• 2019 November 12 17:51

    Admiral Makarov SUMIS participates in the international investigative project on oil spill response

    Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping takes part in the international oil spill response investigative project «SIMREC» («Simulators for improving Cross-Border Oil Spill Response in Extreme Conditions»), the University says in a press release.

    The SIMREC project implies close cooperation between authorities and research institutes in reducing risks caused by increased shipping intensity and oil spills in extreme conditions. Its goal is the creation of educational technical complexes and procedures for effective cross-border training and management.

    As an active participants of the project, experts from marine simulation training centre of the Admiral Makarov SUMIS will develop education programs for specialists in emergency response to oil spills and provide a training base for developing practical skills in oil spill emergency response.

    SIMREC involves the international team of scientists under the coordination of Kotka Marine Research Association. Apart from Admiral Makarov SUMIS, the team includes representatives of the St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University, Aalto University, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences and the University of Helsinki.

    The project with a total value of 1.4 million euros is financed by the Governments of the Russian Federation, the Republic of Finland and the EU for the development of cross-border cooperation between states. The project will be completed by 31.08.2022.

    Throughput of Russian seaports in 10M'2019 grew by 3.2% to 701.6 million tonnes of cargo (detalization)

    In January-October 2019, seaports of Russia handled 701.8 million tonnes of cargo (up 3.2%, year-on-year), says press center of the Association of Commercial Sea Ports.

    Transshipment of dry cargo totaled 314.0 million tonnes (-3.5%) including 147.3 million tonnes of coal (+8.9%), 46.9 million tonnes of containerized cargo (+5.7%), 32.2 million tonnes of grain (-32.9%), 22.1 million tonnes of ferrous metal (-12.2%), 15.6 million tonnes of mineral fertilizers (+6.2%), 7.5 million tonnes of ore (+33.4%), 5.2 million tonnes of cargo carried by ferries (down 2.2 times), 4.3 million tonnes of timber (-6.5%).

    Transshipment of liquid bulk cargo totaled 387.6 million tonnes (+9.3%) in 232.5 million tonnes of crude oil (+10.7%), 123.6 million tonnes of oil products (+1.4%) and 27.0 million tonnes of liquefied gas (up 1.5 times).

    Exports totaled 546.4 million tonnes (+5.4%), imports - 31.0 million tonnes (+3.5%), transit - 55.3 million tonnes (+5.0%), short-sea traffic – 68.9 million tonnes (-12.4%).

    Operators of seaports in the Arctic Basin handled 87.4 million tonnes of cargo (+15.6%, year-on-year) including 26.3 million tonnes of dry cargo (+3.9%) and 61.1 million tonnes of liquid bulk cargo (+21.5%). The port of Murmansk handled 51.6 million tonnes (+2.3%), Sabetta - 23.0 million tonnes (up 1.8 times), Varandey – 6.0 million tonnes (+4.0%), Arkhangelsk - 2.3 million tonnes (-4.1%).

    Operators of seaports in the Baltic Basin handled 215.8 million tonnes (+5.2%) including 92.5 million tonnes of dry cargo (+2.3%) and 123.3 million tonnes of liquid bulk cargo (+8.8%). The ort of Ust-Luga handled 87.5 million tonnes (+7.3%), Primorsk - 51.8 million tonnes (+16.7%), Big Port St. Petersburg - 50.0 million tonnes (+1.7%), Vysotsk - 16.2 million tonnes (+5.3%).

    Operators of seaports in the Azov-Don Basin handled 214.5 million tonnes (-6.4%) including 80.0 million tonnes of dry cargo (-21.5%) and 134.5 million tonnes of liquid bulk cargo (+5.6%). The port of Novorossiysk handled 130.2 million tonnes (+1.6%), Tuapse - 20.4 million tonnes (-5.1%), Kavkaz - 18.0 million tonnes (-32.7%), Rostov-on-Don - 13.5 million tonnes (-6.9%), Taman - 12.2 million tonnes (+5.1).

    Operators of seaports in the Caspian Basin handled 6.1 million tonnes (up 1.5 times) including 3.8 million tonnes of liquid bulk cargo (up 2.2 times) and 2.3 million tonnes of dry cargo (+5.3%). The port of Makhachkala handled 3.8 million tonnes (up 1.8 times), Astrakhan - 1.8 million tonnes (+18.7%).

    Operators of seaports in the Caspian Basin handled 177.7 million tonnes (+6.2%) including 112.8 million tonnes of dry cargo (+7.1%) and 64.9 million tonnes of liquid bulk cargo (+4.8%). Port Vostochny handled 61.2 million tonnes (+5.2%), Vanino - 26.1 million tonnes (+7.3%), Nakhodka - 21.4 million tonnes (+4.8%), Vladivostok - 18.6 million tonnes (+6.7%), De-Kastri - 11.4 million tonnes (+11.2%), Posiet - 6.7 million tonnes (+11.3%), Prigorodnoye - 13.1 million tonnes (-6.2%).

    Association of Commercial Sea Ports (ASOP) set up in 1987 unites over 50 organizations and enterprises of Russia’s maritime transport. ASOP comprises commercial seaports, forwarding and agency companies, scientific research institutes and marine educational institutions. Operational results of Russian port sector are based on statistics reports and cover all stevedoring companies operating in the Russian Federation.

