• 2018 January 20 10:28

    Sanmar's tug arrives in Naples to enter service with Rimochitori Napolitani

    Sanmar has achieved considerable success in recent years with Italian based towage companies. The Turkish operator with an unparalleled tug building record has supplied 12 tugs to Italy since 2010 with several more under construction, the company said in its press release.

    The sixth and latest example of the relatively new Sirapinar ASD class has arrived in Naples, Italy, to enter service with Rimochitori Napolitani. Named Vivara, the vessel is an identical sister of the tug Marechiaro recently delivered by Sanmar to the same customer.

    The new design is named as Ramparts 2200SX, designed exclusively by Robert Allan Limited for Sanmar, this series is based on the phenomenal success of the slightly larger Bogacay Series. The hull of the new 22m tugs available in 45 to 60 tonne bollard pull versions, is similar to their bigger sisters and can run astern at high speeds, whilst maintaining good control and directional stability in all directions.

    Measuring 22.40m overall with a beam of 10.85m and maximum draft of 4.67m the two new boats for Italy have been built to RINA class and Italian flag requirements and are powered by pairs of 1500kW Caterpillar engines.These turn Schottel azimuthing Rudderpropellers to give a trials performance of 50.2 tonnes bollard pull ahead and a free-running speed of 12.6 knots.

    The Bogacay Class, RAmparts 2400SX with its slightly bigger hull size giving it the capability of accepting more powerful engines for more bollard pull remains a highly popular model and another Italian operator, Rimorchiatori Salerno Srl, opted to augment its existing fleet with this design in order to keep up with an ever increasing number of ships’ calls and to satisfy the needs of ever increasing ship sizes in Salerno harbour.

    This tugboat, previously known as Bogacay XXXII, but renamed Citta di Salerno, measures 24.4m x 11.25m with an extreme draft of 5.1m and is powered by a pair of Caterpillar 3512C main engines driving Rolls-Royce US 2015 FP Z-drives mounted aft. This configuration gives a bollard pull of 60 tonnes.

    Both of Sanmar’s two shipyards have been custom built and offer easy access to the Mediterranean and beyond. A Spanish operator, based in Vigo has already taken delivery of a further 50 tonnes Sirapinar series vessel whilst pending deliveries to the region include a 70 tonnes Voith tractor tug for Italy whilst yet another leading Italian operator is expecting the spring delivery of 80 tonnes ASD tug.




2019 January 18

14:47 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 2018 climbed by 7% Y-o-Y to 18.79 million tonnes
14:33 GranIHC appointed contractor for Equinor’s Peregrino Phase II Project
14:19 Port of Ust-Luga handled 98.72 million tonnes in 2018, down 4% Y-o-Y
14:03 Algoma Central Corporation increases its interest in ocean self-unloader Pool
13:50 18 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 17-18
13:35 Throughput of the Port of St. Petersburg in 2018 up 11% Y-o-Y to 59.32 million tonnes
13:18 CMA CGM unites its Containerships and MacAndrews brands
13:11 Vladimir Putin supports Government’s proposal on expanding Far East Ministry’s functions with Arctic issues
12:49 Throughput of port Kavkaz in 2018 grew by 11% Y-o-Y to 49.276 million tonnes
12:26 MV Werften purchases Neptun Ship Design
12:08 Sakaide shipyard holds naming ceremony for new LNG carrier jointly owned by NYK and JERA
11:38 PGNiG SA signs agreement for oil and gas exploration and production in UAE
11:14 Remote pilotage to be allowed in Finland
10:47 Free zone status is a crucial advantage for the future development of the Freeport of Riga
10:06 Ice restrictions at the port of Ust-Luga come into effect on January 31
09:42 Brent Crude futures price up 0.9% to $61.73, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.09% to $52.64
09:20 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,077 points

2019 January 17

18:13 PORT OF KIEL presents annual results 2018
17:51 Ice restrictions at the port of Primorsk come into effect on January 25
17:28 Global Ports sets up a common service call centre
17:09 EFIP welcomes and supports the European Parliament position on the Connecting Europe Facility for 2021-2027
17:05 North Sea Port monitoring the Brexit closely
16:44 ABP invests £700K to boost storage at Port of Ipswich
16:27 Global fuel market: still many uncertainties in both demand and supply
16:22 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
16:05 OCEAN Alliance extends duration of OCEAN Alliance to ten years
15:42 COSCO SHIPPING Ports signs agreement with PSA to add two new berths at the terminal in Boao, Hainan
15:31 Liebherr supports the 6th International Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
15:02 Ocean Yield ASA agrees to acquire a modern Suezmax tanker for a consideration of USD 56.0 mln
14:02 SEACOR Marine enters agreement to acquire three additional platform supply vessels from affiliates of COSCO Shipping Group
13:49 Throughput of Chinese ports grew by 4.2% to 9.22 billion tonnes in 2018
13:32 Jensen Maritime provides design for Shaver Transportation’s new tugboat
13:14 OOCL rolls out third phase of Ocean Alliance product refinements
12:50 Baltic Ports Organization’s schedule for 2019 is set
12:38 Port of Los Angeles breaks all-time cargo record in 2018
12:26 Qatar accedes to load lines convention
12:01 Sunseeker International and Rolls-Royce to present first production yacht with MTU hybrid power in 2020
11:51 Bunker prices continue going down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:38 Port of Zeebrugge handled 40.1 million tonnes in 2018
11:25 Nor-Shipping reveals stellar line-up for Ocean Leadership Conference
10:52 10 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 16-17
10:28 NOVATEK’s hydrocarbon production totaled 548.4 million boe in 2018, up 6.9% Y-o-Y
10:03 Brent Crude futures price down 0.34% to $61.11, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.54% to $52.03
09:39 Tallink and Taltech to collaborate on developing smart ship solutions
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,055 points

2019 January 16

18:36 Kongsberg Gruppen enters into an agreement with Rome AS to divest Kongsberg Evotec
18:06 Seaspan Corporation announces the closing of the second tranche of the $1 billion aggregate investment commitment by Fairfax
17:55 INEOS, Europe’s largest petrochemicals company, announces Antwerp as the location for its new ground breaking 3 billion Euro petrochemical investment
17:50 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 2018 grew by 11.5% Y-o-Y to 24.1 million tonnes
17:36 Rolf A. Sandvik resigns as CEO of The Fjords
17:06 Digging begins in construction of new Antarctic wharf
16:52 Throughput of Russian seaports in 2018 grew by 3.8% Y-o-Y to 816.5 million tonnes (detalization)
16:31 IMO’s polar communication and navigation equipment guidance to be finalized
16:14 COSCO Shipping Lines launches Ocean Alliance 2019 service products
16:10 Ice restrictions at Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg come into effect on January 25
16:05 Realogis publishes market report on the letting of logistics properties and industrial sites in the greater Hamburg area for 2018
15:46 Ice restrictions at Big Port of St. Petersburg come into effect on January 25
15:33 Verifavia Shipping cements leadership position for EU MRV and IMO DCS IT system certification
15:22 Throughput of Makhachkala Commercial Sea Port almost doubled in 2018 to 2.5 million tonnes
14:57 Houston, Texas will host the 3rd LNG USA Summit on 26-27 February 2019