• 2015 April 28 15:20

    BFT takes delivery of Balt Flot 2 and Balt Flot 3, combination carriers of Project RST54 built by Oka Shipyard

    On April 27, 2015, Oka Shipyard delivered the second and the third Volga-Don max combination bulk oil / deck cargo carriers of mixed ‘river-sea’ type, Balt Flot 2 (Hull No 5402) Balt Flot 3 (Hull No 5403), to Balt Flot Tanker (BFT, Saint-Petersburg), the series designer Marine Engineering Bureau says. 

    According to the results of the inclining experiment, deadweight of the lead vessel is 5,745 t at draught 3.60 m (river), which is a record for Volga-Don Max class vessels. 
    The new concept features increased carrying capacity thanks to maximum length and breadth of vessels and extremely full lines not applied before. 

    Combined carriers of project RST54 ensure loading for both directions (oil cargo – one way and dry cargo – the other way). Besides, the load on highways can be decreased with the transportation of passenger cars which have traditionally been delivered from Saint-Petersburg to the Central Russia by car carrying trucks. Also, they can carry containers weighing more than allowed for highway transportation.

    RST54 project vessels of Volga-Don Max class meet the dimensions of the Volga-Don Ship Canal and Volga-Baltic Waterway. LOA - 140.85 m, beam - 16.6 m, depth – 5.0 m. Class of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping - M-ПР2,5 (ice30) А. Crew - 12 persons (14 places + pilot). Sea endurance - 20 days.
    The capacity of the vessel’s 10 cargo tanks capacity – 5,446 m³, 2 slop tanks - 207 m³. The structure cumplies with МАРПОЛ 73/78 requirements.

    Cargo pumps output: 2 x 300 m³/h. Loading speed: 1,200 m³/h.
    In its cargo tanks the vessel can carry petroleum products with flash point temperature greater than 60°C. The heating system includes two 2.5 t/h steam-boilers  
    On its cargo deck: crushed stone; rolled steel; cars (also on removable decks); TEU and FEU containers of international standard; other general and bulk cargoes which can be exposed to wet.

    Screw and Rudder: 2 x 1,200 kW Rudderpropellers (IFO380). Bow thruster - 230 kW.
    Speed (at draft 3.60 m and 85% MCR): 11.0 knots.
    Auxiliary diesel-generators + Emergency diesel-generator: 3 x 296 kW + 62 kW.
    The lead vessel of the series, Balt Flot 1 (Hull No 5401), was laid down on December 16, 2013 and launched on July 10, 2014.

    The second vessel, Balt Flot 2 (Hull No 5402), was laid down on January 24, 2014 and launched on August 26, 2014.

    The third vessel, Balt Flot 3 (Hull No 5403), was laid down on March 5, 2014 and launched on October 24, 2014.

    Okskaya Sudoverf (Shipyard “Oka”) based in Navashino of Nizhny Novgorod region was founded in 1907. The modern Okskaya Shipyard JSC was established through privatization of the state enterprise Navashino Shipyard “Oka”. The firm specializes in building multipurpose river and sea going vessels, container carriers, special ships, barges.

2020 May 31

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13:24 Svitzer A/S names new CEO
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2020 May 30

16:23 APL England master faces charges over shipping container loss
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14:32 EC approves €600 million Finnish guarantee scheme to support maritime companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak
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2020 May 29

18:36 Port of Marseille Fos to constuct a new international ferry terminal
18:20 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg boosts its infrastructure investments by 40%
18:06 PIL starts a new India Service - China India Express (CIX)
17:51 Petrotrans takes delivery of lead ship of Project RSD59
17:36 Rolls-Royce seals major contract covering complete MTU propulsion systems for Royal Navy Type 31 frigates
17:14 United Shipbuilding Corporation developed its own cargo ship design
17:06 ECSA welcomes TRAN opinion on future EU-UK partnership and urges rapid advancement of the talks in view of the looming deadline
16:15 Port Authorities pledging support to keep ports open during COVID-19 more than doubles within a month
15:52 Market of seaborne cargo transportation for wind farms is stable and expected to grow
15:46 Viking Line starts a passenger service from June 1
15:05 KiwiRail orders two new ferries
14:49 Admiral Makarov University introduced new GMDSS simulator class
14:05 Bollinger Shipyards delivers the USCGC MYRTLE HAZARD to the U.S. Coast Guard
13:41 Smart Delta Resources launches project to substantially reduce CO2 emissions in Scheldt-Delta region
13:09 Record engine powers world’s largest containership
12:48 Large amphibious ships of RF Navy's Black Sea Fleet conducted comprehensive exercise in sea training ground
12:30 Navigation season opens on Upper Lena and Lower Lena rivers
12:09 Global shipping body addresses the health concerns of seafarers during the COVID-19 pandemic
11:26 Vimpel Shipyard launches coast guard boat Lamantin of river-going design
11:03 LNG STS bunkering – ‚First-off‘ operations in France, Germany and Norway
10:28 Oil prices fall by over $1
10:09 DP World joins with TradeLens to digitize global supply chains
09:53 Bunker prices are stable at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia
09:35 Baltic Dry Index on May 28
09:20 Konecranes to deliver third mobile harbor crane to South Australia
09:17 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, May 29
08:46 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa, Mediterranean and North Europe

2020 May 28

18:37 CMA CGM ends ESS from North Europe, Scandinavia & Poland to West Med, East Med, Adriatic & North Africa
18:07 PortXchange results in shorter idle times on departure at APM Terminals Rotterdam
17:24 Independent Container Line starts new service from Cork to USA
17:20 Antwerp@C investigates potential for halving CO2 emissions in Port of Antwerp by 2030
16:49 Nevsky Shipyard launches lead ferry of Project PV22, Admiral Gennady Nevelskoy
16:17 Finland's new Water Traffic Act enters into force in June
16:05 Lubrizol joins the Getting to Zero Coalition
15:56 Wärtsilä high-efficiency propulsion solutions selected for special high-speed ferry
15:46 ABP keeps Britain trading in the safest way possible
15:02 Bunker prices show no considerable changes at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
14:38 Bunkering tanker intended for Baikal lake delivered to the customer
14:00 WinGD wins type approval for biggest and most powerful ever dual-fuel engines
13:00 Gasum partners up with the sustainable transport solution provider company Samskip
12:30 More Konecranes BOXHUNTER RTGs to Vietnam
12:00 Konecranes and Fluidmesh join forces to deliver world-first 100% wireless Automated Rubber Tired Gantry crane system
11:30 EPS and Equinor set sights on a trio of newbuild LPG dual-fuel vessels
11:09 Boskalis awarded two dredging contracts in Finland
10:51 Oil prices continue going down
10:30 DNV GL releases first ever traceability standard for reclaimed plastic
10:09 Port of Stockholm announces arrival of the first container ship at Norvik Port
09:44 CMA CGM announces Overweight Surcharge (OWS) from Asia to North Europe