• 2020 August 7 15:09

    Launching of Russia’s first LNG-powered passenger ship Chaika held at Zelenodolsk Shipyard

    Republic of Tatarstan, Russia based Zelenodolsk Plant AO named after A.M. Gorky (Zelenodolsk Shipyard) hosted an official launching ceremony for Russia’s first LNG-powered river passenger vessel of Project 03622 Chaika LNG. The in-house designed passenger boat is intended for leisure boat tourism.

    The ceremony was attended by the Republic of Tatarstan Prime Minister Aleksey Pesoshin and other official guests.

    The pilot programme for LNG-powered river vessels was signed in October last year by Gazprom and Zelenodolsk Shipyard. LNG fuel will be supplied by Gazprom Gas-Engine Fuel LLC (Gazomotornoye Toplivo).

    The order for Russia’s first LNG powered passenger ship was placed with Zelenodolsk Shipyard by STLC. The contract was signed in pursuance of Russian Government’s Decree dated Dec.25, 2019 (“On providing subsidies in 2019 and 2021 from the federal budget to STLC for capital investment in acquisition of civil ships”).

    The contract between STLC and Zelenodolsk Shipyard for construction of the Chaika LNG was signed on 17 February 2020 following an open bidding process. The boat delivery is scheduled for December 2022.

    PM Pesoshin said that Tatarstan has become one of the first regions in Russia that in conjunction with Gazprom works to expand the use of natural gas as a fuel for various types of transport. He noted that today Zelenodolsk Shipyard successfully implements important state tasks, creating unique warships and civil vessels.

    The leisure and sightseeing boat’s capacity is 176 passengers features a single-steel hull, aft engine room arrangement and forward wheelhouse in the superstructure.
    Key characteristics: LOA: 58.8 m; Breadth: 10.8 m; Draft – about 1.2 m; Speed – about 18 km/h; Crew – 3+8 personnel members; Endurance – 24 hours.
    The Chaika LNG was outfitted with two cryogenic tanks, 6.7 m3 each. LNG will be supplied by a gas tank truck with capacity of 16 tonnes. Gas fuel will be delivered to a designated site on the territory of Zelenodolsk Shipayrd.

    Alexander Karpov, General Director Zelenodolsk Shipyard said his company is capable of building at least 20 such vessels, but this will require the facilities expansion.
    Following sea trials on August 30, on the Day of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Chaika LNG will make her maiden voyage along the Kazanka River. Once the boat is delivered and enters service she will service the Kazan-Sviyazhsk itinerary.

    Zelenodolsk Shipyard named after A.M. Gorky, specializes in the construction of warships and passenger high-speed vessels. The enterprise is managed by AK BARS HOLDING.


2020 September 23

18:15 HMM opens Fleet Control Centre
17:35 Stena develops a solution to use recycled batteries in charging stations at port
17:05 Philippine Ports Authority COVID-19 Molecular Testing Center for seafarers now operational
16:42 British Ports responds to reasonable worst-case scenario Brexit assumptions
16:17 Vestdavit wins contract to supply six Australian Navy patrol boats
16:03 ABB powers P&O super-ferries towards new sustainable transport era
15:43 Royal Niestern Sander orders SCHOTTEL thrusters for world’s first shallow-draught ice-breaking walk-to-work vessel
15:25 FESCO’s Board of Directors elected new Management Board
15:03 Kalmar’s fuel-efficient terminal tractor solutions selected by Yilport for fleet expansion at Puerto Bolívar and Gävle container terminals
14:47 RF Government to revise comprehensive plan for upgrading and expanding core infrastructure
14:30 U.S. Coast Guard awards four more fast response cutters to Bollinger Shipyards
14:01 ESPO expresses commitment of European ports to play their part in helping shipping sector decarbonise
13:28 Travelling by ferry between Finland and Sweden is now permitted without restrictions
13:19 Damen delivers ASD Tug 2810 to Thomas Service Maritimes
13:02 Van Oord’s Deep Dig-It trencher buries cables to 5,5 metres depth for offshore grid connection
12:44 Nakhodka Shipyard launched two self-propelled freight/passenger barges ordered by Kamchatka Transport Ministry
12:15 Construction of LNG transshipment facility in Kamchatka put under special control of RF Government
12:01 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa and to the Mediterranean
11:53 Maersk partners with IB Cargo to offer tailored logistics solutions for IKEA Supply AG in Romania
11:09 Konecranes wins Automation Service Contract in Indonesia
10:51 Bunker prices increase in the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
10:32 IAA PortNews offers photos from farewell ceremony for Project 22220 icebreaker Arktika leaving for Murmansk
10:13 BlueWater Reporting: Asia-South America trades sees high demand, equipment shortages
10:00 RF Government approves new NSR navigation rules
09:41 Oil prices decrease amid information about growing US reserves
09:29 Maritime Safety Committee adopts resolution on Recommended action to facilitate ship crew change
09:26 Baltic Dry Index as of September 22
09:12 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 23
08:48 MPA and SMI launched a joint call for proposals on the electrification of harbourcraft in the port of Singapore

2020 September 22

18:24 FESCO launches new maritime service from ports of China and USA to Chukotka
18:06 Aker Solutions wins electrification work for Lundin Energy Norway
17:49 Onezhsky Shipyard launches yet another self-propelled hopper barge of Project NV-600
17:36 DNV GL – Maritime releases the fourth edition of its Maritime Forecast to 2050
17:15 KNUD E. HANSEN introduces new design of icebreaking expedition cruise vessel
16:56 Vyborg Shipyard lays down processing trawler of KMT02.03 design
16:35 "NextGEN" shipping decarbonization concept mooted for green and efficient navigation
16:19 USC and KOMEA create Russia-Korea shipbuilding and ship equipment cluster
16:05 Hopper Dredger First to Sail 2,000 Hours on 100% Sustainable Marine Biofuel
15:34 Boudewijn Siemons appointed as new Port Authority COO
15:10 The largest LNG-powered container ship joins CMA CGM Group's fleet
14:58 Lead nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220, the Arktika, heads out for Murmansk
14:23 Release of containers at Port of Antwerp will be digitalized
14:17 Gazprombank to loan EUR 522 for construction of floating LNG storage units
13:22 Konecranes to start cooperation negotiations in Germany and Finland in its Industrial Equipment business area
13:00 Ships of RF Navy’s Black Sea Fleet participated in Kavkaz-2020
12:38 Bunker market sees mixed price movements in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:15 Dogger Bank wind farm places record-breaking turbine order boosting local jobs
11:49 BIMCO adopts the industry’s first ship sale and leaseback standard
11:46 Operation of Novosibirsk gateway completed in navigation season of 2020
11:20 Rosmorport prepares tender documentation to continue construction of international marine terminal in Pionersky
10:33 IAA PortNews’ webinar “All Ferries. Caspian Basin” scheduled for 30 September 2020
10:09 Port Houston container volumes down 4% to 248,630 TEUs in August 2020
09:55 New gas tanker form paves the way for revision of ASBATANKVOY
09:31 Oil prices are recovering
09:22 Keppel O&M secures two contracts worth approximately $200 million
09:14 Baltic Dry Index as of September 21
08:38 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 22

2020 September 21

18:27 CMA CGM announces new PSS, FAK and GRR from Asia to North Europe
18:07 IUMI reports that marine cargo insurance market is “improving amid significant change”
17:43 BIMCO adopts the industry’s first ship sale and leaseback standard