• 2020 April 9 14:26

    Novotrans handled first batch of export grain in the port of Ust-Luga

    Novotrans shipped the first batch of export grain from Ust-Luga port’s Auto/Rail Ferry Terminal. The company plans to raise annual cargo handling to 1 million tonnes

    Stevedoring Company “Novotrans” (SC Novotrans) has performed transshipment of the first batch of grain at the Auto/Rail Ferry Terminal in the port of Ust-Luga (Leningrad Region). 5,000 tonnes of flax seeds delivered to Ust-Luga from Kazakhstan in grain cars is bound for Belgium.

    “Taking into consideration the shortage of grain handling facilities in Russian ports of the Baltic Sea, Group of Companies "Novotrans" invested over RUB 100 million in special equipment required for handling of grain at the ferry terminal. The facility is currently able to transship over 400,000 tonnes per year. In the nearest future we are set to improve the transshipment technology and to expand our backlog of orders. According to our calculations, annual throughput can be raised to 1 million tonnes of grain”, said Konstantin Goncharov, President of GC Novotrans.

    In June 2019, Holding Company “Novotrans” JSC completed the transaction on acquisition of 100% in the authorized capital of stevedoring company Global Service LLC. In September 2019, the limited liability company changed its name to Stevedoring Company “Novotrans”. As a general agent of Rosmorport at Ust-Luga port’s Auto/Rail Ferry Terminal (ARFT), SC Novotrans performs loading and unloading operations and provides storage services. ARFT connects the Leningrad Region and Kaliningrad Region (Ust-Luga port – Baltiysk port) and ensures transport security of Russia’s enclave. ARFT is the only Russian transport facility for cargo transportation to and from the Kaliningrad Region without crossing international borders.

    Total area of the facility exceeds 30 hectares with more than 8 kilometers of railway approaches. The open storage area is 96,130 square meters. HC Novotrans plans to develop the technical base of the ferry facility. The stevedore asset was purchased in pursuance of Novotrans’ diversification strategy.

    In 2019, Holding Company “Novotrans” commenced practical implementation of an investment project on creation of modern port infrastructure in the seaport of Ust-Luga (Leningrad Region) known as the LUGAPORT project. Novotrans is building a multipurpose commercial terminal in Ust-Luga for transshipment of general, bulk, grain and food cargo. It will be able to accept up to 1,100 railcars per day. Projected throughput of the facility is 24.3 million tonnes per year. Investments in the project will total RUB 46.5 billion. The project is included in strategic documents on development of Russia’s transport infrastructure.

    The Group of Companies "Novotrans" was founded in 2004. At present, Novotrans is one of the largest railway rolling stock operators in Russia and the CIS. The total fleet of freight cars exceeds 25,000 units. Own repair production renders a full complex of services on technical and service maintenance of freight cars, uniting 5 high-tech enterprises in different regions of the country.

2020 June 2

18:24 Consortium of Boskalis, Bouygues and Saipem selected for Fecamp Offshore Wind Farm foundations
18:07 Alfaport-Voka, Antwerp Port Authority and Maatschappij Linkerscheldeoever agree to extend payment period for concessions
17:39 About forty ships, boats and vessels of RF Navy's Black Sea Fleet went to sea for training
17:34 Stena Line is now ten years ahead of the international shipping targets for reducing emissions
17:17 Nuclear-powered container carrier Sevmorput returned to Murmansk, its port of registration
16:51 The world's second largest container ship begins operating in the Port of Barcelona
16:15 Rosmorport announced successful bidder for adjustment of Pionersky terminal project
15:36 Associations call for accelerating digitalisation of maritime trade and logistics
14:51 POT celebrates its 25th anniversary on 16 June 2020
14:28 Nakhodka Ship Repair Yard lays down a series of eight crab catching ships
14:02 Ole Martin Grimsrud to leave his position as CFO of Aker Solutions
13:53 Effects of coronavirus epidemic prevention regulations on Finnlines Passenger traffic
13:35 WMU joins On Shore Power Supply in the Nordic Region project
13:02 DCSA establishes IoT standards for container connectivity
12:48 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:26 Qatar Petroleum signs the largest LNG shipbuilding agreements in history to secure more than 100 ships valued in excess of QR 70 billion to cater for its LNG growth plans
12:00 Diana Shipping announces direct continuation of time charter contract for m/v Phaidra with Uniper
11:47 Research vessel of RF Navy's Baltic Fleet completed round-the-world route
11:22 Financial and operating results of FESCO Transportation Group for 2019
11:03 Ocean Network Express to extend the suspension of China-Australia service
10:29 “Zigh” Ship Repair and Construction Yard completes high-quality overhaul of “Nakhchivan” ferry vessel
09:58 Oil prices rise within $1
09:40 RS specifies requirements to roadster and harbor craft
09:23 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 02
09:12 Baltic Dry Index on June 1

2020 June 1

18:37 KIZAD breaks ground on largest rest, refuelling facility in region
18:21 Christophe de Margerie completes eastbound transit of NSR two months earlier than usual
18:13 Tallink Grupp to reroute its vessel Isabelle to operate on the Paldiski-Kapellskär route from 7 June 2020
18:07 ZIM starts eCommerce Xpress
17:52 Tallink to provide weekly sailings to Mariehamn in June and July 2020
17:29 Tallink adds more departures and additional vessel to Tallinn-Helsinki route
17:05 CMA CGM has announced FAK rates from North Europe to Mexico East Coast, USEC and USGULF & USWC
16:48 Throughput of port Azov in 5M’2020 fell by 9% YoY
16:30 Speakers announced for webinar “River fleet of the USA and Europe. What is useful for us or how do they make profit?”
16:05 MV Barracuda makes the first switch from dry cargo to jet fuel
15:26 Oil shipments via CPC Marine Terminal in 5M’20 climbed by 8.3% YoY
15:01 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from the Mediterranean to USEC, USGULF, Mexico East Coast and Canada East Coast
14:57 CANDEN Marine Fuel Services joins Glander International Bunkering Group
14:55 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO rose to RUB 6,641 in RF spot market
14:33 Northern Sea Route cargo traffic in 5M’2020 rose by 2.95%
14:10 Bollinger Quick Repair takes delivery of new dry-dock – “MR. Eddie”
13:52 Shuttle tanker Mikhail Ulyanov loads 200th crude oil cargo for Prirazlomnoye project
13:10 Neptune Energy welcomes DEME as a partner in the PosHYdon offshore green hydrogen pilot
12:46 Russian Railways' network loading fell by 4.5% in 5M’ 2020
12:10 Tanger Med partners with the initiative of the largest world ports to guarantee the continuity of international supply chains
11:57 Vladimir Putin approved a list of instructions following a meeting on transport sector development
11:31 CMA CGM ends PSS for exports from East Russia
11:05 Van Oord develops Green loan framework
10:30 CMA CGM announces PSS for Reefer Exports from Europe to West Africa (Nigeria excepted)
10:03 Oil prices decrease by about $1
09:46 Royal IHC to deliver design package and key components for new TSHD of Weeks Marine
09:42 Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Yard named after Lenin launched crane ship built for RF Navy
09:20 Baltic Dry Index on May 29
08:39 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 1

2020 May 31

16:57 RINA: shareholders’ meeting approves the financial statement for 31 December 2019 and appoints a new Board of Directors
15:31 Board appoints non-executive director at V.Group
14:48 MM&P seeks help from Congress in battle to repatriate offshore crews
13:24 Svitzer A/S names new CEO
12:31 Subsea 7 announces cost reduction measures
10:52 Drydocks World begins second project for the Hollandse Kust Zuid Windfarm