• 2018 July 19 17:55

    NIBULON launched second T3500 Project tug

    On July 10, NIBULON’s shipbuilders launched NIBULON 101, the second multipurpose seagoing tug of the T3500 project. According to NIBULON, it is intended for escorting foreign going vessels along the Buh-Dnipro-Lyman Channel (hereinafter BDLC), mooring vessels to the berths, escorting convoys of non-self-propelled vessels (from 2 to 4 units) along the BDLC, and escorting convoys along the channels during ice conditions in the navigation area in the Dnipro River and the Black Sea.

    The vessel was launched during the working process because, as it has already been mentioned, NIBULON shipbuilding and repair yard has a heavy order book for several years ahead. The shipbuilding program is in full swing. The new vessels, namely POSS-115 project tugs, are being prepared for launching.

    Despite harmonious lines and modern forms that are more likely to remind an elegant yacht, the T3500 project tugs are equipped according to the highest technological standard. On these tugs we have installed the equipment purchased from the leading world manufacturers, namely from MTU (Germany), Rolls-Royce (Finland), Volvo-Penta (Sweden) etc. These are multipurpose ice-breaking tugs capable of operating during ice conditions with a thickness of ice up to 60 cm. Thanks to special rudder propellers, tugs are very maneuverable. Taking into account such universal characteristics, vessels are capable of towing vessels with a displacement of 50-70 thousand tons and to ensure safe and comfortable escorting of vessels along the channels and mooring them to the berths. Thanks to two deluge gunscapable of discharging water stream of 375 m3 per hour (the length of water stream - 100 m), T3500 project tug is capable of extinguishing fire both on the vessel and on the shore.

    In Ukraine, the last vessel of this class was launched 13 years ago. Only three such tugs are flying the Ukrainian flag, and they are used by private offshore companies. But our company constructs a modern Ukrainian towing fleet which will fly the Ukrainian flag; it will operate for the benefit of the country’s economy and will become an element of Ukraine’s independence from foreign fleet in terms of escorting vessels along the BDLC during ice conditions.

    The first multipurpose T3500 project tug was launched at NIBULON shipbuilding and repair yard on May 23, 2018 with the participation of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. It was launched during solemn opening of the largest exhibitions of achievements and new developments in shipbuilding and water transport held for last decade.  More than 40 foreign and domestic companies participated in these exhibitions.




2018 December 15

16:23 MOL Passenger Line receives award for outstanding performance in 'Cruise of the Year 2018'
14:53 CMA CGM to implement GRR for India East Coast-West Africa trade
13:51 CMA CGM announces LSS on services from / to China, Hong Kong and Taiwan
12:44 NYK Cruises receives Grand Prix Award for 2018 World Cruise
11:27 TT-Line places order for RoPax "green" ferry with China's Jiangsu Jinling Shipyard

2018 December 14

18:17 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from East Asia to Mexico, Central America, West Coast of South America, Caribbean & Panama
17:48 Petersburg Oil Terminal puts into operation its emergency response team
17:33 Vinalines to open container shipping centre next week
17:30 Fairway adjustment will simplify Elbe traffic control already next year
17:27 Final cruise ship for the year calls to the Port of Gothenburg
17:23 The MV Magda joins the Klaveness Bulkhandling pool
17:16 India’s containerised export up 10% in the third quarter of 2018
17:13 FSL Trust announces newbuilding agreement for the construction of two LR2 product tankers
17:13 Havyard project with Havila Kystruten on hydrogen-powered coastal route operations to receive over NOK 100 million in funding from Pilot-E
16:24 World Fuel Services expands bunker operations in US leading up to 2020
15:57 IMO held training workshops in Cameroon Single Window for Foreign Trade Transactions
14:49 Onezhsky Shipyard lays down self-propelled hopper barge of Project HB600
14:08 Irish Continental Group plc takes delivery of cruise ferry W.B.Yeats
13:55 WMU takes part in Ocean Literacy Conference
13:31 First in industry ADNOC co-loads LPG and propylene onto same vessel in Ruwais
13:10 WMU hosted round table discussion regarding key challenges facing IMO
12:53 Bunker market at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia shows mixed price movements (graph)
12:32 Nordic American Offshore secures contract for its PSV NAO Viking
12:11 Rosrybolovstvo supports 2nd Dredging and Hydraulic Engineering Structures Congress
11:50 Association of Commercial Sea Ports celebrates its 30th anniversary
11:24 Gazprom and Itochu sign MoU under Baltic LNG project
11:06 Scorpio Bulkers announces time charter-out agreement
10:48 Domestic ferry safety exercise conducted in Indonesia
10:25 IMO holds training for managing insecurity in west Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden
10:06 EC adds six new yards to its ‘European List of ship recycling facilities’
09:47 Brent Crude futures price down 0.61% to $61.05, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.4% to $52.37
09:25 GTT notified by HSHI for the tank design of two new LNG carriers for CMM
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,365 points
08:06 Fincantieri publishes its Sustainability Plan 2018-2022
07:14 Port of Long Beach cargo volume up to 621,835 TEU in November 2018
06:09 Mitsubishi Shipbuilding holds christening ceremony for LPG carrier "LAUREL PRIME"

2018 December 13

18:43 Coal exports via Rosterminalugol hit 19-millionth tonne mark
18:28 Port of Kaliningrad throughput in Jan-Nov rose 4% to nearly 13 million tonnes
18:25 Tideway completes installation of longest AC offshore wind export cable at Hornsea One in the UK
17:49 Hapag-Lloyd to cancel calls at Port of Bremerhaven
17:25 Building of Johan Sverdrup Phase II begins
17:19 Port of Vyborg 11-month cargo volumes soar 24% to 1.72 million tonnes
17:13 Seabridge first in Belgium to receive the SCA certificate
17:08 Jan De Nul cleans up polluted beaches along the coast in southern France
17:07 Bunker fuel prices at Far Eastern ports close the week lower
17:00 Murmansk Region will improve water safety regulations – Marina Kovtun
16:47 Port of Vysotsk cargo volume in Jan-Nov rises 6% to 16.86 million tonnes
16:36 Maersk Broker Bulk Chartering and NAODAN Chartering
16:30 Murmansk Region Governor is a member of revised State Commission for Arctic Development Issues
16:26 YILPORT Holding wins Port Operator Award at Lloyd’s List Global Awards
16:03 Rosmorport releases RFPs for design of an DF 12/14MW icebreaker
15:49 Jotun and Kansai Paint build relationship to meet marine and protective demand
15:46 Baltic Sea Ports Authority icebreakers assist merchant vessels in the Gulf of Finland
15:21 Containerships receives its first LNG-powered container vessel
14:44 Uncertainty lingers in fuel markets despite OPEC cuts
14:17 Maersk Line receives Containership Operator of the Year award
14:13 Iran-Indonesia to develop port cooperation
13:22 NOIA: U.S. territories need the Offshore Wind for Territories Act
13:12 QPS inks first "Green Loan" with BNP Paribas
12:48 Panama Canal signs agreement with Brazil's Port of Itaqui