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  • 2022 January 21 19:15

    PortNews’ week updates and insights summary

    Week summary with IAA PortNews

    Severnaya Verf Shipyard shipbuilding slip design. Image credit OST


    Expansion of production capacities in Russia included reports from Severnaya Verf Shipyard based in St. Petersburg that is set to commission a new covered shipbuilding slip this year to increase its capabilities.

    Norilsk Nickel announced plans to place a shipbuilding order with Helsinki Shipyard Oy to build its own icebreaker.

    Meanwhile, Russian shipyards continue construction of mixed river-sea class vessels. Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard scheduled for this year delivery of 11 RSD59 series dry cargo ships, while Astrakhan oblast based USC’ Krasniye Barrikady Shipyard to build ships for Iran and Turkmenistan.

    The construction of small boats, service vessels, floating and support structures is also developing. In particular, Naberezhnye Chelny based Sea Lion plans to manufacture up to 200 small boats per year, and Perm Shipyard can start building charging stations for boats with electric propulsion. Electrotechnical Corporation (ElKor LLC is investing in the production of small aluminum boats with modular manufacturing that will service boiler houses, substations and generators. Nizhny Novgorod based Shipbuilding / Ship repair Corporation (SSC) plans to commission two berths in 2022 and delivery of two dredgers.

    Shipping and logistics

    Photo: official website of the Head of the Republic of Crimea

    Crimea and Syria announced their intention to create a joint transport shipping company.

    Rosstat released Russian inland waterways cargo traffic statistics. The 2021 waterborne freight volume increase 1.2% to 110.3 million tonnes.

    Gazprom Fleet is handpicking an owner to time-charter an OSV to support the Severnoye Siyaniye semi-submersible drilling rig.

    RZD will continue to upgrade its Primorsky Territory railway infrastructure. For 2022-2024, the state-owned company to invest RUB 23.5 billion in the projects to increase freight throughput and carrying capacity.

    Ports and hydraulic engineering

    Photo credit: Kawasaki Heavy Industries

    In 2021 cargo volume of Russian seaports edged up 1.7%. The energy transition and carbon footprint agenda could lead to new port, logistics and shipbuilding projects in Russia aimed at hydrogen exports, storing CO2 and using hydrogen as marine fuel.

    The implementation of the project to create a gas chemical cluster in the Port of Ust-Luga is in full swing. Baltic Chemical Complex LLC (BHC) and China National Chemical Engineering Construction Company No. 7 (CC7) entered into an additional agreement No.3 to the EPC contract for the construction of a Gas Chemical Complex as part of the Ethane-Containing Gas Processing Complex (EPEG) in Ust-Luga .

    The modernization of Russia's inland waterways is also ongoing. So, from 2025, it is planned to rehabilitate 19 hydroelectric facilities at the Volga-Don Canal and build 4 river icebreakers on the Don.

    The Russian Government will earmark over RUB 4 billion for the resumption of the construction of the Krasnogorsk hydroelectric complex.

    The number of sponsors of the 5th Hydraulic Structures and Dredging International Congress is growing: MTG announced its support for the event.

    Legislation and regulation

    Russia has acceded to the Convention on the International Organization for Maritime Aids to Navigation.

    The Ministry for the Development of the Far East in 2022 will submit to the State Duma a bill on the so-called Northern Deliveries (seasonal deliveries of stockpiles to the Far North of Russia). Responsibility for the Northern Deliveries will be legislatively assigned to all participants in the process.

    The draft Rules for subsidizing the construction of fishing vessels have been published.

2022 May 16

11:20 Port of Koper orders more electric Konecranes RTGs
11:09 SCZONE signs deal for $10 billion in investments to produce green fuels
10:20 Port of Salalah commissions to new equipment to increase efficiency and meet demand
10:09 Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and NYK Line obtain AiP from ClassNK for large LCO2 carrier
09:51 Rosmorport completed period of icebreaker assistance of ice navigation season 2021-2022
09:26 Port of Long Beach reports record volumes for April 2022
09:16 Crude oil futures decrease as investors take profits
08:57 MABUX: Global bunker indices to turn to upward correction on May 16

