• 2018 July 20 18:12

    Management of Palmali to pay backdated wages to crews of four vessels staying off Rostov-on-Don port

    Management of Palmali (shipping company headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey) is going to pay backdated wages to shipboard personnel of four vessels staying off the port of Rostov-on-Don within a two-week period, Rauf Aliyev, Vice-President of Palmali told IAA PortNews. 

    “The company makes all efforts to pay backdated wages to shipboard personnel of Riroil - 2, Riroil - 3, Riroil - 5 and Adriatic Mariner staying off the port of Rostov-on-Don within the coming two weeks, - explained Rauf Aliyev. -  The delay should be attributed to difficulties with foreign banks caused by global sanctions against the Russian Federation. The company’s payment of wages is delayed by a foreign bank due to different reasons called the check of final recipient. Palmali can close the wage issue immediately upon arrival of the mentioned vessels to the port of Istanbul”. However, the crews refuse to sail to Istanbul and intend to wait until the issue is settled in the Russian port”. 

    Rostov media earlier quoted Leonid Glushak, head of the Rostov Region trade union of seafarers, as saying that “several Russian seafarers of Riroil - 5, a tanker owned by a Turkish firm, launched a hunger strike at the port of Azov to claim the payment of backdated wages.

    Rauf Aliyev rebuts this information.

    According to him, information about a hunger strike launched by the crews is untrue. Editorial teams of the media that published this information can contact the masters of those ships and obtain confirmation of the onboard situation”, said Rauf Aliyev.

    IAA PortNews has contacted Anton Koptev, master of Riroil - 5. According to him, the vessel staying off the port of Rostov-on-Don is being fully supplied by a ship owner with fuel, drinking water and food. The master had spoken by phone with the Palmali management to receive clarification concerning the unpaid wages and the intentions to settle the issue. Anton Koptev also confirmed that other Palmali ships that arrived in the port of Istanbul were paid off there. However, four crew members of Riroil - 5 refused to proceed to Turkey and insisted on being paid off in the territory of Russia. Those seafarers have been paid off and left the ship. It is expected that in the beginning of the next week the company will find ways to pay off the debt to the remaining crewmembers of Riroil - 5 and the ship will set sail with a partially replaced crew.




2018 August 22

10:30 Maersk Line revises Export Service in India for all cargo
10:13 Bunker prices in St. Petersburg remain flat from previous week
10:09 ICTSI supports infra projects in Ecuador
09:15 Liebherr and PortNews arrange an excursion to Port of Hamburg and Liebherr facility at SMM 2018
09:08 Atlantic RoRo Carriers makes its first vessel call at The Port of Philadelphia
08:35 Maersk Line introduces digital rate distribution solution

2018 August 21

18:28 JMS-designed RV Virginia is launched, to be delivered to VIMS
18:11 UCL Ports’ Multipurpose Reloading Complex invests heavily in development
18:02 Railway to Sabetta to be built on a concession basis, regional official says
17:24 Ukrainian seaports see a 2.5% decline in Jan-Jul cargo volumes, to 73.9 million tonnes
17:12 Equinor extends contract with Prosafe for Safe Boreas
16:16 M/V RK-19 drydocking and refit begins at Delo Group’s Aleksino Port Marina Shiprepair Yard
16:12 V.Group launches project ‘Embark’ to transform crewing
15:31 Team Tankers reports Q2 net income of $4.4 million
15:11 MOL announces additional investment in PKT Logistics Group, Malaysia
14:47 Kenia Port Authority takes delivery of new 75bp tugboat Eugene
14:31 GasLog inks new charter agreements, orders LNG carrier duo
13:38 All-Russian Aquarobotech 2018 marine robotics competition kicks off in Vladivostok
13:08 Fangcun Port in China to close effective 1st October 2018
13:02 Ministry of Natural Resources offers to set up the NSR development project office
12:24 Far East ports bunker prices open the week on a bearish note
12:08 CMA CGM announces PSS from Asia, India, the Middle East and America to Nigeria
11:21 OSCE mission barred from access to the Russian flagged tanker detained in Kherson port
11:13 Wärtsilä to build Smart Technology Hub, next-generation innovation and production centre in Finland
11:08 MSC slows ships to help protect whales in U.S. waters
10:41 Baltic Dry Index adds 4 pts to 1727 points
10:28 Port of Long Beach box volume rose 11.3% in Jan-Jul to 4.64 million TEUs
10:17 Crude oil futures gain slightly to $72.23 in London and to $65.53 in New York
10:08 HELCOM publishes report on sewage port reception facilities in the Baltic Sea
09:29 Port of Los Angeles seven-month container volumes down 2.59% to 5.14 million TEUs
09:08 Port of Long Beach approves Toyota's Green Terminal makeover
08:26 Crowley successfully supports Appomattox platform tow-out in the U.S. Gulf

2018 August 20

18:26 Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard delivers sixth serial oil barge BELMAX 6 of ROB20 design
18:06 Dan-Bunkering expands and merges with Australian company
17:36 Carbon Trust and Fistuca announce successful execution of offshore test of innovative new installation technology
17:26 Russian owners, operators stop shipping to Ukraine for fear of loosing cargo
17:09 ESL Shipping takes delivery of eco-friendly bulk carrier Haaga
17:05 Teekay LNG Partners mandates banks to arrange Fixed Income Investor Call
16:35 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
16:05 Royal Wagenborg's m.v. Nassauborg discharges timber in Alexandria
15:30 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
15:02 Maersk and Vopak to launch 0,5% sulphur fuel bunkering facility in Rotterdam
14:48 SHI awarded contract for LNG carrier duo from Celsius Tankers
14:23 Spot market price for Russian M100 product ended last week higher at an average of RUB 18,212 / pmt
13:21 Baltic Shipyard loads heavyweight propulsion units onto the 60MW LK-60 nuclear-powered icebreaker URAL
13:11 APL's Eagle Express Service delivers X-factor in Los Angeles
12:13 Golden Ocean Group to equip its 16 Capsize vessels with scrubbers
12:10 ANL to implement Operational Cost Recovery Surcharge in Chittagong Port
11:07 Port of Vyborg volumes in first seven months rose 28% to 970,000 tonnes
10:57 Golden Ocean announces Q2 2018 results
10:17 Crude oil futures prices edge down to $71.61 in London, in New York to $64.95
10:03 Port of Everett breaks ground on $36 mln South Terminal Wharf Modernization Project
10:03 Baltic Dry Index gains to 1723 points
09:57 Chinese Blockchain Company Yuanben to protect the safety of global maritime freight data
09:36 Box traffic at busiest Chinese ports in Jan-Jul rose 4.1% to 5.36 billion tons
09:28 Port of Hong Kong seven-month box volumes drop 4.4% to 11,5 million TEUs
08:44 Kongsberg Maritime wins contracts for nine hybrid Ro-Ro vessels

2018 August 19

08:19 CMA CGM announces GRR from UAE to East Africa
08:14 Maersk Line introduces Peak Season Surcharge – Scope World to Apapa, Nigeria and Tin Can Island Port, Nigeria
08:12 CMA CGM announces GRR from India to East Africa