• 2018 April 9 12:28

    Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company completed modernization of its ferry vessel Dagestan

    Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company says it has completed modernization of its ferry vessel Dagestan. The vessel "Dagestan" with a length of 154.5 and a width of 18.3 meters was built in 1984 in Pula, the former Yugoslavia (currently Croatia). It was decided to repair and upgrade the ferry "Dagestan", withdrawn from operations 5 years ago. Modernization of the ferry, which is one of the unique vessels of its time, was completely executed by the engineering and technical personnel of the Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company at the "Zigh" Ship Repair and Construction Yard. It should be noted that the project of modernization, the first in the history of the Shipping Company, was also developed by the personnel of the Shipping Company.

    Whole ferry management systems have been modernized. One of the main works is performed in the engine room.

    In the process of modernization, two oudated auxiliary engines of the “Dagestan” ferry were replaced by Hyundai engines. New 1000 kW engines are characterized with high efficiency, efficiency, and serviceability.

    Along with the auxiliary engines, the main engines, which are the driving force of the vessel were also replaced. For comparison, it should be noted that the previous main engines of the vessel were with the weight of 122 tons, the weight of new engines is 31.9 tons. At the same time, the new engines, in comparison with the old ones, which have an excessively large mass and volume, differ in their functionality. The Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company has ordered new engines in Finland. The main W32 engines produced by the Finnish company Wartsila, ordered by the Shipping Company, are considered one of the world's leading brands in shipbuilding industry. These engines, along with fuel economy, significantly reduce the emission of harmful substances into the atmosphere. New engines can reduce fuel consumption up to 30%. Most importantly, the engines have a certificate of compliance with the requirements of the "Convention on the Prevention of Air Pollution".

    The installation of a new gearbox simplifies the procedure for starting and preparing the engines for operation, which allows to significantly reduce fuel consumption by decreasing the number of rotation of the main engine.

    The engine control room has also been completely modernized and installed with new equipments in accordance with the latest technological advances.

    Along with this, the emergency and generating unit of the s has been modernized. The modern management and control system has been created in this room.

    The modernization work carried out in the engine room is not limited to this. There is also a control system of the central control station, monitors are installed to monitor the operation of the engines. Auxiliary engines and control devices were updated. Observation of ballasts and drainage systems is already being done not by means of excessively heavy, low-functionality and obsolete equipment, but by touch-screen monitors-computers. In a word, all the control systems of the ferry vessel "Dagestan" were replaced by more modern systems in the course of modernization.

    The steam boiler was also modernized by replacing the fuel incendiary system. In addition, the screw control system, auxiliary helm, radio navigation and electrical equipment, as well as generators, have been replaced by more advanced analogs that meet all modern technological standards. Repaired auxiliary systems - oil, water, ballast system of the ferry. The installation of surveillance cameras allows you to monitor all the processes taking place in the ferry from the captain's bridge and the engine room.

    The hull of the ship was capitally repaired - the surface and underwater parts of the ferry were painted and painted.

    Along with this, major repairs of domestic facilities, cabins, corridors, rest rooms. The dining room and kitchen are equipped with the necessary equipment.

    It should be noted that upon completion of the modernization works the ferry vessel "Dagestan" successfully passed the sea trials.

    The ferry "Dagestan" with carrying capacity of 2425 tons has two decks for transportation of cars and one deck for railway cars. All decks are overhauled and painted. The lighting system was completely renewed, the modernization of which was carried out according to the project developed by the technical staff of the Shipping Company. So, on the back of the vessel on the right side there is a new ramp for moving cars to the deck. Previously, loading of trucks and cars into the ferry was carried out only from the rear ramp, which was intended for the loading of wagons.

    The modernized vessel "Dagestan" takes a special place in the ferry fleet of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company, which is the only ferry operator in the Caspian Sea. The vessel is already involved in cargo transportation on the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route.

    Vessel "Dagestan" will play a key role in implementing state policy aimed to increase the transit attractiveness of Azerbaijan and turning it into the largest transport and logistics center of the region.




