• 2018 October 17 10:27

    Maritime Arctic Competence Center opens in Saint-Petersburg

    Maritime Arctic Competence Center inaugurated on 16 October 2018 at the premises of the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping in Saint-Petersburg, says IAA PortNews correspondednt.

    The ceremony was attended by Yury Tsvetkov, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation – head of Rosmorrechflot (Federal Marine and River Transport Agency); Mikhail Kucheryavy, Vice Governor of Saint-Petersburg; Vyacheslav Ruksha, Deputy General Director of Rosatom –  head of the Northern Sea Route Directorate; Mustafa Kashka, Acting Director of FSUE Atomflot; Sergey Baryshnikov, Rector of Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping; etc.

    The Center established by the initiative and with participation of FSUE Atomflot (part of Rosatom Corporation) is Russia’s first maritime educational establishment intended for training, upgrading, support of professional competence and regular re-training of personnel for the fleet of nuclear-powered icebreakers of new generation.

    “The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation supports the initiators of Maritime Arctic Competence Center – Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping and FSUE Atomflot, - said Yury Tsvetkov, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation – head of Rosmorrechflot. – The purpose of the Center is expressed by its name. Arctic competence is a unique achievement and a competitive advantage of Russian maritime fleet. It is a combination of expertise and best practices based on application of the most advanced technologies, which is essential in the XXI century for successful and efficient development of the Russian Arctic and its key lifeline – the Northern Sea Route.

    According to Vyacheslav Ruksha, high professionalism, discipline and striving to self-development are expected from seafarers today. 

    “Nuclear-powered icebreakers being built today have radically new power plants which will require new competence and personnel. I hope that the first icebreaker which is under construction at Baltiysky Zavod shipyard will take the sea next year. Maritime Arctic Competence Center should become an important educational platform responsible for training of crews for multi-purpose nuclear-powered icebreakers of Project 22220”, - said Vyacheslav Ruksha.

    The core task of the Center is to ensure training of the target group consisting of students from the anchor institutions of higher education to meet the demand of nuclear-powered fleet of icebreakers when it comes to seafaring programmes. The Center will offer training, upgrading and retraining of personnel through application of flexible proggrammes, online courses, simulator training, sideline training (in order to decrease personnel expenses and to ensure efficient employment of seafarers on new multi-purpose nuclear-powered icebreakers). 

    “It is no surprise that the Center opens in Saint-Petersburg at the premises of Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping as it was “Makarovka” that started training nuclear experts back in 1958. The nuclear-powered icebreaker simulator will be used for training of cadets and marine engineers as well as for training of specialists already working on icebreaking ships”, said Sergey Baryshnikov.

    The ceremony was followed by a tour around the Maritime Arctic Competence Center.




2019 November 21

18:01 Diana Shipping announces direct continuation of time charter contract for m/v Polymnia with Cargill
17:50 Freeport of Riga Authority and province of Corrientes sign Protocol of Agreement to facilitate growth of Riga and Corrientes ports
17:23 Training ship Perekop of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet takes course from Sri Lanka to Sevastopol
17:00 Two Sendo Liners to be entering the port of Amsterdam emission-free by 2020
16:45 Severnaya Verf lays down fourth processing trawler of Project 170701 for Norebo Group
16:28 Star Bulk reports Q3 net profit of $5.8 million
16:00 MacGregor secures complete piggy-back hatch cover order from Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding
15:46 Danfoss Editron appoints Erno Tenhunen as new Marine Director
15:31 ECOsubsea gains further foothold in major European ports to become benchmark for sustainable effective hull cleaning
15:17 Baltic Sea Ports Administration reports readiness of 6 line and 7 port icebreakers for winter navigation season
15:00 Chart Industries joins SEA\LNG coalition
14:38 Orolia Maritime unveils new PLB with Return Link System for 2020
14:21 Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to host 8th edition of ACI’s Ship Recycling Congress on 29-30 January 2020
14:09 Nexans to provide the 225 kV power export cables for one of the biggest offshore wind projects in France
13:50 Bunker market in the Far East ports of Russia sees mixed price movements (graph)
13:28 Singapore’s First Women in Shipping Summit to be held on 20-21 April 2020
13:27 Oldendorff Carriers signs agreement with MIT on ship design
13:09 ZIM posts Q3 2019 results
12:46 5th Singapore Maritime Technology Conference to be held on 21-23 April 2020
12:35 Proman Stena Bulk and GSI sign deal for new methanol tankers
12:09 Port of Zeebrugge and Yugo sign MOU for cooperation in Lingang Overseas Modern Industrial Park
11:57 Nobel Brothers Shipyard launches small refrigerating trawler of Project Т30В, Vympel
11:09 MOL to build Japan's 1st LNG-fueled ferries : Sunflower Kurenai and Sunflower Murasaki
10:43 DNG Energy to commence LNG bunkering operations from Algoa Bay next year
10:09 Fincantieri and Ponant sign an MOA for the construction of 2 new-generation cruise ships
09:51 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 6.2% to 15.27 million TEUs in Jan-Oct’2019
09:39 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 21
09:33 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.32% to $62.2, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.25% to $56.87
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,260 points
08:29 Port of Hamburg cargo throughput grows 3.2 percent to 104 million tons in first three quarters of 2019

2019 November 20

18:10 FESCO provided transportation of nuclear submarines’ blocks and tanker from Kamchatka Territory to decommissioning site in Primorye
17:48 Cruise ship Mustay Karim returns from successful sea trials
17:06 ECOsubsea gets permission to start offering hull cleaning services to vessels at all Dutch Ports
16:56 Tallinn Shipyard wins prestigious 2019 Safety4sea Europort Awards
16:19 Wärtsilä solutions chosen to upgrade efficiency and environmental performance of Norwegian fishing vessel
16:03 Oboronlogistics completed the delivery of inert materials and special equipment to the Novaya Zemlya
15:00 ESPO: TEN-T policy review must bring maritime links on equal footing with land links
14:09 RF Govt Transport Commission approved inclusion of 57 projects into comprehensive plan for upgrading and expanding core infrastructure
13:35 Ecosystem-based management and maritime spatial planning are furthered at HELCOM-VASAB meeting in St Petersburg
12:57 RS takes part in Transport of Russia 2019
12:02 The world’s largest wind turbine tested on Maasvlakte
11:44 WMU signs MoU with International Maritime Academy, Lebanon
11:23 Tariffs for LNG services provided by KN approved for 2020
11:02 Bureau Veritas certifies Ørsted's Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm
10:28 Hydraulic engineering structures of Volga-Don Canal underwent reconstruction
10:25 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 20
10:05 Bunker prices are stable at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
10:02 Yang Ming to launch new Southeast Asia Services
09:46 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.11% to $60.84, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.04% to $55.37
09:41 Foreship launches Hamburg business to grow in Germany
09:29 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,304 points
09:14 CMA CGM reviewes Low Sulphur Surcharge for RoRo Med Lines

2019 November 19

18:03 Port of Piraeus throughput reaches 5 million TEU this year
17:50 BPO joins the “More EU budget for transport” coalition
17:22 Throughput of Russia’s seaports expected to grow by 3% to 850 million tonnes in 2019
17:03 Expro awarded contract extension with INPEX, offshore Australia
16:45 Gasum expands their maritime fuel supply by new Swedegas’ facility in the port of Gothenburg
16:24 IMO helps train future leaders in maritime policy
16:03 CSV Bourbon Oceanteam 101 extends charter contract with client for works in Angola
15:03 MSC appoints Soren Toft as CEO for container shipping & logistics