• 2022 June 24 17:57

    PortNews’ week headlines summary

    Ports and hydraulic engineering, shipping and logistics, shipbuilding and ship repair, bunker market, sanctions, accidents

    Ports and hydraulic engineering

    • The ban on cargo transfer in transshipment areas may affect about 10 million tonnes of oil product exports in the South Basin
    • The Baltic Basin ports container terminals can be involved to unload the Moscow hub.
    • Sea Port of St. Petersburg expected its handling equipment with the fourth mobile harbour crane.
    • VSC started handling containers on services with the Chinese ports of Tianjin and Taicang.
    • A pile field has been created as part of the St. Petersburg Oil Terminal overhaul.

    Shipping and logistics

    • Tension caused by the ban on transit of goods through Lithuania to the Kaliningrad region has not yet forced the Russian authorities to significantly increase seaborne traffic to the exclave.
    • State Duma grants Rosatom more authority to manage navigation on the Northern Sea Route
    • Five months container volume in Russia fell 9.3% to 2.4 million TEUs.
    • The Ministry of Transport and the Russian Government in discussion on additional funding for Lavna Port project.
    • The shortage of Eastern rail operating domain annual throughput capacity in 2022 exceeds 100 million tonnes

    Shipbuilding and ship repair

    • The issue of availability of own ship tonnage has become especially acute amid sanctions and withdrawal of large ocean lines from Russian market. The greatest tonnage shortage is seen in segments of bulk carriers and container ships.
    • Zelenodolsk Shipyard launched harbor tug for the National Guard.
    • The concerns of the Marine Instrumentation Corporation are provided with components until the end of 2022 in the scope of the State Defense Order.
    • Components for construction of lead ship Sotalia is 90% locally manufactured in Russia.
    • YuzhNIIMF developed and arranged the construction ultra-durable HDPE small size vessels.
    • MT Group plans to lay keels for two buoy tenders and launch two passenger vessels on July 1, 2022.
    • Acceptance certificates were signed for two special purpose boats of Project 21980.
    • Kingisepp Machine Building Plant sent a 04190-series patrol boat Sapphire to the Caspian Sea.
    • Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard starts the manufacture of thrusters for RSD59 design dry cargo ships.
    • Successful completion of CNF19M ferry "General Chernyakhovsky" sea trials.

    Bunker Market

    • Volga Shipping says it purchases 100% of bunker fuel for its fleet in Russian ports
    • High supply amid low demand favorably affects the quality of bunker fuel in the Far East.
    • The bunker market in the southern Russia began to stabilize in the new operating conditions.


    The UK has imposed sanctions against Russia concerning maritime goods and technology.


    Seven are unaccounted for after military strike on the Chornomorneftegaz offshore platforms.
    The fire occurred at the Novoshakhtinsk refinery in the Rostov region.

2024 June 19

18:17 Wärtsilä propulsion solutions expected to deliver 5% fuel savings for International Seaways tankers
17:42 TGS market overview report: Strong expectations continue in offshore wind despite short-term downgrades
17:09 Vestas receives 577 MW order in Australia for second stage of the 1.3 GW Golden Plains wind project
16:37 Wintershall Dea makes discovery in Cuvette exploration well
16:07 Equinor expands renewables portfolio in Poland with a new solar plant
15:52 Shell signs agreement to acquire Pavilion Energy
15:19 LR releases its 3rd alternative fuels report concerning LPG as marine fuel
14:39 Greek-owned Liberian-flagged ship hit in Red Sea sinks
14:32 Samsung Heavy Industries unveils revolutionary K-PAW welding technology
13:51 DOF awards new Constructor Compact ROV systems contract to Kystdesign
13:47 Mitsubishi Shipbuilding receives orders for Japan's first methanol-fueled RORO cargo ships
13:28 Sirius Shipping to charter out its new tanker duo to Preem for transportation of renewable fuels, feedstock
12:39 Chartwell and Vard to advance new SOV design working with North Star
11:23 Wartsila launches world’s first large-scale 100% hydrogen-ready engine power plant
11:14 Industrial-scale floating green ammonia plant project enters next phase
10:06 ABP signs MOU with Marine Power Systems to advance floating offshore wind technology
09:44 Port of Antwerp Bruges: Deurganckdok oil spill clean-up completed

