• 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 August 20

18:40 ATON repair and maintenance shop to be built at navigation post in Taganrog Bay
18:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
17:29 Wallem-managed bulk carrier rescues Indonesian fishermen lost at sea for 10 days
17:06 MAN Energy Solutions and Samsung Heavy Industries sign a strategic cooperation agreement for the digitization of marine engines
16:35 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to East and South Africa
16:34 IAA PortNews offers its video on Russian bunkering market being prepared for 2020 sulphur cap
16:11 ABB’s digital solution for shipping fleets helps to further reduce fuel costs and environmental footprint
15:49 Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg to assist Lead Partner under Kotka Pax project
15:32 Associated British Ports launches first Port Operative Apprentice Scheme
14:56 Port of Gdansk makes another step towards the Central Port project
14:28 Marine Cargo Bureau sponsors roundtable meeting “Import Substitution in Russian Shipbuilding: Ambition and Reality”
14:03 Diamond S Shipping commences fleet renewal efforts with sale of two vessels
13:54 NIBULON continues building floating crane of Project P-140
13:35 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:30 Serco announces captains for Australia’s new Antarctic research vessel
13:13 RF Ministry of Labour approves ‘Stevedore’ standard
12:47 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping signed new agreement with Maritime Administration of the Republic of Cyprus
12:12 Strong second quarter helps Tallink deliver steady result for first six months of 2019
11:49 KN Klaipėda oil terminal berths to undergo reconstruction
11:28 Port of Tallinn named as one of Europe’s best in first ever ‘Ones to Watch’ list
11:01 World's largest container ship completes first voyage from Asia to Europe
10:43 Port of Tallinn reports its financial results for 2019 Q2 and 6 months
10:24 Rosgeo completed digital processing of seismic data on the Laptev Sea
10:02 Fitch Ratings affirms Panama Canal's 'A' rating with a stable outlook
09:50 KfW IPEX-Bank structures financing package for two cruise ships of the Genting Hong Kong Group
09:40 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,067 points
09:17 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.15% to $59.82, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.14% to $55.22
09:09 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 20

2019 August 19

18:41 Andrey Zubarev takes the helm at Sea Port St. Petersburg
18:36 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate Increase from East Asia to South America Eastcoast
18:26 Rosterminalugol YTD coal exports volume hits the 15-millionth-tonne mark
18:04 CMA CGM Group to take part in the Asia Fruit Logistica 2019 in Hong Kong
17:36 MPA launches Singapore’s first Maritime Sustainability Reporting Guide
17:04 ACO Marine commissions a series of Clarimar wastewater treatment plants for Jadrolonija
16:35 Suez Canal Container Terminal announces plans to open reefer repair hub to all brands
16:19 Jumbo and GoodFuels partner to take sustainable bio-fuel oil to the offshore support market
16:11 Main phase of Beloomut hydro engineering system rehabilitation project to be completed by the end of 2019, Moscow Canal authority says
15:58 LR awards world’s first digital type approval to HHI
15:32 d’Amico International announces the sale of one of the vessels
15:09 Samsung Heavy to advance smart ship technology in cooperation with equipment producers
14:17 JFD signs strategic partnership with Aquacentrum Den Helder to provide submarine escape training
13:09 Samsung Heavy Industries to win orders for 10 LNG-fueled vessels
12:53 Kraken’s ThunderFish® delivered to DRDC, Canada
12:09 Sinanju signs 2-year time charter agreement with ExxonMobil for LNG-powered “Marine Vicky”
11:18 MODEC announces issuance of project bond for FPSO charter project
11:16 Registration underway for “Import Substitution in Russian Shipbuilding: Ambition and Reality” Roundtable
11:09 Busan Port-Qingdao Port concludes MOU to promote cruise business
10:08 RAN signs two year lease extension with the National Australia Bank for its two Cape Class Patrol Boats
09:43 Brent Crude futures edge up to $ 59,28, WTI – to $ 55,34
09:08 The BPA and the Port of Rotterdam Authority concludes a development agreement to construct and operate the Rotterdam Distribution Center
09:01 Baltic Dry Index rises 2% to 2088 points
08:56 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 19
08:49 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate Increase from East Asia to Latin America

2019 August 18

16:51 USCG responds to ferry aground in Boston Harbor
15:09 NOAA awards $2.7 million in grants for marine debris removal and research
13:02 BAE Systems cuts steel for UK Royal Navy's HMS Cardiff
12:46 Kongsberg Digital simulation and software selected to fast-track R&D at new autonomous ship centre in Korea
11:05 NYK sponsors endangered Sea Turtle Research
10:56 Coast Guard cites passenger vessel for operating illegally, terminates voyage

2019 August 17

14:24 Kinder Morgan announces additional projects to enhance capabilities at Houston Ship Channel Facilities