• 2020 April 7 18:38

    RF Government makes big decision to quit transshipment of NOVATEK’s LNG in Norway

    As IAA PortNews was informed earlier, the Norwegian Maritime Authority had issued a permit for ship-to-ship transfer of Novatek’s LNG near Honningsvåg (Norway) for a period of six years. Transshipment of Russian gas is currently bringing profit to foreign companies. However, the situation is to change with the construction of LNG transshipment facility in the Murmansk Region, near the Ura Bay.

    According to the press center of FSUE Rosmorport, RF Government’s Decree dated 31.03.2020 (No 810-р) extended the boundaries of Murmansk seaport with three water areas of the Ura Bay where Novatek is set to build a facility for transshipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) involving floating storage units.

    Губа УраIn April 2019, RF Government approved the plan for implementation of an investment project “Offshore facility for transshipment of liquefied natural gas in the Murmansk Region”.

    In July 2019, RF Government included NOVATEK’s project on construction of LNG terminal in the Murmansk Region into the land-use planning scheme.

    The transshipment complex will consist of three offshore terminals. Two of them will accommodate FSO units of 330 meters in length and 60 meters in width for mooring of Yamalmax ships (length – 300 meters, width – 50 meters, loaded draught – 13 meters). Each FSO unit will be held by thirty two 200-tonne prismatic anchors fixed to the bottom.

    The third offshore terminal is intended for a floating berth meant for auxiliary ships and tugboats.

    Murmansk Branch of FSUE Rosmorport is going to offer pilotage services to ships approaching the transshipment complex for loading/unloading operations and to ensure safe navigation involving vessel traffic management system (VTMS) of the Kola Bay. For that purpose, an automated wireless observer unit is to be built in the Ura Bay and integrated into the Kola Bay VTMS.

    IAA PortNews earlier reported that NOVATEK-Murmansk and authorities of closed settlement Vidyayevo had signed an acceptance/transfer certificate for a land plot under the project on construction of an LNG transshipment facility.

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2020 June 5

13:29 Zvezda Shipyard stars cutting steel for yet another Aframax tanker
13:01 Keppel enters into framework deed with Borr Drilling to defer scheduled delivery of rigs
12:01 Port of Rotterdam Authority decides to hold RFT for transport service along Container Exchange Route
11:47 Yevgeny Ditrikh takes helm of STLC Board of Directors
11:04 The second largest container vessels in the world, now has its “Socarrat”
10:41 Oil prices rise within $1
10:28 Marseille Maersk sets up new record for the port of Rotterdam
10:23 Training exercise held with rescuers of RF Navy’s Northern fleet to assist emergency ship in the Arctic
10:00 RF Navy's oceanographic research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky entered the North Sea
09:39 Bunker prices rise at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia
09:18 Baltic Dry Index on June 4
08:46 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 05

2020 June 4

18:20 Wärtsilä to supply Europe's most modern simulator for inland shipping training
18:02 Dutch innovative app trains 10,000 process industry workers in Singapore during Covid-19 lockdown
17:47 Singapore Maritime and Ports Authority issues guidelines for crew change
17:25 Gasum performs first LNG bunkering to Heerema’s Sleipnir
17:02 China Merchants Group's emergency working group of the prevention and control of COVID-19 holds 20th meeting
16:34 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 5M’2020 fell by 24.2% Y-o-Y
16:02 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v G. P. Zafirakis with Koch
15:41 NS Power's crew rescues two people in the Andaman Sea
15:23 RS Rules update: hybrid propulsion
15:02 Grimaldi boosts its Italy-Greece connections
14:32 DNV GL and ABB launch new MOU to advance marine digitalization with a remote signing ceremony
14:02 150 trapped eels rescued at the Port of Gothenburg
13:48 Bunker price are stable at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:31 MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company extends the seasonal blanking programme on its Asia–Europe network
13:01 Wärtsilä offers new remote service to overcome Covid-19 travel restrictions
12:31 DEME to build the Scheldt tunnel
12:03 Havyard presents new design concept for zero-emission sightseeing vessels
11:45 Annual throughput of Murmansk Transport Hub to be raised to 100 million tonnes
11:23 Construction of automated gate complex commences at APM Terminals Aarhus
11:10 Port of Zeebrugge joins the International Port Community Systems Association
10:58 Jiangnan Shipyard and Gabadi teams complete construction of the first LNG tank as part of an LNG-fuelled container ship project
10:57 AS Tallink Grupp Statistics for May 2020
10:33 More departures added for Helsinki-Tallinn route vessel Star from 4 June 2020
10:11 Oil prices go down by 1.48%-2.06%
10:00 CMA CGM cancels Low Sulphur Surcharge from July 1st, 2020
09:52 Russia’s leading shipping companies suggest development of ATB services by the USA example
09:40 PIER71 launches Smart Port Challenge 2020 with New Venture Capital Partners for maritime tech start-ups investments
09:36 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 04
09:14 Baltic Dry Index on June 3

2020 June 3

18:25 Russia's Main Department of State Expertise approves construction of operational water area under Obskiy LNG project
18:03 Cargotec’s Kalmar and MacGregor to help drive development of connected automated waterborne transport through participation in AEGIS project
17:46 Rosmorport announced tender to reconstruct coastal facilities of Vanino-Kholmsk ferry service
17:24 RF Government approved allocation of RUB 60.5 billion for Russian Railways’ BAM and Transsib projects in 2020
17:02 THE Alliance announces COVID-19 response measures for July, August and September 2020
16:35 Russian Railways CEO says railway link with Murmansk to be restored by June 23
16:11 Transport route to link Quy Nhon Port with Northeast Asia
15:49 Rosatomflot completed escorting Vladimir Voronin gas carrier along the Northern Sea Route
15:33 Fincantieri and ENI extend an agreement in the field of circular economy and decarbonisation
15:01 Austal announces CEO transition
14:33 HHLA handles world’s largest container ship at Burchardkai
14:11 Key players develop emission-free navigation solution for barges
13:32 The CMA CGM Group heads towards carbon neutrality by 2050
13:26 Bunker sales at Vladivostok port in 5M’2020 fell by 27% YoY
13:01 APM Terminals Mobile gains another distribution center
12:31 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to East Africa
12:01 Savannah harbor deepening sets precedent with four dredges working simultaneously
11:30 Abu Dhabi Ports launches “SAFEEN FEEDERS” shipping service in response to growing regional and global trade
11:00 EIZO secures LR type approval for maritime monitors via remote survey