• 2020 May 25 16:42

    Oboronlogistics took part in RF Transport Ministry’s meeting

    On May 21, 2020, representatives of Oboronlogistics LLC took part in a meeting at the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, that was dedicated to the development of a model for cargo transport in the Kaliningrad region.

    The participants discussed the current and future volumes and nomenclature of cargo coming from or back to the Kaliningrad region, including cargo necessary for the life support of the Kaliningrad region and the activities of industrial enterprises located there.

    The Kaliningrad transport and logistics hub has a significant potential, but some difficulties have already been identified that need to be addressed (a reduction in the loading capacity of the ports of the Kaliningrad region compared to other Baltic ports; a high level of tariffs for the delivery of rail cargo; the need to reconstruct port infrastructure and dredging, which would allow the start of modern multi-purpose bulk carriers).

    In turn, the railway ferry Ambal owned by Oboronlogistics LLC, operating on the Ust-Luga – Baltiysk ferry line, is an important link connecting the territory of the Kaliningrad region with the Russian Federation, and provides an alternative opportunity to deliver goods without passing through the territories of neighboring Baltic States.

    Oboronlogistics provides continuous and uninterrupted operation of ferry lines, retains its stability, competitiveness and security of cargo. At the moment, a new division has been formed in the structure of Oboronlogistics, which is responsible for working with clients who transport goods by rail using the sea section of the Ust-Luga – Baltiysk railway ferry line, and ensuring the operational loading of the Ambal ferry.

    Oboronlogistics is regularly entrusted with the transportation of its cargo on the Baltic ferry route by the Military construction complex of the Russian defense Ministry, JSC Russian Post, JSC Russian Railways, PJSC LUKOIL, EUROCEMENT group holding, LLC BALTService, LLC Baltika, and other commercial customers.

    By order of the Government of the Russian Federation, Oboronlogistics has been designated as the sole contractor for the procurement of works and services related to the delivery of cargo by sea to the territory of the Kaliningrad region in 2020 - 2021.

    With technical and human resources and extensive experience in the region, Oboronlogistics is interested in expanding the capabilities of the Ust-Luga – Baltiysk ferry line and is considering a plan for its development, which also includes increasing the company's ferry fleet.

    The meeting was also attended by representatives of the government of the Kaliningrad region, the Federal Agency for sea and river transport, the Federal Agency for railway transport, JSC Russian Railways, FSUE Rosmorport, LLC BFI, JSC HC Novotrans and others.

2020 July 15

11:17 SMM offers a market overview
10:55 All Tallink Grupp vessels are on the sea together in one day, for the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus
10:33 Albert Likholet appointed as CEO of Global Ports
10:10 Bunker prices started decreasing at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:48 Webinar dedicated to modern fishing ships slated for 22 July 2020
09:29 Baltic Dry Index as of July 14
09:12 Oil prices show upward dynamics
08:56 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 15, 2020

2020 July 14

18:11 Wärtsilä contracted to deliver a scope of integrated solutions for CDWE's MIV
17:57 More States need to act on crew changes, says IMO Secretary-General
17:33 Throughput of Russian seaports in 6M’2020 climbed by 0.1% (detalization)
17:11 Alewijnse completes electrical installation TSHD Anchorage
16:46 Vladimir Putin signs the package of federal laws on the system of privileges in the Arctic
16:21 Mark Sickles named Interim CEO & Executive Director of DCA
15:55 Reconstruction of hydraulic facility No 9 of Tushinsky District’s HES obtains state expert approval
15:32 Green Yard Group takes over Kleven Verft business
15:04 Engineering and geological survey began for construction of Port Dalny terminal in Khabarovsk Territory
14:39 LISCR hires former USCG LNG expert to boost its global team
14:20 Young Russian sturgeon released to Volga as compensatory measure for dredging on Volga Caspian Canal
13:57 Rosmorport releases young keta salmon as compensatory measure for dredging in Shakhtersk
13:36 Straatman BV built solar-powered mooring systems for Port of Hamburg
13:12 ABB to power the world’s largest diamond recovery vessel for De Beers
12:48 Bunker prices are stable at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:23 COMSAT bolsters Inmarsat network with increased C-band and L-band capabilities
11:55 IMO's informal discussions focus on cutting shipping’s carbon intensity
11:31 G3 Terminal Vancouver opens on Canada’s West Coast and transforms Canada’s grain supply chain
11:13 Further progress towards greener and safer ship recycling in Bangladesh reported at SENSREC meeting
10:50 Polish Ministry of Climate signs letter of intent on cooperation in the development of offshore wind energy
10:32 USCG investigates uninspected passenger vessel allision
10:07 Gdynia to be the installation port of Polish wind farms on the Baltic Sea
09:42 More information needed on the impacts of emissions trading in maritime transport
09:26 Oil prices decrease amid demand concerns
09:21 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 14
09:08 Baltic Dry Index as of July 13

2020 July 13

18:24 Canada joins Global Ocean Alliance
18:00 Interim report and independent audit of KS1437 Multipass Port project approved by related authority
16:59 Port of Ventspils (Latvia) handled 6.8 million tonnes of cargo in 6M’2020
15:32 Oboronlogistics ensures Northern delivery
15:04 Ørsted and Van Oord have successfully installed all array cables of the Borssele I & II offshore wind farm
14:21 Dublin Port throughput declines by 10.9% in the six months to June
13:53 FSUE Rosmorport’s revenue in HI’2020 grew by 6% YoY
13:30 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO grew to RUB 10,425 in RF spot market
13:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
12:41 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
12:19 Tallinks’s vessel Romantika to offer two direct sailings from Riga to Helsinki this July and August
12:18 ISO releases environmental report assurance standard
11:55 NOVATEK reports preliminary operating data for the second quarter and first half 2020
11:32 KN increases the volume of biofuel handling
11:02 XELLZ acquires additional 100.000sqm to develop a Free Zone at Rosslare Europort
10:14 Gibdock completes an extensive two-vessel drydocking and maintenance project for returning customer Shearwater GeoServices
10:13 Port of Helsinki throughput in 6M’2019 fell by 9.2% to 6.6 million tonnes
09:58 The Fjords takes delivery of second all-electric passenger ship
09:49 Oil prices continue going down
09:32 RF Government to allocate RUB 320 million as support of shipping companies
09:10 Baltic Dry Index as of July 10
09:05 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 13

2020 July 12

16:21 Carnival Corp announces change in leadership team
15:38 UMS Skeldar gets contract to supply mine countermeasures drones system
15:23 Samson introduces the latest in mooring line innovation
14:19 Coast Guard halts 2 illegal charters near Star Island