• 2018 December 5 18:16

    Significant reduction of financing under national plan for mainlines development to affect NSR – Yury Tsvetkov

    Significant reduction of financing under the national plan for mainlines development (by RUB 37 billion) will affect the project on development of the Northern Sea Route infrastructure, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Yury Tsvetkov, Deputy Minister of Transport – head of Rosmorrechflot (Federal Marine and River Transport Agency), as saying at the VIII International Forum "Arctic: Today and the Future".

    According to him, the Law on the Federal Budget for 2019-2021 foresees the reduction of the NSR project financing by RUB 24 billion due to the Government’s decision to build two more nuclear-powered icebreakers.

    Sergey Vakhrukov, Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, emphasized the necessity of a comprehensive approach to principal issues of the NSR loading and development. “The Ministry of Transport should be firm when posing a problem, whoever is responsible for the NSR", he emphasized.

    Yury Tsvetkov reminded about the comprehensive plan for upgrading and expanding core infrastructure approved by RF Government on 30 September 2018 in pursuance of the Presidential Executive Order No. 204. According to the document, the Ministry of Transport is responsible for nine projects including the development of the NSR infrastructure.

    The project summary issued earlier contained well-defined terms of infrastructure facilities construction as well as their financing, year by year. Under the project, the state is to expand the water area of Sabetta, create additional ice protection facilities, widen an access canal, ensure operation of FSUE Hydrographic Company and perform activities focused on safety. “However, first financing of the mentioned works is expected after 2020 (designing is not to begin before 2020 – Ed.) Therefore, NOVATEK has fairly questioned the necessity of building on-shore facilities ahead of schedule with the resources for the development of water area expected only in 2020”, said Yury Tsvetkov.

    He explained that the access canal to Sabetta is to be widened twofold from the current 295 meters. Besides, there was a plan to increase subsidies provided to the hydrographic company. As of today, the fleet of FSUE Hydrographic Company services 37,000 virtual kilometers which is to be increased to 80,000 kilometers per year. This can be achieved with the subsidies increased to RUB 823 million which has not been confirmed yet. The approved budget foresees only RUB 400 million. High-latitude routes should be deployed with the increased number of large ships on the NSR lanes. For that purpose, Hydrographic Company is to increase the scope of surveying works.

    Yury Tsvetkov also said that Marine Rescue Service will need more vessels.  Taking into consideration their unique functions, it will take long to have such ships designed and built. There are also issues related to upgrading and expansion of the fleet of buoy tenders and survey ships.




2019 March 18

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18:16 Wagenborg SPMTs to relocate giant MV-piling rig at the port of Rotterdam Maasvlakte
18:05 RF President launched Balaklavskaya and Tavricheskaya TPPs and Port substation in Taman
18:00 Indian Register of Shipping wins 5-year contract to provide Emergency Response Services for 33 vessels of The Shipping Corporation of India
17:36 Kawasaki Heavy Industries delivers bulk carrier Divinegate for Indigo Marine Shipping
17:30 NCSP Group’s consolidated cargo turnover for January 2019 increased by 3.3% to 12.063 million tonnes
17:05 Fincantieri starts works in Ancona on the new ship for Viking
16:38 RF Government allows LNG transportation along Northern Sea Route by certain foreign ships
16:32 Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft delivers sixth new building Ro-Ro for SIEM
16:27 Castor Maritime announces time charter contract for Panamax vessel with Oldendorff Carriers
16:13 CMA CGM announces GRR from East Coast South America to West Africa, East Africa, South Africa, Arabian Gulf and West Coast North of India
15:52 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 19,421 in RF spot market
15:51 Two NYK tugboat subsidiaries to merge
15:33 Global Ports Holding and MSC Cruises announce agreement to support Antigua
15:20 Iceberg to develop design and engineering documentation for nuclear-powered icebreaker of project 10510, Leader
15:13 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to South Africa
14:33 CMA CGM to apply GRI from Canada West Coast to worldwide destinations (Excluding Africa, EU, Russia and USA)
14:01 MSC adds vessel to its Lone Star service from Asia to USEC and Gulf of Mexico
13:46 Victor Gusev appointed General Director of Nakhodka Sea Fishing Port
13:27 Jumbo wins offshore subsea decommissioning project in North Sea
13:11 The largest fuel tanker to enter Port of Newcastle
12:55 10 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 17-18
12:31 Contship Italia S.p.A. has entered into negotiations with MSC for sale of MCT
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11:51 Russia, Finland satisfied by shipping and environmental cooperation in Baltic and Arctic regions
11:32 Navig8 Chemical Tankers enters into sale and leaseback agreements with ICBC for four 37,000 DWT product oil/chemical tankers
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10:44 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Mar.18
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2019 March 17

17:04 HII installed main mast of USS George Washington (CVN 73)
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2019 March 16

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2019 March 15

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16:44 Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachments supporting the World Food Programme
16:19 TNG secures time-charter employement for product tanker MT Velebit
16:05 Hapag-Lloyd starts new service connecting Turkey and US East Coast – TNE Service
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15:24 Teekay Tankers announces changes to Board of Directors
15:05 CMA CGM updates ISPS (vessel) surcharge
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14:26 Wärtsilä successfully tests remote guidance service capabilities
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