• 2019 September 10 14:58

    USPA and Kernel invest over UAH 3 billion in Chornomorsk port development

    On September 5th, 2019 State Enterprise “Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority” and the Kernel Company signed an agreement on cooperation providing for investments in the development of the infrastructure in the port of Chornomorsk amounting to over UAH 3 billion. By the end of 2020, dredging near the four berths is expected to be carried out in the port and a new grain terminal to be built to increase transshipment volumes up to 6 million tons, USPA says in a press release. 

    “The agreement between USPA and Kernel is a great example of public-private partnership representing one more step in the systemic development of the Chornomorsk port which is managed by USPA. This year we have completed a large-scale capital dredging project at the approach channel of the port and the area of ​​ 1st basinof Sukhyi Lyman and immediately proceed to ensure the necessary-to-business depths near berths No. 14–17. The Kernel Company, for its part, committed to guarantee the cargo flow volumes of at least 6 million tons per year. This will contribute to the quick payback of the USPA’s capital investments,” — USPA Head Mr. Raivis Veckagans said. He also added that the implementation of the project would help improve the conditions for exporting Ukrainian products, increase cargo transportation and create almost 250 new jobs in the port of Chornomorsk.

    Mr. Yevgen Osypov, CEO of the Kernel Company, noted that agribusiness has been the engine of the Ukrainian economy. Since 2011 the agro-industrial complex has shown a steady increase in the volumes of agricultural deliveries to the world markets, which reached the 40% share in the structure of Ukrainian exports in 2018. Revenues from export operations generate foreign exchange earnings coming to Ukraine’s budget, contribute to GDP growth and ensure the country’s well-being.

    “Our strategic goal for 2020 is to increase export of grains to 8.8 million tons by launching a new terminal at the port of Chornomorsk. That is why we are focused now on the Transgrainterminal construction. The next step is to concentrate on its effective loading. However, implementation of such large-scale investment projects is not possible without the state endorsement. Today, we feel the support from USPA, which helps achieve strategic goals to both the state and businesses by means of specific technical solutions, ” — Yevgen Osypov, CEO of the Kernel Company, commented on the signing of the agreement.

    According to the document, by the end of 2020 USPA commits to reconstruct the operating water area of the 1st basin of the port’s Sukhyi Lyman (the 5th construction phase) to 15 metres and ensure dredging along the berthsNo. 14–17, where terminals of Kernel Holding S. A. have been operating. The depths of the operating area near the docks will be increased to 14–15 metres.

    Kernel, in turn, undertakes to build a new grain terminal (Transgrainterminal LLC) at the port of Chornomorsk in 2019–2020. This will helpto ensure that the annual volumes of transshipment of agricultural products is at least 6 million tons of cargo, starting from 2021 to be increased up to 7 million tons in the future.

    Investments to the public-private partnership project by USPA will amount to almost UAH 230 million with the cost of construction of the terminal by Kernel amounting to almost UAH 3 billion.

    Kernel is the world’s largest producer and exporter of sunflower oil, a key supplier of agricultural products from the Black Sea region to the world markets. The company accounts for about 8% of the world's sunflower oil production. Kernel exports its products to more than 80 countries.

    In the marketing year of 2018–2019, the company first exported 6.1 million tons of grain, which is an absolute record among Ukrainian agricultural companies.




2019 September 20

13:30 Damen Shipyards Group is ready to ensure construction of electric water buses for rivers and canals of Saint-Petersburg and Russia
13:12 MSC Cruises and Fincantieri unveil further details of MSC Seashore at coin ceremony
12:24 Victor Olersky sees promising future of electric river passenger ships in Saint-Petersburg and in Russia
12:09 Algoma Central Corporation announces agreement to acquire Croatian-built vessel
11:28 Specifications for 0.50% sulphur fuels and the PAS from ISO: IBIA explains
11:09 GTT obtains Approval in Principle from Bureau Veritas for the Mark III Flex technology on ice-breaking LNG carriers
10:52 IBIA and S&P Global Platts collaborate to help shipping industry comply with IMO 2020
10:31 Workshop for training on emergency response, preparation and planning held in Manila
10:09 Van Oord and Shell test the use of biofuel on trailing suction hopper dredger HAM 316
09:50 State Duma ratifies Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea
09:33 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.20% to $63.73, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.98% to $58.7
09:25 Lloyd’s Register, China Merchants, GTT, CNOOC, DSIC form jv to design LNG-fuelled VLCC
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,192 points
08:58 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Sept 20

