• 2019 February 27 14:50

    First tanker built in Azerbaijan to be delivered in June 2019

    “Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company” CJSC (ASCO) regularly provides both transportation fleet and specialized fleet with the ships constructed according to the latest shipbuilding results, AS COMPARED WITH says in a press release. As a result of special attention and care of the President to the maritime industry, 20 different ships were purchased and put into operation over the past 5 years. Generally, within the framework of the renovation plan of ASCO fleet it is planned to purchase more than 70 ships and to construct in Baku Shipyard within the next 10 years. These ships include tankers, dry cargo, ferry, crane, passenger, diving, supply-towing, towing, fire extinguishing, sand-dredging and dredging vessels. Exploitation of the ships will contribute both to preserve the leading position of the country in the Caspian Sea and to expand activities in the foreign waters and to develop shipbuilding industry in the country. Moreover, those ships will contribute to eliminate the dependence on one market, to increase the competitiveness of the fleets, to transport transit cargos over Azerbaijan and to successfully implement oil and gas projects in the Caspian Sea.

    Fortunately, the resources of the local shipbuilding are also applied in the fleet renovation process in the recent years. “Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company” CJSC and “Baku Shipyard” LLC are successfully cooperating in this regard. Till now, one tow-ship and three passenger ships were constructed in the mentioned shipyard on the order of ASCO and were delivered.

    Currently, two RST12C new generation tankers and two unique “Ro-Pax” (CNF- 18C) ferry boats are constructed in Baku Shipyard for ASCO. These ships, which are constructed according to the schedule, will be delivered by the end of 2020.

    Construction of the hull of one of these vessels – “Lachin” oil tanker has been completed by 100%. In figures, this means 860,000 no injury working hours. The remaining construction and installation works will be conducted on the berth bridge of Baku Shipyard. For this purpose, the tanker “Lachin” was floated out by the hydraulic carriers over the floating dock from the construction-installation site of the shipyard. Once the construction of the ship is completed, the sea exploitation tests will start. In general, “Lachin” tanker is scheduled to be delivered in June 2019.

    This type of new generation tankers, constructed on the order of ASCO, are 141 m in length, 16.9 m in width and 6 meters in height. The tankers with the deadweight of 7,875 T in the sea and 5,447 T in the river are equipped with two 1200Kw “Wartsila” engines. These ships have a crew of 11 people and move at the speed of 10 knots. Each tanker has six tanks with a total capacity of 9212 cubic meters for transportation of crude oil and oil products. The design of these unique floating vessels was developed by the Odessa Maritime Engineering Bureau.

    The minister of economy Shahin Mustafayev, the director of the State Maritime Agency Gudrat Gurbanov, the chairman of the “Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company” CJSC Rauf Valiyev, the vice president of SOCAR Suleyman Gasimov and the general manager of Baku Shipyard LLC Imanverdi Hasanov participated in the launching ceremony of the ship.

    The students of the Azerbaijan State Maritime Academy also attended the launching ceremony. At the ceremony, the chairman of ASCO Rauf Veliyev and the general manager of Baku Shipyard LLC Imanverdi Hasanov informed the students about the activities of Baku Shipyard and the new ships that have been constructed in this shipyard. They stated that construction of modern ships is important for our seamen in terms of new work places. Rauf Veliyev and Imanverdi Hasanov noted that the students with high academic results had an opportunity to work both in the shipyard and on the ships.

    At the end, “Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company” CJSC and “Baku Shipyard” LLC signed a new contract to construct two more new tankers of the same type. It should be noted that “Baku Shipyard” LLC started to operate officially on September 20th, 2013 with participation of the President Ilham Aliyev. Currently, 1300 local experts and staff are working there.

