• 2023 July 14 20:23

    PortNews’ Week 28 headlines summary

    Ports and Hydraulic Engineering

    • The shortage of railroad capacity in the Far East leads to an increase in the competitiveness of the Southern Sea Basin, and the handling figures in the North-West are also not at all as bad as one might expect.
    • Cargo throughput at Russian seaports increased by 10.5% in January-June.
    • FESCO Grain Terminal obtained the status of a priority investment project of the Far Eastern Federal District.
    • The Central District Court of Kaliningrad recovered part of the shares of KMTP to the state.

    Shipping and Logistics

    • Maxim Kulinko, Deputy Head of the Directorate of the Northern Sea Route of the Rosatom State Corporation, in an interview with IAA PortNews told about digitization of shipping via the Northern Sea Route.
    • Vladimir Putin signed the law on autonomous shipping.
    • Mikhail Mishustin gave additional instructions for the development of the Northern Sea Route.
    • The Russian Government has amended the rules for granting subsidies for seaborne transportation to the Kaliningrad region.
    • The first FSU was delivered to Bechevinskaya Bay in Kamchatka.
    • The Transit company’s vessel makes her maiden call at the port of Da Nang, Vietnam.
    • Rates for seaborne traffic to Asian countries in June 2023 drops 30-35% – Bank of Russia.
    • Half-year traffic volume via Trans-Caspian International Transport Route jumps 77.2% to 1.3 million tonnes.
    • Rosmorport deployed fifth vessel on the Port of Ust-Luga – Port of Kaliningrad route.
    • A draft of amendments to the Standard Scheme for Passing the State Border of the Russian Federation at Sea and River Checkpoints has been published.

    Shipbuilding and Ship Repair

    • Russian Government approves the New Composite Materials comprehensive scientific and technical programme.
    • The government is considering expansion of the country’s shipbuilding programme – Mishustin.
    • RS creates a database of manufacturers with their own production.
    • Russian Ministry of Industry & Trade developed a package of financial support measures for USC shipbuilding enterprises – Mr. Manturov.
    • KMZ repaires a ship unit for the Khabarovsk Shipyard.
    • Gorodets Ship Repair and Shipbuilding Corporation launches non-self-propelled trailing suction dredger Tobol.
    • Samara Shipyard delivers a survey boat of RDB 66.62 series to Belomorkanal Administration.
    • Zvezdochka Shipyard manufactures a set of 3 MW Ice 3 rudder propellers.
    • Scope of work of shipbuilding and ship repair enterprises based in Primorsky Territory rises 2.3 times to RUB 96.8 billion over the last 4 years.

    Bunker Market

    • IMO has decided on its GHG emissions goals, with the methanol fuel agenda being pushed globally

    Resignations and appointments

    • The Federal Fishery Agency’s new deputy head to oversee the activities of the fishing fleet and ports.

2024 April 13

15:04 Subsea7 awarded contract in the Gulf of Mexico
13:51 Shanghai Electric’s 'ZHI ZHEN 100' excels thorough offshore equipment test
11:18 WSC: Updated version released of “Prevention of Pest Contamination of Containers: Joint Industry Guidelines for the Cleaning of Containers”
09:43 Financiers and insurers ready to support electrification of the domestic harbour craft sector

2024 April 12

18:02 The first LNG bunkering operation performed at Klaipeda Port
17:32 Nexans announces keel laying ceremony for the CLV vessel
17:19 Arctia to map offshore wind farm area in Norway
17:17 SBM Offshore to construct and install FPSO Jaguar
16:46 OOIL's revenue decreases by 9% in Q1 2024
16:13 Wan Hai Lines holds ship naming ceremony for new vessels
14:45 Oil exports from Russia's Baltic ports set to rise 5% in April - Reuters
12:49 MABUX: Bunker Outlook, Week 15, 2024.
11:41 PaxOcean Group starts construction of the first all-electric tug and supply boat
11:27 MOL inaugurates the largest green hydrogen plant in Central and Eastern Europe
10:58 NYK set to achieve world's first truck-to-ship fuel ammonia bunkering

