• 2019 March 1 09:21

    Kronotsky Nature Reserve geyser named “Vostochny-45” after Vostochny Port JSC, celebrating its 45th anniversary

    FSBI Kronotsky State Nature Reserve (Kronotsky Nature Reserve, Kamchatka Territory) of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on February 28 issued a certificate of naming "Vostochny-45" of a geyser located in the Valley of Geysers of Kronotsky Reserve in honor of the 45th anniversary of Vostochny Port JSC . The corresponding document was signed by Peter Shipilenko, Director of the FSBI Kronotsky State Nature Biosphere Reserve.

    To name the geyser after of the company’s anniversary was initiated by Managing Port Company, the largest in Russia coal port holding and the group which Vostochny Port is part of, as well as Rosterminalgul that is based in Russia’s Baltic region.

    The corresponding certificate was acquired at a charity auction held on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum 2018. The funds raised at the auction were used to support the projects protecting endangered spices of the Russian Far East.

    The Kronotsky Nature Reserve is one of the oldest reserves in Russia. The Kronotsky was established on November 1, 1934 in the eastern part of the Kamchatka Peninsula. Since 1985, the reserve is part of the international network of biosphere reserves. In 1996, the unique reserve was included in the list of UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites.

    There are 25 volcanoes (8 of them are active) in the Kronotsky Nature Reserve, as well as the legendary Valley of Geysers which is the only geyser field in Eurasia and the second of five largest concentration of geysers in the world. On a small section, One can find here all known forms of the geothermal activity, including permanent and intermittent boiling springs, hot lakes, mud volcanoes and caldrons, thermal platforms and steam jets all packed into a small space in the canyon of the mountain river Geyzernaya. And geysers – boiling springs, periodically spewing a vaporous water mix. There are over 50 such geysers in the Valley.

    The specially protected nature area is home to 54 species of mammals. In Kamchatka, only the Kronotsky has preserved a population of wild reindeer. It is home to one of the world's largest protected populations of the brown bear, numbering more than 800 individuals. Each year, 40 to 60 white-shouldered eagles, the largest birds of prey of the Far East, produce their offspring on the territory of the Kronotsky. The water area of the Kronotsky Reserve is inhabited by more than 20 species of marine mammals: cetaceans, seals and sea otters. Many animals are listed in the Red Book of Russia. There are thousands of seabird colonies on the islands and the coast.

    Every year Kronotsky Reserve is visited by more than 6000 Russian and foreign tourists. The educational tourism main principle is to preserve and show. Scientists constantly monitor the state of unique ecosystems. Based on these studies, they determine the visiting regime, which is safe for the preservation of the local wild nature.

    The largest Russian dedicated coal terminal of Vostochny Port celebrated February 28th the 45-year anniversary of its foundation. Vostochny Port AO is a company of the largest port holding company in Russia, Port Management Company, along with Rosterminalugol JSC based in Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region. The total coal throughput at the terminals of Port Management Company reaches some 50 million tonnes a year which accounts for more than a third of Russia’s seaborne coal exports. The commodity is exported through Vostochny Port and Rosterminalugol terminals to more than 30 countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. PMC’s main focus is the application the all innovative technology available to handle coal most effectively. The company invests heavily in modernization of high-tech equipment and environmental sustainability of its enterprises.

