• 2020 June 30 16:25

    BLRT Grupp shipped last sections of railway bridge to Stockholm

    The last two sections of the railway bridge, manufactured by the BLRT Grupp’s subsidiary Marketex Offshore Constructions, have been shipped to Stockholm four days before the contract date, the company says in its press release. The weight of the structures shipped to the installation site is 1,500 tons, the length is about 220 meters. The unique operation of lading the bridge on the barge has been performed by the Dutch company Sarens.

    “Shipped sections of the bridge are already the second part of the items manufactured by our company. Despite the difficulties encountered during the state of emergency, when the borders were closed and air traffic ceased, with support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Estonian Police and Border Guard Board, work on this complex, large infrastructure project was not interrupted, and customer representatives from Sweden, arriving on charter flights, were able to monitor the progress of work directly on site, ”says Ruslan Diduhh, Board  Member, Marketex Offshore Constructions.

    “We had no choice but to replace the old bridge, and  we were obliged to do it in a way, that 420,000 people who use one of the busiest railway lines in Sweden daily can continue to move along the section of the Getingmidjan road (Wasp’s waist),” – says Kent Sahlman, Project Manager, Swedish Transport Administration.

    This summer, the renovated section of the Getingmidjan railway in the centre of Stockholm should be put into operation. “Before the shipped sections are joined on site, the old part of the railway and pedestrian bridge will be dismantled, after which all technical structures will be installed on the bridge. The work should be completed in eight weeks,” Örjan Persson, Project Manager for Implenia, comments the progress of the work.

    In mid-2019, Marketex Offshore Constructions shipped to Stockholm the first three sections of the bridge with an overall weight of 1,750 tons. This autumn the company will have to build and hand over to the customer the pedestrian part of the bridge, the length of which will be 240 meters, and weight – 300 tons. The total weight of the steel structures of the Stockholm bridge will be 3,550 tons.

    While the rails on the first three sections of the bridge were installed in Sweden, this time in order to reduce construction time, it was decided to install rails in Tallinn.

    The Getingmidjan railway section is connecting link for all trains arriving from the south of the country, making it one of the busiest railway lines in Sweden. Since most of the railways, bridges and tunnels in the centre of ​​Stockholm were built in the 1950s, today they require modernization.

2020 July 11

15:28 Cox Powertrain celebrates as first 300hp diesel outboards roll off the production line ready for delivery
14:51 WCI names Tracy R. Zea as President & CEO
13:45 NOS expands its fleet with two additional M-Class vessels
11:37 Huisman to deliver 250mt Knuckle Boom Crane and 500mt Towing Winch for Nanhai Rescue Bureau
10:52 Wabtec wins federal order for advanced marine engines on new multi-use ships

2020 July 10

19:08 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
18:30 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
18:04 HHLA implements machine learning for the first time to increase productivity
18:01 Port of HaminaKotka throughput in 6M’2020 fell by 14.2% YoY
17:38 Information on the seaport of Murmansk changed in the Register of Russian Seaports
17:13 Thun Tankers takes delivery of the fifth L-class at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard
16:52 Russian Railways: Loading of export cargo bound for domestic ports up 3.3%
16:33 Valenciaport reaffirms its leadership as the first Spanish port at UNCTAD index
16:03 Port of Marseille to maintain €57 million in investments to stimulate the recovery
15:43 DNV GL launch support for new Dynamic Positioning system failure guideline enabling quicker and cost effective implementation
15:30 Volga Shipping Company delivered project cargo to the Caspian Sea
15:13 COVID-19 causes problems for implementing EU legislation - BIMCO
14:48 Throughput of Russian seaports in HI’2020 grew by 0.1% Y-o-Y
14:23 Wärtsilä simulator complex delivered to enhance operations at the Training and Education Office of the Indonesian National Police
14:03 Port of Oakland imports up 1.9 percent in June 2020
13:44 Onezhsky Shipyard delivers hybrid workboats Anatoly Klimov and Victor Vorotylo (video)
13:22 Governments of 12 countries pledge action for seafarers at crucial crew change summit
13:19 GTT receives an order from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding for the tank design of three new LNG carriers
13:01 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard commenced making hull of yet another minesweeper of Project 12700, Aleksandrit
12:38 Throughput of Murmansk Sea Fishing Port fell by 12.7% in HI’2020
12:13 Nuclear-powered icebreakers of Rosatomflot assisted 462 ship calls in winter-spring navigation season
11:35 Construction commences on Austal's largest ever ferry
11:04 GIWACAF launches webinar series on oil spill preparedness and response
10:46 FSUE “Rosmorport” takes award-winning place in the annual sailing regatta
10:32 LR to develop structural digital twin for Bluewater FPSO Glas Dowr
10:22 Rosmorport changes tariffs on berth assignment services in Astrakhan and Olya seaports
09:59 Bunker prices are slightly up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:37 Oil prices decrease amid concern over demand recovery rates
09:20 Baltic Dry Index as of July 9
09:11 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 10

2020 July 9

19:03 OOCL receives Gold Award from the HKAEE for the fourth time
18:10 Aquila Power Catamarans announce a luxuriously versatile new model
17:55 Tallink Grupp’s vessel Sailor to operate on Paldiski-Kapellskär Route from Sunday
17:31 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
17:28 Port of Rotterdam to start trial with PIN-free container handling
17:18 Damen holds keel-laying for Port of Auckland’s fully electric RSD-E Tug 2513
17:12 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Selina with ST Shipping
16:44 "K" Line participates in JV for FPSO owning and chartering business offshore Brazil
16:23 Jan De Nul Group has started offshore installation activities in Taiwan
16:06 Port of Liepaja throughput in 6M’2020 fell by 15.6% Y-o-Y
15:48 Russia remains in Paris MOU’s White List
15:24 PD Ports submit response to national Freeport consultation
15:03 Khabarovsk Territory Governor Sergey Furgal detained by officials of Russia’s Investigative Committee
14:39 Aibel awarded Oseberg portfolio agreement
13:47 Ukraine is still on Paris MOU’s Black List
13:22 MOL announces joint development of energy-saving rudder
12:50 Container shipments on Russian Railways’ network up 15% in 1H 2020
12:17 Cargo transhipment in North Sea Port falls by more than 11% in first half of year
12:07 ABB teams up with Yinson on offshore oil and gas project in Brazil
11:20 FPSO operators could save £15 million per asset on maintenance
10:42 The CMA CGM Group commits to fight illicit trafficking in protected species and tightens its shipment control procedures
10:10 Unifeeder contracts We4Sea for fleetwide vessel performance monitoring
09:38 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 09
09:29 Oil market sees mixed price movements
09:13 Baltic Dry Index as of July 8