• 2020 October 26 11:30

    NIBULON ranks first among Ukrainian shipyards

    Having analyzed the working results of the Ukrainian shipyards in 2019, the Association of Shipbuilders of Ukraine (Ukrsudprom) has acknowledged NIBULON shipbuilding and repair yard as the best in the All-Ukrainian rating.

    The company has again entered the TOP-3 shipyards of the country in 2019 as the most efficient shipyard, based on the rating of the Association of Shipbuilders of Ukraine (Ukrsudprom). It is pleasant to mention that NIBULON was acknowledged as the leader in this rating last year. 

    Today NIBULON shipbuilding and ship repair yard is a modern facility, being one of the few Ukrainian enterprises to construct complete vessels. The shipyard builds vessels and floating units of up to 140 m in length. All types of operations are performed by the shipyard’s specialists – from metal cutting to furniture production, insulation and painting, commissioning of electrical and automation equipment, piping works, hull works, mechanical and fitter works, and engineering support. The shipyard also repairs and designs vessels. 

    It is hard to imagine that before NBULON purchased the Mykolaiv Shipbuilding Yard “Lyman” site in 2012 and started its modernization and reconstruction works, this facility had only repaired specialized vessels with the length of up to 70 meters.

    The company modernized a slipway and quay, renewed the cranes, purchased the best tools and welding machines, constructed new workshops and equipped them with the state-of-the-art devices from the world’s leading manufacturers, as well as provided European quality working conditions. The company continues to modernize the shipyard, which will become the most modern in Ukraine, and, without doubt, one of the best shipyards in Europe.

    Due to the large-scale reconstruction, in 2019 NIBULON’s shipyard put into operation the NIBULON MAX 140-m self-propelled floating vessel (P-140 project), which was an important event for the company and entire Ukraine.  This is the longest vessel in the shipyard’s history, demonstrating the completely new higher level of NIBULON’s shipbuilding capacities. It is the longest river-sea crane vessel built since Ukraine’s independence. The vessel flies the Ukrainian flag.

    Last year the company completed the construction of the series of four POSS-115 project tugs used to convoy non-self-propelled vessels along the Dnipro and the Buh-Dnipro-Lyman Canal, as well as launched the first non-self-propelled B1500 project open type vessel used to transport general and bulk cargoes.

    The shipyard launches 6-8 vessels annually, depending on the complexity of the order and deadweight. Almost 800 qualified specialists work at NIBULON shipbuilding and repair site. The shipyard is successfully implementing its production program. NIBULON’s fleet comprises 83 vessels used for various operations. It is the newest and the most modern fleet in Ukraine.

    Recently, NIBULON’s shipyard developed and implemented the Integrated Management System (IMS). In May 2020, Bureau Veritas Certification Ukraine successfully certified the shipyard’s IMS for compliance with the ISO international standards covering quality management (ISO 9001:2015 “Quality Management Systems. Requirements”), environmental management (ISO 14001:2015 “Environmental Management Systems. Requirements”), and occupational health and safety management system (ISO 45001:2018 “Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. Requirements”). It proves the company’s stable development and a considerable step towards the global market of shipbuilding and ship repair.   

    NIBULON is now one of the largest investors in Ukraine’s economy (more than USD 2.3 billion), and an absolute leader in reviving domestic shipbuilding (USD 600 million). Every year the company celebrates new achievements in its various activities and continues to develop our country. Thus, NIBULON’s success has been constantly acknowledged by Ukrainian and international experts. For example, the company has received 24 awards from the National Maritime Rating of Ukraine. In 2019, NIBULON’s General Director, Oleksiy Vadaturskyy, won the first place under the “Person of the Year on Water Transport” category for the third time, and the company won the “Fleet Renewal” and “Golden Ton” categories.  NIBULON’s shipyard entered the Top-7 revived shipyards in Ukraine, for companies that have been revived and started efficient operation.


