• 2019 April 26 11:54

    Marine Façade Port to become a base for a single St. Petersburg public cruise / ferry operator

    Passenger Port St. Petersburg Marine Façade PLC plans before the 2020 navigation season to receive in operating management the berths on the English Embankment and the Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment, the PortNews correspondent reported quoting the port general director Vadim Kashin.

    As of now the berths are in federal ownership. The Transport Ministry and the Government of St. Petersburg has entered into agreement on the transfer of landing stages and pontoons on English and Lieutenant Schmidt Embankments to municipal ownership, with subsequent assignment of the facilities to Marine Façade.

    “Toward the end of navigation in 2019 these piers will be transferred into the ownership of the city, with further transfer to us,” Vadim Kashirin explained.

    He recalled that in 2019, Marine Façade received in operating control the Marine Passenger Terminal complex with five berths near the Marine Glory Square. Currently, the issue of rehabilitation of the MPT property complex is being addressed.

    “Taking into account the global experience, the municipal government is considering the possibility of creating a single cruise ferry operator of marine terminals in St. Petersburg on the basis of PP St.Pb Marine Façade. The first step towards the project implementation was the transfer of Marine Passenger Terminal assets into trust management of the Marine Façade,” Vadim Kashirin was quoted as saying. He added that the creation of such an operator would allow a flexible approach to the planning of ship call schedules, help improve the quality of service for passengers of ships in St. Petersburg, and also open up fresh opportunities for the cruise industry and region development.

    Speaking about the acquisition of cruise and passenger ships, Vadim Kashirin told that the company would be willing to purchase in the secondary market a cruise vessel no older than 15 years.

    “But there are no such offers so far for the sale of either a cruise or a passenger ferry. We are considering various options, including a newbuild. However, the construction of a new vessel would take up to three years. Therefore, we continue to negotiate on a JV with the Tallink and Attica. Also Sovcomflot through investments, specialists and competencies could be a potential partner.” Vadim Kashirin said.

    Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg “Marine Façade” PLC is in the ownership of the city of St. Petersburg and is the largest passenger seaport in Russia. Construction of Marine Façade began in 2006. The port can accommodate cruise and ferry ships with length of 330 meters and draft up to 8.8 meters. The length of new access channel is 10 km and design depth of channel and water basin is 11 meters. The port operates seven piers with total quay wall length exceeding 2,1 km.




2019 June 26

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
14:21 USC expects its Astrakhan cluster to build 12 river-sea class ships per year