• 2019 January 31 13:41

    Atomflot icebreakers escorted 331 vessels with total capacity of 12.7 million tonnes in 2018

    In 2018, nuclear-powered icebreakers of FSUE Atomflot escorted 331 vessels with total capacity of 12.7 million tonnes, up 5 million tonnes, year-on-year, says press center of the company.

    The number of escort operations decreased (vs 493 ships in 2017) due to completion of the active phase of construction in Sabetta and consequent decrease in the number of vessels carrying construction materials. Besides, with the beginning of LNG shipments from Sabetta by Yamalmax tankers, icebreaker started escorting ships with higher GRT.
    The company’s 2018 revenue totaled RUB 6,806 million (vs. RUB 6,622 million in 2017). Labor efficiency increased from RUB 3,669 thou per person in 2017 to RUB 3,802 thou per person in 2018.
    In 2018, FSUE Atomflot and Afrikantov Experimental Design Bureau for Mechanical Engineering (OKBM Afrikantov) continued scheduled works to extend the life of nuclear-powered icebreaker’s reactor plants. In February 2018, nuclear-powered icebreaker Vaygach broke the record of the Arktika icebreaker in terms of operation of its nuclear power plant which worked for 177,205 hours (previous record registered in August 2008 – 177,204 hours).  

    In 2018, the company started operations under its export contract as part of the Yamal LNG. Operation under the second gas project on the Gydan peninsula have commenced.
    “Successful implementation of the most ambitious national projects in the Arctic depends to a great extent on efficient operation of nuclear-powered icebreakers, – commented Mustafa Kashka, Acting General Director of FSUE Atomflot. – In this respect, it was decided to build the third and the fourth serial nuclear-powered icebreakers as well as the Leader icebreaker, which is crucial for the company and for the development of the Northern Sea Route.”  
    At the initiative and with participation of FSUE Atomflot, Maritime Arctic Competence Center was inaugurated in Saint-Petersburg at the premises of the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping in October 2018.

    FSUE Atomflot is successfully implementing a project on creating a port fleet to ensure a package of services in the Gulf of Ob. Icebreaking tugboat Nadym of Arc6 class was put into operation in June 2018. Vyborg Shipyard (Leningrad Region) is completing the construction of port icebreaker Ob. The ship launched on 21 June 2018 is to be put into operation in 2019.
    In late December 2018 The construction of a dock workshop with up-to-date equipment for treatment and repair of propellers, shafts and screws of icebreakers and other ships. A permit was obtained to put the workshop into operation.
    According to Oleg Darbinyan, Fleet Maintenance Director, Atomflot, “The new dock workshop provides for all types of dock repair needed by multipurpose nuclear-powered icebreakers. The new processing unit can handle shafts of up to 70 tonnes”.

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2020 July 10

19:08 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
18:30 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
18:04 HHLA implements machine learning for the first time to increase productivity
18:01 Port of HaminaKotka throughput in 6M’2020 fell by 14.2% YoY
17:38 Information on the seaport of Murmansk changed in the Register of Russian Seaports
17:13 Thun Tankers takes delivery of the fifth L-class at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard
16:52 Russian Railways: Loading of export cargo bound for domestic ports up 3.3%
16:33 Valenciaport reaffirms its leadership as the first Spanish port at UNCTAD index
16:03 Port of Marseille to maintain €57 million in investments to stimulate the recovery
15:43 DNV GL launch support for new Dynamic Positioning system failure guideline enabling quicker and cost effective implementation
15:30 Volga Shipping Company delivered project cargo to the Caspian Sea
15:13 COVID-19 causes problems for implementing EU legislation - BIMCO
14:48 Throughput of Russian seaports in HI’2020 grew by 0.1% Y-o-Y
14:23 Wärtsilä simulator complex delivered to enhance operations at the Training and Education Office of the Indonesian National Police
14:03 Port of Oakland imports up 1.9 percent in June 2020
13:44 Onezhsky Shipyard delivers hybrid workboats Anatoly Klimov and Victor Vorotylo (video)
13:22 Governments of 12 countries pledge action for seafarers at crucial crew change summit
13:19 GTT receives an order from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding for the tank design of three new LNG carriers
13:01 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard commenced making hull of yet another minesweeper of Project 12700, Aleksandrit
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11:35 Construction commences on Austal's largest ever ferry
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09:59 Bunker prices are slightly up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
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09:11 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 10

2020 July 9

19:03 OOCL receives Gold Award from the HKAEE for the fourth time
18:10 Aquila Power Catamarans announce a luxuriously versatile new model
17:55 Tallink Grupp’s vessel Sailor to operate on Paldiski-Kapellskär Route from Sunday
17:31 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
17:28 Port of Rotterdam to start trial with PIN-free container handling
17:18 Damen holds keel-laying for Port of Auckland’s fully electric RSD-E Tug 2513
17:12 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Selina with ST Shipping
16:44 "K" Line participates in JV for FPSO owning and chartering business offshore Brazil
16:23 Jan De Nul Group has started offshore installation activities in Taiwan
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15:48 Russia remains in Paris MOU’s White List
15:24 PD Ports submit response to national Freeport consultation
15:03 Khabarovsk Territory Governor Sergey Furgal detained by officials of Russia’s Investigative Committee
14:39 Aibel awarded Oseberg portfolio agreement
13:47 Ukraine is still on Paris MOU’s Black List
13:22 MOL announces joint development of energy-saving rudder
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2020 July 8

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