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  • 2022 December 30 18:01

    IAA PortNews’ summary of past week news

    Ports and hydraulic engineering facilities

    • The outgoing year was a turning point for the entire Russian transport and logistics industry with its eastward pivot setting new priorities for the port infrastructure development
    • Arkhangelsk to be used as a port for cargo shipments to the Far East
    • Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg “Marine Façade” may see no calls in the coming two years – Vice-Governor of Saint-Petersburg
    • Volga-Baltic Administration updated its programme for inter-navigation repair of locks
    • Installations of a shed at Astafyev Terminal nears completion  
    • Commercial Sea Port of Arkhangelsk completed reconstruction of two cargo yards
    • Russia has unloaded port facilities able to handle 35-40 million tonnes of oil cargo — Aleksandr Novak

    Shipping and logistics

    • RF Government continues discussing organization of railway transportation in the eastward direction. The Ministry of Economic Development expects the eastward railway traffic to grow by 60 million tonnes by 2030. The market players consider this forecast to be too low.
    • TransContainer sends its first container train on gondola cars from the Far East to Moscow
    • Rosmorport announces changes of tariffs for individual icebreaking services of its North-Western Basin Branch
    • Volga-Don Administration to repair 51 ships in inter-navigation period
    • TransContainer launches regular service for cargo transportation from Far East to Volga Region
    • Sovcomflot takes delivery of LNG-powered tanker Okeansky Prospect
    • Belarus and Russia sign agreement on IWW shipping
    • RZD Logistics sends a batch of newsprint paper from Karelia to India by eastern route of North-South ITC
    • Assembling of catamarans of HSC150B design is underway at production facilities of East Siberia River Shipping Company.
    • FESCO launches an intermodal service from China, Korea and Japan to Moscow via port Nakhodka

    Shipbuilding and ship repair

    • GTLK contracted 34 ships in 2022 for RUB 30.5 billion  
    • Vladimir Putin signs law on Phase 2 of investment quotas and crab auctions with investment obligations
    • Nordic Engineering prepared concept design for Project 1105 icebreakers modernization
    • Volga-Don Administration to repair 51 ships in inter-navigation period
    • New resident of RF Arctic Zone to build a floating berth and a repair workshop in the Murmansk Region
    • Ship repair cluster in the Murmansk Region can be based at the premises of 10 SRZ — Governor
    • Ob-Irtysh Administration to repair 156 ships in inter-navigation period
    • Baltic Shipyard Yantar completed sea trials of oceanographic research ship Yevgeny Gorigledzhan, Project 02670
    • Nefteflot to build two passenger of Project 04790 by the end of 2025
    • Rosmorport estimates repair of dredger Sakhalinets at RUB 36 million
    • Livadia Ship Repair Yard to complete construction of a cargo barge and an administration launch by the end of 2023

    Bunkering market

2023 June 1

18:19 Wartsila partners with Transworld Ship Management on decarbonisation modelling
18:02 Rosmorport reports release of juvenile chum salmon into Lidovka River
17:51 Developing national legislation to tackle sea-based plastic litter
17:30 Establishment of Industrial Competence Center “Shipbuilding” finalized by USC
17:16 PGS secures a contract in the Mediterranean
17:09 UN says a salvage operation for FSO Safer set to begin
16:52 ILO and IMO chiefs pledge continued support for seafarers
16:47 GOGL - Transactions made under the share buy-back program
16:35 Semco Maritime announces the acquisition of Wind Multiplikator
15:58 Management Company of Russian Industrial Zone in Suez Canal Economic Zone to be liquidated
15:39 CMA CGM Group announces the acquisition of a Marseille passenger shipping company
15:01 Short-term contract extension for Abo FPSO
14:54 Gas leak at Melkoya stopped - Equinor
14:30 Russia’s State Duma denounced the treaty with Ukraine on the use of the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait
14:11 Eni and RINA sign partnership to accelerate the energy transition and decarbonisation of maritime transport
13:31 Zelenodolsk Shipyard named after M. Gorky delivers two passenger ships to Tatarstan Republic Fleet
13:07 MABUX: Bunker Weekly Outlook, Week 22, 2023
12:53 Wartsila guaranteed asset performance agreement delivers maximised overhaul intervals for NYK vessel
12:26 Yang Ming and HD Hyundai Heavy Industries signed contract for five new 15,500-teu LNG DF container vessels
12:03 Navigation season opened in the seaport of Okhotsk
11:39 Pherousa Green Shipping develops an ammonia cracker capable of converting ammonia to fuel cell quality hydrogen
10:56 Eidesvik Offshore enters into agreements for sale of its three seismic vessels
10:42 Perm Shipyard obtains status of Perm SEZ resident
09:50 RSV Mikhail Somov left Arkhangelsk for hard-to-reach polar stations in the Arctic
09:17 Rosmorport’s Far Eastern Basin Branch changes tariffs for towage services