2019 August 20

18:40 ATON repair and maintenance shop to be built at navigation post in Taganrog Bay
18:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
17:29 Wallem-managed bulk carrier rescues Indonesian fishermen lost at sea for 10 days
17:06 MAN Energy Solutions and Samsung Heavy Industries sign a strategic cooperation agreement for the digitization of marine engines
16:35 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to East and South Africa
16:34 IAA PortNews offers its video on Russian bunkering market being prepared for 2020 sulphur cap
16:11 ABB’s digital solution for shipping fleets helps to further reduce fuel costs and environmental footprint
15:49 Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg to assist Lead Partner under Kotka Pax project
15:32 Associated British Ports launches first Port Operative Apprentice Scheme
14:56 Port of Gdansk makes another step towards the Central Port project
14:28 Marine Cargo Bureau sponsors roundtable meeting “Import Substitution in Russian Shipbuilding: Ambition and Reality”
14:03 Diamond S Shipping commences fleet renewal efforts with sale of two vessels
13:54 NIBULON continues building floating crane of Project P-140
13:35 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:30 Serco announces captains for Australia’s new Antarctic research vessel
13:13 RF Ministry of Labour approves ‘Stevedore’ standard
12:47 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping signed new agreement with Maritime Administration of the Republic of Cyprus
12:12 Strong second quarter helps Tallink deliver steady result for first six months of 2019
11:49 KN Klaipėda oil terminal berths to undergo reconstruction
11:28 Port of Tallinn named as one of Europe’s best in first ever ‘Ones to Watch’ list
11:01 World's largest container ship completes first voyage from Asia to Europe
10:43 Port of Tallinn reports its financial results for 2019 Q2 and 6 months
10:24 Rosgeo completed digital processing of seismic data on the Laptev Sea
10:02 Fitch Ratings affirms Panama Canal's 'A' rating with a stable outlook
09:50 KfW IPEX-Bank structures financing package for two cruise ships of the Genting Hong Kong Group
09:40 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,067 points
09:17 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.15% to $59.82, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.14% to $55.22
09:09 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 20

2019 August 19

18:41 Andrey Zubarev takes the helm at Sea Port St. Petersburg
18:36 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate Increase from East Asia to South America Eastcoast
18:26 Rosterminalugol YTD coal exports volume hits the 15-millionth-tonne mark
18:04 CMA CGM Group to take part in the Asia Fruit Logistica 2019 in Hong Kong
17:36 MPA launches Singapore’s first Maritime Sustainability Reporting Guide
17:04 ACO Marine commissions a series of Clarimar wastewater treatment plants for Jadrolonija
16:35 Suez Canal Container Terminal announces plans to open reefer repair hub to all brands
16:19 Jumbo and GoodFuels partner to take sustainable bio-fuel oil to the offshore support market
16:11 Main phase of Beloomut hydro engineering system rehabilitation project to be completed by the end of 2019, Moscow Canal authority says
15:58 LR awards world’s first digital type approval to HHI
15:32 d’Amico International announces the sale of one of the vessels
15:09 Samsung Heavy to advance smart ship technology in cooperation with equipment producers
14:17 JFD signs strategic partnership with Aquacentrum Den Helder to provide submarine escape training
13:09 Samsung Heavy Industries to win orders for 10 LNG-fueled vessels
12:53 Kraken’s ThunderFish® delivered to DRDC, Canada
12:09 Sinanju signs 2-year time charter agreement with ExxonMobil for LNG-powered “Marine Vicky”
11:18 MODEC announces issuance of project bond for FPSO charter project
11:16 Registration underway for “Import Substitution in Russian Shipbuilding: Ambition and Reality” Roundtable
11:09 Busan Port-Qingdao Port concludes MOU to promote cruise business
10:08 RAN signs two year lease extension with the National Australia Bank for its two Cape Class Patrol Boats
09:43 Brent Crude futures edge up to $ 59,28, WTI – to $ 55,34
09:08 The BPA and the Port of Rotterdam Authority concludes a development agreement to construct and operate the Rotterdam Distribution Center
09:01 Baltic Dry Index rises 2% to 2088 points
08:56 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 19
08:49 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate Increase from East Asia to Latin America

2019 August 18

16:51 USCG responds to ferry aground in Boston Harbor
15:09 NOAA awards $2.7 million in grants for marine debris removal and research
13:02 BAE Systems cuts steel for UK Royal Navy's HMS Cardiff
12:46 Kongsberg Digital simulation and software selected to fast-track R&D at new autonomous ship centre in Korea
11:05 NYK sponsors endangered Sea Turtle Research
10:56 Coast Guard cites passenger vessel for operating illegally, terminates voyage

2019 August 17

14:24 Kinder Morgan announces additional projects to enhance capabilities at Houston Ship Channel Facilities