2022 May 15

15:32 Ocean Yield takes delivery of a new Suezmax tanker from South Korean shipyard
14:51 Port of Salalah commissions to new equipment to increase efficiency and meet demand
13:29 United States: TotalEnergies wins maritime lease to develop a 1 GW offshore wind farm off North Carolina’s coast
12:49 Singapore’s fuel oil stocks fall to more than two-year low
11:18 Botnia Enabler delivered to WALLENIUS SOL
10:18 TotalEnergies and Orsted partner to participate in Dutch offshore wind tenders

2022 May 14

14:47 Aurelio Martínez ratifies Valenciaport’s commitment to decarbonisation before UNCTAD
13:15 World Shipping Council welcomes Swire Shipping as new member
12:07 The Japanese ambassador discusses cooperation with SCZONE
11:03 AMSC purchased “Normand Maximus” from Maximus Limited
09:55 Superyacht industry leaders support development of new ABS rules

2022 May 13

18:37 Russia fuel oil exports to Middle East, Asia at 14-month high - Vortexa
18:06 Port of Singapore bunker sales in 4M’2022 fell by 12% YoY
17:45 IAA PortNews’ summary of past week news
17:00 Fincantieri announces delivery of the newest ocean cruise ship for Viking
16:58 Samskip and TX Logistik service launch adds new dynamic to Ruhr-Stockholm rail freight
16:21 Rosterminalugol switched its dust suppression system to summer mode
15:18 Empire Wind selects Edison Chouest Offshore to provide plug-in hybrid service operations vessel
14:30 RF Government cancels special regime of exports for fishing ships
14:03 Yang Ming posts Q1 2022 results
13:45 Port of Singapore throughput in 4M’2022 fell by 4% YoY
13:23 ICTSI invests USD20 million in IT for Manila flagship in 10 years
13:02 CMA CGM launches early container return incentive program
12:49 SCZONE signs new MOU with Total and Enara for green ammonia production in Sokhna
12:46 International Chamber of Shipping and Suez Canal Authority sign agreement to enhance cooperation
12:11 Sea Terminal “Tuloma” changed ownership
12:05 HHLA container throughput rises by 3.7 percent to 1,740 thousand TEU
11:47 AD Ports Group reports record net profit of AED 306 mln for Q1 2022
11:28 RF Government extends implementation of investment projects on construction of fishing ships
10:30 MacGregor receives an order to supply RoRo equipment to an LNG-powered RoRo vessel
10:26 Gazprom supports LNG Fleet, LNG Bunkering and Alternatives conference as its General Partner again
10:09 DP World in Antwerp reduces its CO2 emissions by 28% since 2019
09:57 Allianz SE estimates possibility of leaving Russia as very high
09:48 Bureau Veritas approves EODev's electro-hydrogen power solutions for the maritime industry
09:30 Crude oil futures rise driven by uncertainty over Russian oil embargo prospects
08:51 MABUX: No firm trend on Global Bunker Market on May 13

2022 May 12

18:21 Fincantieri delivers ocean cruise ship “VIKING MARS” to Viking
18:02 Grain harvests may hit all-time high in Russian history – Vladimir Putin
17:48 Russian oil exports to India are increasing – Banchero Costa
17:06 Concordia Maritime announces the sale of Suezmax tanker Stena Supreme
16:40 Maersk Drilling secures extension for Mærsk Developer in Brazil
16:27 Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia approves maximum port charges for investment purposes
16:20 TotalEnergies announces the start construction of the Eolmed project
16:05 Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems approves mtu diesel engines for operation with sustainable fuels
15:51 PD Ports signs long term deal with Seajacks to bring UK Marine base to Teesside
15:34 Hapag-Lloyd's revenue rose almost twice to 8 billion EUR in Q12022
15:11 Boskalis’ dredger and pontoon working under Arctic LNG 2 project seized by court
15:04 International coalition completes repatriation of over 600 i-Kiribati seafarers
14:43 MAN Energy Solutions makes agreement with STX
14:20 Ness, Risan & Partners AS takes delivery of a newbuilding
14:03 The Port Authority of Valencia calls for tenders for the Port Sagunto Seafront for 5.7 million euros
13:54 Ports of Duisburg and Rotterdam intensify cooperation