• 2019 March 18 11:51

    Russia, Finland satisfied by shipping and environmental cooperation in Baltic and Arctic regions

    The 39th meeting of the Russian-Finnish Mixed Commission on Maritime Shipping was held in Helsinki, Finland, on 14-15-March. According to Russia’s Federal Marine and River Transport Agency  (Rosmorrechflot), the Russian delegation was headed by Yury Kostin, Director of RF Transport Ministry’s Department of State Policy for Maritime and River Transport and included representatives of RF Ministry of Transport, organizations subordinate to Rosmorrechflot (Marine Rescue Service, Baltic Sea Ports Administration, Rosmorport and its North-Western Basin Branch) as well as Russian Chamber of Shipping and Russian Maritime Register of Shipping

    The Finnish delegation headed by Päivi Antikainen, Director of Unit, Ministry of Transport and Communications of Finland, included representatives of the Ministry and the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency.

    When speaking at the meeting, Yury Kostin highlighted the growth of cargo turnover between Russian and Finnish ports as well as the significance of keeping this trend in the future. He informed the partners about recent amendments introduced into the Russian legislation in the field of seaborne transport, particularly in the Merchant Marine Code. When speaking about LNG powered ships and the development of the related infrastructure in Russia, Yury Kostin mentioned Sovcomflot as a company expanding its fleet of ships running on LNG. 

    In her keynote speech, Päivi Antikainen emphasized the priorities of the Ministry in the shipping area, particularly autonomous shipping and reduction of emissions from ships. In this context, she focused the attention on agreements to decrease GHG emissions from ships under the IMO strategy as well as using bio fuel by ships. According to Päivi Antikainen, Finland is set to promote it during its EU Presidency period beginning on 1 July 2019.

    During the meeting, the delegations discussed the topical matters of shipping. The parties exchanged views on bilateral cooperation in the framework of the IMO, Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission and the Arctic Council. Among the issues discussed was the joint project on harmonized implementation of the Polar Code, reduction of black carbon emissions from ships in the Arctic waters, preparations for implementation of Tier III NOx emission requirements, control of sulfur content in marine fuel. The parties expressed satisfaction by the level of cooperation in the above-mentioned spheres.

    Russia, Finland satisfied by shipping and environmental cooperation in Baltic and Arctic regions

    The next meeting of the Russian-Finnish Mixed Commission on Maritime Shipping will be held in the Russian Federation in 2020.




2020 September 30

09:36 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 30
09:35 Scorpio Bulkers announces the sale of a Kamsarmax vessel
09:27 Oil prices continue decreasing
09:12 Baltic Dry Index as of September 29
08:33 Keppel reaffirms Vision 2030 and rolls out next steps for implementation
07:29 ADNOC signs 25-year agreement to service all petroleum ports in Abu Dhabi

2020 September 29

19:01 Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras departs on sea trials
18:37 Great Lakes announces receipt of $105 mln Jacksonville deepening award
18:03 Kongsberg Digital wins contract to deliver cutting-edge engine room simulator to German training institute
17:55 Murmansk Commercial Seaport expands its fleet of equipment
17:31 Milaha signs deal with Schlumberger
17:16 Expansion of Aberdeen Harbour by Van Oord in full swing
17:08 HHLA invests in the Adriatic Port of Trieste
16:29 Record-high number of international cruise ships to arrive at the Port of HaminaKotka next year
16:05 Hamworthy Pumps makes strong re-entry to tanker market
15:44 New BIMCO Shipping KPI version offers improved benchmarking concept
15:32 Free energy scan for inland vessels is to stimulate the use of shore power
15:05 Mir sailing training ship accepts new shift of cadets
14:30 Admiral Essen frigate of RF Navy’s Black Sea Fleet passes Black Sea Straits towards Mediterranean Sea
13:58 Traficom surveyed Maritime professionals’ opinions regarding N2000 fairway and nautical chart reform
13:13 Victor Shitukhin is appointed as Acting Director of its Ship Repair Plant ‘Nerpa’
12:49 Lotos shipyard lays down two self-propelled dredgers
12:11 Bunker prices decrease in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:47 Port of Antwerp focuses heavily on general cargo: search begun for breakbulk candidate for Churchill Dock
11:27 Joint oil spill exercise tests inter-agency response and cooperation amidst COVID-19 pandemic
10:46 New impetus for digitalization of shipping in the COVID-19 pandemic
10:09 IAPH presents guidelines for LNG-powered vessels during port calls
09:54 Oil prices are decreasing
09:35 Port Authority of Singapore holds joint oil spill exercise
09:15 Baltic Dry Index as of September 28
08:58 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 29

2020 September 28

18:57 Okeanis Eco Tankers announces one year VLCC time charter
18:27 Bumi Armada secures third FPSO project in India
18:07 Wilhelmsen and thyssenkrupp step-up collaboration, establishing 3D printing joint venture targeting the maritime industry
17:59 RF Government to allocate RUB 27.6 billion for construction of two scientific research ships
17:28 Port of Long Beach announces closure of traffic routes leading to the Gerald Desmond Bridge
17:05 Maersk Supply Service and Ørsted to test offshore charging buoy to reduce vessel emissions
17:02 Oboronlogistics completed Northern Delivery programme of 2020
16:56 UTLC ERA JLC and Belintertrans-Germany GmbH open joint end-to-end regular multimodal service from China to Western Europe
16:37 Atommash shipped Reactor Pressure Vessel for Turkey's first nuclear power plant
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15:51 Ships of RF Navy's Black Sea Fleet returned to their permanent locations after "Kavkaz-2020" maneuvers
15:29 New railway bridge over Kolar river put into operation in Murmansk Region
15:13 BIMCO to push for international guidelines for ship/shore communication at IMO
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13:30 Blanket repair begins at Beloomut dam’s second section
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11:36 RF Government approves National Programme for Far East Development
11:13 Aker Solutions awarded subsea contract for Breidablikk
10:51 Hornsea Two monopile installation scheduled to start next month
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09:52 Tallink suspends operation of Helsinki-Riga route until end of October
09:30 Tallink changes weekend operating schedule of Tallinn-Helsinki route shuttle vessel Star
09:14 Baltic Dry Index as of September 25
08:48 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 28

2020 September 27

16:43 Milaha signs key deal with major oilfield services firm
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