2019 September 19

18:04 Bibby Marine Services takes the next step to optimize walk-to-work operations
17:56 Marinet approves Poseidon maritime cyber security project
17:37 American Ethane reveals plans to order 17 VLECs
17:34 Wärtsilä’s Board of Directors decided on the distribution of the second dividend instalment
17:22 Marinet approves T2OT project for high accuracy positioning of seagoing vessels
17:04 VARD secures advanced stern trawler contract with Luntos
16:50 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 14,328 in RF spot market
16:34 Zeebrugge port authority invests in new 1,071 meter quay wall
16:04 RINA to classify Swedish Maritime Administration fleet
15:53 Marinet set to establish exports support center in Finland in 2020
15:34 MacGregor secures orders worth more than EUR 20 million for projects in Europe and Asia
15:05 Wärtsilä foresees a lower result for 2019
14:31 North Pole ice-resistant platform presented by Admiralteiskie Verfi at NEVA 2019
14:09 ABS announces LNG Cargo Ready notation for ethane carriers at Gastech 2019
13:46 Hyundai Heavy Industries receives AIP for new LPG carrier design
13:03 Bunker prices go up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:40 ABS and AEC сollaborate on newbuild VLEC fleet
12:17 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 171,200 tonnes of cargo in 8M’2019, down 28.5% Y-o-Y
11:58 PortNews-TV offers video on naming ceremony for PortNews tanker
11:36 International symposium on Anthropogenic Underwater Noise held in Hamburg on 10 September
11:09 LR awards DSME AiP for 98,000 m3 VLEC design with High MnA steel tank
10:42 Ships of RF Navy’s Caspian flotilla take part in Tsentr 2019 maneuvers
10:09 Singapore and Panama ink MoU to strengthen maritime relations
09:51 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.20% to $63.73, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.33% to $58.23
09:49 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 19
09:33 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,266 points
09:18 ABS grants AIP for two next generation gas carrier designs

2019 September 18

18:26 SGRE confirmed member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices in 2019
18:03 MOL repays existing loans through issuance of project bond for FPSO charter project
17:48 Russia’s Rosmorrechflot and Ministry of Industry and Trade develop preferential leasing programme
17:30 Vympel DB develops concept design for Arctic cruise ship
17:22 Metal Shark delivers new foil-assisted catamaran excursion vessel to Pure Florida
17:11 US Coast Guard shifts response efforts in Bahamas
17:03 ECSA considers the European State Aid Guidelines for maritime transport highly successful and key to maintaining a strong European shipping sector
16:39 Vigor hosts keel-laying ceremony for the U.S. landing craft MSV(L)
16:21 Vitol announces long-term LNG time charter contract with H-Line
16:03 Despite some positive indicators, concerns remain for offshore energy underwriters, reports IUMI
15:42 Wärtsilä Denmark joins Digitalisation in Shipping: Europe 2019 as Associate Partner
15:24 USCG ends search for migrants of capsized vessel off Martinica Beach
15:03 GTT receives an order from HHI & SHI for the tank design of six Very Large Ethane Carriers
14:50 FSUE Atomflot develops project on construction of 7MW icebreaking tugboat
14:33 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from North East Asia to Australia
14:16 Wärtsilä simulators provide advanced training at newly inaugurated Portuguese facility
14:14 Ørsted contracts Van Oord for cable installation at Greater Changhua offshore wind farms
14:12 GTT obtains Approval in Principle for Arc7 ice class ships from Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
14:03 ABS and Samsung Heavy Industries sign digital technology