• 2020 September 16 11:22

    Phase I of Odesa seaport’s Berth No 7 completed

    On September 12, as part of a working trip to the Odesa region, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the port of Odesa and took part in the celebrations on the reconstruction completion of the first launch complex of berth No.7, USPA says in its press release. Together with the President were present the head of the OP Andriy Ermak, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladyslav Kryklii, the head of the Odesa Regional State Administration Maksym Kutsyi, head of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority Alexander Golodnitskii, general manager of Odesa seaport Authority Ruslan Sakhautdinov and other officials.

    Welcoming the port workers with the completion of the first stage of reconstruction, the President noted the importance of the event in the context of the «Great Construction» — a national project for the development of modern infrastructure in Ukraine.

    “This is another important technological step forward,” V. Zelenskyy began his speech to reporters.— You have the opportunity to make sure that everything here has been made in accordance with the most modern standards of port construction. As the general manager of the port assured us: next year the builders will start the reconstruction of the second part, which means that the volume of handling and profit for the state will increase …

    Presenting the reconstructed part of the berth (163 m), the head of the port authority Ruslan Sakhautdinov, in particular, noted:

    - Today we have completed work at the first launch complex. After the implementation of the project, the overall length of the berth will increase by 29 meters — up to 386.5 m, it will be the longest berth in the ports of Ukraine, and the depths at the berth head and in the water area of ​​hydro approaches will increase from 11.5 to 13.5 meters. These and other characteristics of the updated berth will provide the possibility for handling of general cargo on it in the amount of up to 2 million tons per year, and as a result, guaranteed income increase by at least of 96 million UAH in year. The progress of the reconstruction of berth No. 7 showed the possibility of constructive and successful cooperation of all interested parties: the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, the Seaports Authority and business. I would like to thank all the organizations involved in the project for making everything operate as planned.

    During the event, the head of the USPA Alexander Golodnitskiy reported to the head of state on the progress and successful completion of the operation to remove the damaged DELFI tanker from the coast of Odessa:

    - For 8 months, more than 240 days (!), the ship owner had the opportunity, but unsuccessfully tried to lift the tanker up. Only 21.07.2020, as the law defines, the right to carry out the rise was acquired by the State Enterprise «USPA». In 50 days, this issue was resolved! State Enterprise «USPA», the Odessa port Authority, the group of companies «Transship», «Brooklyn-Kiev» LLC, the company «Iniya» and «Marine Engineering Bureau» began the works on August 10, and on September 10 the tanker arrived at the port of Chornomorsk. All the work took 30 days, but we faced with big technical problems and the process required excellent engineering solutions. For two days now, as the beach is free, the tanker will no longer harm the environment and will stay at the seaport of Chornomorsk until all the necessary formalities are completed.

2020 September 21

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
15:18 MABUX releases Bunker Weekly Overview