• 2020 October 26 11:59

    Stena Bulk branded class for tanker personnel opened at Admiral Makarov SUMIS

    On October 13, 2020, within the framework of the meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping, a branded class of the Swedish shipping company Stena Bulk was opened, intended for training and advanced training of ship personnel working on oil tankers, chemical tankers and gas carriers.

    The new class, designed in the corporate style of the company, complements a range of laboratories of the Makarov Training Centre of the Professional Development Programmes Institute of Admiral Makarov SUMIS and is housed in the refurbished university’s campus in St. Petersburg. This is not the only branded class that Stena created at Makarov university. Previously, with the participation of the owner of the company, Honorary Professor of the University Dan Sten Olsson, a STENA HALL was opened in the main building of the Admiral Makarov SUMIS

    The grand opening of the new class took place in the presence of Igor Itsikson, General Director of Stena Marina Management LLC (St. Petersburg), Sergei Baryshnikov, University Rector, as well as members of the Board of Trustees of Admiral Makarov SUMIS and guests of the University.

    «Admiral Makarov University and Stena have been cooperating for more than 13 years within the framework of the cadet program, providing sailing practice for cadets on the ships of the Stena Bulk company, as well as actively employing university graduates (navigators, ship mechanics, electricians). Also, with the active assistance of the company, our cadets participated in the exchange training program at the City of Glasgow College (UK). Over the past two years, 38 cadets have undergone practical training on ships and 23 our graduates have been employed in the company», — stated the Rector of the University Sergey Baryshnikov.

    In the new class, in addition to theoretical training, students will be offered a laboratory workshop on the determination of atmospheric parameters and the practice of safe work using modern personal gas analyzers Dräger and Riken Keiki, widely used on tankers.

    «We are very happy with our long-term cooperation with Makarovka. We hope that more and more graduates of this famous University will choose our company for employment, –  Igor Itsikson shared, – and we will try to provide them with effective practice and attractive working conditions in the modern fleet».

    The training at the tanker courses of the Professional Development Programmes Institute of Admiral Makarov SUMIS takes place in accordance with the requirements of Chapter V of the STCW Convention on the basis of the Maritime Training Center programs, developed for different types of ships, in accordance with the requirements of the IMO model courses 1.01, 1.02, 1.03, 1.04, 1.05, 1.35, 1.37, 2.06 . In the process of training, students get acquainted with the tanker arrangement, learn to manage its systems and installations, practice in drawing up cargo plans and carrying out cargo operations, taking into account the stability control of the vessel and the properties of the cargo being transported. The simulator allows acquiring skills to correctly perform load and ballast operations in standard and emergency situations, to study the interaction between the vessel and the cargo terminal.

    «Despite the pandemic, this year at the Makarov Training Centre we observed a significant increase in the volume of training specialists to work on tankers of various types. It is largely due to the introduction of distance educational technologies into our educational process, as well as the use of both standard simulators of load-ballast operations and cloud simulators for conducting remote practical exercises, which already received a lot of positive feedback from our trainees, – said Director of the Professional Development Programs Institute Sergey Aysinov. – We intend to use the new class for training marine specialists working on tankers of various types and companies. At the same time, providing seafarers with the opportunity to take both introductory and advanced courses remotely creates a comfortable educational environment, saves time and money for both seafarers and shipping/cruising companies».

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