• 2023 December 3 10:48

    PortNews’ past week main headlines

    Ports and Hydraulic Engineering

    • Murmansk Bulk Terminal has loaded its record volume of iron ore onto a Capesize vessel using new technology.
    • Export of fertilizers via the Port of Taman enables logistics operators to build profitable supply chains.
    • Vostochny Port tripled its throughput thanks to its two year operation of a “closed loop” of cargo traffic.
    • Equipment for the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant was shipped to the seaport of St. Petersburg.
    • The State Duma gives not to early termination of lease agreements for federal property with coal stevedores.
    • EuroChem shipped its first cargo of products to Great Port of St. Petersburg under an agreement with Global Ports.
    • A law has been signed and published to simplify the privatization of inland ports property.
    • Almost 140 people are involved in the construction of Pionersky marine terminal based in Kaliningrad region.
    • The cost of newbuilding contracts signed by Samussky Shipyard for 2024-2025 exceeds RUB 500 million.

    Shipping and Logistics

    • Non-ferrous metals are one of the most profitable and in-demand cargoes for global trade. Nevertheless, it was one of the few cargoes which shipment via Russian seaports demonstrated a decline this year.
    • Primorsky Krai based Dalzavod Ship Repair Center is improving its technical equipment.
    • The Alexander Deev ferry completed her drydocking and is ready for loading in the Port of Vanino, Khabarovsky Krai.
    • Winter icebreaking season kicked off at the Leningrad Oblast based Port of Ust-Luga.
    • The new edition of the rules for equal access of shippers to transportation to come into force as of September 1, 2024.
    • CGC Holding LLC plans LNG exports via the southern route in 2025.
    • A plan for icebreakers deployment during winter shipping season in the Sea of Azov has been approved.

    Shipbuilding and Ship Repair

    • USC abandoned the project of one of the competence centers in St. Petersburg.
    • FESCO and USC are discussing a project to build a fleet of sea-going / inland mixed class container carriers.
    • TechFlot engaged in shipbuilding / ship repair obtains a certificate from Military Register.
    • Nordic Engineering receives an RS certificate for heeling tests and weighing of vessels.
    • NOREBO Holding’s Otradnoye Shipyard’s newbuilding order book includes 25 vessels.
    • Andrei Kostin reported to the Russian President about the need to build new shipyards in the Leningrad region and the Far East.
    • Baltic Shipyard loaded the mast onto the Project 22220 nuclear icebreaker Yakutia.

    Bunkering Market

    • Paris - for hydrogen, Russian rivers - for sulfur.

    New Resignations and Appointments

    • Dmitry Yerkov named Executive Director of Tuapse Bulk Terminal.
    • Vasily Strugov tapped as Executive Director of Construction Dredging Company LLC.

2024 February 26

10:29 European Commission clears acquisition of Bollore Logistics by CMA CGM

2024 February 25

15:46 Mitsubishi Shipbuilding completes basic design of ammonia fuel supply system for marine engines under development by WinGD
14:33 Final tender for technical support opens for aids to navigation maintenance in Australia
13:18 HII launches Virginia-class submarine Massachusetts at Newport News Shipbuilding
12:07 IMO agrees new guidance for safe transport of plastic pellets on ships
10:25 ​QatarEnergy names the first carrier of its LNG expansion fleet

2024 February 24

15:17 CMA CGM announces RRI03 from North Europe & the Mediterranean to/via USA, Canada & Mexico
14:31 Hanwha Ocean seals $256 million deal to build VLCC pair
12:38 New cable layer joins Boskalis fleet following major conversion
10:33 Port of Rotterdam adopts Green Award verification for new EU shipping sustainability incentives
09:57 MPA selected 11 proposals to advance electric harbour craft designs in Singapore

2024 February 23

15:57 Vitol and EOG Resources enter into long-term gas supply agreement indexed to Brent pricing
13:47 PortNews’ top headlines, Jan 19-26
12:06 BOEM approves construction and operations plan for empire wind’s offshore wind project
10:40 Clear early policy decisions needed to prevent the UK's energy transition stalling, says DNV

