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  • 2023 September 15 19:44

    IAA PortNews’ summary of past week news

    Ports and hydraulic engineering

    • Throughput of Russian ports in 8M’2023 rose by 8.7% to 601.3 million tonnes
    • Daltransugol terminal in Vanino port to increase its annual capacity to 33 million tonnes
    • Investments of TD “RIF” in Azov port's grain terminal will total RUB 5 billion
    • Delo Group to buy blocking stake of grain terminal KSK in Novorossiysk from Cargill
    • RF Government to allocate RUB 1 billion for recovery of Mariupol port
    • Reconstruction completed at Lock No 18 of the White Sea Canal
    • RUB 236 million allocated for construction of wind protection facilities at Trade Port Pociet
    • Chinese investor to create multipurpose handling complex in Sakhalin
    • Calery Limarenko: construction of cargo terminal of up to 14 million tonnes in capacity in the port of Poronaysk to begin this year
    • Primorsky Shipyard upgrades por infrastructure and ship repair facilities in Nakhodka
    • Terminal Astafyev invests about RUB 4 billion in conversion
    • Scope of dredging on Volga-Caspian Canal totaled 7 million cbm, 78% of the volume planned for 2023
    • New fish processing complex to appear in the port of Korsakov
    • Agreement signed for the development of port Elga in the Far East

    Shipping and logistics

    • Gazprom’s tanker with LNG first delivered from Leningrad Region via NSR unloaded in China
    • Cargo transportation by inland water ways of Russia in H1’23 fell by 6.7% YoY to 35.7 million tonnes
    • Three ferries will operate on the Vanino-Kholmsk line
    • Global Ports and Chinese line Newnew Shipping to develop container transportation via VSC terminal
    • M/V Igor Farhutdinov to make 3 round voyages between Sakhalin and Kurils in October
    • Container line can be launched between the ports of Channai and Vladivostok
    • Marat Khusnullin declared neccessity to build second BAM and develop river transport
    • Russia plans subsidizing the construction of a “friendly fleet”
    • Dalreftrans to open service to Egypt via Novorossiysk in October
    • NewNew Shipping Line to put 8-10 more container ships on its NSR line in 2024
    • Rosatom expects record high transit flow by the Northern Sea Route in 2023

    Shipbuilding and ship repair

    • Oleg Savchenko, General Director of Krylov State Research Center, tells IAA PortNews about the progress of the work on designing grain and gas carriers, about the current inability to build Azipod units and about the prospects of solving the problem with low-speed engines.
    • VTB prepares large-scale reform of USC management
    • Astrakhan based shipyards of USC to launch three more vessels by the year end
    • Sergey Frank: construction of Arctic cargo ships of the new generation should be addressed seriously for NSR development  
    • Svetlovsky Shipyard completed dock repair of Arctic container ship YAMAL KRECHET
    • Construction of nuclear-powered icebreakers is under special control from the state
    • ILWT SMTU has manufactured a prototype of a propeller by arc-image growth method
    • Kamchatka based Torsiotest to build six seiners of project 04130 under RS supervision
    • Antey to order 8 new crab catchers and build two shipbuilding complexes
    • Name-giving ceremony for Arctic gas tanker Alexei Kosygin and shuttle tanker Valentin Pikul held at SC Zvezda
    • Russian Crab Group to invest RUB 120 billion in construction of ten crab catchers
    • Three refrigerator ships to be built in the Far East
    • Yevgeny Ditrikh: Ship repair cluster in Murmansk to become fully operational in 2026

    Bunkering market

    • Rosatom and Gazprom Neft to work together on decarbonization of shipping in the Arctic
    • Sergey Ivanov calls on Nature Industry to develop tough requirements for vessels passing NSR

2023 September 26

18:07 Fincantieri signs a EUR 800 million facility agreement
17:53 Shortage of sea transport vessels in Russia estimated at over 400 units
17:36 MV Ballard becomes first Klaveness Combination Carriers vessel equipped with Silverstream Technologies air lubrication system
17:16 Shell completes Gibraltar's first cruise ship LNG bunkering
17:09 Okskaya Sudoverf shipyard launches second bilge water removing ship of project RST38 for Rosmorport
16:45 Port of Kiel opens two shore power facilities at the Ostuferhafen
16:28 Scandlines Germany officially receives the first intermediate ROV class certificate without the presence of conventional divers
16:07 Murmansk Commercial Seaport handled 1 million tonnes of coastwise cargo year-to-date
15:40 HMM introduces direct service between Korea and Indonesia
15:24 MOL and Idemitsu to launch demonstration test on recycling of marine plastic waste
14:32 Crowley Engineering Services wins design, production contracts for Crescent Towing
14:14 Admiral Makarov SUMIS to install simulator for training specialists of maritime autonomous surface ships navigation
13:42 Bunker One and Acelen launch bunkering operations outside the Port of Itaqui, Brazil
13:11 Port Houston container volume down 20% in August 2023
12:55 RZD and FESCO achieved record high daily result having dispatched 1.3 thousand TEU in 10 container trains from Commercial Port of Vladivostok
12:41 JSE, “K”Line, MOL and NYK partner to establish global liquefied hydrogen supply chain
12:21 MarineMax to expand superyacht services in Greece
11:40 Light Structures teams up with DNV to deliver structural integrity and digital twin services
11:27 2nd Ship Repair, Modernization and Components Conference opened in Saint-Petersburg
11:10 Wind-propulsion installations poised to surpass 50 mark in early 2024
11:01 Aktau Sea Commercial Port (Kazakhstan) obtains status of internationally important port
10:45 Bay-Houston Towing announces purchase of Port Arthur and Lake Charles operations from Seabulk
10:23 MAN Energy Solutions has filed 37 ammonia tech patent applications
09:58 “K” Line announces acquisition of third-party certification for CO2 reduction using marine biofuels and completion of a certificate issuance system
09:42 Mechel reports restructuring 320-million-dollar loan
09:19 RF Navy's Northern Fleet trains countering maritime unmanned vehicles