2024 April 11

18:03 INFODAS granted world’s first type approval for software-defined data diode
17:31 The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore receives 19 proposals to support early adopters of electric port vessels
17:03 Japanese joint venture explores MAN B&W 60-bore ammonia engine for bulker
16:45 WTO forecasts rebound in global trade but warns of downside risks
16:02 Hitachi Zosen Corporation, MOL and Yanmar Power Technology achieve a 93.8% reduction in methane slip from LNG-powered vessels
15:42 MOL holds naming and launching ceremony for the 1st LNG-fueled ferry on Oarai-Tomakomai route
15:18 Bahamas port goes electric with Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 Mobile Harbor Crane
14:45 Mediterranean shipwreck kills at least 8 migrants, dozens rescued
14:28 Siem Offshore announces sale of 9 vessels to majore shareholder
14:23 Russia begins diesel exports to Sudan, LSEG data shows
13:44 JSI Alliance completes scope in Basrah Refinery Upgrading Project
13:12 MITSUI to jointly develop ammonia fueled bulk carriers with five partners
12:32 Kongsberg Maritime to supply Promas propulsion systems for the USCG’s new OPC programme
10:54 CWS Airfin350 receives AiP from Bureau Veritas
10:22 Nesec contributes to the funding of maritime battery developer EST-Floattech
09:52 Finnlines launches new service between Malmo and Swinoujscie

2024 April 10

18:20 First companies confirmed for innovation hub NextGen Demo in the port of Antwerp-Bruges
17:01 ClassNK issues type approval certificate for CBM management software developed by Samsung Heavy Industries
16:40 DNV awards AIP to HMD for new ammonia-powered LPG carrier designs
16:09 Kongsberg to provide maritime surveillance services to Norway
14:42 NYK completes basic design process using only 3D drawings for new oceangoing vessel
14:26 Japan's 1st hydrogen and bio fuel hybrid passenger ship 'Hanaria' starts service in Kitakyushu
13:42 The Port of Antwerp-Bruges to receive €3.2 million in EU subsidies to install an onshore power installation for cruise ships in Zeebrugge
13:17 Maersk employees innovate a system to deliver fresh water from Maersk’s vessels to ports
12:43 PetroChina plans to increase the number of LNG tankers to 25 by 2030
12:07 Ningbo-Zhoushan port container volume up 11.7% to 9.14 million TEU in Q1 2024
11:50 Hambantota International Port, Sri Lanka, commences container operations
11:25 Galveston LNG Bunker Port plans to build liquefied natural gas plant at Houston port complex
10:57 Mitsubishi Shipbuilding receives order for ammonia fuel supply system for ammonia-powered marine engine
10:29 Wallenius Wilhelmsen secures multi-year contract with global player in the premium car segment
09:58 Marlink’s next generation network solution enhances onboard digital experience at TUI Cruises

2024 April 9

18:06 Rolls-Royce, Landmark and ASCO collaborate on CO2 recovery power generation solutions
17:31 TotalEnergies expands its partnership with SONATRACH in Algeria
17:13 Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry expands Zhoushan ship repair capacity
16:41 Largest ship-to-ship LBM bunkering executed by STX Group, Hapag-Lloyd and Titan Clean Fuels
16:01 The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and ST Engineering AirX collaborate on Wing-in-Ground trials
15:53 HD Korea Shipbuilding wins 631.9 bln-won order for 4 ammonia carriers
15:13 Berge Bulk launches hyper-efficient Newcastlemax vessel
14:43 ZIM overtakes Yang Ming to become 9th largest container line
14:22 ClassNK grants Innovation Endorsements for Products & Solutions to two elemental technologies of “CMP-MAP”
12:41 Silverstream completes further LNG retrofit of Silverstream System at Seatrium yard in Singapore
12:11 Bureau Veritas awards AiP for methanol dual fuel system to Sasaki Shipbuilding
11:30 Fincantieri is finalizing a major agreement with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to construct four cruise ships
11:00 Stena Line acquires shares in Africa Morocco Link
10:43 Wartsila ANCS unveils NACOS PLATINUM Solid State X-Band Radar
10:23 Korean shipbuilders increase orders for LPG and LNG tankers in the first quarter of 2024
09:51 The Hellenic Ports Association and the Association of Passenger Shipping Companies sign MoU

2024 April 8

18:04 Pembina Pipeline Corporation announces significant progress on Cedar LNG
17:24 AP Moller - Maersk challenges the sale to ICTSI of the largest container port in sub-Saharan Africa
17:02 Orsted and Cadeler sign long-term agreement for offshore wind installation vessel capacity
16:35 G2 Ocean fleet expands with up to four additional dual-fuel vessels
16:05 Damen to supply steering gear, bridge controls and propeller nozzles for four new Royal Bodewes cargo and ro-ro vessels
15:42 RINA and World Bank Group sign new contract to support green Indonesia's maritime transport
15:10 ClassNK issues SOF for analysis of hull performance and operational profile for ship in service
14:45 Schedule reliability of major shipping lines improves in February 2024