• 2018 April 11 17:50

    RF Government submits report on development of inland water transport and maritime activities over recent 6 years

    The Russian Government has submitted its report on the development of inland water transport and maritime activities over the recent 6 years. According to information available at the official website of RF Government, the capacity of transshipment facilities at seaports has increased by 24.4% to 1,053.3 million tonnes. Intense seaport infrastructure development is underway in Murmansk, Kaliningrad, Big Port St. Petersburg, Ust-Luga, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Vanino, Vostochny, Novorossiysk, Taman, temryuk, Primorsk, Azov.

    Construction of passenger terminal in Sochi was completed in 2013.

    Reconstruction of passenger terminal in Murmansk and construction of passenger terminal in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky were completed in 2016.

    Part of the facilities at the seaport near Sabetta settlement on the Yamal peninsula was put into operation in 2017. It provides for annual shipment of 16.5 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas.

    Navigable canal in the Gulf of Ob is under construction for safe navigation and accommodation of large capacity ships.

    Upgrading of Berths No 3 and No 4 for shipment of light oil products is underway at the seaport of Primorsk, as well as anchorage  equipment  in sector No 3 of port Kavkaz’ water area and terminal of port Shakhtersk. Port infrastructure of port Vysotsk is being reconstructed. Construction of a grain/general cargo terminal (Louis Dreyfus Commodities Vostok) is nearing completion in the Azov District of the Rostov Region.

    The length of inland water ways with guaranteed dimensions of fairways has increased from 48,390 kilometers in 2012 to 49,970 kilometers in 2017 (+1,580 kilometers). The share of inland water ways with lighted and light-reflecting aids to navigation has increased from 37.5% in 2012 to 38.8% in 2017.

    Shipping conditions and safety of hydraulic engineering structures have been improved in White Sea – Onega Lake, North Dvina, Volga-Baltic, Volga, Kama, Moscow Volga-Don, Azov-Don and Yenisey Basins. The length of waterways with bottlenecks has been reduced in the Deepwater System of Russia’s European part.

    Phase II of the projects on reconstruction of hydraulic engineering structures of the White Sea – Black Sea Canal and Azov-Don Basin have been completed. The works on construction, reconstruction and maintenance of hydraulic engineering structures is underway in the Deepwater System of Russia’s European part and in the Yenisey Basin.

    Engineering survey has been completed for construction of the Nizhny Novgorod hydrosystem on the Volga river. Designing of the Bagayevsky hydrosystem on the Don river is underway. Those projects are intended to ensure guaranteed depth of fairways of 4 meters for fully loaded ships of large capacity.

    In 2017, a new lock on the Oka river was put into operation as part of the Beloomut hydrosystem. Its construction is the final phase in reconstruction of Moskva-Oka water system.

    Reconstruction of hydraulic engineering structures of the White Sea – Black Sea Canal (Lock No 9) was completed in 2017.

    Reconstruction of hydraulic engineering structures has been completed in the system of North Dvina locks (Lock No 5).

    As part of a comprehensive project on reconstruction of facilities in the Lena Basin, works have been completed at 7 bars as well as at the Korkinskiy, Beryozovskiye Kamnee, Piskunovskiy bars in other basins.

    Water transport fleet has been expanded with 83 vessels including dry cargo carriers, oil tankers, freight/passenger ferries, rescue ships, tugboats and floating cranes.

    In 2016, key decision were made on transition to financing of IWW and HES maintenance according to established norms.




2018 October 23

18:01 Sea trials of SMK-2187, modular search-and-rescue boat of Project 23370М, completed in Kamchatka
17:29 Stevedoring division of UCL Holding handled 27.2 million tonnes of cargo in 9M’18
17:00 Throughput of Chinese ports grew by 4.3% to 6.92 billion tonnes in 9M’18
16:05 MPC Maritime acquires three Panamax-sized container vessels
15:22 Pirate attack averted off the east coast of Somalia
15:03 WinGD set to increase technical capacity through new Engineering Centre in Shanghai
14:57 KfW IPEX-Bank and Commerzbank finance third expedition ship for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
14:15 Crowley christens Commitment Class combination container/roll on-roll off ship
13:40 Port of Immingham is home to award-winning rooftop solar array
13:14 Verifavia Shipping signs cooperations with two major global ship managers
12:26 Bunker prices are flat in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:01 OOCL introduces new Asia – West Africa direct services
11:42 RS class: new supertanker successfully performed ship-to-ship LNG bunkering
11:24 DP World reports 3.7% gross like - for - like volume growth in 9m 2018
10:59 Woodside signs cooperation agreement with ENN
10:35 INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project commences LNG shipment
09:58 Brent Crude futures price down 0.38% to $79.53, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.27% to $69.17
09:24 IMO approves a programme of actions to deliver the initial strategy on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships.
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,579 points
07:14 GTT receives a new order from DSME for the tank design of an LNG carrier

2018 October 22

18:33 Rolls-Royce and Sunseeker agree new framework agreement for supply of MTU engines
18:32 OOCL introduces new Mediterranean and West Africa direct service
18:29 Rotterdam expects record 50,000-tonne shipment of pig iron
18:01 Arctic Council meeting of Environment Ministers ends with talks about future cooperation
17:39 IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee meets
17:16 Glavgosexpertiza approves modernization of onshore facilities in Salekhard
16:22 Humber International Enterprise Park plans reshaped after public feedback
15:34 Nornickel’s Polar Transportation Division carried 2.4 million tonnes of cargo in navigation season 2018
15:10 ESPO congratulates Port of Valencia, Ports of Bremen, Port of Moerdijk and Port of Tangier for renewing Ecoports’ Environmental Standard
14:17 Sovcomflot named a finalist in four different categories of 2018 Lloyd’s List Global Awards
13:55 Onezhsky Shipyard delivered ice-class buoy tender named Fortuna
13:23 Pavilion Energy and BW ink deal for long-term charter of two Singapore-flagged LNG newbuilds
12:58 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 21,455 in RF spot market
12:36 LUKOIL BoD recommends interim dividend amount
12:13 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in 9M’18 down 1.5% Y-o-Y to 37.46 million tonnes
11:51 Power of gender diversity on the agenda at Seatrade Maritime Middle East
11:32 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 5.6% to 14.69 million TEUs in Jan-Sep’18
11:09 Abu Dhabi Ports collaborates with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company on international blockchain solution Silsal
10:50 Port of Singapore throughput in 9M’18 grew by 0.9% Y-o-Y to 470.49 million tonnes
10:28 Brent Crude futures price up 0.69% to $80.34, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.68% to $69.76
10:09 NYK PCTC receives special award from the Association for Rescue at Sea
09:47 STLC to obtain additional RUB 5.9 billion of federal subsidies in 2018
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,765 points
09:06 ABS awards AIP to HHI’s standardized FPSO topside
08:08 DP World, UAE Region wins Terminal Operator of the Year at Maritime Standards Awards
06:22 ABS awards AIP to HHI’s deepwater FLNG hull

2018 October 21

08:54 20,000 TEU COSCO SHIPPING Sagittarius named in Shanghai
08:50 CFO Paul Smits leaves the Port of Rotterdam Authority
07:52 COSCO SHIPPING starts shipment of Toyota exhibits

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
08:10 Navios Partners announce filing of F - 1 for direct listing of Navios Containers
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