities remain for underwriters, says IUMI
16:04 Babcock ecoSMRT receives LR acknowledgement for ship application
15:09 Trafigura holds naming ceremony for first of 35 newbuild crude oil and product tankers
14:56 IBIA takes part in SIBCON 2018
14:27 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches Pola Fiva, fifth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59 built for Pola Rise
14:09 British International Freight Association fumes over sulphur surcharge
13:52 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.5 million passengers in 8M’18, up 10.5%, Y-o-Y
13:31 Maersk’s regional carriers go to market under one brand
13:09 GE Shipping takes delivery of Secondhand Very Large Gas Carrier “ Jag Vasant ”
12:50 ABP aims for frictionless trade with blockchain
12:28 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport declined by 1.9% to 3.6 million tonnes in 8M’18
12:09 COSCO SHIPPING Tanker (Dalian) takes delivery of 319,000 dwt Mt Cosnew Lake
11:07 Odfjell finalizes sale of Rotterdam tank terminal
10:36 ABP promotes South Wales ports as cruise destinations
10:07 Georgia Ports plan 8 million TEU capacity by 2028
09:54 Brent Crude futures price up 0.06% to $78.75, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.14% to $70.22
09:35 Bunker prices are going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,396 points
09:03 APL’s Eagle Express service makes a solution for precise logistics management
08:07 Yang Ming to upgrade China-Vietnam-Thailand service
07:20 Iskes Towage names twin Damen ASD Tugs 3212 Mars and Mercurius

2018 September 20

21:17 Expert says production declines and geopolitical unrest may push bunker prices up
18:02 SITC holds naming & delivery ceremony for M/V “SITC TOYOHASHI”
17:54 Sovcomflot participates in Eastern Economic Forum’s business programme
17:30 Kurt Bodewig appointed as new European Coordinator for Motorways of the Sea
17:07 Port of Singapore holds annual multi-agency ferry emergency exercise
16:46 IAPH regional conference sets pan-African ports agenda
16:25 UAE to host Dubai Marine Insurance Conference 2018 on November 20-21
16:07 Governments of New Zealand and Australian announce fumigation requirement for import cargos
15:48 Sovcomflot is a Partner of the Second Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia”
15:32 NYK product tanker rescues 28 fishermen off the coast of Colombia
15:04 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
14:56 Admiralteiskie Verfi launches the Kronshtadt, diesel-electric submarine of Project 677
14:32 DNV GL releases autonomous and remotely operated ship guideline (UPDATE)
14:04 Port of Long Beach awarded $4.2 mln security grant
13:32 ABS supports innovative yacht design with dedicated guidance notes and software
13:20 Finnish Transport Agency: international seaborne transport volumes show significant boost
13:04 Port of Antwerp works on structural solutions to improve mobility
12:43 Arctic group of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet enters Chukchi Sea through Bering Strait
12:30 Wison receives AiP from LR for 300MW FSRP
12:04 Port of Rotterdam and Rönesans Holding sign agreement for petrochemical industrial zone in Turkey
11:49 IMO to start consideration of legal framework for low-flashpoint diesel
11:30 Gulftainer signs 50-year, $600 million concession to operate and expand Port of Wilmington in Delaware, USA
11:18 Fuel oil prices are going up the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:04 Green Corridor JIP delivers innovative bulk carrier designs for a low emissions future
10:55 IMO takes important step to facilitate use of methanol
10:30 HHI receives AiP from LR for a VLGC design capable of using LPG as fuel
10:19 Brent Crude futures price up 0.3% to $79.64, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.61% to $71.2
10:03 OpenIJ starts sinking operation of the lock gate chamber at the Port of Amsterdam
09:50 Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg ("Marine Façade") welcomed MSC Meraviglia