• 2020 January 23 13:03

    Global Ports Group to renew handling equipment

    The Global Ports Group says it continues to renew and upgrade the handling equipment at its terminal network in the North-West and the Russian Far East to increase the effectiveness of its cargo handling capabilities to meet customer demand.

    As part of the program Petrolesport (PLP), one of Global Ports’ terminals, and Liebherr Russland, part of Liebherr, a leading global manufacturer of crane equipment, signed a contract for the manufacturing and supply of an LHM 550 mobile harbour crane. The new crane with a capacity of 144 tonnes will arrive at PLP’s berths in April 2020. LHM 550 is specifically designed to operate in a port environment and has unique operating features that provide a port with advantages in terms of speed and efficiency of handling all types of cargo. One such feature is the crane’s mobility and manoeuvring capability - the crane is capable of making sophisticated movements, lateral and diagonal, which makes it convenient to operate the crane on the berth.  Another specific feature of LHM 550 is its ergonomic tower crane cab offering excellent visibility and comfortable working conditions for the operator. The crane can be used in a hook, clamshell, crossbeam, magnet, spreader and tipping modes.

    Petrolesport and the First Container Terminal started to receive new forklifts under the contracts that were signed in the autumn. LLC TOYOTA MATERIAL HANDLING RUS and LLC TopCraft will supply 25 Toyota and SANY forklifts to FCT, PLP and VSC, with a capacity ranging from 1.5 to 33 tonnes. The first 10 forklifts have already arrived at the terminals, with the remainder to be delivered by February 2020.

    As part of its equipment upgrade programme, in 2019 the First Container Terminal finished increasing the outreach of two STS cranes to handle wider vessels and performed a full-range upgrade of electrical systems on two STS cranes.

    A network of terminals operating in the key sea basins of Russia - the Baltics and the Far East, allows the Global Ports Group to respond quickly to market demands and redistribute high value dedicated equipment among terminals. Four Liebherr RTG cranes were also relocated from Petrolesport in St Petersburg to Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company in Wrangel. The additional RTGs will enable VSC to increase cargo handling velocity and efficiency.

    Also, in 2020, Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company is to receive two new RMG cranes with a capacity of 50 tonnes. With these RMGs, the terminal will increase the speed of handling and the height of container stacking to 6+1. An important feature of the new cranes is their ergonomics and comfort for the operator: cabins are equipped with modern air conditioning systems, and high visibility ensures maximum control. The new RMGs will contribute to an increased capacity of the container yard and the overall capacity of the terminal. In 2021, the terminal will receive two more RMGs.

    As part of its development effort in 2019, Ust-Luga Container Terminal added two Liebherr wheeled front loaders, equipped with high-dump buckets, to its fleet. The company has also agreed to purchase an Uragan mobile vacuum loader to clean coal dust and spills from the driveways at the terminal. This will minimize the environmental impact of the handling operations at the ULCT’s coal yard. The machine is expected to be delivered to the port in spring 2020. 

    Global Ports Investments PLC is the leading operator of container terminals in the Russian market by capacity and container volumes

    Global Ports’ terminals are located in the Baltic and Far East Basins, key regions for foreign trade cargo flows. Global Ports operates five container terminals in Russia (Petrolesport, First Container Terminal, Ust-Luga Container Terminal and Moby Dik in the Russian Baltics, and Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company in the Russian Far East) and two container terminals in Finland (Multi- Link Terminals in Helsinki and Kotka). Global Ports also owns an inland terminal Yanino Logistics Park located in the vicinity of St Petersburg.

    Global Ports’ Revenue for 2018 was USD 344 million and Adjusted EBITDA was USD 217.3 million. Consolidated container throughput of the Group’s marine terminals in 2018 was 1,351 thousand TEUs.

    Global Ports’ major shareholders are Delo Group, one of the largest private transportation and logistics holding companies in Russia (30.75%), and APM Terminals B.V. (30.75%), whose core expertise is the design, construction, management and operation of ports, terminals and inland services. APM Terminals operates a global terminal network of 74 ports and 117 inland services facilities, giving the company a global presence in 58 countries. 20.5% of Global Ports shares are traded in the form of global depositary receipts listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE ticker: GLPR).

