• 2019 December 6 15:57

    Northern Sea Route cargo traffic totaled 27.59 million tonnes YTD, up almost 70% Y-o-Y

    As of 29 November 2019, cargo turnover in the Northern Sea Route waters totaled 27,593,076 tonnes, which is 70% more as compared with the same period of the previous year, press center of Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot) cites Yury Tsvetkov, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, as saying at the plenary session of the IX international forum “Arctic: Today and the future” which kicked off in Saint-Petersburg on December 5.

    Transit cargo flow accounts for about 40% (697,277 tonnes versus 491,342 tonnes in the same period of 2018).

    Besides, Yury Tsvetkov emphasized that measures undertaken by Russia and planned activities let ensure high level of safety and environmental compatibility in the water area of the Northern Sea Route.

    The speaker shared information about icebreaking assistance in the NSR waters, development of navigational & hydrographic and search & rescue support including construction of a new state-of-the-art fleet of icebreakers, buoy tenders, rescue and survey ships.

    The official told about the plans to be implemented as part of the federal project “Northern Sea Route” included into the comprehensive plan for upgrading and expanding core infrastructure for the period till 2024: construction of GMDSS  facilities (2021), reconstruction of infrastructure facilities at the technical fleet base of Marine Rescue Service ‘s Northern branch in Murmansk (2022) and many other activities.

    According to Yury Tsvetkov, a lot has been done at the national and international levels to ensure safe shipping along the NSR. He reminded that under the Rules of navigation in the water area of the Northern Sea Route it is required to provide documents confirming compliance with the Polar Code provisions applicable to a ship asking for a permission to pass the NSR. Harbour Masters of Russian seaports check compliance of foreign ships with the Polar Code requirements as part of port state control procedures.

    The 9th “Arctic: Today and the future” Forum organized by the Association of Polar Explorers will last till December 7. The organizers expect that the Forum will gather over 2,500 participants representing more than 40 Russian regions (including all the Arctic regions) and more than 20 foreign countries (including member states and associate members of the Arctic Council).

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    Forum «Arctic: Today and the Future» kicked off in Saint-Petersburg >>>>

    Cargo traffic on Northern Sea Route can grow to 160 million tonnes by 2035 – Aleksandr Krutikov >>>>




2020 October 30

15:21 General Prosecutor's Office confirmed Vostochny Port’s compliance with Presidential instructions on transition to closed coal handling
14:19 Fuelling the industry: Low-emission development strategies at the 7th International LNG Congress
14:03 VARD to build a second advanced stern trawler for Luntos
13:36 Amursky Shipyard launches Ro-Ro ferry and ice-class rescue ship
13:13 Shuttle service to COSCO’s European hub from Vado Gateway commences
13:10 BlueWater Reporting issues intra-Asia container shipping report
12:37 DNV GL hits remote survey hat trick with 20K surveys, 2-year anniversary and new Operational Centre
11:49 Ivan Radchenko appointed as General Manager at Moby Dik Terminal
11:14 Tuapse Sea Commercial Port increased its throughput by 10% in 9M’2020
10:38 IAA PortNews thanks partners and sponsors of 4th LNG Fleet, LNG Bunkering and Alternatives conference
10:17 The CMA CGM Champs Elysees joins the fleet
10:05 Arctic LNG 2 ice-class tanker fleet formation completed
09:43 Bunker Market this morning, Oct 30
09:40 Bunker prices go down in the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:23 Oil prices are recovering
09:12 Baltic Dry Index as of October 29

2020 October 29

18:31 Wan Hai Lines to launch Straits – Bangladesh Express Service
18:09 Lloyd’s Register launches dedicated Maritime Decarbonisation Hub
17:56 Bill on corporatization of FSUE Rosmorport submitted to RF Government
17:56 Hapag-Lloyd announces winter surcharge to and from St. Petersburg and Ust-Luga
17:30 Rosmorport’s Azov-Black Sea Basin Branch purchased 5 tugboats
17:05 Wärtsilä to collaborate with Anemoi Marine Technologies in future sales of Rotor Sail solutions
16:59 Romania’s border authorities using EMSA RPAS for coast guard surveillance
16:35 Jon Fredrik Baksaas appointed DNV GL’s Chair of the Board
16:17 Nordion Energi moves closer to the aim of 100% green energy by joining the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance
16:01 Port of Los Angeles streamlines online permit process
15:28 MABUX released Bunker Weekly Outlook
15:22 Bunker prices are slightly down in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
15:20 CMA CGM announces Peak Season Surcharge from China to Russia
15:01 Partnership agreement between leading Hamburg Port Authority and Tanger Med Port Authority
14:36 Port Kolomna takes delivery of multibucket dredger of Project 3409
14:11 MAN compressor technology for largest FPSO vessel offshore Brazil
13:53 Novatek to launch LNG terminal in Rostock (Germany) in 2023
13:30 Rosatom looks into using barges for LNG delivery to Arctic regions
13:11 IMEC and ITF opens big quarantine and testing facility in Manila
12:52 RS grants GASA to GTT’s Mark III Technology
12:29 Rosatom expects reactor plants RITM-200 to be efficient for container carriers and oil tankers
12:10 GTT entrusted by Zvezda with the tank design of ten ARC7 ice-breaking LNG сarriers
11:48 USC forecasts complete transition of shipping industry to electric propulsion in 20-25 years
11:30 Rijkswaterstaat has awarded the enlargement of the Twente canals to a consortium of Van Oord - Hakkers - Beens
11:09 DSV Panalpina acquires Prime Cargo
10:50 Novatek to put into operation 30,000-cbm gas carrier under Cryogas-Vysotsk project in 2022
10:37 Volvo Penta IMO III marine generator sets help power five electric ferries in Norway
10:09 International Association of Dredging Companies signs major strategic collaboration agreement with FIDIC
09:51 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Oct 29
09:46 Three LNG-powered product tankers for shipment of stable gas condensate from Ust-Luga to be delivered in 2022-23
09:24 Oil prices show slight increase
09:20 Vestdavit wins contract to supply six French Navy vessels
09:12 Baltic Dry Index as of October 28

2020 October 28

18:15 Sri Lanka's East Container Terminal inaugurates for operations
17:51 Tallink Grupp makes temporary changes to Tallinn-Helsinki route schedule from 29 October 2020
17:30 Key element of Russia’s collider facility NICA transshipped in Bronka
17:06 GONDAN delivers new fishing stern trawler to Prestfjord AS
16:39 Rosmorrechflot resumes work on programme for encouraging LNG-powered shipping
16:13 Cavotec launches next generation MoorMaster
16:05 CNL awarded Transport Canada contract to research clean energy technologies to decarbonize marine sector
15:48 Profit attributable to NOVATEK shareholders amounted to RUB 24.1 billion in 9M’2020
15:25 Petersburg Oil Terminal increased shipments of oil products by 18% in 9M'2020
15:03 World’s first LPG-retrofit announced
14:56 SCF time charters three icebreaking LNG carriers to the Arctic LNG 2 project