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  • 2022 January 17 09:56

    IAA PortNews’ summary of previous week news

    Shipping and logistics

    Last year was successful for the Arctic shipping: cargo traffic on the Northern Sea Route rose by 5.7% in 2021.

    FESCO Transportation Group announced launching of a regular train FESCO Neva – Moscow Shuttle on route St. Petersburg – Moscow. 


    United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) shared its preliminary operational results of 2021. According to the company’s statement, it delivered 18 military and civil ships to the customers.

    Mashpromleasing JSC and Severnaya Verf Shipyard PJSC signed agreement on supply of equipment.

    Ports and hydraulic engineering facilities

    In 2021, Russian seaports handled 835.2 million tonnes of cargo, up 1.7% year-on-year. The highest growth was demonstrated by the Baltic basin

    Sea Terminal “CoalStar” LLC has developed a declaration of intent to invest almost RUB 60 billion in construction of seaport “Aurora” with annual capacity of 35 million tonnes.

    Glavgosexpertiza (Russia's Main Department of State Expertise) approved the reconstruction of facilities at sea terminal “Seroglazka” located in the territory of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky seaport. Besides, Glavgosexpertiza approved the construction of an LPG terminal in the Perevoznaya bay of the Primorsky Territory.

    BTA Bank controlled by Kenes Rakishev has sold 90% of Nord Star LLC, operator of non-freezing seaport Vitino, to a strategic investor. New owner of Vitino seaport is Vladimir Golubev, shareholder of Adamant Holding, one of the majors in Russia’s market of commercial real estate. Nord Star LLC, new operator of seaport Vitino is going to announce a competition for development of design and detailed documentation for the port reconstruction and retrofit in the first quarter of the current year.

    Since January 2022 DeloPorts, a stevedoring asset of the Delo Group (the Group), within the framework of the “Green Port” project began using the electricity generated at wind farms on the KSK and NUTEP terminals.

    PAO NOVATEK announced that its joint venture Cryogas-Vysotsk signed a power purchase agreement for renewable electricity produced by the European energy company Fortum in Russia. Besides, PAO NOVATEK signed long-term agreements with Zhejiang Energy and ENN Natural Gas.

    More companies announced their support of the 5th International Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging”. Marine Rescue Service supports the event as its Partner, Northern Shipping Company JSC (NSC) and Marine Engineering and Shipping JSC (MES) are the event Sponsors.

    Bunker market

    The year of 2021 was not very successful for the bunkering market in Vladivostok: sales of bunker fuel at the port of Vladivostok and its offshore terminals totaled about 739,500 tonnes, down 24%, year-on-year.

2022 May 27

14:43 U.S. scrubber barge propelled by SCHOTTEL
14:22 Austal Australia delivers 15th Guardian Class Patrol Boat
13:44 The Port of Tallinn and the Port of Gdynia sign a letter of intent on cooperation in the field of hydrogen management
13:02 U.S. and French Navy ships to visit Helsinki
12:40 Special Economic Zone ‘Ust-Luga’ established in the Leningrad Region
12:12 Three Saudi ports hit world records on CPPI 2021
11:35 Kostroma Plant of Marine Equipment delivers survey ship of Project 3330
11:12 Shipbuilding, Ship Repair Corporation launches ceremony for yet another non-self-propelled dredger of Project 4395
10:24 Enauta’s FPSO Atlanta to be operated to ABS Class
10:07 Arkhangelsk based Association “Sozvezdye” supports Ship Repair, Modernization and Components Conference
09:38 Transmashholding and Sinara can design an engine for large ships – Yury Borisov
09:11 Crude oil futures decrease after a recent growth
08:52 MABUX: Bunker prices may continue to rise on May 27

2022 May 26

18:06 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping introduces ship’s carbon intensity calculation tool
17:54 Port Bronka continues talks with Belarussian companies on shipment of cargoes
17:29 Construction of new container ship for North-South transport corridor to take 14 months – USC President
17:06 Boskalis receives approval for sale KST and Maju to Rimorchiatori Mediterrane
16:48 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping develops alternative fuels requirements
16:18 Trade turnover between Saint-Petersburg and LAC can double to $5 billion amid EU sanctions
16:05 Antwerp to host The Tall Ships Races 2022 from Friday 22 to Monday 25 July
15:26 Vympel Shipyard launches Hydrographic Survey Vessel Yakov Lapushkin, Project 19910
15:04 Ardmore Shipping joins the All Aboard Alliance
15:00 Petronas LNG receives a new W-MAX Class LNG carrier
14:52 Second exchange area of the Vado Gateway Container Terminal now operational
14:03 ABP signs new concrete and aggregate partnership
13:55 Alexeev’s Hydrofoil Design Bureau laid down the fifth passenger hydrofoil Meteor 120R and launched the second one
13:14 Elogen partners with Valmax in Korea for the production of green hydrogen
13:12 Cherepovets shipyard launches its first vessel
12:31 NYK and PowerX form capital and business alliance
12:10 LR and partners unveil 'Silk Alliance' green corridor project
12:04 Nuclear-powered containership “Sevmorput” delivered 2,200 tonnes of cargo to Murmansk
11:35 Crowley inaugurates LNG facility in Peñuelas, Puerto Rico
10:23 Milaha announces resignation of President and CEO
10:09 Another batch of commercial cargo delivered from Novorossiysk to Tartus by Oboronlogistics' Sparta II
09:56 Palantir and Trafigura announce collaboration to deliver supply chain carbon emissions platform to market
09:17 Crude oil futures continue rising on US Department of Energy data
08:55 MABUX: Bunker prices may increase on May 26

2022 May 25

18:15 Maersk Supply Service wins long-term marine services contract in Angola
17:58 The first ship with Ukrainian ore left the port of Swinoujscie
17:34 Methanol exports from Russia expected to surge six-fold by 2030
16:58 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches sixth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59
16:43 Global insurers take $1.3B in losses from the Russia's operation in Ukraine in Q1 - S&P Global Market Intelligence
16:35 Aker Solutions to provide subsea production system for the Halten East development
16:35 Maran Gas extends Optimised Maintenance Agreement with Wärtsilä by an additional five years
16:13 Middle East container ports are the most efficient in the world
16:03 OBE Organic collaborates with Maersk on sustainable ECO Delivery
15:35 Saudi ports record 24.28% increase in cargo throughput volumes in April 2022
15:04 Equinor exits all JV in Russia
14:34 WIND lands the cable storage for TenneT’s Dutch and German offshore grid connection systems
14:06 Eastern Pacific Shipping receives first of six VLECs powered by ethane
13:54 Volvo Trucks Ghent starts production of battery packs for electric HGVs in North Sea Port
13:17 Severnaya Verf shipyard launches yet another trawler for Norebo
12:21 Ports of Stockholm welcomes a new cruise shipping company
11:59 Throughput of CPC Marine Terminal in 2021 rose by almost 3% YoY
11:31 LUKOIL completes acquisition of Russian retail and lubricants assets of Shell
11:04 Stena RoRo delivers extended E-Flexer RoPax to Stena Line
10:30 Xycle to start construction of its first plastic recycling plant in the port of Rotterdam at the end of 2022
10:02 IMO Working Group finalizes carbon intensity measures guidance
09:55 Crude oil futures rise on US reserves data
09:34 Port of Long Beach, AWS collaborate to improve cargo data