2023 September 25

18:07 Meyer Werft starts construction of the new cruise ship for NYK Cruises
17:35 Port of Vancouver cargo volumes increase by 11% in H1 2023
17:24 Number of ships servicing FESCO’s direct line between Saint-Petersburg and ports of China and India to double by year end
17:13 MOL, PETRONAS and MISC set the stage for the development of liquefied CO2 carriers
16:18 Throughput of Turkish ports in 8M’23 totaled 349.3 million tonnes, down 4.3% YoY
15:31 Ecospray's two Carbon Capture technologies successfully tested onboard
15:01 ADNOC and TAQA reach financial close on sustainable water supply project
14:53 Samara based Nefteflot to build three multipurpose dry cargo ships of RSD34L design
14:35 ITOCHU executes MoU for ammonia bunkering safety for ammonia-fueled container carrier
14:12 Alfa Laval joins a project to develop and produce the world's first 10 MW green hydrogen production facility offshore in the North Sea
13:48 Babcock’s LGE business wins world first contract for ecoCO2 cargo handling system
13:20 Oboronlogistics and Chinese manufacturers of spare parts and equipment reached preliminary agreements on direct supplies
12:14 All 120 workers rescued after Nile cruise ship accident in Egypt
11:42 China's shipbuilding output up 16.9 percent to 27.98 dwt in the first eight months of this year
11:24 COSL enters into the rigs purchase and sale contracts
11:13 Astrakhan based shipyard of USC launches chemical tanker Azimuth-1
10:58 Port of Rotterdam and Yokogawa start study to increase energy and resource efficiency across industries
10:27 COSCO SHIPPING launches the automotive industry digital supply chain platform
09:42 Port of Liepaja throughput in 8M’2023 fell by 9% Y-o-Y to 4.57 million tonnes
09:18 Total throughput of China’s sea and river ports in 8M’2023 rose by 8.4% YoY

2023 September 24

17:26 Pyxis Tankers announces sale of product tanker
15:47 ITOCHU announces execution of MoU for ammonia bunkering safety for ammonia-fueled container carrier
14:19 Elyse Energy announces the opening of an e-methanol plant on the Roches-Roussillon chemical hub
12:05 Joint development of AI-powered automatic daft survey application
11:58 Candela's C-8 foiling craft covered 420 nm in a day
10:31 ITOCHU signs MoU with Peninsula to develop ammonia bunkering in Spain

2023 September 23

15:23 Hapag-Lloyd to enhance connectivity at sea with Starlink satellite Internet
13:41 Hanwha Ocean inks 4-way deal on development of liquefied CO2 carrier
12:09 Vessels are among the first in the world to demonstrate the potential of hydrogen fuel cells
10:17 ABB to power Samskip’s new hydrogen-fueled container vessels

2023 September 22

19:41 IAA PortNews’ summary of past week news
18:00 PETRONAS, MOL and MISC to jointly develop LCO2 carriers for CCS projects
17:06 Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Shanghai unveil Implementation Plan Outline for first trans-Pacific green shipping corridor
16:32 Workers protest against HHLA’s partial sale to MSC
16:25 ZIM offers direct service between WCSA and Savannah
16:07 Exports of Russian fish products in 8M’23 increased by 4% YoY to 1.4 million tonnes
15:49 Construction begins on Crowley-ESVAGT wind farm service vessel
15:21 APM Terminals Apapa – Ibdan rail connection opens for congestion-free business
14:51 Ascenz Marorka weather routing solution to equip the entire fleet of Clean Products Tankers Alliance
14:22 Guangzhou Port Group and Jiangsu Port Group sign a strategic cooperation framework agreement
13:59 Throughput of port Shanghai (China) in 8M’2023 rose by 10% YoY
13:41 A.P. Moller – Maersk opens new warehouse in Douala, Cameroon
13:12 Samsung Heavy Industries develops laser high-speed welding robot for LNG vessels
12:54 Container throughput of Hong Kong port (China) in 8M’2023 fell by 15% YoY