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  • 2021 December 6 11:14

    IAA PortNews’ summary of previous week news

    RF Transport Strategy until 2030 with a forecast until 2035 published last week is available in Russian on our website.


    RF Transport Ministry initiated introduction of amendments into Article 31 of the Federal Law on Sea Ports to oblige operators of sea terminals give priority to handling of socially important cargo.

    Rosterminalugol JSC, operator of Russia’s largest dedicated terminal offering technologically advanced handling of coal says it commenced the construction of wind and dust protection screens around the company’s coal storage area.

    Throughput of southern ports is on the rise. Oil shipments via CPC Marine Terminal in 11M’21 climbed by 0.7% YoY, the port of Azov increased cargo handling by 1%.

    As for new port projects, they are mostly accumulated in the Arctic basin. Annual throughput of Severnaya Zvezda project on Taimyr peninsula to exceed 7 million tonnes from 2026. Construction of ice protection facilities at Utrenny terminal under Arctic LNG 2 project to be completed in 2022.

    Gazprom is preparing for launching its LNG terminal KS Portovaya in the Leningrad Region.

    Shipping and Bunkering

    Leading stevedoring companies are initiating privileges to be provided to environmentally friendly ships. MSSC Bronka will over a 10-pct discount for servicing of ships with power plants running on LNG and hybrid power plants. The discount will be offered from 1 January 2022.

    Global shipping companies are introducing alternative fuels. “K” LINE conducted a trial use of marine biofuel which was supplied by global integrated energy company BP on car carrier “POLARIS HIGHWAY”. The CMA CGM Group and Shell performed the first Bio-LNG bunkering trial in Rotterdam.

    As for container freight rates, there is no stable trend towards a considerable decrease, according to experts.


    Rosatom says two more LK-60 icebreakers should be built to organize a regular year-round navigation on the Northern Sea Route, otherwise the tasks set for 2030 cannot be implemented. Rosatom is ready to invest in construction of icebreakers running on liquefied natural gas (LNG) under long-term agreements with the customers. According to Rosatom, LNG-powered icebreakers for the Arctic can be built with involvement of foreign contractors. Meanwhile, nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220 named Sibir is expected to commence operation in the Kara Sea in early January 2022.

    Vyborg Shipyard PJSC (a company of United Shipbuilding Corporation) has launched the fourth processing trawler of Project KMT01 named Kara Sea (Karskoye Morye). Alexeev’s Hydrofoil Design Bureau (Nizhny Novgorod Region) launched yet another Valdai 45R hydrofoil (Hull No С-514) for Chuvashia.

    Hydraulic engineering and dredging

    Shipping locks NoNo 15-16 of the Gorodetsky hydrosystem including the construction of an additional lock chamber and a shipping canal between Gorodets and Nizhny Novgorod will be conducted by “Monolithic Construction Department – 1” JSC, the only bidder of the previously announced tender. The contract price exceeds RUB 21.77 billion.

    The scope of annual maintenance dredging in the Gulf of Ob is estimated at 5 million cbm from 2023, according to Hydrographic Company.

    In the navigation season of 2021, 1.59 million cbm of material was dredged in the Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s inland water ways.

    Phase 2 of the project on reconstruction of Sabetta seaport’s Seaway Canal planned for 2022 foresees dredging of about 13 million cbm of material.

    As for the legislation, the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation at its 513rd session held today, 1 December 2021, approved the Federal Law “On Ratification of The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007.

    On 16-17 February 2022, IAA PortNews will hold the 5th International Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, Moscow. The Congress combines the 9th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 5th Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Works".>>>>

2022 January 26

12:01 DNV selected to lead “pioneering" ammonia bunkering safety study in Singapore
11:32 Superyacht Phi delivered to ABS class
11:23 Smart Ports Russia 2022 to bring together ports and terminals in Moscow
10:58 KN transhipped the first bulk bitumen to a tanker
10:58 Port Houston annual TEUs set record with 15 percent growth
10:37 CIMAC World Congress is postponed to June 2023
10:01 Klaipeda Port handled 45.6 million tonnes of cargo in 2021
09:53 KCC signs pilot agreement for Yara Marine’s ‘FuelOpt’ energy efficiency system
09:39 Baltic Dry Index as of January 25
09:18 Crude oil prices start decreasing
08:33 MABUX: Global bunker market compensates losses from the day before

