• 2019 May 14 10:34

    52nd meeting of Paris MoU Committee kicked off in Saint-Petersburg

    The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) is holding its 52nd  Committee meeting in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, Yuri Kostin, Director of the State Policy Department for Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Transport Ministry, told IAA PortNews. 

    The Committee work that will last till 17 May 2019 involves more than 60 delegates from the member States and guests. Paris MoU Chairman Brian Hogan, Tokyo MoU Secretary Hideo Kubota, Indian Ocean MoU Deputy Secretary A.B. Dutta.

    “For the first time over many years Russia is hosting the Paris MoU Committee”, said Yury Kostin.

    In 2017, Russia hosted the 28th meeting of the Port State Control Committee, the governing body under the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Asia- Pacific Region (Tokyo MOU). The meeting was held in Vladivostok on 18-21 September 2017. Mr. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of IMO, made a key note speech.

    State port control in the Russian Federation is based on the Merchant Shipping Code, General Rules for navigation and accommodation of ships in seaports and at the approaches to them, as well as international conventions approved by IMO and ratified by Russia.

    The Maritime Authority of the Russian Federation adhered to the Memorandum on 10 November 1995. As of today, Russia is a member state of three MoUs initiated by IMO: Paris MoU, Tokyo MoU and Black Sea MoU. 

    The Russian Federation is engaged in development and maintenance of information systems for the Tokyo and Black Sea MoUs and also provides technical assistance to Abuja MoU.

    In his keynote speech Yury Kostin reminded that “the participants of the session held in Hobart in 2016 developed a proposal on harmonization of Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU regulations to ensure a more efficient control system for port states and for facilitation of data exchange between member states”.

    “As of today, interchange of information on inspections and measures undertaken in respect of ships is being successfully applied today,” emphasized Yury Kostin.

    The Maritime Authority of the Russian Federation has paid special attention to the professional level of inspectors. Their training complies with “The General Plan for training of state port control inspectors for foreign and Russian ships in the Russian Federation”. The courses are offered by the industry-related educational institution such as Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping, Ushakov State Maritime University and Nevelskoy Maritime State University. Seminars for state port control inspectors are held on a regular basis in Saint-Petersburg, Novorossiysk and in the Far East of Russia.

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