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  • 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.

2022 August 17

09:41 Crowley secures subcontract for hybrid-electric ferry
09:38 Delo Group acquired Sakhalin Shipping Company
09:17 Crude oil futures rise after a fall at the previous session
08:55 MABUX: Global bunker prices to continue firm downward trend on Aug 17

2022 August 16

18:11 Viktor Chernomyrdin icebreaker officially received the status of a passenger ship
17:55 Sailing ship Mir takes on board second shift of cadets this year
17:36 Wan Hai Lines acquired four 3,000 TEU containerships from CSBC Corporation
17:06 Gulf Navigation seals refinancing deal for 5 petrochemical tankers
16:42 ABP appoints the lead for Port Talbot Transformation Programme
16:23 Port of Singapore bunker sales in 7M’2022 fell by 8.6% YoY
16:04 More than 500 workers of the port of Liverpool to strike over an ‘inadequate’ pay offer - Unite
15:38 Port of Singapore throughput in 7M’2022 fell by 3.7% to 339.1 million tonnes
15:14 Reefer container freight rates stabilise but to outpace dry box pricing - Drewry
15:04 A.P. Moller - Maersk to adopt Viking’s HydroPen container firefighting system
14:49 Port of Helsinki throughput in January-July 2022 rose by 8.4% YoY
14:30 Suez Canal Authority and Maersk sign bilateral cooperation agreement
14:20 GoodFuels’ Asia-Pacific branch starts sustainable biofuel deliveries with NYK as first client
14:03 Paxocean, Hong Lam Marine and Bureau Veritas sign Mou to develop ammonia bunker vessel design
13:31 Korea’s automobile exports top US$5bn in July - BusinessKorea
13:02 Ship travel passenger numbers in Helsinki late summer up to 80% of pre-COVID levels
12:38 Equinor extends contracts for AHTS’s in Norway and Brazil
12:37 Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port included into China’s list of Russian fishery products suppliers
12:01 Maersk and Castlery sign multi-year global logistics and fulfilment agreement
11:48 IAA PortNews to hold discussion on fish ports development and fish delivery logistics at Seafood Expo Russia
11:30 Steerprop to supply a complete propulsion package for first-of-its- kind wind installation vessel
11:01 Kalmar and Tropical Shipping strengthen long-term relationship with new order for straddle carriers
10:20 Eneti announces sale of shareholding in Scorpio Tankers
10:09 Ocean Network Express connects to CargoWise to enable automatic digital rate transfer
09:37 Freeport of Riga increased its cargo turnover in 7M’22 by 13.1% YoY
09:18 MABUX: Downward trend returns back to Global bunker market on Aug 16
09:14 Crude oil futures continue decreasing after a fall due to reduction of demand in China
09:13 Furetank and Algoma establish joint venture to construct four climate friendly dual-fuel product tankers

2022 August 15

18:26 Fujian MSA and Fishing Authorities announce the 1st batch of hgh risk warning areas of collision between merchant ships and fishing boats
18:06 Port digitisation project at APM Terminals Liberia set to improve efficiency and ease of doing business
17:55 Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port to convert one of its berth into container storage yard
17:26 King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam breaks container throughput record in June
17:06 Keppel O&M wins US$2.9bn newbuild FPSO P-80 contract from Petrobras
16:41 Zero-carbon fuel readiness on the rise but challenges remain - LR
16:20 Container throughput of Hong Kong port (China) in 7M’2022 fell by 4.3% to 8.65 million TEU
16:01 De-Kastri port to handle four ships loaded with oversize cargo for Amur Gas Chemical Complex in 2022
15:23 TECO2030 receives BWTS order
15:02 Greenpeace activists target Oldendorff vessel as part of ‘No new gas’ protest
14:23 Fishing vessel sinks off San Juan Island, oil sinks - U.S. Coast Guard
14:03 ZeroLab by Klaveness and South32 complete shipping emissions analysis
13:35 Nordic Engineering and Information & Analytical Center of State Commission for Arctic Development sign cooperation agreement
13:13 The Lower Parana Coast Guards revises speed regulations on Parana river
12:41 Alfa Laval FCM Methanol chosen as the fuel supply system for six methanol-fuelled container vessels
12:12 AMSA provides aerial support for catamaran
11:42 ONE adds Mombasa port call to MIM service
11:36 FESCO’s foreign trade cargo turnover via Far East ports rose by 19% to 131,000 TEU in H1’22
11:19 DEME’s next-generation vessel ‘Orion’ successfully installs the Fécamp offshore substation jacket and topside
10:49 Port of Tanjung Pelepas becomes first container terminal in Malaysia to surpass 1 mln TEUs a month
10:24 Waleid Gamal Eldien appointed as Chairman for Suez Canal Economic Zone
09:45 Far East Shipping Company (FESCO) reports 6-fold surge of its RAS net profit
09:17 Crude oil futures decrease with U.S. attempts to cap Russian oil prices
08:44 MABUX: Global bunker prices may change irregularly on Aug 15

2022 August 14

14:51 DEME’S next-generation vessel "Orion" successfully installs the Fécamp offshore sustation jacket and topside
13:18 USCG awards contract to expand East Tongue Point facilities
12:46 Diana Shipping announces the acquisition of nine Ultramax dry bulk vessels from Sea Trade Holdings Inc.
09:47 Shell completes acquisition of renewables platform Sprng Energy group