2022 January 25

18:10 Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach postpone Container Excess Dwell Fee
17:55 Joint Russian-Chinese naval exercise Peaceful Sea-2022 took place in the Arabian Sea
17:36 Broad scope of Wärtsilä power solutions selected for gas-fuelled ferry trio
17:26 ICTSI's Cavite Gateway Terminal beefs up operations
17:04 BLRT Grupp is constructing a unique floating exhibition centre for Norway
16:45 Port of Los Angeles launches first-of-its-kind cyber resilience center
16:25 IDFA, Port of Los Angeles, and CMA CGM form joint initiative to advance U.S. dairy exports
15:52 MOL announces the world's first successful sea trial of autonomous sailing on a commercial container ship voyage
15:13 Damen commissions Rolls-Royce business unit to supply automation solutions for German Navy’s F126 frigates
15:02 Valenciaport and COSCO collaborate in the automation of the delivery of container seals
14:41 Flag-raising ceremony held on Sibir, first serial nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220
14:02 7.6 million tonnes of goods handled in record quantities at the Port of Kiel
13:36 Glavgosexpertiza approves installation of NSR maritime distress safety system at “Dickson” station
13:12 European shipowners support EU parliamentary proposal on commercial operators and a sector-dedicated fund
12:54 Damen signs up ERMA FIRST to supply world’s smallest Ballast Water Treatment System
12:30 TotalEnergies launches Port of Marseille Fos’ first ship-to-containership LNG bunkering operation
12:11 OOCL posts results for 2021
11:24 RF Accounts Chamber found Russian IWW potential not to be used in full
11:00 European Parliament proposed amendments to EU ETS put Green Deal goals at risk, says World Shipping Council
10:17 Saimaa Canal Commission grants permit to Transport Infrastructure Agency for construction in Saimaa Canal lease area
09:43 Baltic Dry Index as of January 24
09:28 Crude oil prices continue moderate increase
09:15 MABUX: Global bunker prices to trend lower on Jan 25

2022 January 24

18:22 Nakilat takes delivery and management of fourth LNG carrier newbuild
18:09 CMA CGM and TotalEnergies launch Port of Marseille Fos’ first ship-to-containership LNG bunkering operation
17:55 Detachment of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet went to sea to fulfill tasks of long-distance campaign
17:32 Raiffeisenbank opens USD 20 million credit facility for Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg
17:13 GTMaritime guide sets out future of maritime communications
16:50 Glavgosexpertiza approves construction of coal terminal Port “Vera” in Primorye
16:29 Salus Technical introduces its the cloud-based software Bowtie Master
15:58 Tersan shipyard lays down trawler for Magadan based fishing company Tikhrybkom
15:11 Wärtsilä hits methanol milestone with first newbuild engine order
14:30 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg to take delivery of over 40 units of handling equipment and one 63-tonne crane in 2022
14:01 Dogger Bank announces supplier events for O&M phase
13:44 BW Offshore signed an agreement for the sale of the FPSO BW Joko Tole
13:21 Loko-Bank shareholder increased his share in FESCO to 26.52%
13:07 Royal Dutch Shell plc changes its name to Shell plc
12:44 FESCO increases number of transit container trains from CPV almost twice in 2021
12:23 EdgeTech rolls out the 6205s2 Swath Bathymetry & Side Scan Sonar System
12:18 PGS secures Northern Lights CO2 storage acquisition contract
11:52 Maersk Drilling secures 21-month contract with TotalEnergies
11:17 Second episode of a creative multimedia project named The Ecologist was launched in cooperation with Van Oord
10:49 Heerema announces contract with McDermott for Saudi Aramco’s Marjan Increment Program
10:42 Eastern Shipbuilding completes major infrastructure improvement project to support OPC program
09:28 Crude oil prices rise as demand increases
09:11 Baltic Dry Index as of January 21
08:37 MABUX: No firm trend on Global bunker market on Jan 24

2022 January 23

14:29 Record figures in Polish ports
13:52 Coast Guard to close southern Green Bay for commercial traffic