2023 May 31

18:19 Jan De Nul to supply and install a new Pentland Firth interconnector
17:53 Belarus' MPs ratify agreement on inland navigation between Belarus and Russia
17:46 Tugdock, Crowley partner to innovate solutions for floating offshore wind energy
17:21 PGS secures large MultiClient project in Norwegian Sea
17:19 DNV puts Recommended Practice on public hearing to drive transparency and accuracy on vessel technical performance
15:54 Acceptance/delivery certificate signed for Aleksandr Deyev ferry built by Amur Shipyard
15:29 Long-term ocean freight rates collapse by almost 30% in a month as new US contracts reflect market reality - Xeneta
15:06 Governments of Venezuela and Brizil propose to resume energy and oil cooperation
15:01 Grain exports from Rostov Region ports in May’23 totaled 485 thousand tonnes
14:30 CPC lifted approximately 27.1 mln tonnes of crude oil from its Marine Terminal
14:07 Star Information Systems supercharges flagship system with new tech platform
13:38 Carnival Corporation appoints Paul Ludlow as president Carnival UK and P&O Cruises in leadership change
13:16 New floating berth in the port of Taganrog to be ready for docking of the first passenger ship on July 2
12:19 BOEM completes environmental review of offshore wind leasing in the Gulf of Mexico
11:52 Nuclear-powered I/B Yamal escorted gas carrier Christophe de Margerie along eastern ice edge of Chukchi Sea
11:27 Saipem’s technology for digital monitoring of subsea pipelines during laying operations achieves DNV qualification
10:58 Modernization of missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov to be completed by the end of 2024
10:35 TransContainer forecasts railway transportation of containers to grow by 8.7% this year
10:13 Nikolaus H. Schües elected BIMCO President
09:22 New types of domestically produced ship equipment to appear in the market from 2025

2023 May 30

18:10 Five Japanese companies to jointly develop a small-scale next-generation experimental floating axis wind turbine
17:46 HD Korea Shipbuilding bags 127 bln-won order for 2 product carriers
17:16 Port of Salalah retains position as world’s 2nd most efficient port
17:00 RF President signs law specifying procedure for multiple crossings of state border by Russian and foreign ships
16:42 The cruise division of MSC Group’s new flagship to sail world-first net zero greenhouse gas emissions cruise
16:25 Neste starts to use lower-emission marine fuel in two vessels transporting renewable diesel to Sweden
15:56 Singapore's second LNG bunker vessel completes inaugural loading
15:39 LPG exports from Russia are redirected under pressure of sanctions — experts
14:55 OOCL’s new 24,188 TEU container vessel named “OOCL Piraeus”
14:25 Holland Shipyards retrofits the first hydrogen-powered inland vessel in the world for Future Proof Shipping
13:58 Ports of Georgia handled 3.5 million tonnes of cargo in 1Q’23
13:12 WPCAP to be extended with a new focus on shore power, new fuels and green shipping corridors
12:57 Gromky corvette escorted Yevpaty Kolovrat icebreaker built for Pacific Fleet through straits of Malacca and Singapore
12:41 DP World and Standard Bank partner to expand trade finance in Africa
12:16 Port of Aberdeen explores subsea hydrogen storage at new South Harbour