• 2020 August 6 12:35

    Transit container transport by RZD network soars 30% in Jan-Jul

    Russian Railways (RZD) in January through July 2020 carried more than 3.2 million of loaded/empty TEU containers across the state-owned rail operator’s network to all destination points. This represents a 15.1% growth on the seven-month period 2019, RZD press office said.

    In the reporting period RZD transported 1.3 million TEUs (+12.1%) to destinations in Russia; about 841 000 TEUs were export containers (+14.8%), about 672 000 TEUs of import containers (+13.8%), and 408 600 TEUs of transit containerised goods (+29.6 per cent).

    The total number of loaded containers (domestic/export/import/transit) increased by 15.8% to about 2.2 million TEUs (or 31.3 million tonnes of freight), which represents a 17.2% gain. The types of goods include: chemicals and soda – 402 000 TEUs (+29.8%); forest cargo – 316 600 TEUs (+6.1%); paper – 204 300 TEUs (+13.5%);industrial goods – 196 000 TEUs (+21.5%); hardware – 175 600 TEUs (+10.3%); machinery, machine toolls, engines – 154 600 TEUs (+23.2%); automobiles and accessories – 124 600 TEUs (-7.9%); ferrous metals – 113 900 TEUs (+45.1%); non-ferrous metals – 80 300 TEUs (+23,5%); other and unitized cargo – 69 000 TEUs (+16,7%); oil and petroleum products – 49 000 TEUs (+0.2%); construction materials – 70 000 TEUs (+10.2%); chemical and mineral fertilizers – 24 500 TEUs (+4.8%); non-ferrous ore and sulfur raw materials – 13 500 TEUs (+33%); steel structures – 8 900 TEUs (+1.5%); fish – 12 100 TEUs (+0.5%); grain – 4 900 TEUs (+12.9%); milling products – 6 200 TEUs (+23%); potatoes, vegetables, fruits – 4 700 TEUs. (a 1.7-times growth); sugar – 1 600 TEUs (+0.1%); salt – 900 TEUs (+19.3%); other food products – 86 300 TEUs (+37.7%).

2020 September 21

12:22 Towing of seagoing tugboat Andrey Stepanov along Northern Sea Route completed
12:01 Fincantieri launches the first patrol vessel for Qatar
11:00 BeHydro dual-fuel hydrogen engine awarded Approval in Principle by LR
10:39 Remote audits discussed to avoid further disruption to audit schedule
10:02 Philippine Ports Authority launches COVID-19 contact tracing system for all port users, community
09:41 Oil prices are slightly up
09:23 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sep 21
09:08 Baltic Dry Index as of September 18

2020 September 20

16:27 Innovative vacuum cleaner removes plastic from nature reserve in the port of Antwerp
15:33 Master and chief engineer plead guilty in MV Funing case
14:07 World’s largest LNG bunkering vessel arrives in Rotterdam
12:38 Austal Australia delivers 7th GCPB
11:14 ABS to class another four VLEC for Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical
10:49 MBZ and Boluda Towage Europe ink the 5-year concession agreement for providing sustainable towage service in the Port of Zeebrugge

2020 September 19

15:04 Vroon to recycle three PSVs
14:11 Limited openings at Erasmus Bridge for tall vessels
13:46 The construction of Finnnline's second hybrid ro-ro vessel started
12:33 USCG offloads estimated $216 million of cocaine, marijuana at Port Everglades
11:17 New Maritime Minister visits Port of Southampton

2020 September 18

18:53 Russian ports switch to unified digital platform for daily scheduling of vessels layout and traffic
18:17 KR issues world’s first cyber security class notation to HHI for very large LPG carriers
17:59 Rosmorport takes part in TRANSTEC International Transport Corridors Forum
17:37 Land purchase in Saint Petersburg: new service center for SCHOTTEL in Russia
17:26 Start-ups invited to enter competition to win £75,000 grant to develop innovate port technology
17:11 New high-speed passenger ship put into operation in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District
17:06 SEACOR Marine forms new Sustainability Council to lead enhanced ESG program
16:51 District awards $15.4 million contract to dredge Freeport Lower Stauffer Reach channel
16:48 DP World and Dubai Customs to assess opportunities to develop trade links between UAE and Israel
16:30 Gazprom Nedra and Marine Rescue Service test SeaDrone MG in Arctic conditions
16:09 SG-STAR Fund: First global tripartite initiative to support countries for crew change
16:02 IUMI raises concerns over increased accumulation risk for yachts and inland vessels
15:43 USCG releases new plan to protect global maritime security
15:08 CMA CGM informs of revised port charges in Ghana
14:51 Bunker prices are stable at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
14:24 Goods traffic between North Sea Port and hinterland by inland waterways continues to increase
14:07 Vostochny Port installs four more dust capturing units
13:10 Last jackets to leave Dubai and head for the Moray East offshore wind farm
12:53 Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard starts assembling major equipment on two trawlers for RFC
12:22 Reconstruction of Klaipeda Seaport breakwaters to increase competitiveness of economy in Lithuania
12:01 Kalmar to support DP World’s continuing expansion at Caucedo with new terminal tractors and empty container handlers
11:03 Naming ceremony held for Japan’s first LNG bunkering vessel
10:48 BIMCO introduces new PIs and KPIs to help improve performance
10:16 ECSA publishes study on implications of EU ETS for shipping
10:10 Keel laying of Tallink’s newest vessel MyStar takes place in Rauma shipyard, Finland
09:54 Port of Oakland import volume up for third straight month
09:51 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 16
09:47 Tallink Grupp’s vessel Baltic Queen arrives in Riga for the first time
09:23 Oil prices rise after a recent decrease
09:09 Baltic Dry Index as of September 17

2020 September 17

18:05 Digital Twin Ready certification awarded to Furuno
17:54 Damen launches Marine Aggregate Dredger for Hanson
17:52 Verifavia launches industry’s first “3-Way Plug & Play” dashboard
17:41 Nord Star officially listed as first resident of RF Arctic Zone
17:30 ITF and IMEC contribute US$500,000 to the Singapore Shipping Tripartite Alliance Resilience
17:06 Azerbaijan State Marine Academy offers skills development and advanced training courses for ASCO employees
16:43 Ship banned in Australia for AUD $118,000 in unpaid crew wages
16:15 COVID-19 is negatively impacting the offshore energy insurance sector, but market is beginning to harden, says IUMI
16:00 Gasum secures contract with Celsa Armeringsstål AS including LNG deliveries and new terminal
15:42 Diana Shipping announces the sale of a Panamax dry bulk vessel
15:28 FESCO launches regular intermodal service for seafood delivery from Far East to China