• 2017 October 5 09:59

    Innovative container KOTTA intended for application at MSCC Bronka underwent successful testing (photo)

    As part of the project on development and introduction of a new technology for transshipment of loose cargo at MSCC Bronka (Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex Bronka, Big Port St. Petersburg), Tulachermet PJSC (part of Industrial Metallurgical Holding) hosted the testing of KOTTA container, an innovative dry bulk container with a bottom discharge function. According to Fenix LLC, operator of MSCC Bronka, introduction of the new technology will be a major step towards shifting Russia’s export cargo from the ports of the Baltic states to domestic deepwater harbors on the Baltic Sea. 

    The container designed by КОТТА Container LLC is intended for transportation of metallurgical products including cast iron, hot briquetted iron and pellets. 

    When being tested at the premises of Tulachermet, the container was loaded with 33 t of cast iron, an emergency situation of heavy cargo falling into the container from 4-5 metres was simulated as well as the container discharge from a minimum height to imitate making of a ‘cushion’ on the hold bottom. The container was able to withstand all loads including impact load. No significant damage or permanent deformation was detected. The discharge process took about 3 seconds with caused minimal dusting. 

    In March, KOTTA container was tested at the territory of MSCC Bronka. 

    According to Aleksei Shukletsov, Executive Director of Fenix LLC, the project is interesting since no additional investments are required for port infrastructure and crane facilities. It contributes a lot to the prospects of attracting different types of export dry bulk cargo to Russian ports featuring no full-scale facilities of dedicated bulk terminals. That is about such cargoes as fertilizers or cast iron. This experience is of great significance for Bronka as it allows for the development of new technologies and opening up new opportunities for the Russian market of transport and logistics services.

    “We have been keenly monitoring the development of this project and we were glad to offer our production facilities for testing of a new multi-purpose container, - commented Artur Parsegov, Logistics Director at the Management Company of Industrial Metallurgical Holding. – Taking into consideration insufficient port facilities for transshipment of ferrous metal in the Russian Federation, on the one hand, and unloaded container terminals, on the other hand, we do not rule out cooperation on transportation and transshipment of cast iron produced by Tulachermet in such containers. The test results have satisfied us.” 

    “We have obtained useful practical comments and proposals from the specialists of Tulachermet and we will introduce some structural changes into the container. We are going to discuss supplies of specialized spreaders for this type of discharge with RAM Spreaders, the leader in production of such devices,” added Sergey Nosyrev, designer and Director General of КОТТА Container LLC. 

    Introduction of the innovative container technology will contribute to attracting Russia’s exports cargo currently handled by neighboring states to deepwater Baltic ports of Russia including MSCC Bronka. As of today, annual transshipment of Russia’s dry bulk cargo via the Baltic states makes tens of millions of tons.

    One of the key advantages of the container is its environmental friendliness: it lets handle cargoes featuring high risk of pollution with no environmental damage. 

    MSCC Bronka (Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex Bronka) is a new deepwater terminal at the port of Saint-Petersburg. Its construction was completed in December 2015. The port’s water area and the access canal are 14.4 meters deep.  The capacity of Bronka’s Phase 1 is 1.45 million TEUs and 260,000 units of Ro-Ro cargoes. In the future the MSCC Bronka expansion will help increase the facility's container throughput to 1.9 million TEUs.  MSCC Bronka is operated by Fenix LLC.

    Tulachermet PJSC (part of Industrial Metallurgical Holding) is Russia’s leading producer and exporter of commercial iron. Production facilities of the company let it produce more than 2 mln t of metal per year. Tulachermet offers more than 20 grades of cast iron for the Russian market and 9 grades of cast iron for exports to CIS countries, Western Europe, America and Asia.

