• 2019 April 17 15:04

    Murmansk Commercial Seaport commissions dust and wind shields

    On April 3, the first stage of a large-scale dust and wind shield environmental project was officially commissioned at the Arctic berth of the Murmansk Commercial seaport, SUEK says in a press release. 

    The event was attended by Alexander Masko, General Director of the Murmansk Commercial seaport, Andrey Chibis, Acting Governor of the Murmansk region, Sergei Dubovoy, Chairman of the Murmansk Regional Duma, Andrey Sysoev, Head of Murmansk City Administration, and Sergey Pokrovsky, First Deputy General Director of the Murmansk Commercial seaport.

    ‘Today we witness a historic event: the completion of the first stage of dust and wind shields. The project is fully adapted to our severe weather and received a vote of confidence from Glavgosexpertiza (Russia's Main Department of State Expertise). Having studied the positive experience of the best global stevedoring companies, we developed a revolutionary structure, which cannot be found in any Russian port,’ Alexander Masko said in his speech.

    Dust and wind shields are being constructed as part of a large-scale environmental programme delivered by the Murmansk Seaport with a total financing in excess of $45.8m. The length of the first stage structures is 568 metres. The second and third stages will add another 1,336 metres. The Murmansk Commercial seaport will invest over $10.6m in the project. General Director of the port thanked all the port workers and colleagues from contracting organisations for investing their efforts and knowledge in the construction of these shields.

    Murmansk Commercial seaport is a priority for us as the basis for the development of the Northern Sea Route. I am pleased to see that SUEK strives not only to increase shipment figures but also cares about the environment. I hope that their analysis of international experience has enabled them to construct a facility that will minimise the environmental impact on our city and its inhabitants,’ the Acting Governor of the Murmansk region Andrey Chibis said.

    A new meeting dedicated to new ways of expanding cooperation with the city's primary taxpayer will be shortly held.

    ‘Today’s event is a milestone for all residents of the region. The port contributes very significantly to the development of our harsh polar region. Unfortunately, the industrial development of the territory affects the quality of the environment. Today, we have to state a heavy impact on the Arctic ecosystem. Nobody is able to immediately solve this problem that has been there for many years,’ Chairman of the Murmansk Regional Duma, Sergey Dubovoy, said.

    The parliamentarian noted the solidary position of the regional authorities and companies operating in Murmansk: they are interested in improving the quality of the environment. The head of the regional parliament thanked the port management and all those participating in this important project.

    ‘Only in harmony with our fragile northern nature, with reliance on a smart, people-oriented policy, can we achieve ambitious goals and search for new growth points,’ Sergey Dubovoy said.

    ‘Let me remind you that the city of Murmansk was built around the port, and not vice versa. In recent years, we have witnessed a true renaissance of the port and, consequently, the economic revival of our city. Murmansk Commercial seaport tackles environmental issues step by step. This is exemplified by such amazing structures as dust and wind shields,’ Andrey Sysoev, Head of Murmansk City Administration, added.

    According to him, the relationship of the city with the port is built on close cooperation in compliance with the signed agreement, based on systematic, serious and efficient measures.

    According to Oleg Titberia, General Director of SMM (company specialising in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of heavy lifting equipment for ports), the constructed dust and wind shields are an example of the comprehensive scientific approach of the company and Russian environmental scientists who extensively study the experience of building such structures by the largest international terminals.

    The Murmansk Commercial seaport has already started further work on the construction of dust and wind shields. Their completion is scheduled for 2020.

    Murmansk Commercial seaport provides access to the Atlantic Ocean and the ports of western Europe, the Mediterranean and the east coast of the US. SUEK Group owns 100% of the voting shares in the Murmansk Commercial seaport.




2019 April 20

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10:38 Boskalis acquires EUR 75M dredging contracts in Indonesia

2019 April 19

18:07 Keppel posts net profit of S$203M in 1Q 2019
17:28 Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg to complete Phase 1 of Berth No7 reconstruction in summer 2019
17:04 Saudi Aramco partners with the Saudi Contractors Authority fostering collaboration at ‘Future Projects Forum’
16:57 BAE Systems Jacksonville secures Navy's conntract mod for DDG 117
15:04 Hyundai LNG Shipping announces order for one VLGC at HHI
14:55 Marina for 100 yachts to be built in Feodosia by Firm “TES” LLC
14:10 C-Fenna successfully completes Fugro 1200 jackup towing operations
13:32 ESPO congratulates Port of Huelva for renewing EcoPorts’ environmental management standard
13:07 Spirit of Vancouver Island vessel returns to service after mid-life upgrade including conversion to natural gas
12:44 New High Bay Container Storage system launched as “BOXBAY”
12:10 ABS teams with industry leaders to improve container vessel safety
11:39 Port Arthur LNG receives FERC authorization for export project in Texas
11:08 Dual-fuel AET tankers conduct maiden LNG bunkering
10:43 Largest barge of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company undergone overhaul
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09:56 Bunker prices are sable at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:35 TransContainer’s transportation volumes in Q1’2019 increased by 7.7% Y-o-Y to 492,000 TEUs
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 790 points
07:42 GTT receives an order from DSME for the tank design of a new LNG carrier

2019 April 18

18:36 South Stream Transport B.V. and Saipem announce the amicable settlement of mutual differences
18:06 Seaway 7 selected as partner to develop Hollandse Kust Zuid Offshore Wind Farm
17:36 WinGD reports strong first quarter 2019
17:11 Launching ceremony held for eighth shallow-draft barge of Project ROB20
17:05 SOFEC completes engineering, supply and delivery of mooring system
16:26 Port of Murmansk to welcome eight cruise liners in summer season of 2019
16:05 Cooperation agreement between Eimskip and Royal Arctic line approved by the Icelandic Competition Authority
15:44 Navios Acquisition announces $103.2 million sale and leaseback transaction for three MR2 product tankers and two LR1 product tankers
15:12 Nefteflot laid down two barges of Project RDB12 ordered by STLC
15:10 MOL to acquire strategic stake in six group companies, each owning a Very Large Ethane Carrier
14:40 Port of Rotterdam freight throughput grows by 5.1% in first quarter of 2019
13:44 Bunker prices are slightly up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:03 Biggest European shipbuilders collaborate on vessel connectivity in project Code Kilo
12:49 NOVATEK reports preliminary operating data for the first quarter 2019
12:13 Frontex, EMSA and EFCA open second annual European Coast Guard Event
11:51 RF Navy’s Northern Fleet takes part in combat training missions as part of final check for winter training season
11:27 ASCO took part in TransRussia-2019
11:00 ZIM joins to blockchain shipping solution TradeLens
10:44 Shareholders agreement on construction of Lavna terminal signed under Murmansk Transport Hub project
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10:09 ABS teams with industry leaders to improve container vessel safety
09:53 Keppel secures integration and upgrading contracts worth around S$160 million
09:37 Tri-City ports take part in Seatrade Cruise Global
09:36 Bunker Market this morning, April 18
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2019 April 17

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18:06 DESMI's CompactClean Ballast Water Management System receives US Coast Guard Type Approval
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17:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
16:38 Matson receives new cranes at its Honolulu hub terminal
16:17 Stena Europe undergoes refit upgrades in Turkey