• 2015 July 31 17:39

    Ship calls at Lerwick port grew in H1 2015 by 7%

    The number of vessels using Lerwick Harbour in the first half of this year increased by 7% to 2,930, due mainly to more fishing boats compared to the same period in 2014 when poor weather affected activity, the Port Authority said Thursday in a press release.

    Both the overall tonnage of shipping, at 5.5 million gross tonnes, and that of oil-related vessels, at 1.39 million gross tonnes, held steady, although offshore industry arrivals were down 12% at 269, reflecting the sector’s reduced operations in current circumstances.

    Oil industry activity levels also impacted on cargo handled, with offshore shipments falling 18% to 75,475 tonnes, pushing total cargo down 13% to 499,179 tonnes for the six months to June.

    Total fish landings, at 20,430 tonnes, were valued at £17.7 million – down 42% on volume and 52% on value, reflecting a reduction in mackerel landings in January and February, White fish, at 4,739 tonnes, was valued at £7.1 million – up 1.3% on volume, with the value the same as at the half-year 2014. The white fish price per tonne remained at an average of over £1,500 per tonne.

    Passengers on the roll-on/roll-off ferries between Lerwick and Kirkwall and Aberdeen increased by 1.5% to 61,374. A decrease of 36% to 12,168 in visitors arriving by cruise ships reduced the overall passenger total by 7% to 73,542.

    Lerwick Port Authority Chief Executive, Sandra Laurenson, said: “The 2016 cruise season is already looking good, with current record bookings for around 70 vessels and a 52,000 passengers.

    “Our turnover at half-year is on target and financial performance slightly ahead of forecast in conditions which require extra careful house-keeping.

    “A note of caution is added to our outlook by uncertainties over continuing difficult international markets for mackerel and it remains to be seen how this affects landings this autumn, and by the timing of any recovery in oil activity – although the potential for further field development is still there offshore Shetland. We remain confident in the future demand for expanded port facilities, underway, for the oil and fishing industries.”

    Lerwick Port Authority was established as Lerwick Harbour Trust by Act of Parliament in 1877. The 1877 Act constituted the trust port to manage, maintain and regulate the Port of Lerwick. The first task was to build a pier and Victoria Pier opened in 1886. As a Trust Port, the harbour is operated commercially by the Port Authority as a self-financing business. The name changed from Lerwick Harbour Trust to Lerwick Port Authority in 1999.


2019 April 25

10:24 Brent Crude futures price edges up to $ 74,6, WTI - down to $ 65,79
10:08 Seagull Maritime acquires software company Tero Marine
10:08 Zelenodolsk Shipyard hosts keel-laying ceremony for 10th Grachonok-class special purpose boat
09:49 NCSP and VTB close the Novorossiysk Grain Terminal shares sale deal
09:07 UK’s leading port operator, ABP, appoints new Chief Commercial Officer
09:05 Baltic Dry Index continues to gain, settles at 850 points
08:07 Delta Mariner first to use deepened Nieuwe Waterweg at the Port of Rotterdam
07:23 LNG vessel completes 6,000th Neopanamax transit at the Panama Canal
07:12 MOL announces delivery of VLCC "PHOENIX JAMNAGAR"

2019 April 24

18:15 Cryogas-Vysotsk kicks off full-scale LNG production
18:11 Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard holds steel-cutting for four ASD tugs ordered for Liaoning Longyun Shunze Tug Ltd.
18:07 COSCO SHIPPING Heavy Industry in Yangzhou holds naming ceremony for 400K DWT VLOC
17:30 Final caisson installed for Tuas Terminal Phase 1
17:07 Klaveness Combination Carriers ASA concludes the first contract of affreightment for its CLEANBU fleet
17:05 Oceaneering takes delivery of the advanced subsea construction support vessel
16:37 COSCO SHIPPING signs a strategic cooperation agreement with Yangzhou
16:34 MOL co-own world 6 largest Liquified Ethan Carrier with Reliance
16:26 Port of Vysotsk three-month cargo throughput rose 12% to 5 million tonnes
16:05 Tanjung Bruas Port expands its services to container ships
15:46 HMM to expand cooperation with FESCO
14:41 Primorsk oil port’s throughput rose 5% in Jan-Mar to 14 million tonnes
14:29 Rosmorport picks Oil Terminal Lavna to provide berths for its ships docking in Murmansk
13:42 Ust-Luga Port’s three-month volume up 8% to more than 26 million tonnes
13:35 Port of St.-Petersburg Q1 cargo volumes rise 3% to 14.26 million tonnes
13:22 FPU Akademik Lomonosov completed trials of nuclear power plant
13:03 Russian Gov’t released orders on the purchase of domestically-produced equipment for transport infrastructure expansion programme
12:47 VDB to develop design of an 18MW icebreaker for Rosmorport
11:18 Daltransugol terminal reaches 150-millionth-tonne milestone since the facility commissioning
10:11 Crude oil futures edge down to $ 74,16 (Brent) and to $ 65,95 (WTI)
10:07 Global Ship Lease announces new long-term charter agreement with Maersk Line
10:03 Baltic Dry Index gains 31 pts to 821 points
09:07 Long Beach Harbor Commission approves new Strategic Plan
09:03 Bunker Market this morning 24th April
08:07 GTT receives a new order from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries to design the tanks of an LNG Carrier for NYK
07:37 CMA CGM to apply GRI for frozen seafood and snow crab exports from Canada East Coast to worldwide destinations (excluding Africa, EEA, Russia and USA)

2019 April 23

18:24 Russia’s inland waterways Moscow basin ready to open for navigation as of April 24
18:16 NOVATEK’s AGM approves 2018 dividends
17:36 ABS, Google Cloud and SoftServe Partner to demonstrate feasibility of AI-enabled corrosion detection on ships and offshore structures
17:10 NOVATEK elects new board of directors
17:06 Fincantieri acquires control of Insis
16:47 President Vladimir Putin takes part in keel-laying ceremony for frigate duo at Severnaya Verft in St. Petersburg
16:40 SITC holds naming & delivery ceremony for M/V “SITC SHIDAO”
15:08 Kozmino Oil Port conducts the OSR drills
14:12 Zelenodolsk Shipyard to authenticate keel of 10th Grachonok-class counter-sabotage boat
13:31 Far Eastern ports see bunker price mixed movements
13:04 NSCP BoD vote to pull out of Novorossiysk Grain Terminal
13:02 RoRo MV joins Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s fleet
12:26 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning 23rd April
12:18 Nizhny Novgorod water development project task team eases most of environmental concerns
12:15 Wallenius and Swedish Orient Line form new Swedish shipping company – WALLENIUS SOL
11:24 Crude oil futures gain to $ 74,31 (Brent) and to $ 65,87 (WTI)
10:53 Albwardy Damen receives MASTECH award for the new Damen Multibuster 8020
10:51 RZD president slams proposal to ban the rail transport discounts during inland navigation period
10:08 RSPP to submit to Russian Gov’t water transport development proposals after May 22
09:27 Qatar Petroleum initiates LNG ship construction program for 100+ new LNG carriers
09:16 Port of St. Petersburg joins the city-wide subbontik
08:23 North Carolina Ports welcomes first 12,000 TEU vessel

2019 April 22

18:29 President Vladimir Putin to kick off loading of an LNG cargo to Coral Anthelia in Vysotsk, April 24
18:04 Bahri explores maritime opportunities in Africa at Logismed
16:57 Federation Council approves the crab fishing quotas bill