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  • 2023 November 18 17:01

    PortNews Week 46 headlines summary

    Ports and hydraulic engineering

    • Russian seaports’ nine-month volume rose 7.8% to 749.3 million tonnes.
    • Russian lawmakers accepted a bill to simplify the procedure of river port facilities privatization
    • The surplus of port throughput capacity in Russia will reach 483 million tonnes per year by the end of 2023
    • Global Ports partners with PhosAgro to handle annually at least 3 million tonnes of fertilizers in the Port of St. Petersburg
    • State Duma passes the bill in its second reading on early termination of the lease of federal property by coal stevedores.
    • St. Petersburg based Petrolesport commissioned an indoor warehouse with an annual capacity of 580 000 tonnes.
    • Deep-draft seaport of Poronaysk to become the core of an industrial cluster for hydrocarbon fuels, official says.

    Shipping and Logistics

    • Andrey Belousov: Russia has practically completed the task of breaking the transport blockade.
    • Coal export and the domestic market of Russia. Do they depend on each other?
    • How the Severnoye Siyaniye drilling rig set off on its voyage on the Northern Sea Route.
    • The Northern Corridor is visible from Murmansk to Vladivostok.
    • Hydrographic Enterprise takes delivery of the E35.G design second vessel.
    • Inland passenger traffic in Russia soars 20% in Jan-Sept 2023.
    • Freight traffic along the Volgo-Baltic waterway in 2023 shipping season fell 10% to 13.3 million tonnes.
    • EU plans for Danish inspections to block Russian oil tankers.
    • FESCO plans to increase deployment of ships on the Baltorient Line between St. Petersburg and China.
    • New niches opened up in the Russian container market.
    • Expert: Coal exports from Russia are expected to grow steadily.
    • RZD: The railway infrastructure has reached the limit of carrying capacity in all destination.
    • Volgo-Baltic canal extends the operation of locks on a paid basis.
    • An autonomous river electric vessel completes trials for the first time in Russia.

    Shipbuilding and ship repair

    • Rosatom has mastered the production of compensating rods for the Project 10510 Rossiya nuclear-powered icebreaker.
    • Southern Center for Shipbuilding and Ship Repair is executing 11 contracts of total worth RUB 45.5 billion.
    • The need for the construction of a new passenger fleet in Russia is 360 ships.
    • Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex hosts christening ceremony for new generation LNG-powered oil tanker.
    • STLC contracted 82 vessels as part of the NWF co-sponsored fleet construction program.
    • The only paddle steamer in operation in Russia, the N.V. Gogol, is undergoing scheduled overhaul.
    • Onego Shipyard lays the keel for Rosmorport’s second shallow-draft icebreaker.
    • Vostochnaya Verf Shipyard delivers a pair of the PM-61M1 series pontoon piers.
    • Krasnaya Kuznitsa Shipyard begins construction of the PEGK 126 design second passenger ship

    Bunker market

    • There are many ports, but you can’t take them out: Bunker Market Digest.

    Resignations and appointments

    • New director of Zhatai Shipyard in Yakutia has been appointed.

2023 November 29

18:07 Chinese cargo ship sinks off S. Korea's southwestern coast after drifting from China
17:34 LR to class first newbuild project for mid-size low pressure ammonia-ready LCO2 Carriers ordered by Capital Gas Ship Management at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard
17:19 CMB.TECH and Boeckmans to build 4 future-proof hydrogen-powered 5.000dwt general cargo vessels
16:37 Changing frozen food temperatures by just 3 degrees can save CO2 emissions of 3.8 million cars a year, study shows
16:13 Chinese shipyards beat Korean firms in global orders in 2023
15:58 WinGD debuts Variable Compression Ratio technology on NYK Line newbuilds
15:55 New LNG production and marine bunkering capability at Port Hedland, Western Australia, with a pathway to IMO 2050 ‘zero-emissions’ through onboard hydrogen production
14:31 ClassNK releases "Guidelines for Cyber resilience of on-board systems and equipment"
14:02 Sea-Intelligence: Carrier results drop to pre-pandemic levels
13:09 Report: Tool helps shipping stakeholders identify best ports for developing sustainable first mover initiatives
12:41 Fincantieri launches cruise vessel for Tui Cruises
12:11 SCZONE celebrates the groundbreaking ceremony of the DP World-Sokhna $80m Logistic Park
11:53 GTT receives an order from HD Hyundai Heavy Industries for the tank design of two new LNG carriers
11:10 Four new Purus gas carriers to operate with Wartsila cargo handling systems
10:43 Wartsila signs Electrification and Integration Services agreement for USA’s first zero-emission high speed ferries project
10:23 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v New Orleans with Kawasaki
09:51 CMA CGM to launch Asia Subcontinent 2 Express (AS2) service connecting Asia with the Indian Subcontinent

