• 2017 April 17 15:00

    First cargo delivered by international transport corridor Primorye-2 (photo)

    Experimental shipment of test cargo from China to Korea by transport corridor Primorye-2 was launched on 14 April 2017. Far East Investment and Export Agency is studying test transportation of cargo from China to Russia, says the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East.

    Leonid Petukhov, Director General of the Agency, says test container left Changchun (China) for Húnchūn (China) on April 10. Then after crossing the state border via the checkpoint in Kraskino it came to port Zarubino (Primorsky Territory) from where it was dispatched by a ferry for the Republic of Korea. 

    The Agency will analyze the data to facilitate the delivery of transit cargo. The specialists of the Agency will develop proposals to reduce the travel time (travel time of the test container was as long as a week).

    “Extensive modernization of the international transport corridor Primorye-2 is underway. Experts say, its cargo base potential will make 23 mln t of grain and 15 mln t of containerized cargo by 2030. The experimental shipment lets reveal the drawbacks of the ITC … The findings will let develop the solutions to improve so that the transport corridor could run like clockwork by the moment the project is launched,” emphasized Leonid Petukhov.

    The container was escorted by UGL representative who registered the time of all customs procedures.

    “International transport corridor Primorye-2 is the most convenient way to deliver cargoes from the north-east of China to the APR countries. The point of departure is only 500 km from the Russian border, which, in its turn, is only 60 km from the nearest port. … Chinese businessmen are interested in the development of this route” said UGL representative.

    Primorye-2 is one of two transport corridors between China and the Far East of Russia providing the north-east provinces of China with the shortest route to the sea, Japan, S.Korea and other countries of the region via the Primorsky Territory. By 2030, cargo base potential of Primorye-2 will reach 23 mln t of grain and 15 mln t of containerized cargo. Total investments into the project are estimated at about RUB 170 bln.

    According to Aleksandr Galushka, Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East, the project opens the prospects for mutually beneficial integration of two economies. He says Chinese businessmen express high interest in implementation of the ITC project. “According to the report by McKinsey analysts, the Chinese side will save over $1 bln. The National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China  has confirmed those estimations. The project will let generate about 3,000 jobs, the economy of Primorye will grow by 4%”, said Aleksandr Galushka.  

    Last week, LLC Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company launched the first permanent direct circular line service of a Chinese operator along Primorye 1, the international transport corridor serving cargo flow from Northern China to Asia Pacific. The Land Sea Channel line service will become an important link for delivering cargo from the north and north eastern provinces of China to ports in the south of China and other Asia Pacific countries. VSC has launched the line in partnership with HeiLongJiang Sea Land Channel International Logistics Co., Ltd.

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2018 January 22

18:10 Throughput of port Vysotsk up 3% to 17.55 mln t in 2017
17:53 Myanmar accedes to treaty covering bunker oil pollution damage
17:35 Hutchison Ports Thailand receives world’s largest quay cranes with advanced remote control technology at Laem Chabang Port
17:19 Port of Tallinn announces auction for equipment and structures of coal terminal in Muuga Harbor
17:05 ESPO supports more efficient but responsible management of waste from ships
16:50 Throughput of port Primorsk in 2017 down 11% Y-o-Y to 57.60 mln t
16:35 DP World and National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (Niif) Partner to create platform for investments in ports, transportation and logistics sector
16:21 Rosmorport’s icebreakers assisted 269 vessels at seaports of Russia this winter navigation season
16:05 Port of Rotterdam Authority puts hybrid vessel into operation
16:00 Throughput of port Ust-Luga up 11% to 103.29 mln t in 2017
15:34 Maritime engineering firm Intermarine UK opens new facility at Portland Port, Dorset
15:08 Boskalis supports V Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
15:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Gulf ports to North Europe and the Mediterranean
14:47 Damen signs contract with Canada’s Group Ocean for two Modular Multi Cats
14:26 Throughput of Big Port St. Petersburg up 10% to 53.64 mln t in 2017
13:59 Four vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on Jan 21-22
13:35 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 12,946 in RF spot market
13:12 Freight turnover of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) in 2017 was flat Y-o-Y at 3.1 mln t
12:47 Kalinka Shipping congratulates North-Western Shipping Company on its 95th anniversary!
12:24 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,125 points
12:00 “K” Line announces delivery of 14000-TEU containership “MILANO BRIDGE”
11:36 Okskaya shipyard lays down the fourth oil barge of Project ROB20 for Paula Rise (photo)
11:13 Cargo traffic on Russia’s IWW in 2017 up 0.5% Y-o-Y to 118.6 mln t (photo)
11:00 “K” Line announces delivery of ‘Corona’ Series coal carrier “CORONA WISDOM”
10:25 Brent Crude futures price up 0.29% to $68.81, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.22% to $63.45
10:11 Suez Canal revenues up with a rate of 250 million dollars
10:02 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) up 4.8% to 20.75 mln TEUs in 2017
09:40 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in 2017 up 4.1% Y-o-Y to 50.64 mln t (table)
09:19 Port of Singapore January-December volumes grow 5.5% to 626.17 million tonnes

2018 January 21

10:34 Piraeus Port Authority SA obtains Certificate for the Managing Adequacy System
10:31 CMA CGM increases Ocean Carrier ISPS Surcharge by USD 13 per container for all trades

2018 January 20

10:28 Sanmar's tug arrives in Naples to enter service with Rimochitori Napolitani
09:55 World’s second largest ship registry prepares for continued success in 2018
07:43 Golden Ocean announces issuance of new shares in connection with delivery of vessel
06:41 Cheniere and Trafigura sign 15-year LNG sale and purchase agreement

2018 January 19

18:20 Name giving ceremony held in Novorossiysk for three Damen tugboats of Delo Service Company (photo)
18:06 British Ports Association responds to UK Government announcement on extra funding for border security in the Channel
17:56 ABP South Wales Ports see strong growth in 2017
17:33 Taganrog Commercial Seaport plans allocation of $4.2 mln for implementation of its 2018 development programme
17:06 BPO lunch debate in European Parliament
16:50 Nevsky Shipyard congratulates North-Western Shipping Company on its 95th anniversary!
16:32 LSC Shipmanagement increases its fleet with bitumen tanker
16:27 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company undertakes measures to prevent environmental pollution
16:04 Rolls-Royce supplies MTU engines to equipment manufacturer Terex Cranes for two new Demag models
15:34 Northwest Seaport Alliance international container volumes up 4 percent in 2017
15:03 MSC adds new RO-RO service from NWC to West Africa
14:55 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping reviewes the Rules and Guidelines
14:33 “K” Line announces delivery of ‘Corona’ series coal carrier “CORONA WISDOM”
14:17 Jan De Nul supports V Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
14:03 Maersk Line announces FAK rates from Asia to West Coast of Central and South America, Mexico, Panama and Caribbean
13:32 Gulf Navigation adds “Gulf Mishref” and “Gulf Mirdif” to its fleet
13:16 CMA CGM announces THC in Kaliningrad, Russia
12:51 Second Vroon W2W vessel completes modifications and outfitting at Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf
12:45 Port of Antwerp scores 5th record year in a row
12:14 NIBULON starts the second stage of the Southern Buh river dredging
11:51 Bunker prices show no significant changes at the port of Novorossiysk, Russia (graph)
11:28 Nine vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on Jan 18-19
11:03 Freeport of Riga Authority set to enter new markets in 2018
10:40 Russian seaports of the Azov Sea handled 87.8 mln t of cargo in 2017, up 24.7% Y-o-Y
10:17 Brent Crude futures price down 1.01% to $68.61, Light Sweet Crude – down 1.22% to $63.17