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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 October 2

14:13 MISC strengthens its partnership with Seariver Maritime
13:51 Salt designs Bay du Nord FPSO hull
11:27 North Italian terminal orders Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane to lift productivity and eco-efficiency
09:58 GTT receives an order from DSME for the tank design of ten new LNG carriers

2022 October 1

15:31 International carbon collaboration could reshape shipping markets - ICS
13:48 14% of the Port of Valencia’s electrical energy will be of solar origin
12:17 Emissions focus from charterers promises both scrutiny and support - ICS
10:43 Finnpilot Pilotage announces a 4.7% increase in pilotage fees for 2023

2022 September 30

18:05 Port of Cardiff celebrates new distribution centre lease with Owens Group
17:59 Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant launches yet another multi-purpose boat of project 02220
17:28 Hoegh Autoliners offers customers carbon neutral operations
17:05 Maersk Drilling awarded contract offshore Brazil with Shell
16:57 Twelve Chinese sailors die of suspected food poisoning near Vietnam - Australian Associated Press
16:45 CMA CGM launches new early container return incentive
16:25 Kalmar’s EcoFlex rental solution to help Logent improve the sustainability of its cargo-handling activities
16:07 Container ship Sparta delivered 340 TEU of consumer goods to Baltiysk in the Kaliningrad Region
15:51 Aqaba Container Terminal announces zero-emission vision
15:27 RF Government to allocate RUB 2 billion for creation of LNG equipment prototypes
15:14 HHLA and Fraunhofer CML start IHATEC project
15:04 LR approval in principle for Maridea’s Moray Base floating wind concept
14:48 Albania implements the IMO Anti-fouling Systems Convention
14:03 Rolls-Royce and Lürssen to focus on methanol propulsion for large yachts
13:32 Successful delivery of 1800TEU container vessel M/V “ASL HONGKONG”
13:16 DNV confirms Nordseecluster wind farms will comply with German offshore regulations
13:13 Turnover of FESCO’s Far East coastal services in 8M’2022 rose by 6%, YoY
12:53 Orsted completes divestment of 50 % of Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm
12:44 Handling of Belarus’ oil products in Russian ports can total 3 million tonnes in 2022
12:21 ABS and DSME team-up on decarbonization strategy
12:01 OOCL completes trial voyage with biofuel from Chevron
11:40 Ningbo Containerized Freight Index deceases by 31.0% in September 2022
11:22 POT and EMERCOM held joint firefighting exercise on oil tanker in Saint-Petersburg
11:05 Dutch fishing vessel struck anchored product tanker, oil leak
10:37 China's first 2,000-ton offshore wind power installation platform delivered in Guangzhou - China Daily
10:33 Russia convenes emergency meeting of UN Security Council on Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline blasts
10:09 China ports container volume rises 4.1% in January - August 2022
09:55 Delivery of second ice-class buoy laying vessel of Project BLV03 accepted in Murmansk
09:32 Crude oil futures are slightly up after a decrease at the previous session
09:32 Brazil’s CBO Group and Wartsila sign Decarbonisation Service agreement to speed up fleet sustainability
09:21 MABUX: Bunker index may turn into downward changes on Sep 30
08:34 MABUX: Bunker Weekly Outlook, Week 39, 2022

2022 September 29

18:36 Shift Clean Energy selected to electrify 17 new tugboats
18:10 Ulstein develops 8,000t foundation installation vessel
17:50 Volgotrans files suits against Lotos shipyard for over RUB 800 million in total
17:06 Vattenfall awarded major wind power project off the coast of Germany
16:44 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard to build three cruise ships of ‘Karelia’ design
16:34 Yinson Greentech commences construction of all-electric cargo vessel
16:18 The largest shipyard in the MENA region signs a long-term agreement with Bahri Logistics
15:56 Container shipping and logistics experts Matson joins SEA-LNG
15:04 Aker Solutions joins to the Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions Initiative
14:58 Amount of cargo transported via Bosphorus rose 40% since 2005
14:36 Hoegh Autoliners joins First Movers Coalition and commits to using green fuels already by 2030
14:25 Maritime industry unites to call for earmarking of ETS revenues
13:45 Sanmar Shipyards delivers 7th tug to SAAM Towage
13:24 Port of Cork Company launches a new 13.5-hectare container terminal
12:56 Severnaya Verf shipyard launches lead factory freezer-longliner of Project MT1112XL, Gandvik-2
12:53 China delivers first VLCC equipped with four rigid sails - The Maritime Executive
12:05 Second ship of Project 03141, Kedon, left Khabarovsk Shipyard for delivery base
11:40 Mawani signs 7 agreements during the Saudi Maritime Congress
11:03 GTT receives AiP from Bureau Veritas for the design of a LNG-fuelled & “NH3 Ready” Very Large Crude Carrier
10:23 Keppel O&M secures repeat newbuild FPSO contract worth US$2.8b from Petrobras