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  • 2022 March 21 10:52

    IAA PortNews’ summary of past week news

    Shipping and logistics

    • Heat of sanctions: HMM halts two Far East routes between South Korea and Russia. Moeller-Maersk A/S expects to wind down operations with containers from Russia by the end of April.
    • Amid this situation, Russian Railways suggests returning only loaded containers to lines leaving Russia.
    • Sovcomflot’s IFRS net profit totalled USD 35.8 million in 2021
    • Meanwhile, analysts forecast further increase of the demand for tankers this year, particularly due to shifting of Russian oil exports from Europe to China.
    • Draught restrictions introduced on a section of Volga-Caspian Canal.
    • Rosmorport inrased surcharges for oversized cargo transportation on the Ust-Luga – Baltiysk ferry line.
    • RTSB-RUS marks increased demand for export container transportation.
    • Eurasian Union of Railway Transportation Participants and CCTT agree on boosting transportation by East-West and North-South corridors.
    • Russian Railways and FESCO to cooperate in organization of faster container transportation.
    • Composite containers can be used in international shipping from 1 January 2023.

    Ports and hydraulic engineering

    • Management changes: OTEKO appointed General Directors of port terminals. Iskandar Makhmudov and Andrey Bokarev left the BoD of Vostochny Port and Rosterminalugol.  Aleksey Posdin appointed as Genera Director of NKT terminal in Ust-Luga. Tatyana Nuzhdenkova appointed as General Director of OTEKO.
    • In January-February 2022, seaports of Russia handled 136.7 million tonnes of cargo, up 6.8%, year-on-year.
    • Trade Port Posiet completed assembling shiploading machine of 2,500 t/h capacity.
    • Glavgosexpertiza approved the construction of a port complex as infrastructure of Pavlovskoye Lead and Zinc Deposit.
    • DeloPorts’ net profit calculated in accordance with IFRS totaled RUB 8.93 billion, up 36.8%, year-on-year.
    • Dredging planned in Kobona (Leningrad Region) at the approach canal for cruise ships.
    • Morstroy to develop a declaration of intent to build industrial park “Fish Port Magadan”.
    • NORDENG developed a declaration of intent to invest in construction of port Indiga.
    • Glavgosexpertiza approved reconstruction of Murmansk CSP.
    • Sodruzhestvo Group made up decision on implementation of grain terminal project in Ust-Luga.
    • Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company boosted container inspection capacity by a third.

    Shipbuilding and Ship Repair

    • European Commission imposed sanctions on some shipbuilding and ship repair companies of Russia. Japan introduced sanctions against United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) and Zelenodolsk Shipyard named after А.М.Gorky.
    • Vympel shipyard to lay down two passenger catamarans in April 2022.
    • GTLK raised rates on lease payments.
    • Ivan Popov appointed as Director of 35th Ship Repair Yard of Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center.

    Bunkering market

    Bunker market experts mark the reduction of bunker sales in Russia’s Far East ports by over a half this March.

2023 May 28

13:37 Vestas wins 37 MW EnVentus order in Turkey
11:43 EMGS reports first quarter 2023 results
11:19 Vineyard wind offshore substation heads for Massachusetts, USA
10:07 Jan De Nul announces 2022 a record-breaking year
09:52 Viking announces new expedition voyages in the Arctic
09:17 McDermott awarded PMC contract from IOCL

2023 May 27

16:02 Orsted opens a new era in green shipping by breaking ground on Europe’s largest e-methanol project
15:18 COSCO SHIPPING Lines and OOCL fleets improve supply chain service efficiency
13:42 Updade on investment in Newcastlemax newbuilding with long-term charters
12:09 BASF puts new ship into service for low water on the Rhine
10:57 China Classification Society completed the modification survey of the cruise chip’s high-voltage shore power system of M.V. “PIANO LAND”

