• 2019 April 17 10:45

    Yury Gilts appointed as Managing Director of Volga Shipping Company

    Yury Gilts has been appointed Managing Director of Volga Shipping Company JSC from 16 April 2019 in addition to his post of Managing Director of North-Western Shipping Company PJSC, says press center of Volga Shipping Company.

    Yury Gilts was born in Tallinn in 1968. He is a graduate of Saint-Petersburg University of Economics and Finances. Between 1995 and 2001, he was employed by Murmansk Shipping Company OJSC. Between 2001 and 2003 – First Deputy to Director General of Northern Shipping Company OJSC.

    For over a decade Yury Gilts held leading positions at FESCO Transportation Group. Used to take part in management of Rail Garant and RusTransCom groups’ railway assets.

    From August 2017 — Managing Director of North-Western Shipping Company PJSC.

    The appointment of Yury Gilts to the position of Volga Shipping Company’s Managing Director in addition to his post of North-Western Shipping Company’s Managing Director will let enhance centralization of UCL Holding’s shipping business, ensure the development of a common strategy, integrate the best practice and competence in the field of safe shipping, commercial/operational/technical/personnel management as well as consolidate the financial resources.

    Aleksandr Shishkin, who had been heading Volga Shipping Company for more than 19 years will take the position of an Advisor to the General Director of UCL Holding’s Management Company on shipping issues and will focus on his activities at the Board of Directors of Volga Shipping Company.

    The meeting of the Board of Directors held on April 16 elected him as the BoD Chairman. Aleksandr Shishkin was born in 1951. In 1975, he graduated from Gorky Institute of Water Transport Engineers with specialization in marine navigation. Aleksandr Shishkin has been with Volga Shipping Company from 1976, first as a navigator and a master, then from 1995, holding senior positions in shore subdivisions of the company. Between July 2000 and April 2019 — Managing Director of Volga Shipping Company JSC. Honoured Transport Worker of the Russian Federation, he was given the highest industry award, Medal of Merit for Development of Transport Complex in Russia.

    Volga Shipping Company JSC is one of the biggest transport companies in Russia. It was founded in 1843. The company transports cargoes along rivers and lakes of the country and on international routes. In 2018, Volga Shipping Company carried 10.8 million tonnes of cargo.

    North-Western Shipping Company PJSC, is the largest carrier in the Russian system of waterways, specializing in export/import shipping of bulk, general and project cargoes, towage of oversized cargo and crafts. In 2018, the company carried 5 million tonnes of cargo.

    Both are companies of VBTH, shipping division of Universal Cargo Logistics Holding, international transportation group consolidating a number of railway, stevedoring shipping and logistic companies.




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
14:21 USC expects its Astrakhan cluster to build 12 river-sea class ships per year
14:03 Yang Ming announces new China-Thailand direct service
13:37 Port of Rotterdam Authority to collaborate with four new companies
13:25 Igor Vasilyev appointed as Acting General Director of FTI Rostransmodernizatsiya
13:02 ARIES gained ABS Certification: Middle East 1 st Remote Inspection Techniques specialist
12:20 BC Ferries releases year-end results
12:10 Keel laid for the first of Damen’s revolutionary new FCS 7011 Crew Change
11:56 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 15,377 in RF spot market
11:29 FESCO to launch new container train to China via Far East overland route
10:58 Southern Center of Shipbuilding and Ship Repair acquired property of Krasniye Barrikady plant
10:35 Satti floating drilling unit owned by Kazmortransflot delivered to Azerbaijan
10:13 Throughput of Chinese ports grew by 4.1% to 5.5 billion tonnes in Jan-May’2019
09:53 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning June, 24
09:52 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.4% to $64.71, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.68% to $57.82
09:34 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 7.7% to 7.55 million TEUs in Jan-May’2019
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,239 points

2019 June 23

16:29 INPEX submits revised plan of development for Abadi LNG Project
15:13 Oceanwide Expeditions: Hondius sister ship m/v Janssonius ordered for 2021
14:19 CMA CGM announces FAK rates on Asia - Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka service
13:46 Coast Guard rescues five from capsized boat in Chesapeake Bay
12:43 Danske Commodities signs 20-year PPA with Hywind Scotland wind farm
10:29 TMC sets up office to support Chinese yards

2019 June 22

15:24 AAPA selects Christopher Connor as its new CEO
12:37 TMC contracted by VARD to supply marine compressors for Viking Cruises' vessels
11:23 ABS to class first ‘tri-fueled’ vessel for Harvey Gulf
10:13 Port of Oakland steps up as ships carry bigger loads than ever
10:05 Coast Guard responds to barge aground in Naknek, Alaska