    Related links: 

    Port Bronka starts testing innovative container for dry bulk cargo (photo) >>>>

    Photo release >>>>

2018 July 21

13:18 High-tech automotive quality control measures installed at the Port of Southapmton
11:12 Van Oord to install innovative suction bucket foundations at Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm

2018 July 20

18:28 Fincantieri Marinette Marine: The US Gov't awards contract within the MMSC Programme for Saudi Arabia
18:12 Management of Palmali to pay backdated wages to crews of four vessels staying off Rostov-on-Don port
18:10 CMA CGM: new FAK rates from Asia to Pakistan - India - Sri Lanka
17:58 Crowley takes delivery of first LNG-powered ConRo ship serving Puerto Rico
16:38 Equinor UK extends Safe Boreas contract by 1 month at Marinerd
16:07 MOL hosts tour of cutting-edge car carrier on Marine Day for 360 students and families
15:21 Historical crab quota distribution principle is not effective enough – Rosrybolovstvo
15:02 Wärtsilä's BWMS successfully tested for global compliance
14:27 BP ETAP hub celebrates 20 years of production
14:02 High-tech automotive quality control measures installed at the Port of Southampton
13:29 Seadrill receives ABS MPD™ notation enabling safer deepwater drilling
13:00 Severnaya Verf lays down a longline factory vessel Gandvik-1 for fishing fleet of Karelia
12:17 Icebreaking LNG carrier "Vladimir Rusanov" first call ceremony at PetroChina LNG Jiangsu Terminal
12:16 GD NASSCO shipyard gets DDG 76 drydocking contract
11:48 HELCOM shares its insights on marine litter and management of sea areas
11:23 Wärtsilä's half year financial report January-June 2018
11:02 Bunker prices continue going down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
10:39 Gazprom to revive implementation of Vladivostok LNG and Shtokmanovsky projects
10:16 MPC Container Ships to acquire 1,740teu boxship
09:55 Brent Crude futures price up 0.28% to $72.78, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.1% to $68.33
09:18 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,657 points

2018 July 19

18:23 MPA and Port of Rotterdam Authority to continue cooperation in information exchange and R&D
18:14 DP World signs agreement to boost international trade
17:55 NIBULON launched second T3500 Project tug
17:32 IMO supports spill preparedness in the Northwest Pacific
17:10 ABB turbochargers support optimal performance and fuel efficiency for one of the world’s largest container ships
16:48 Escort vessel Yaroslav Mudriy of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet leaves port of Cyprus
16:21 Ocean Alliance - CMA CGM to reshuffle its CIMEX 6 service
15:59 Blagoveshchensk shipyard launched hydrographic vessel Aleksandr Rogotsky built for RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet
15:26 Austal USA opens new San Diego operations office
15:04 MABUX says high volatility remains in global bunker market
14:45 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 22.2 million tonnes of cargo in 6M'18, up 7.6% Y-o-Y
14:27 FSB Border Service explains its position as regards vessels owned by foreign entities and used by Russian fishermen
14:09 New CMA CGM's FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
14:02 The PORT OF KIEL invests in cargo handling and environmental technology
13:43 Season of icebreaker assistance in water area of port Sabetta is over from July 20
13:28 Coast Guard offloads approximately 8.5 tons of cocaine
13:04 CMA CGM: FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
12:55 NOVATEK shipped first LNG cargos to China
12:36 ILCA, Port of Amsterdam to host Chem Together meeting, Sept. 11
12:10 Fuel oil prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:42 State Duma approves Russian ships’ multiple crossings of State Border through notification procedure
11:19 CMA CGM to apply FAK rates for Asia-North Africa trades
10:54 Canada’s Davie Shipbuilding delivered first LNG-powered ferry to be built in North America
10:35 NYK establishes logistics JV for finished cars using automobile freight trains in India
10:03 New Port of Hamburg “Connection Compass 2018/19” has arrived
09:46 Brent Crude futures price down 0.18% to $72.77, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.12% to $67.67
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,688 points

2018 July 18

18:31 Naval Group posts H1 2018 performance results
18:00 BC Ferries announces sponsorship of the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre
17:36 DP World announces closing of Continental Warehousing Corporation (India) transaction
17:12 Marine Technics to participate in International Far East Maritime Show-2018
16:44 Oleg Bukin elected as Chairman of Tuapse Commercial Seaport BoD
16:23 Transocean and Chevron Australia ink 11-well contract
15:45 Stena Bulk positions itself in crude oil
15:19 Transocean announces 13-well contract for Transocean 712
14:57 AGCS issued Safety & Shipping Review 2018
14:43 Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör kicks off the holiday traffic season without delay