2023 May 26

18:20 IAA PortNews’ summary of past week news
18:07 Allseas awarded T&I work for BalWin1 and BalWin2 offshore grid connection systems
17:40 Erik Thun invests SEK 36 million to install battery packs on nine of its existing vessels in the dry cargo fleet
17:10 NORDEN to acquire the Thorco Projects business
16:57 First Transatlantic voyage sailing on biofuels reduces 68% GHG emissions
16:25 ICS calls on governments to set the course towards a net zero future in July
15:55 TAZMAR MARITIME supports I Hydrographic Conference as its Sponsor
15:24 MPA of Singapore hosts workshop on developing emergency responses for ammonia bunkering
14:43 MSC adds Dammam to South Africa Service
14:22 Total throughput of China’s sea and river ports in 4M’2023 climbed by 7.6% YoY to 5.28 million tonnes
14:03 Strengthening oil spill preparedness plans in Mauritius
13:23 Prime Minister of Belarus assessed prospects of the Northern Sea Route
13:13 Largest container ship in the world calls on Port of Antwerp-Bruges
12:31 Port Houston releases Houston Ship Channel economic impact study
12:06 GTT signs a new Technical Services Agreement with Eastern Pacific Shipping and CoolCo
11:37 Shipbuilding Corporation Ak Bars covered by new export-related sanctions of Japan
11:29 DP World cut total global carbon emissions by 5% in 2022
10:58 ClassNK grants Innovation Endorsement for Products & Solutions to Fleet Secure Endpoint
10:25 MABUX: Bunker Weekly Outlook, Week 21, 2023.
10:18 Nevskoye Design Bureau to design R/V Ivan Frolov
09:29 Handling of Belarussian cargo in Murmansk port exceeded 95 thousand tonnes, 3 times more than over the entire 2022

2023 May 25

18:06 Integr8 Fuels warns on bunker quality
17:55 Operation of Oboronlogistics' ferry Lavrentiy temporarily suspended
17:32 Ahlmark Lines orders two newbuilds
17:06 HD Korea Shipbuilding wins 122.3 bln-won order for 2 product carriers
16:39 Exports of Russian fish products to China in Q1’23 rose by 78% YoY to $553 million
16:37 Future Proof Shipping launches first hydrogen-powered inland container ship
16:16 Tactical firefighting drill held at CPC Marine Terminal near Novorossiysk
16:13 Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure allocates 140 million euro to help realise shore power plants in sea ports
15:50 Commercial Seaport of Nakhodka welcomes the largest ship in its history
15:32 Royal IHC secures launch customer for its new MD3 subsea fibre optic telecoms plough
15:03 NYK exhibits zero-emission vessel at G7 Hiroshima summit
14:45 Bulker stuck in Suez Canal after engine trouble
14:24 Transportation of containers on Russian Railways’ network in 4M’2023 rose by 8.5% YoY to 2.35 million TEU
13:37 Baltiysky Zavod to build multifunctional nuclear service vessel for Atomflot
13:21 MOL earns 2 awards in 'Ship of the Year 2022'
12:55 ICTSI Manila partners with Autosweep to improve gate process for trucks
11:56 Alfa Laval advances fuel transition with FCM Methanol for four pioneering methanol-fuelled vessels
11:46 Rosmorport plans to invest RUB 5 billion over two years to strengthen the security of seaports
11:30 Tanzania to invite global investor to take over port operations
10:50 BlackSky and Spire to create a real-time Maritime Custody Service
10:29 Throughput of the Leningrad Region ports rose by 10% in 2022
10:08 Government of Canada announces major investment for the renewal of the Canadian Coast Guard’s small vessels fleet
09:41 EFIP finalises the position on hydrogen development in inland ports
09:30 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard launches second passenger catamaran ‘Fort Peter I’ of Project 04580 Kotlin
09:12 Damen Shipyards inks contract with Van Wijngaarden Marine Services B.V. for the largest Damen Multi Cat 3713

2023 May 24

18:06 TotalEnergies and Colorado State University collaborate to establish a protocol of qualification for methane measurement technologies
18:04 Okskaya Sudoverf launches second salvage tug of NE025 design intended for Marine Rescue Service
17:46 Borealis and IINO Lines sign long-term charter contract for the LPG vessel Oceanus Aurora