2023 November 28

18:07 Major Polish cargo operator selects CTPark Gdansk Port as new HQ with 10-year logistics lease totalling 21,000 sqm
17:21 Delfin Midstream signs long-term LNG supply agreement with Gunvor
17:08 Pyxis Tankers to acquire dry bulk vessel from Safe Bulkers
16:47 TGE Marine wins contract for new PCTC class
16:18 Maersk Supply Service introduces a leaner setup and reduces 55 positions
15:53 Korea dominates global orders for VLACs
15:13 ONE sets container ship cargo record
14:43 Maersk sells remaining shares in Norway’s Hoegh Autoliners
14:23 Mitsubishi Shipbuilding holds christening and handover ceremony in Shimonoseki for demonstration test ship for liquefied CO2 transport
13:42 Panama Canal holds first auction for vessels in queue
13:14 ZIM announces measures in response to threats in the Arabian and Red seas
12:54 IMO Assembly opens
12:43 Allseas’ new barge for shallow water offshore construction activities inaugurated in Singapore
11:58 Container Terminal Altenwerder in Hamburg successfully converted to battery-powered drive
10:35 MAN Energy Solutions announces the release of a dual-fuel version of the high-speed MAN 175D engine
09:58 Nippon Foundation conducts demonstration test of autonomous navigation system on large RORO cargo

2023 November 27

18:07 FEPORT welcomes Port of Lübeck as a new member
17:47 Bulkers stuck as Sierra Leone closes port following armed clashes
17:43 Rem Offshore announces new charter agreements
17:37 Fire on OSV highlights dangers of remote Southern Ocean operations, Australia says
17:13 Chinese vessel exports surge 72% in October
16:57 Danelec acquires Nautilus Labs AI technology platform
14:44 Hudong-Zhonghua delivers LNG Geneva to CSSC Shipping
14:13 Environmentalists block Newcastle port, demanding rejection of new coal projects and 75% tax for clean energy transition
13:42 Scandlines launches zero emissions ferry
13:13 Hanwha Ocean wins $125.5 mn order for VLAC
12:31 Europe cargo ship sinks off Greek island
12:01 Middle East tanker in Middle East safe from attackers after U.S. Navy responds
11:43 AD Ports Group expands shipping operations in Kazakhstan with two new oil tankers
11:12 ONE launches West India North America Service to enhance connectivity in India
10:41 Fincantieri launches the ninth multipurpose frigate “Spartaco Schergat”
10:24 Portuguese Navy signs contract with Damen Shipyards for innovative Multi-Purpose Vessel
09:51 MHI and Orica announce collaboration to explore emissions reduction opportunities

2023 November 26

16:09 Key milestone for one of the world´s most powerful hydrogen fuel cells, TECO 2030 on schedule for first customer deployment H1 2024
14:18 ADES awarded jack-up contract in Indonesia
13:53 Europe: GTT ‘Switching to methanol will mean more emissions and more cost'
12:19 EC launches first European Hydrogen Bank auction with €800 million of subsidies for renewable hydrogen production
10:36 Finland to launch competitive tender for two offshore wind projects

2023 November 25

15:27 HD Hyundai wins $72 mn power equipment order in Saudi
14:01 Business results above plan, growth in key commodity groups - Luka Koper
12:34 Slovenia’s port of Koper a gateway for Vinfast deliveries to Europe
11:56 S&P Global uncovers port performance shifts in Q3 - Port Technology
10:13 New quay opens up new possibilities in the Port of Gothenburg Energy Port

2023 November 24

18:07 Thecla Bodewes Shipyards successfully launches 7.280dwt vessel for Vrtom Group
17:42 IRENA and DP World join forces to advance decarbonisation solutions for ports and maritime logistics
17:13 Full occupancy of the Klaipėda LNG terminal is ensured until 2033
16:29 Damen introduces fully electric SOV with offshore charging
15:46 HAROPA PORT and VERSO ENERGY sign an agreement to set up an industrial unit to produce low-carbon hydrogen and synthetic fuels in the HAROPA PORT port area
14:23 Korea's KDB likely to tap top bidder for HMM in November
13:54 Goal Zero consortium partners launch Hydromover, Singapore's first fully electric cargo vessel
13:25 Hanwha Ocean clinches order for world’s largest ammonia carriers
12:45 A.P. Moller - Maersk signs partnership with Kumho Tire on multi-year logistics solutions
12:22 KPI OceanConnect supplies OOCL with biofuel blend