• 2019 July 30 14:00

    Multipurpose Reloading Complex puts into operation new crane of increased capacity

    Multipurpose Reloading Complex LLC operating at the port of Ust-Luga (MRC, a company of UCL Holding) says it has put into operation a new portal crane, Vityaz, of up to 63 tonnes in capacity. During its first shift, the crane handled 4,900 tonnes of power coal.

    “It is a pleasure to be the first entrusted with operating the new crane. It is both an honor and a responsibility, – said Andrey Zarnitsky, a dock engineer with 5 years' experience. – With a 40-meter reach, it is possible to load three holds of a Panamax ship without moving a crane. Using it we can enhance the performance and handle the terminal’s increasingly high cargo flow”.

    VITYAZ is the most powerful and sophisticated crane of MRC. Its power coal handling capacity in grab mode is up to 1,000 tonnes per hour. It is also economically efficient with its power recuperation system ensuring energy redistribution to other mechanisms or returning it to network.

    The system for recording and monitoring of actual parameters of the crane ensures safe operation and enables a crane operator’s fast response to any emergencies. The crane carriers are equipped with sensors preventing collision with other objects on the crane rails. It is also fitted with additional sound and light signal systems.

    There are video recorders on the gantry and on the jib allowing for cargo control using the TV monitor in the cabin. Together with a panoramic cabin, this e-visualization provides a 360о view. To make the cabin more comfortable for an operator it is also fitted with a sun protection and a conditioner allowing for keeping comfortable temperature in any weather.

    “The safety system is perfect. Multiple video cameras let see the blind zones, anti-collision sensors help concentrate primarily on the handling process, – Andrey Zarnitsky comments on the VITYAZ operation. – The emotions are just positive. It is also very gratifying to see the permanent upgrading of the fleet of equipment. I wish this to continue in the future”.

    To ensure high level of operational and engineering reliability of the crane, MRC has established a permanent team numbering 16 dock engineers / crane operators. All of them have been trained to operate VITYAZ in several shifts.

    The crane was purchased under the project on boosting production capacity of MRC to 8 million tonnes which, apart from equipment upgrading, foresees improvement of the terminal’s utility systems, development of its railway infrastructure including the expansion of railcar unloading area, construction of new environment protection facilities and improvement of the dust suppression system.

    Apart from the VITYAZ, the terminal operates four AIST and five SOKOL cranes, each of 32 tonnes in capacity. Besides, Multipurpose Reloading Complex LLC numbers 49 port equipment units – loaders, manipulators, mobile dust suppression unit and conveyors as well as multipurpose attachments and ecological equipment.

    Multipurpose Reloading Complex LLC (MRC, a company of UCL Port, stevedoring division of the international transportation group UCL Holding) is a cargo terminal in the port of Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region, specializing in unloading, storage and loading of general and bulk cargoes. The main cargo is export power coal. In 2018, MRC LLC handled 5.4 million tonnes of cargo.




2019 October 23

09:50 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping introduced a new edition of the Container Rules set
09:31 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,806 points
09:15 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.49% to $59.41, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.83% to $54.03
09:08 CMA CGM implements Winter Surcharge on imports into St Petersburg, Ust-Luga & Bronka (Russia)
08:53 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Oct 23
08:42 Europort 2019 launch led by shipowner summit Europort 2019 launch led by shipowner summit