2024 June 18

18:13 Atlantic Towing and Svitzer modernise Halifax port fleet with new escort tugboats
17:38 Port of Long Beach sets $760 million annual budget
17:28 Unifeeder and MPC Container Ships announce a new collaboration to make joint investments into Energy Efficiency Technology
17:16 Port of Koper welcomes Astrid Maersk, the world’s second large green methanol-enabled vessel
16:43 Gasum plans a large-scale biogas plant in Sweden
16:15 GONDAN Shipbuilders secures 31-meters passenger catamaran contract from Líneas Romero
15:39 CMA CGM to strengthen its INDAMEX service connecting Indian Subcontinent with US East Coast
15:11 Maersk wins a heavy lift contract from Vestas
14:07 South Korea bolsters shipbuilding industry with $10.75 billion financial support
13:41 MOL joins SFC focused on decarbonizing international logistics
13:11 Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines joins the ISWAN
12:22 Carnival Corporation celebrates shore power launch at PortMiami after exceeding industry-leading milestone
11:45 Nel ASA set to become a fully dedicated electrolyser company
11:24 Temasek signs agreement to divest Pavilion Energy
11:13 IMO's NCSR agreeds pilot transfer arrangements and amendments to SOLAS regulation V/23
10:47 LR awards Quoceant an IECRE Feasibility Statement for the Q-Connect
10:31 DNV: Global grid infrastructure to double by 2050 to meet surging electricity demand
09:43 Tarntank orders tenth hybrid chemical tanker

2024 June 17

18:16 Philippine supply ship bumped Chinese ship
17:49 Survitec secures JMSDF submarine escape suit contract
17:36 First mega cruise ship built for short cruises delivered to Royal Caribbean
17:14 Petroleum chemical product carriers drive order performance of Korea shipbuilding industry
16:37 MPA: Joint oil spill clean-up operations advance to next phase
16:23 Greek shipowners start investing in large new ships to transport ammonia
15:42 BV awards AiP to Antwerp-based Seafar for its remote vessel operation technology
14:31 USACE continues maintenance dredging at Markland Locks
14:29 Green Marine UK partners with C-Power to advance autonomous offshore power systems
13:17 Van Oord releases statement concering collision Vox Maxima with bunker vessel
12:04 Green Marine and Ocean Kinetics form JV Partnership to decomission OpenHydro tidal turbine in Scotland
11:52 ClassNK releases 2nd Edition “FAQs on the FuelEU Maritime”
11:07 Allision of dredger Vox Maxima was caused by a sudden loss in engine and steering control, MPA investigation showed
10:28 Sweden-Belgium Green Shipping Corridor expands ambition for the world's first green ammonia shipping corridor and welcomes new partner
09:23 APM Terminals calls first movers to join Innovators Program to enhance visibility and reliability for customers
09:11 Georgia Ports Authority sees 22% container growth

2024 June 16

16:18 Diana Shipping Inc. announces time charter contract for m/v Myrsini with Cobelfret S.A.
15:16 MPA: Joint oil spill clean-up operations in Singapore continue
14:27 Watershed moment for AMSA’s future maintenance on aids to navigation
14:07 Mammoet awarded construction upgrade of Hawaii dry dock
13:54 CMA CGM announces update on its IEX 2 service
12:31 Jan De Nul order first plug-in hybrid dredging vessel
10:26 Solstad announces contract extension for its CSV duo by Subsea 7

2024 June 15

14:15 VARD hosts a christening ceremony for third VARD 8 02 design stern trawler
12:03 TECO 2030, BLOM Maritime and Samskip receive ENOVA grant to retrofit Samskip LNG Vessel with fuel cells and hydrogen fuel
10:06 The 3rd of 12 plug-in hybrid vessel joins Swedish shortsea operator's fleet
09:51 S&P Global: Guangdong province's market-based power subsidy supports gas demand growth

2024 June 14

18:09 Strategic R&D alliance formed to standardize materials for LH2 carriers
17:44 BSEE conducts first offshore wind turbine inspection
17:23 Aker Artic completes ice-going SOV concept for offshore wind farms
17:19 Orsted completes construction of combined wind and solar project in Texas
16:57 MPA: Oil spill clean-up in progress at Pasir Panjang Terminal
15:37 ADNOC awards $5.5 billion of contracts for Ruwais LNG plant
15:11 Allseas awarded Troll extension pipeline
14:26 Havila Shipping inks deals for its three PSVs with Equinor