2020 December 4

20:37 Jan De Nul starts construction of its 5,000 tonnes crane vessel Les Alizés
18:36 RORO carrier continues liner services after fast steel repairs at Niestern Sander
18:20 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg launches unified platform for data exchange with Russian Railways
18:06 Ørsted completes the construction of the largest in the Netherlands offshore wind farm
17:46 BIMCO: EU ship recycling regime improved but gaps remain
17:26 Hapag-Lloyd announces PSS from Far East to North Europe and Mediterranean
17:04 Zvezda Shipyard lays down shuttle tanker of ARC6 class
16:52 Lloyd's Register to acquire C-MAP Commercial from Navico Group
16:35 WDP builds multimodal mega-distribution centre in North Sea Port
16:05 Volkswagen powers car freighters with used oil from restaurants
15:24 Marvesa and Koole Terminals sign an agreement to build and use a new tank storage terminal in the Port of Rotterdam
15:09 Cargo traffic within Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s IWWs grew by 7.6% in 2020
14:11 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from North Europe to Kenya and Tanzania
13:45 Nefteflot lays down third cruise ship of Project PV20S
13:13 The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority approves the merger prospectus concerning the combination of Cargotec nd Konecranes
12:24 Kapitan Metsayk icebreaker arrives at Azov seaport
12:01 Austal Australia launches first of two cape class patrol boats for Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard
11:40 Klaipėdos Nafta joins Lithuanian hydrogen platform
11:19 Bunker prices started decreasing at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
11:18 Odfjell SE agrees to acquire Lindsay Goldberg’s stake in Korea terminal
11:09 CMA CGM announces THC for import / export Finland, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Belfast (UK)
10:55 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec.04
10:49 Port of Long Beach prioritizes dual transactions
10:37 NSR cargo traffic grew by 4.2% in 11M’2020
10:00 Online discussion of China’s inland shipping experience to continue on December 9 at joint PortNews/MEB webinar
09:26 Oil prices rise following OPEC+ meeting
09:14 Baltic Dry Index as of December 3

2020 December 3

18:31 ABS, Hyundai Heavy Industries Group and the Marshall Islands Registry JDP creates coating needing just one application
18:11 Lotos shipyard lays down two more dredgers of Project 93.159
18:03 Torqeedo powers Thailands first electric passenger ferry fleet
17:28 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard delivers dry cargo carrier Alfa Mercury
17:06 Wärtsilä signs 5-year agreement with LMM for the main engines for two VLGCs
17:02 Bunker Weekly Outlook, Dec 03, 2020
16:50 The 1st Hackathon dedicated to innovation in the port sector in Morocco launches from December 18 to January 29
16:37 Timber and forestry products account for 24% of Riga port’s total turnover
16:05 Cargotec’s Board of Directors has decided to initiate a sales process for Navis software business
15:59 Rosatom to establish Marine Operations Headquarters for NSR
15:34 Port of Antwerp tightens regulations regarding byloads inside second-hand vehicles
15:22 Operation of unmanned navigation test basin on Neva river to continue next season
15:04 Maersk Tankers adds four Xihe-owned tankers to its pools
14:24 Equinor and SINTEF enter into a strategic collaboration agreement
14:02 Investment reaps rewards for Pilbara’s ports
13:40 Bunker market sees mixed price movements in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:02 Trafigura becomes a major investor in green hydrogen with H2 Energy
12:34 RF Government drafted decree on providing state support to construction of large-capacity ships
12:01 Busiest month for Port of King’s Lynn in five years
11:55 The study by HTC identifies almost 30 measures that can lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions in the Port of Hamburg
11:29 AS Tallink Grupp published its tatistics for November 2020
11:00 BW LPG enters into agreements to sell two vessels
10:35 Ships of RF Navy's Pacific Fleet completed their visit to Sri Lanka
10:10 Rosmorport takes delivery of self-propelled hopper barge Morskaya
10:02 Soren Toft arrives at MSC as Chief Executive Officer
09:48 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec.03
09:29 Oil prices are slightly down
09:16 Baltic Dry Index as of December 2

2020 December 2

18:37 Rolls-Royce acquires leading supplier of ship control systems Servowatch
18:05 Aker and MAN sign agreement to develop energy-efficient compression solutions for carbon capture and storage applications with heat recovery
17:53 Cargo traffic within Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s IWWs grew by 7% in 11M’20
17:20 Fincantieri finalizes new generation of thrusters
17:15 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from East Asia (incl. Japan) to North Europe and Mediterranean