2019 October 22

18:09 Alfa Laval Aalborg boiler technology offers an easier path to LNG propulsion
17:53 NOVATEK issues update on Arc7 LNG tankers
17:30 Yxney Maritime and Grieg Connect team up with the NOx Fund to build digital emissions infrastructure
17:02 Total and Zhejiang Energy Group join forces to develop the growing low sulfur marine fuel market
16:48 North-Western Shipping Company carried 3.7 million tonnes of cargo in 9M’2019
16:25 Wärtsilä retrofit to reduce environmental impact of ferry operating in ecologically sensitive waters
16:02 McDermott International enters into agreement for up to $1.7 bln of new financing
15:41 Latest Damen FCS 3307 Patrol vessels for Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited arrive in Nigeria
15:27 Victor Chernomyrdin icebreaker successfully completed sea trials
15:02 Deltamarin signs design contracts with Merima
14:44 Pella shipyard started mooring trials for lead crab catching vessel of Project 03070
14:10 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Middle East Gulf
13:49 Patrol ship of RF Navy’s Black Sea Fleet left Greek port of Pylos
13:02 A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S upgrades EBITDA expectation for 2019
12:50 Marine Recruiting Agency trained 1,344 specialists for port and construction segments in 9M’19, up 14% YoY
12:28 DP World reports 1.1% gross like-for-like volume growth in 3Q 2019
12:26 ESPO congratulates port of Barcelona, Vigo and Baku for getting EcoPorts’ environmental management standard
12:01 Cook Islands, Sao Tome and Principe accede to Cape Town Agreement, 46 declare support
11:45 MPSV12 project vessel "Bahtemir" took part in emergency response exercises in the Gulf of Finland
11:22 3rd “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” conference kicks off in Moscow
11:13 Bio-based welding-gas production facility to open in the port of Amsterdam
10:44 CMA CGM announces PSS for cargo from Europe and the Mediterranean to Australia and New Zealand
10:20 BLRT Grupp’s Noblessner Homeport project wins in “Best Development Project of 2019” nomination
09:56 Poland's first training centre for port staff opened at the Port of Gdansk
09:33 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.22% to $58.83, Light Sweet Crude – fell by 0.26% to $53.37
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,846 points
08:31 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Oct 22

2019 October 21

18:25 Navios Acquisition announces $15 mln offering of common stock
18:02 Temasek subsidiary plans to acquire 30.55% of shares in Keppel
17:50 Two LNG-powered Sovcomflot tankers successfully completed voyages along Northern Sea Route
17:36 Anglo-Eastern signs Cyber MOU with Naval Dome
17:13 Guard ship "Yaroslav Mudry" of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet made business call in Limassol
17:05 Blockchain and DNA-based marine fuels tracking solution BunkerTrace goes live
17:02 Castor Maritime announces vessel acquisition
16:40 Yaroslavsky shipyard launches diving ship '75 Let Pobedy’ built for Transneft UW Service
16:21 Ministerial Conference pushes ratification of Cape Town Agreement
16:16 ACO Marine secures order to design and manufacture a Clarimar MF-3 biological wastewater management system for installation to the luxury yacht
16:09 ABB to bring autonomous technology to the Port of Singapore
16:02 Hunter Group ASA announces delivery of Hunter Saga
15:39 TransContainer reports 9M’19 net profit of RUB 10.426 million, up 68.3% YoY
15:02 Epic Gas completes major refinancing of twenty ships
14:47 Port of Baku becomes first Green Port in Caspian region
14:13 Sulphur 2020: stakeholders prepare for a sea change from 1 January 2020
13:52 USPA starts accepting applications for participation in concession tender of “Olvia Stevedoring Company”
13:34 ABP is ‘calling on all UK technology companies’ to drive innovation
13:13 Innovative vessels visit port of Brussels
12:39 Ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge initiate merger negotiations
12:12 Aker Solutions and EDP Renewables to develop floating wind farm in Ulsan, South Korea
11:55 Port of Singapore throughput in Jan-Sep’2019 declined by 0.5% to 467.9 million tonnes
11:36 Port of Rotterdam posts Q3 2019 results
11:19 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 6.5% to 13.68 million TEUs in Jan-Sep’2019
11:00 CMA CGM launches SHIPFIN TRADE FINANCE, its new range of import and export financing solutions
10:48 Port of Helsinki volumes in January-September down 3.3% to 11.16 million tonnes
10:33 Damen partners with Maris to consider seaweed solution