2020 February 27

17:29 Tallink Grupp reports nearly 25% higher net profit for the full financial year 2019
17:05 AquaTerra acquires Subsea Engineering and Technical Services
16:51 Zelenodolsk Shipyard named after A.M. Gorky laid down passenger ship Chaika LNG
16:35 Vale clarifies incident with contracted vessel
16:04 NYK Cruises to cancel cruises due to coronavirus
15:30 Average physical depreciation of Rosmorport’s berthing facilities is 24%
15:07 National Association of Shipping Agencies addresses FAS over plans on multiple increase of port dues in Russia
14:56 Arbitration award related to purchase options for four VLCCs on charter to Okeanis ECO Tankers
14:43 ASCO strengthened preventive measures against coronavirus
14:19 ASCO takes necessary precautionary measures to prevent environmental damage
13:55 Rotterdam to host ACI’s 24th Ballast Water Management Conference on 7-8 April 2020
13:53 Ørsted signs 20-year lease with Port of Taichung for Greater Changhua offshore wind farms
13:34 Vysotsk VTS obtains Certificate of Conformity
13:12 Xeneta container rates alert: long-term contracted rates hold despite Coronavirus chaos
12:56 Certificate of Conformity obtained for Ust-Luga VTS
12:33 Finnlines published its 2019 Financial Statements and Financial Review
12:10 A.P. Moller - Maersk links new $5.0bn revolving credit facility to its CO2 performance
11:52 Port of Gdynia seeks opportunities for further development
11:28 Rosmorport’s Murmansk Branch performed pilotage of Capesize vessel
11:04 Rosmorport to complete dredging under NOVATEK’s project in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky by April 2021
10:41 3rd Technical Conference "Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering" kicks off in Moscow
10:35 Ships of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet continue performing planned training as part of its long-distance campaign
10:16 Port of Oakland debt ratings affirmed by Fitch
10:13 Brent Crude futures price is down 1.52% to $51.99, Light Sweet Crude – fell to 1.54% to $47.98
09:56 Hydrographic Department to dredge about 20 million cbm of material on Sabetta’s seaway canal in 2020
09:34 Marine Recruiting Agency LLC trained 1,957 specialists in 2019, up 2.6% YoY
09:32 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Feb 27
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 517 points

2020 February 26

18:37 Royal IHC to supply integrated power cablelay spread
18:01 Chartwell Marine announces sponsorship agreement with Alan Roberts Racing in the lead up to the 2020 racing season
17:29 Keppel delivers world’s fastest brownfield FPSO modification project
17:26 Busan Port Authority and Samsung SDS signed a contract to operate a logistics center in Rotterdam, Netherlands
17:00 Smart Maritime Council announces support for shipboard machinery data standard
16:23 Damen DOP ensures new approach to dredging – expert opinion
16:00 FSUE Rosmorport to dredge 18.4 million cbm of material in 2020
15:36 Yamal LNG reaches thirty million tons milestone
15:12 MHI-MME receives retractable fin stabilizer orders for two luxury expedition vessels being built by Helsinki Shipyard
14:55 Contract signed for extension of Świnoujście LNG Terminal
14:34 Rosmorrechflot to have 20 dredgers built at Lotos shipyard by 2030
14:12 Kongsberg Maritime wins 300 MNOK contract to equip four new cruise vessels
13:55 EU NAVFOR Somalia supports Djiboutian Coast Guard
13:33 Belarusian-Latvian cooperation in multimodal cargo transportation via Latvian ports discussed in Riga
13:10 Global Offshore announces new addition to its cable installation fleet
12:51 Rosmorport announces tender for dredging on access canal of Temryuk port
12:28 PortNews Media Group and Shipbuilding Cluster of Arkhangelsk Region sign agreement on cooperation
12:10 Contship Italia confirms operational continuity at Group's maritime and intermodal terminals amidst SARS-CoV-2 outbreak
12:07 Milaha reports a 6% increase in net profit for full year 2019
11:29 BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO launch survey to identify fuel oil issues
11:01 Seaspan agrees to purchase a fleet of four containerships
10:48 Viesturs Zeps elected Chairman of Freeport of Riga Board, Pavels Rebenoks elected Deputy Chairman
10:21 3rd Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress kicks off in Moscow
10:17 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Feb 26
10:06 GTT receives an order from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. Ltd. for the tank design of two new LNG Carriers
09:59 First dredger with ultra-low emissions has arrived in Belgium
09:54 Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port to invest RUB 108.4 billion in development till 2029
09:35 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.65% to $54.61, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.8% to $50.3
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 508 points

2020 February 25

18:06 Maritime world players gather in Antwerp for World Ports Conference 2020
17:51 Four new IBIA board members announced at AGM
17:30 ClassNK develops its Digital Grand Design 2030