2018 August 16

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18:06 Port of Dover awarded contract to Solent Marine Ltd to design and fit-out Dover's new marina
17:32 Maersk Line announces rates from Far East Asia to West Africa
17:06 Hapag-Lloyd increases reefer fleet by 11,100 containers
16:56 DFDS orders additional freight ferry (ro-ro) newbuilding from the Chinese Jinling Shipyard
16:52 Sovcomflot’s shuttle tanker Governor Farkhutdinov ships 600th crude oil cargo for Sakhalin-2
16:03 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to Mozambique
15:47 Taganrog Sea Commercial Port's H1 2018 employee benefits and rewards programme totals RUB 2.2 million
15:31 Melbourne port operator ICTSI may be investigated by State and Federal authorities
15:09 Bunker prices at Far Eastern ports remain flat
14:33 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to Indian Ocean
14:27 MABUX: Bunker prices may change irregular next week
14:13 Maersk Line announces rates from Far East to North Europe
13:42 First ever S-T-S loading of 70000dwt Panamax coal carrier performed at Shakhtersk harbour transshipment location in Sakhalin
13:32 More investment contracts at the Port of Gdansk
13:02 Wärtsilä equipped Canadian ferry will have minimal environmental impact
12:16 Damen Shipyards Galati celebrates 125 years
12:09 Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard launches 6th serial barge of Project ROB20
12:03 Boskalis presents half-year results and terminates loss-making low-end transport activities
11:59 Port of Oakland container volume up 3.6 percent in July 2018
11:45 Rolls-Royce launches new battery system for ships
10:58 DP World revenue up 14.4% in H1 2018
10:57 VARD secures contract for one autonomous and electric-driven container vessel for YARA
09:39 EU NAVFOR mission operation commander visits Spanish MPRA in Djibouti
09:21 Baltic Dry Index gains to 1725 points

2018 August 15

18:33 Equinor extends partnership with The Arctic Race of Norway
17:56 Port Kavkaz seven-month volumes soar 30% Y/Y to 25.21 million tonnes
17:36 Russian Gov't to allocate RUB 500 million in subsidies to support small-tonnage fishing ships construction, Rosrybolovstvo says
17:34 Maersk Line to rise rates from Far East to East Coast South America
17:30 Yang Ming orders ten 2,800 TEU containerships
17:19 Nor-Shipping 2019 takes place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, from 04 to 07 June 2019
16:05 New Times Shipbuilding announces delivery of oil tanker
15:04 Rosrybolovstvo looks into building a series of three RVs as from 2020
15:04 Concordia Maritime AB announces interim report for H1 2018
14:12 Multipurpose Reloading Complex spends over RUB 600,000 on employee benefits and rewards programme
13:20 Konecranes to deliver more electric RTGs to Luka Koper in Slovenia
13:02 Join Marinet Conference at SMM 2018, Hamburg
12:32 Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev gives green light to NLR construction project
12:01 WW Ocean presents new-look trade maps resembling public transit maps
11:15 Port of Vancouver posts H1 2018 results
10:41 Aker Solutions wins orders for Liuhua power umbilical systems in China
10:21 Nor-Shipping 2019 devotes entire hall to new focus on Blue Economy
10:05 Crude oil futures drop 0.22% to $72.3 in London and 0.48% to $66.72 in New York
09:29 Bunker prices at Port of St. Petersburg show mixed movements

2018 August 14

18:30 Hapag-Lloyd annonces General Rate Increase from East Asia to USA and Canada
18:12 FE Railways' loaded freight in Jan-Jul up 2% to 28.2 million tonnes
18:07 Hapag-Lloyd changes terminals at Genoa on its MPS service
17:47 British Ports Association launch Sustainable Development Resolution
17:45 Euro Tank Terminal extends jetty at the port of Rotterdam
17:31 MEYER WERFT holds float out procedure for cruise ship for AIDA Cruises
17:29 APM Terminals launches online customer platform in Bahrain
17:27 MED MARINE delivers a 24m ASD Tug from Turkey to Estonia
16:24 Offshore installation vessel starts work on Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm
15:44 Logistec Corporation declares quarterly drvidends on shares
15:21 Vessel Performance Optimisation Forum Singapore initial speakers announced
15:02 Danaos Corporation announces closing of comprehensive debt refinancing
14:16 Sea Port St. Petersburg earmarked over $337,000 for bonus and social responsibility programmes
14:13 TTS Group ASA secures new contracts for access equipment and cranes for two reefer vessels
14:06 Ports of Primorsk and Ust-Luga support green shipping, to implement incentives for LNG-powered ships as from August 15, 2018
13:39 Bunker prices in Far East seaports edge down