• 2018 September 25 13:49

    NIBULON successfully completed its passenger transportation season

    On September 15, NIBULON finished the 2018 season of passenger transportation, the company says in its press release. During the season, the company transported about 24,000 passengers, and 13,390 of them were transported by the route Mykolaiv – the Kinburn Spit – Ochakiv.

    Despite the fact that passenger transportation is a relatively new and not a major activity of NIBULON, which the company took up performing on a regular basis last year, NIBULON’s specialists were very scrupulous about the 2018 season opening. 

    The strategy to organize regular passenger transportation in 2018 was based on the results of work and experience gained during last year's navigation. While making changes to timetable, ticket booking system and service, we also tried to take into account the overwhelming majority of our passengers’ comments and make passenger transportation accessible to as many people as possible. In particular, due to the increase in the company's passenger fleet, two trips (a couple hours apart) to the Kinburn Spit were arranged each day off, so that our city visitors from other regions, who arrived mainly by Kyiv train, could get there. For convenience of passengers, we have equipped a station with benches, as well as a floating berth on Kabotazhnyi Mol in Mykolaiv (hydrofoils start their trips to the Kinburn Spit there).

    In addition, this year, the company has launched passenger trips by the route Ochakiv – the Kinburn Spit, which could not be launched last year due to lack of certified and properly equipped berths. As always, NIBULON solved this problem on its own. The berth of 100 m was installed at the town beach by NIBULON’s specialists with the help of the company’s fleet and diving service. The berth doesn’t affect the ecosystem. It is similar to those ones installed at the Kinburn Spit and in Mykolaiv on Kabotazhnyi Mol. While installing the berth, the company’s specialists also trawled the water area at NIBULON’s expense. They also measured the depths in the area of the berth installation site for safe mooring of passenger vessels. This summer, it was possible to reach the Ukrainian Maldives by a comfortable, safe and high-speed vessel both from Mykolaiv and Ochakiv (there is no need to get there with the help of not reliable watercrafts that stop at a distance of a few tens of meters from the shore, and then you are waist-deep in cold water).

    The routes Voznesensk – Kovalivka – Nova Odesa – Mykolaiv and Nova Kakhovka – Kherson were very popular with passengers this season. In summer, it is a much more comfortable way to get to regional centers by NIBULON Express passenger vessels rather than by packed buses, especially taking into account current state of roads. Plus the price is fair. In particular, to make river transport available to as many people as possible, the company reduced the fare for the route Voznesensk – Mykolaiv to UAH 78, which is cheaper than bus fare.

    NIBULON’s shipping company performed charitable trips by inland waterways for children, ATO participants, civil servants, as well as for visitors of the international exhibitions “Shipbuilding-2018” and “Water Transport”, which took place at NIBULON shipbuilding and repair yard on May 23-24, in order to attract attention to the problems of the river industry and to promote passenger transportation. As part of these measures, about 4,000 people were transported for free.

    NIBULON has returned the fashion for passenger transportation by water. Water transport becomes a favourite mode of transport among passengers. However, it should be noted that without abolishing the excise tax on fuel (or compensation), lockage, payment for passing through bridges, rental payment for water use, etc., which hamper water transportation development in Ukraine, without stopping smuggling of fuel, there will be no river transport and transportation development.  

    This year, due to the great attention paid to regular trips of high-speed and comfortable NIBULON Expresspassenger vessels, we have decided to create a separate page on Facebook where you can find up-to-date information on routes, timetable, fare, ordering pleasure trips, etc., as well as ask questions, write your comments and suggestions that will help us to improve the quality of our services. We have received a lot of positive comments, wishes, and suggestions in this short period of time.