2024 February 22

18:04 United Maritime Corporation expands fleet with new bulk carrier
17:42 Euroseas reports Q4 and FY 2023 results
17:16 Scrubber savings up to 13 bln USD amid IMO2020 regulations implementation
16:14 HD Korea Shipbuilding secures 172.4 bln-won order for two LPG carriers
15:51 Baltic Sea Action Plan Fund allocates EUR 1 mln to 10 new environmental projects
15:24 The first Norsepower Rotor Sail funded by German Government to be fitted on Baltrader’s new cement carrier
14:45 HD Hyundai Marine Solution bags deal for LNG carrier re-liquefaction
14:13 Eastern Pacific Shipping partners with bound4blue for first wind-assisted propulsion system installation
13:42 Baker Hughes lands multi-year well construction services contract with Petrobras
13:32 MABUX: Bunker Weekly Outlook, Week 08, 2024
13:20 Unifeeder launches new direct service linking Aruba and Curaçao with Colombia
12:43 The use of Nextlogic at the Port of Rotterdam leads to a 20% reduction in port waiting times
12:21 Vitol Bunkers takes delivery of first biofuel barge in Asia
11:43 Galveston LNG Bunker Port joins SEA-LNG coalition
10:58 Liberian bulk carrier banned from Australian ports
07:39 Container shipper HMM receives an A- score from Carbon Disclosure Project

2024 February 21

18:00 SBM Offshore receives ExxonMobil Ruby Supplier Award for offshore operations
17:25 ZeroNorth and Alpha Ori Technologies close deal to form a new company
17:06 SeaLead and Blue Water Line launch Gulf India Express service
16:34 Auramarine signs agreement with Yiu Lian Dockyards and Guangzhou Jihai Shipping Material for the implementation and uptake of methanol dual fuel systems
16:12 VARO and Orim Energy to scale-up sustainable shipping fuel capabilities
15:34 Biden to sign executive order on US port cybersecurity
15:11 EDGE Group and Fincantieri form joint venture
14:57 Allseas completes infield pipelay scope for BP's GTA LNG project offshore Mauritania and Senegal
14:11 BYD to expand fleet with seven new car carriers by 2025
13:47 Hanwha Ocean sales jumped 52.4 percent on-year to 7.4 trillion won in 2023
13:24 Cavotec signs two-year service agreement with APM Terminals at Port of Tanger Med
12:19 Russian grain exports exceeded 66 million tonnes worth almost $16.5 billion in 2023
11:07 Gasunie and Storag sign agreement for large-scale hydrogen storage in Germany
10:58 Dual-fuel methanol design of offshore wind turbine installation vessel from Yantai receives ABS approval
10:29 NYK places first order with Japanese shipyard for offshore wind industry crew transfer vessel

2024 February 20

18:07 Armada Technologies announces contract with CoolCo for a hull air lubrication installation
17:40 AIDA Cruises launches the largest modernization program in its fleet
17:24 ROVOP partners with Boskalis to deliver integrated subsea solutions throughout the energy industry
16:35 Port of Rotterdam total cargo throughput down 6.1% to 438.8 million tonnes in 2023
15:36 EST-Floattech secures a €4 million investment from 5 investors
15:14 South Korea strengthens export restrictions on Russia and Belarus
14:41 Glander International Bunkering and Asyad Shipping partner for AI-driven sustainable shipping solutions
14:12 Danaos adds two methanol-ready container ships to fleet
13:58 Some stranded Russian Sokol oil cargoes begin to move to China, India
13:35 HD Korea Shipbuilding wins 322.8 bln-won order for 2 ammonia carriers
12:43 RINA approves performance prediction software for wind-assisted ships
10:55 Forth Ports orders two new pilot boats
10:29 HHLA's revenue fell by 8.3 percent to €1,447 million in 2023
09:45 Etihad Credit Insurance partners with DP World Trade Finance
07:51 CMA CGM announces PSS adjustments for shipments from Europe to India, Middle East Gulf, and Red Sea

2024 February 19

18:06 SafeΒulkers adds two more carriers
17:42 Piraeus Port shows resilience to the Red Sea crisis
17:23 Valenciaport container traffic up 11% to 388,366 TEU in Jan 2023
16:47 Sticky situation in UK port after grounded Ukrainian tanker leaked molasses
16:28 EU foreign ministers approve deployment of Red Sea naval mission
15:58 Eidesvik Offshore launches world’s first methanol-powered vessel for subsea and offshore wind
15:39 Equinor signs a 15-year LNG agreement with Deepak Fertilisers
14:23 Jumbo Offshore signs MoU with Sea Horizon Offshore
13:40 Texas LNG selects Gulf LNG Tugs to build, deliver and operate tugboats