• 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.




2019 January 23

18:27 Planning for 2020 IMO's sulphur cap has already started
18:13 Eagle Bulk receives commitment for a new credit facility totaling $208 million
18:02 Port of Gdansk (Poland) throughput in 2018 totaled 49.03 million tonnes, up 20.7% Y-o-Y
17:40 Andrei Malyarov elected as Chairman of Severnaya Verf shipyard's BoD
17:19 RWE files acquisition of renewables businesses of E.ON and innogy with European Commission
17:03 The Board of Directors of Fincantieri appoints a second General Manager
16:51 Ice restrictions at the port of Arkhangelsk come into effect on February 15
16:37 USCG interdicts smuggling boat with convicted criminals aboard off Florida
16:24 Regulatory issues related to operation of seaport infrastructure facilities to be discussed at the 2nd HES and Dredging Congress
16:08 First discharge of LPG from Ichthys LNG Project in Japan carried by “K” LINE’s VLGC “GRACE RIVER”
16:03 CMA CGM to launch its Med Pendulum Service (MPS)
15:46 Ice restrictions at the port of Vyborg (Leningrad Region) come into effect on February 6
15:33 Nakilat – Keppel welcomes first FSRU at the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard
15:28 MHI Vestas achieves final turbine installation at Horns Reef 3
15:18 Rolls-Royce completes €57 million upgrade of Rauma thruster facility
15:03 NYK announces delivery of new coal carrier for Hokkaido Electric Power
14:33 Port of Oakland reports more ships than ever plugging into grid
14:20 Throughput of Port Vysotsky up 10.7% to 7.89 million tonnes in 2018
14:03 Kiel welcomes the TUI Cruises newbuilding
13:45 Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard lays down large freezing trawler of Project СТ-192
13:27 Coast Guard’s only heavy icebreaker arrives at Antarctica
13:02 Rotterdam as a circular hub for the raw materials transition
12:58 The Russian Federation accedes to passenger compensation treaty
12:51 New initiatives to strengthen Singapore as a global maritime hub announced
12:37 SCHOTTEL presents new mechanical hybrid propulsion solution
12:04 Port of Riga cooperates with Balarusian forest industry to further increase its timber cargo volumes
11:42 15 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 22-23
11:16 OSG exercises option for second 204,000 barrel barge at Gunderson Marine
10:55 Maritime Security & Offshore Patrol Week 2019 to be held for the first time ever in Dubai, UAE by IQPC Middle East
10:37 N-KOM welcomes first FSRU at the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard
10:20 Responsibilities for implementation of state programmes of the Russian Federation divided between Deputy Prime Ministers
10:06 Brent Crude futures price up 0.03% to $61.52, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.02% to $53.03
09:48 Aderco: Planning for 2020 has already started
09:43 Vympel Shipyard lays down yet another hydrographic vessel / buoy tender of Project 19910 for RF Navy
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,036 points

2019 January 22

18:25 Elengy prepares the sale of access capacities to the Fos Tonkin LNG terminal for the period 2021-2030
18:05 Monjasa steps up as the 2nd largest local bunker supplier in the Panama Canal in 2018
17:54 Relampago practices skills with UAE Navy ship
17:35 CalMac takes over the tiller at Argyll Ferries
17:05 NYK gets the highest-rated ‘A’ for Climate Change by CDP Survey
16:42 RF Government proposed candidates to Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port's BoD
16:23 Pilbara Ports Authority achieves a new record tonnage on a single tide at the Port of Port Hedland
15:56 Port of Rotterdam Authority and Rotterdam Port Promotion Council renew collaboration
15:46 ICTSI Subic hits milestone 200,000th TEU move
15:44 Growth seen in several sectors at ABP South Wales
15:28 KONTUR SPb ERT unit’s drills get thumbs up from Rosmorrechflot’s certification commission
15:22 First ship viaVerbrugge Terminals’ new permanent shipping line with South America docks in North Sea Port
15:00 Meyer Turku delivers New Mein Schiff 2 to TUI Cruises in Kiel
14:41 Jotun looks into expansion of ship coatings production in Russia
14:32 HHLA completes expansion of the container rail terminal Burchardkai
14:19 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
14:02 North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation opens the Port of Mackay for new bulk material trades
13:32 China Navigation to acquire the bulk shipping activities of Hamburg Süd
13:22 14 crewmembers of gas carriers which caught fire in the Kerch Strait confirmed dead, five missing
13:15 Fincantieri to build LCS 31 for US Navy
12:53 Gdynia, Poland to host Transport Week 2019 on March 5-7
12:31 MOL moves to establish 'Asahi MOL Tankers' for pool operation of MR Product Tankers
12:14 DFDS expands cooperation with Turkish Ekol Logistics
11:45 ABP invests £2.2 million in new agribulk terminal at Port of Ayr
11:17 BIMCO: only international action will stop increase in piracy