2019 June 15

15:44 Wight Shipyard rolls out its new windfarm support vessel concept at Seawork Int'l 2019
13:17 Malta Freeport hosts its first LNG-powered container ship
12:53 Petrobras closes the sale of TAG
11:41 USCG, local partners respond to sailing vessel aground off Magic Island
08:43 Vessel training simulation underway at Tema Port’s new Terminal 3

2019 June 14

18:05 Ole Martin Grimsrud appointed CFO of Aker Solutions
17:44 USCG Cordova FOL crew saves man stranded for three days on Montague Island
17:05 Knud E. Hansen wins two separate contracts for innovative large RoRo vessels
16:41 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from North East Asia to Australia
16:26 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 90,300 tonnes of cargo in Jan-May’2019, down 38.7% Y-o-Y
16:05 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to South Africa
15:14 “K” Line receives recognition for vessel speed reduction programs in the West Coast of North America
15:00 UK maritime industry leaders debate decarbonization, digital technologies and the future of safety at the annual ABS UK National Committee meeting
14:00 China Railway Container Transport signs strategic cooperation agreement with SITC International Holdings
13:38 Container throughput of Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port in 5M’2019 up 39% YoY to 89,649 TEUs
13:09 Algoma increases its interest in in the CSL International Pool
12:41 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 19.77 million tonnes of cargo in 5M’2019, up 8.5% Y-o-Y
12:09 Global Ship Lease announces new charter agreements
11:32 Bunker prices continue going down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
11:09 ECSA issues statement on suspected attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman
10:51 France signs up to fishing vessel training treaty
10:30 Zhatai Shipyard to let build up to 10 river ships and scrap at least two ships per year
10:07 Jan De Nul plans to reduce CO₂ emissions by 15% a year
09:49 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.64% to $61.69, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.36% to $52.47
09:30 MacGregor automated mooring solution specified for the world's first autonomous and zero-emission container ship, Yara Birkeland
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,062 points
09:07 GTT receives an order from HHI to design the tanks of two new LNG carriers
08:53 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 14
08:00 Long Beach cargo volumes down 16.6% to 573,623 TEUs in May 2019
07:01 Port of Los Angeles volumes up 7.8 percent to 828,662 TEUs in May 2019
06:58 MPA publishes second edition of guides on IMO 2020

2019 June 13

18:26 Maritime Technology Framework strengthens ties between DSME and DNV GL
18:05 J-ENG presents the latest technologies about MGO mono-fuel engine (UEC-LSJ), together with UEC42LSH and LP-EGR at 29th CIMAC World Congress
17:49 Port of Gdansk delegation takes part in IAPH conference, Guangzhou
17:28 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-May’2019 fell by 18% Y-o-Y to 4.98 million tonnes
17:04 Throughput of port Vyborg in Jan-May’2019 fell by 39% Y-o-Y to 373,000 tonnes
16:45 MarineTraffic partners with exactEarth to deliver most comprehensive vessel tracking yet
16:23 Throughput of port Primorsk in Jan-May’2019 grew by 8% Y-o-Y to 24.43 million tonnes
16:04 MarineTraffic partners with satellite AIS data provider exactEarth
15:39 Freight turnover of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) in 5M’19 fell by 10% Y-o-Y to 1.18 million tonnes
14:42 Viking Line announces additional departures on Helsinki-Tallinn routes during summer season
14:21 Throughput of port Vysotsk in Jan-May'2019 climbed by 8% Y-o-Y to 8.06 million tonnes
14:03 Hunter Group chooses OSM for technical management of newbuild VLCC fleet
13:49 Palau is approved by IMO as STCW White List member state
13:48 Jotun signs agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries for a new type of marine paint
13:32 Bunker prices continue going down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:14 J-ENG rolls out its latest engine technologies at 29th CIMAC World Congress
12:39 Port of Ust-Luga handled 45.24 million tonnes in 5M’19, up 9% Y-o-Y
12:04 Jumbo awarded transportation & installation contract for Yunlin WTG foundations offshore Taiwan
11:03 Damen Marine Components acquires WK Hydraulics
10:50 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg in Jan-May'2019 climbed by 1% Y-o-Y to 25.01 million tonnes
10:36 Oshima Shipbuilding and DNV GL sign strategic cooperation
10:26 Damen Anchor & Chain Factory inks agreement with Fendercare at Seawork
10:11 Throughput of port Helsinki (Finland) in Jan-May’19 fell by 6.5% to 6 million tonnes (table)
09:52 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.57% to $60.3, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.16% to $51.22
09:33 Bunker prices fall down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,080 points
09:04 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, June 13
08:56 Miros launches six-month project to test its new fuel efficiency technology

2019 June 12

19:57 T.Mariotti shipyard cuts steel for Seaborn's new expedition ship