• 2019 August 13 13:04

    Total cargo throughput at Russian seaports in Jan-Jul rose 3.4% to 483.42 million tonnes (update)

    Freight traffic at the seaports of Russia in January through July of this year increased by 3.4% compared with the same period a year ago to 483.42 million tonnes, the Association of Russian Seaports of Russia (ASOP) said.

    The seven-month volumes includes 214.22 million tonnes (-4.0%) of dry bulk cargo and 269.21 million tonnes (+ 10.1%) of liquid bulk cargo.

    Export coal volume reached 101.9 million tonnes (+ 9.7%), grain - 19.1 million tonnes (-48.3%), containerized cargo – 32.7 million tonnes (+ 6.3%), ferrous metals – 16.3 million tonnes (-8.9%), mineral fertilizers – 10.3 million tonnes (-1.4%), ores – 4.8 million tonnes (+ 18.0%), timber – 2.9 million tonnes (-8.6%).

    In the reporting period the volume of liquid bulk handling at Russian ports amounted to 269.2 million tonnes (+ 9.9%). The figure includes crude oil – 162.4 million tonnes (+ 12.1%), oil products – 83.9 million tonnes (-0.9%) ) and LNG – 19.1 million tonnes (+ 60.9%).

    Exports handled at the ports totaled 378.2 million tonnes (+ 5.8%), imports  – 21.8 million tonnes (+ 3.4%), transit cargo – 38.4 million tonnes (+ 2.3%) and coastal trade cargo – 45,1 million tonnes (-12.5%).

    Handling of cargo at the seaports based in the Arctic basin increased by 22.9% to 60.73 million tonnes, including 17.62 million tonnes (+ 5.0%) of dry bulk cargo and 43.12 million tonnes (+ 32.1%) of liquid bulk cargo. The Port of Murmansk throughput increased to 36.3 million tonnes (+ 5.9%), Port of Sabetta volumes – to 16.1 million tonnes (+ 215.6%) and Varandey – to 4.2 million tonnes (+ 7.7%), while volume of the Port of Arkhangelsk fell to 1.5 million tonnes (-7.8%).
    Freight throughput at the Baltic Sea seaports amounted to 151.38 million tonnes (+ 6.6%), including the volume of dry cargo – 64.78 million tonnes (+ 3.1%) and liquid bulk – 86.60 million tonnes (+9.4%). Freight moving increased in the following ports of the region: by 10.2% in the Port of Ust-Luga to 63.0 million tonnes, by 1.9% in Greater Port of St. Petersburg to 35.1 million tonnes, by 13.9% in the Port Primorsk to 35.7 million tonnes and by 6.6% in Port Vysotsk to 11.1 million tonnes.

    Seven-month freight traffic at the Azov-Black Sea basin ports in the seven-month period reached 43.92 million tonnes (-8.6%): 51.89 million tonnes of dry cargo (-24.8%), 92.02 million tonnes ( + 4.0%) of liquid bulk cargo. Cargo volume of the Port of Novorossiysk decreased to 89.5 million tonnes (-1.2%), of the Port of Tuapse – to 13.4 million tonnes (-12.5%), the Port of Rostov-on-Don – to 8.7 million tonnes (-8, 8%), Port Kavkaz to 10.5 million tonnes (-36.5%). In the same period cargo throughput increased at the following ports: Taman – by 21.3% to 8.7 million tonnes, Temryuk – by 33.9% to 2.7 million tonnes.

    Cargo volumes handled at sea ports of the Caspian basin soared 47.0% to 4.16 million tonnes. This figure includes 1.58 million tonnes of dry cargo (-1.7%) and 2.58 million tonnes (+211.0%) of liquid bulk cargo. The Port of Makhachkala handled 2.5 million tonnes of different cargo, or 1.7 times more on Jan-July 2018 and the Port of Astrakhan volume totaled 1.3 million tonnes (+ 12.5%).

    The Far Eastern basin ports also demonstrated strong results. In the reporting period the regional seaports handled 123.23 million tonnes (+ 6.3%), including 78.34 million tonnes (+ 7.4%) of dry cargo and 44.89 million tonnes (+4.3%) of liquid bulk cargo. The Port of Vanino moved 18.5 million tonnes of cargo, 6.7% more as compared with the same period 2018, the Port of Nakhodka throughput was 15.3 million tonnes (+ 7.2%), the Port of Vladivostok – 13.0 million tonnes (+ 9.8%), De-Castries – 7.9 million tonnes (+ 15.1%) and Posyet – 4.6 million tonnes (+ 7.6%). At the same time, freight volume handled at the Port Prigorodnoye fell 11.0% to 9.2 million tonnes.

