• 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 October 18

10:55 Seafarers’ mental health is focus of new training programme offered free to mariners worldwide
10:51 RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet detachment to conduct exercise East China Sea
10:13 Ulstein secures contract for design of Jones Act compliant SOV vessel
09:58 Brent Crude futures price up 0.07% to $79.99, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.1% to $67.61
09:39 Myanmar officials trained in forming maritime transport policy
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,554 points

2018 October 17

18:03 PGNiG and Venture Global LNG announce LNG Sales and Purchase Agreements for 2 million tonnes per year
17:46 The Freeport of Riga Authority continues to develop cooperation with China
17:22 Port Manatee enjoys record fiscal year with diverse growth
17:00 North Sea Port and Titan LNG successfully supply sea-going vessel with LNG fuel
16:55 33 LNG carriers and 8 gas condensate carriers with export cargo left port Sabetta in April-June 2018
16:24 Baku International Sea Trade Port launches two new tugboats
16:02 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate Increase for East Asia to Mexico, Central America, West Coast of South America, Caribbean & Panama trade
15:46 New BIMCO & IBIA Bunkering Guide available
15:23 NOVATEK and Fluxys plan to build an LNG terminal in Rostock
15:02 NYK develops original software that diagnoses combustion chamber problems
14:40 RF Government allocates RUB 8.4 billion for the Far East development
14:21 Scorpio Bulkers announces time charter-out agreements
14:03 CMA CGM implements Empty Repositioning Surcharge for exports from all Turkish ports
13:32 Ørsted contracts Van Oord for cable installation Borssele I & II
13:21 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in 9M’18 fell by 1.7% Y-o-Y to 95.9 million tonnes
13:04 CMA CGM to introduce new BAF on Asia-Africa trade
12:30 GTT and Dongsung Finetec sign a Memorandum of Understanding
12:02 Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and partners sign MoU for 3D printing facility and applications in maritime sector
11:53 Identifying barriers to cutting emissions through just-in-time operations
11:27 Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt joins V.Group
10:50 Brent Crude futures price down 0.09% to $81.34, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.06% to $71.88
10:42 CMA CGM to introduce new BAF on Europe-Africa trade
10:37 Damen Shipyards Galati hands over 74-metre fishery research vessel to Angolan government
10:27 Maritime Arctic Competence Center opens in Saint-Petersburg
09:42 KN invests in environmental protection measures
09:20 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,578 points

2018 October 16

18:33 Maersk Line announces new FAK rates from Mediterranean to West and Central Asia
18:03 ABS holds two seminars at the 58th Genoa International Boat Show
17:55 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 9M’18 grew by 5% Y-o-Y to 10.65 million tonnes
17:36 Wärtsilä opens the first International Maritime Cyber Centre of Excellence in the world
17:03 CMA CGM announces Overweight Surcharge on Asia and India to Africa trades
16:56 Wärtsilä launches Acceleration Centre in Singapore and partners with MPA and PSA Marine to develop IntelliTug
16:40 Throughput of port Vyborg in 9M’18 up 22% Y-o-Y to 1.33 million tonnes
16:21 Throughput of port Primorsk in 9M’18 fell by 11% Y-o-Y to 39.80 million tonnes
16:03 Höegh LNG announces amendment of the Höegh Gallant time charter
15:44 LUKOIL starts construction of facilities at Rakushechnoye field
15:22 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 9M’18 climbed by 6% Y-o-Y to 13.69 million tonnes
15:03 Avatar Logistics initiates cooperation with Sand & Grus AB Jehander and buys the vessel MS Jehander
14:41 Throughput of port Ust-Luga in 9M’18 declined by 5% Y-o-Y to 72.38 million tonnes
14:20 CMA CGM announces GRR from Far East to West Africa
14:03 Lithuanian Railways, Metrans and the Port of Hamburg strengthen relations
13:52 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg up 12% to 44.22 million tonnes in 9M’18
13:06 Scorpio Bulkers announces update on scrubbers
12:39 Project 22800 small missile ship Burya to be floated out on 23 October
12:13 Rolls-Royce and Intel announce autonomous ship collaboration
11:55 The Port of Riga outlines a vision for future development of Spilve Meadows
11:31 Ørsted selects GeoSea for Borssele 1 & 2 foundation and turbine transport and installation
11:14 Jan De Nul will dredge access channel to Guayaquil Port
11:11 RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet detachment completed tasks in Mediterranean Sea
10:59 Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam celebrates 70 years and bids farewell to director Frits van Dongen
10:50 Detachment of RF Navy's Pacific Fleet completes visit to Republic of Korea
10:28 WMU holds needs assessment workshop in Jordan
10:02 Brent Crude futures price up 0.31% to $81.03, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.11% to $71.86
09:43 IMO ​pushing forward with tackling greenhouse gas emissions