2020 February 23

15:01 Great Lakes reports record full year results
14:32 AAM completes 80’ patrol vessel for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dep't
13:37 EDS HV Group completes scope of work at Vattenfall’s HR3 wind farm
12:23 Ingeteam signs the contract with Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore for hybrid electric propulsion system delivery of two Ro-Ro vessels
11:21 USCG, other agencies to conduct search and rescue exercise near Perdido Bay

2020 February 22

17:14 First Subsea provide Cable Protection Systems for NnG
14:48 Med Marine: Turkish-built tug equipped with SCHOTTEL bestseller
13:41 CSBA study finds U.S. dredging industry a critical component of national security
11:39 USCG Cutter Legare returns home after interdicting over 3,300 pounds of drugs
10:47 Ray Fitzgerald to rejoin Crowley as COO

2020 February 21

18:12 Digitization of KN: paper is no longer used in the operation of Klaipėda LNG terminal
17:48 NIBULON Shipyard is about to launch second non-self-propelled open type vessel
17:17 CMA CGM announces Emergency Space Surcharge from North Europe, Scandinavia & Poland to West Med, East Med, Adriatic & North Africa
16:59 New roll trailers put into operation at Bronka port
16:04 AS Tallink Grupp’s wholly-owned subsidiary AS Hansatee Cargo merged with Group’s wholly-owned subsidiary AS Tallink
15:25 Russia's Main Department of State Expertise approved adjusted design documentation under Nord Stream 2 project
15:02 OCEAN Industries orders MAN Propulsion Packages for Royal Canadian Navy tugs
14:13 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Coronis with Koch and cancellation of the sale of a Capesize dry bulk vessel
13:01 COSCO SHIPPING Lines provides water and rail transport services
12:40 Wärtsilä LPG Fuel Supply System the first ever to undergo engine testing
12:12 ABS to class world’s largest B-Tank VLECs by Jiangnan
11:30 Coronavirus disease 2019 – IMO urges no unnecessary delays to ships
11:09 World’s first LPG-retrofit order exercises option for four additional engines
10:44 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Feb 21
10:43 Biofouling demands collective, urgent and ‘proactive’ approach, stresses Bellona
10:09 Cod farming set for rebound as savvy investors rush to back Norcod
09:55 Bunker prices are slightly down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia
09:43 GTT acquires Icelandic company Marorka, an expert in Smart Shipping
09:35 BlueWater Reporting closely monitoring blanked sailings amid coronavirus outbreak
09:34 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.73% to $58.88, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.61% to $53.55
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 480 points

2020 February 20

18:27 SMOOTH PORTS Partners met and discussed in Livorno
18:07 UNIIQ invests in Tetrahedron’s innovative crane for next-gen wind turbines
17:52 RF Navy’s Admiral Kasatonov frigate left for Barents Sea to continue testing
17:30 Evergreen issues notice for reefer cargo to Shanghai、Ningbo and Xingang, China
17:17 Tersan Shipyard (Turkey) delivers lead crab catching and processing ship of Project ST184
17:00 West Africa Container Terminal to commence Phase 2 upgrade
16:53 Port of Rotterdam increases sales of LNG and VLSFO
16:53 Indonesia hosts new national workshop on maritime security risk
16:29 UN agencies collaborate to promote seafarers’ rights treaty
16:04 INOK TM and Admiral Makarov SUMIS sign agreement on cooperation
15:38 Rosmorport reports on its icebreaker support in Russian seaports as of February 17, 2020
15:11 Rosmorport changes tariffs for services offered at the seaport of Kaliningrad
14:47 BIMCO joins Japan to regulate carbon intensity of existing ships
14:25 ESPO published its Position Paper on European Green Deal objectives in ports
14:02 CHIMBUSCO starts to supply China-produced low sulphur bunker oil to international ships
13:43 Top-level speakers announced for Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2020 in London
13:20 Throughput of Russia’s river ports fell by 11.6%, from 143.1 million tonnes in 2010 to 126.5 million tonnes in 2019
13:01 BC Ferries names and christens the first two Island Class ferries
12:46 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:31 National Marine Dredging Company and Royal IHC launch TSHD GHASHA
12:08 Port of Baku and Tamiz Shahar cooperate on environmental issues
11:48 Hapag-Lloyd improves operating result by more than 80 percent in 2019
11:41 Port of Gdynia widens its internal entrance to 140 m
11:15 CMA CGM announces PSS for exports from East Russia
10:52 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping introduces new scheme of oil and gas equipment approval
10:24 Main contractor Damen and more than a hundred companies contribute to Combat Support Ship
10:24 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Feb 20
09:53 Ships of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet left for Atlantic to perform combat training tasks
09:35 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.32% to $59.31, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.45% to $53.73