2019 November 17

16:12 Port of Dover wins ESPO Award 2019
14:47 Aker Solutions and leading operators join forces to qualify subsea gas separation
14:12 Wight Shipyard Co to build an innovative hybrid CTV for CWind
12:42 PSA Marine and Wartsila join hands to tackle climate emergency
11:38 A.P. Moller-Maersk improves operational profitability
10:15 ABS and Arista launch smart shipping journey

2019 November 16

16:42 Team Tankers International Ltd. announces Q3 2019 results
15:02 GasLog places NOK 900M of senior unsecured bonds due 2024
14:23 BTG and GoodFuels preparing for major investment in bio-refinery to support shipping’s low carbon fuels demands
13:41 Third L-class delivered in China
12:32 Seaspan to purchase a fleet of six containerships on long-term charter for $380 million
11:28 Mammoet inks agreement with Port of Coeymans Marine Terminal to strengthen presence along East Coast
10:18 Metal Sharks delivers pilot boat duo to BCMT

2019 November 15

18:09 Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship Aida Perla passenger just off Ponce, Puerto Rico
17:48 Sovcomflot reports its results for third quarter and nine months of 2019
17:23 Wärtsilä and PSA Marine collaborate to achieve clean energy shipping
17:15 Bollinger Shipyards contracted to build ocean transport barge
17:00 Composit supports 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
16:57 Ulstein unveils its concept of the first hydrogen powered offshore vessel
16:36 RF Government separates positions of Deputy Transport Minister and head of Rosmorrechflot
16:14 IMO holds training on impacts of anti-fouling systems and ships’ biofouling on marine environment
15:39 Norway boosts IMO's GreenVoyage-2050 GHG project
15:11 New Wärtsilä Expertise Centre provides value-adding lifecycle support
14:57 LUKOIL commissions phase three facilities at Filanovsky field
14:30 NSR cargo traffic totaled 26 million tonnes year-to-date, up 63.5% YoY
14:13 Georgia Ports Authority up 3.5 percent to 428,400 TEU in October 2019
13:13 Diana Shipping announces direct continuation of time charter contract for m/v Medusa with Cargill
12:51 Multipurpose Reloading Complex reports 4-fold increase of allocations for environment protection to RUB 11.5 million
12:32 ABI Research: Commercial fleets looking to tech to accelerate ROI in the face of rising costs, competition, and uncertainty
12:13 Port of Oakland names Danny Wan Executive Director
11:28 ESL Shipping participates in Intelligence Hunt
11:00 CMA CGM to apply GRI from Canada West Coast to worldwide destinations (Excluding EU, Russia & USA)
10:41 Delft Dynamics, Next Ocean and Damen perform qualification test in North Sea
10:40 Gremyashii corvette of RF Navy’s Nothern Fleet to be tested in White Sea
10:16 Training ship Perekop of RF Navy's Baltic Fleet arrives in Republic of Myanmar
09:54 Bunker prices go down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:39 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 15
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.45% to $62.56, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.51% to $57.06
09:13 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,364 points

2019 November 14

18:19 French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe inaugurates CEVA Logistics’ new headquarters in Marseille
18:00 Boosting handling of cargo bound for Arctic considered as strategic development vector of Murmansk Commercial Seaport
17:41 Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 5.92 million tonnes of cargo in 10M'2019, down 5.1% Y-o-Y
17:20 Gasunie, EBN, Port of Amsterdam and Tata Steel work together on the development of a CCUS project in the North Sea Canal area
16:49 Hung Hua Construction of Taiwan orders third Fast Crew Supplier this year to support offshore wind ambitions
16:36 Main engines loaded onto second serial ship of PV22 project at Nevsky Shipyard
16:15 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from East Asia to North Europe and Mediterranean
15:59 Yevgeny Savkin appointed as General Director of Novyie Kommunalnyie Tehnologii in Ust-Luga port
15:15 The ICS and ECSA call for immediate and effective intervention after yet another attack in the Gulf of Guinea
15:12 Restoration of 90 year old Amsterdam bridge by Niron Staal
14:43 Expert forecasts scrubbers to consume some 600,000 barrels of heavy fuel per day in 2020
14:14 Norway boosts IMO's GreenVoyage-2050 GHG project
13:32 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg invested RUB 630 million in development in 9M’19, up 53% YoY
13:11 MOL earns AIP for design of bow wind-shield, ultra-large containership
12:30 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Middle East Gulf
11:23 Aleksey Rykovanov appointed as General Director of Murmansk Commercial Seaport
11:01 Arista Shipping starts the path to smart shipping operations with an ocean data agreement with ABS
10:39 RF Government supports expansion of Murmansk Transport Hub capacity to 65 million tonnes by 2035
10:16 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 14
10:02 WesCom Signal and Rescue goes green at METSTRADE 2019