2019 December 6

18:11 Lithuania aims to ensure state management of „Rail Baltica“ infrastructure
17:55 More operative services of towboats in the Port of Klaipėda
17:28 Acceptance/delivery certificate for Kalas, first rescue tugboat of Project MPSV12
17:06 APM Terminals Gothenburg takes another major step in their journey towards climate neutrality
16:04 Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam MD receives Harbour Medal
15:57 Northern Sea Route cargo traffic totaled 27.59 million tonnes YTD, up almost 70% Y-o-Y
15:26 IAPH Women’s Forum’s initiative “Women in Ports Mentoring Program” now extended to female Harbour Masters
15:03 Seabourn brings a new experience to guests with unique “Bow Lounge”
14:22 Throughput of port Ventspils (Latvia) in 11M’19 grew by 4% to 19.47 million tonnes
14:03 The container terminal at the Port of Gothenburg to be fossil-free by 2020
13:05 Carnival Corporation's Costa Cruises welcomes LNG-powered Costa Smeralda to fleet
12:54 Yacht Zarya with Russian team wins ARC+St.Vicent 2019
12:23 UN maritime agency commits to further action on gender equality
12:01 Jan De Nul sets new sustainability standards for maintenance dredging works in the marinas of Nieuwpoort on the Belgian coast
11:30 Canada Infrastructure Bank invests $300 million in Port of Montreal’s expansion project in Contrecoeur
11:20 Costa Smeralda delivered from Meyer Turku shipyard
11:02 Yang Ming sets up subsidiary in China
10:45 Largest Latvian transit companies represented at 2019 Russian Transport Week
10:17 GTT receives an order from Samsung Heavy Industries for the tank design of two new LNG Carriers
10:12 Joint Russian-Vietnamese exercise underway in Cam Ranh
09:59 MAN Energy Solutions and Orcan Energy agree to collaborate
09:49 Bunker prices go down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:36 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 06
09:30 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.44% to $63.11, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.33% to $58.23
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,575 points
08:31 DNV GL awards Hudong-Zhonghua AiP certificate for gas-fueled 25000 TEU containership design

2019 December 5

18:05 ABS, MAN & SDARI join forces to develop ammonia-fueled feeder vessel
17:46 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 11M’19 fell by 7% Y-o-Y to 21.1 million tonnes
17:21 Extraordinary general shareholders meeting of LUKOIL approves interim dividend
17:05 NORDEN enters new biofuel collaboration with Kvasir Technologies
16:28 Cargo traffic on Northern Sea Route can grow to 160 million tonnes by 2035 – Aleksandr Krutikov
16:05 ABS and CATL sign battery research agreement
15:54 Port of HaminaKotka published its statistics for November 2019
15:30 Ministry for Development of Russian Far East and Arctic expects special economic regime to come into force in Arctic in 2020
15:03 DNV GL and Huangpu-Wenchong sign JDP on 5,000 TEU LNG dual-fuel containership
14:49 Global project launched to tackle plastic litter from ships and fisheries
14:33 IMO Assembly approved renewal of Kitack Lim’s appointment as secretary-general of UN body
14:06 Torqeedo powers all-electric harbour water clean-up boat
13:06 YILPORT Puerto Bolívar now operates with four mobile harbor cranes
12:44 Bunker prices increase at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:25 Norfolk, Virginia to host Port & Terminal Technology USA on 21-22 April 2020
12:17 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 05
12:08 Inmarsat launches Fleet LTE service in the North Sea
11:50 Forum «Arctic: Today and the Future» kicked off in Saint-Petersburg
11:29 “K” Line completes additional development (Phase-2) of “Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions”
11:05 PIL upgrades Redsea Gulf Service and Intra-Redsea Feeder 5
10:37 DNV GL and GSI cooperate on AI-based solution to improve welding NDT efficiency
10:01 Bunker sales at port Vladivostok in 11M’19 grew by 53.2% to 1.58 million tonnes
09:36 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.1% to $62.94, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.38% to $58.2
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,599 points
09:03 CMA CGM and Total sign a major agreement
06:49 Ocean Yield ASA announces delivery of three LR2 product tankers with long-term charters

2019 December 4

18:30 North Carolina Ports Chief Commercial Officer retires
18:09 Diana Shipping announces time charter contracts for m/v Myrsini with Ausca and m/v Artemis with Koch
17:26 Freight turnover of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) in 11M’19 fell by 1% Y-o-Y to 2.93 million tonnes
17:09 ABS presents its innovative work at the annual meeting of the ABS South East Asia Regional Committee
16:48 Traficom: new study published on indicative analysis methods used in the control of ships’ ballast water treatment
16:32 Port of Gdynia increased container handling by 13% to 750.439 thousand tons in 10M’2019
16:09 Nexans, Eversource and Ørsted sign Framework Agreement for North American Offshore Wind Farm development with the opportunity to provide up to 1,000 kilometers of export cable for multiple Ørsted projects till 2027 in United States
15:52 Jotun A/S and COSCO Shipping International HK renew JV agreement