• 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 June 26

18:31 Dolphin Drilling business completes financial restructuring and appoints new management team
18:11 Jacobs wins contract to help build the largest shipyard in the Arabian Gulf
18:09 Senior officials from Kenya Coast Guard Services are undergoing training at national workshop in Mombasa
17:52 LUKOIL commissions two wells at V. Filanovsky field
17:30 Term of office of Sergey Baryshnikov, Rector of Makarov University, extended for 5 years
17:06 Saudi Aramco signs 12 agreements with South Korean partners worth billions of dollars
16:41 Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam completes major maintenance programme on OSV Deep Arctic
16:23 Nordic Engineering wins competition on development of technical design for 6-8 MW icebreaker
15:49 50 Let Pobedy icebreaker returned to Murmansk after its 50th voyage to North Pole
15:35 OOCL chooses Navis Stowage Planning Software StowMan for its container ship fleet
14:52 MacGregor works together with MSC to maximise performance and reduce emissions
14:50 IMO celebrates 30 years of outstanding legal training
14:26 North Sea Port conducts quay-inspection test using underwater robot from Asset.Insight.
14:03 Damen Shiprepair & Conversion signs contract on the conversion of a dredger ‘Samuel de Champlain’
13:52 EU NAVFOR Somalia takes part in Ministerial Conference on Maritime Security in Western Indian Ocean and Plenary Session of CGPCS
13:24 Sergey Larionov elected as General Director of Lena United River Shipping Company
12:51 Igor Tonkovidov elected as Chairman of Novoship BoD
12:27 Port of Rotterdam Authority to invest over 3.5 million euros to optimise the Wilhelminahaven
12:00 Nevsky Shipyard certified in “Military Register” Voluntary Certification System
11:58 Closing of MacGregor's TTS acquisition postponed to Q3 2019
11:35 Russia's Main Department of State Expertise approved project on development of bunkering base at commercial seaport of Murmansk
10:57 Yamal LNG shipped first LNG cargo to Japan
10:18 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.42% to $65.19, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.94% to $58.95
09:59 IAPH South East Asia and Oceania Region meets in Kuala Lumpur in August
09:44 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning June, 26
09:33 Bunker prices increase at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,280 points

2019 June 25

18:06 VARD orders seawater cooling for newbuild cable layer
17:34 ABP Humber Estuary Services (HES) purchased new £600,000 survey vessel
17:06 Q-Flex vessel sets delivery benchmark in Turkey
16:28 Awilco LNG posts vessel and contract update
16:22 Zhatai Shipyard to be provided with RUB 4.1 billion of budget investments in 2019–2021
15:59 Maersk introduces Maersk Spot, a new fully online product that simplifies the buying process for customers
15:15 NCSP Group announced decisions made at annual general shareholders' meeting
14:51 IMO: committed to implementation
14:20 ABP King’s Lynn investment attracts new construction industry customer
13:37 MAN B&W dual-fuel engines pass half-million hour milestone
12:59 ECSA celebrates the Day of the Seafarer
12:47 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:58 Fuel technologies in the spotlight at ABS Hellenic Technical Committee
11:39 Dickson obtains status of international port
10:58 MEYER WERFT hands over Spirit of Discovery to the British cruise line Saga Cruises
10:42 Concordia Damen ships 18 hulls from Shanghai to Rotterdam
10:24 Gender equality is the theme of Day of the Seafarer 2019
10:03 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.81% to $63.66, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.88% to $57.39
09:46 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 25
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,258 points

2019 June 24

18:05 Training Montenegro to combat oil spills
17:50 Four cruise ships visit the Port of Riga at the same time
17:27 Finnish Government proposes supplementary appropriation of EUR 40 million for basic infrastructure management
17:05 Austal delivers third guardian class patrol boat to the Australian Department of Defence
16:47 Incat Crowther announces contract to design a 65m catamaran passenger ferry
16:46 Construction and operation of dual-fuel ships has low economic efficiency – USC President
16:45 Maersk Drilling completes sale of jack-up Mærsk Giant
16:24 USC set to build floating electricity-generating facilities running on LNG supplied by bunkering ships
16:03 Van Oord and Mammoet enter into cooperation with scale-up Verton
15:45 United Shipbuilding Corporation to launch the first LNG-powered ferry for Ust-Luga – Baltijsk line in late July
15:30 United Shipbuilding Corporation establishes USC-Propulsion and USC-Interior subdivisions
15:03 MOL signs deal on a long-term charter contract to utilize "MOL FSRU Challenger" for Hong Kong Offshore LNG Terminal Project
14:42 New USC Vice-President, Civil Shipbuilding, to get into office on 10 July 2019