• 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 It was decided to repair and upgrade the ferry "Dagestan", withdrawn from operations 5 years ago.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 October 21

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2018 October 20

08:47 Boskalis, Van Hattum en Blankevoort and Mobilis construct deep-sea quay for the new HES Hartel Tank Terminal at Maasvlakte
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08:06 Maersk Line increases FAK rates for Northern Europe to Middle East and ISC trade
08:04 U.S. Navy contracts Austal to order materials for EPF 13
07:44 EU Commission launches the European Network of U-space Demonstrators

2018 October 19

18:42 ABN AMRO, Samsung SDS and the Port of Rotterdam Authority launch container logistics blockchain pilot
18:07 Stena Line's battery hybrid vessel completes its first month of operation
17:56 ABN AMRO, Samsung SDS and Port of Rotterdam Authority launch container logistics blockchain pilot
17:35 Port of Gdansk participated in the CILF 2018 fair in China
17:11 Gdansk pays a visit to Singapore
16:57 Testbed established for Internet of Ships Open Platform
16:48 Finland’s Water Transport Act aims to improve safety and increases preparedness for the future
16:26 World’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel “Kairos” started its voyage to Europe
16:04 KN will motivate its employees with the company's shares
15:42 New Falck training centre on the Maasvlakte officially openes
15:20 Seimas members visiting Klaipėda discussed benefits provided by LNG terminal
14:59 Ukraine plans dredging of 16.33 million cbm of material in 2019
14:37 UN agencies delivering on maritime security
14:15 Hapag-Lloyd starts new Red Sea service
14:00 Atomflot: shipments from Arctic LNG and Yamal LNG to be assisted by diesel and gas powered icebreakers
13:31 MOL's newbuilt LNG carrier "MARVEL EAGLE" to transport LNG from Cameron project in U.S.
13:11 NIBULON Shipbuilding and Repair Yard launches POSS-115 Project tug
13:05 BigLift Barentsz sails Northern Sea route for Pioneering Spirit
12:48 Glavgosexpertiza approves reconstruction of KSK grain terminal to increase its capacity to 4 million tonnes
12:22 Q&A with ImageSat International released ahead of SMi’s 4th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference
12:05 FESCO wins tender for supplying Indian Research Stations in Antarctica in 2019
11:43 Competition for designing and construction of LNG-powered icebreaker to be announced in late 2018 - early 2019
11:20 North Sea Giant turns to The Switch EBL technology
10:54 NOVATEK to place four FLNG facilities on the Northern Sea Route
10:31 RF Navy’s major amphibious ship Ivan Gren enters North Sea
10:07 Port of Vancouver closes 2018 cruise season
09:56 Brent Crude futures price up 0.4% to $79.61, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.35% to $68.89
09:38 Tackling maritime emissions - IMO rolls out ship and port toolkits
09:29 Expert forecasts more favorable ice situation on Northern Sea Route for 30 years ahead
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,565 points
09:07 Hapag-Lloyd, CMA-CGM and COSCO enhance GEM service - covering Mediterranean with the Middle East / ISC
08:37 Samskip launches Netherlands-Italy multimodal rail service
08:07 SEA\LNG submits open comment on the draft supplemental environmental impact statement for Puget Sound LNG facility
07:20 Van Oord awarded offshore contract for the West White Rose Project

2018 October 18

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17:03 Savannah container trade up 12 percent in September 2018
16:55 PGRK: sales strategy of Pavlovskoye deposit project is focused on foreign markets
16:33 SITC Logistics Group signs strategic cooperation agreement with Chengdu Port Investment Group and Guangzhou Port Logistics Group
16:03 NYK and Horiba to develop a new sulfur-in-oil analyzer for ships
15:34 Thames freight volume rises by 40% as Thames Vision strategy starts to bear fruit
15:33 Port of Rotterdam Authority and research institute TNO present results of the study at IMO meeting
15:31 Dublin Port volumes grow by 4.7% in first nine months. By year end, 36% growth in just six years
15:03 Chinese Lingang group invests 85 million euros in Zeebrugge inner port
14:47 Practical aspects of LNG bunkering to be discussed at the dedicated conference in Moscow on October 24
14:33 Nouryon, Tata Steel, and Port of Amsterdam partner to develop the largest green hydrogen cluster in Europe
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14:11 Tallink and Rauma marine constructions sign letter of intent for the construction of new shuttle ferry
14:02 VesselMan and DNV GL team up to offer optimized solution for dry-docking management
13:30 Project Forward paves the way for meeting IMO’s reduction on CO2 emissions
13:14 Equinor’s share saving plan allocates shares