• 2018 March 7 16:39

    Vostochny Port visited by top officials

    JSC “Vostochny Port”, the largest Russian specialized port with hi-tech transshipment of coal and a member of the coal port holding “Managing Port Company", says it was visited by Victor Olersky, the Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation & the Head of the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot); and a delegation of “Rosmorrechflot” & the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Rosmorport”. 

    The purpose of the visit of “Rosmorrechflot” and “Rosmorport” managers was to be acquainted with the port infrastructure and measures taken by the stevedore to improve the environmental safety of coal transshipment in “Vostochny” Port”. The guests were introduced to the work of the coal complexes and the Phase 3 project of JSC "Vostochny Port" which is under construction. 

    The delegation included:

    Victor Olersky - Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation & Head of the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport;

    Nadezhda Zhikhareva - Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Marine and River Transport;

    Andrey Lavrishchev - General Director of FSUE "Rosmorport";

    Vladislav Rassykhin - Deputy General Director for Capital Construction of the FSUE "Rosmorport;

    Victor Vanyukov- Director of the Far Eastern Basin Branch of the FSUE "Rosmorport";

    Evgeny Egudin - Federal State Budgetary Institution “Marine Port Authorities (MPA) of Primorsky Region and Eastern Arctic”;

    Igor Glukhov – Harbor Master of the Vostochny seaport 

    Evgeny Arekhta, the Chief Engineer of JSC "Vostochny Port", told the guests about the construction progress of the largest private investment project in the Far East – Phase 3 of the specialized coal complex - and the environmental safety measures implemented within the framework of the project. At Phase 3, as well as on the operating coal complex, the purification facilities, the wind protection installations, the transshipment stations sheltered with special canvas, a closed-type building for the rail car dumpers equipped with dust suppression system "dry mist" are provided. The project is scheduled for commercial operation in 2018. 

    The existing universal production and transshipment complex and plans for its retrofitting were demonstrated to the delegation. At present, a set of measures for the technical upgrading and implementation of environmental measures has been approved: the construction of a wind and dust protection shield, a dust protection complex with the installation of snow blowers, which will operate in summer time to irrigate coal stacks with water, and the acquisition of a vacuum sweeper. 

    The production processes of JSC “Vostochny Port” are built with the aim of maximizing the efficiency of transshipment and prevention of the environmental impact. “Managing Port Company” and “Vostochny Port” are implementing a long-term plan of measures to improve the environmental safety of coal transshipment. Specialists of the port holding regularly conduct environmental monitoring, control the state of atmospheric air and the water area of ​​the Vrangel Bay, and conduct measurements of the radiation background. Over the past five years, more than 1.2 billion rubles have been invested in the modernization of equipment, treatment plants, wind protection systems, replenishment of sea bioresources, and environmental actions. 

    In October 2017, Victor Olersky, the Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation & the Head of the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport, visited JSC “Vostochny Port” as part of a delegation headed by Maxim Sokolov , the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation. 

2018 March 17

06:48 Seatrade convicted for trafficking toxic ships

2018 March 16

18:06 Rijkswaterstaat awards Afsluitdijk project to Levvel consortium
17:36 HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai handles new record ship
17:05 ICS publishes latest Flag State Performance Table
16:51 Vladimir Putin inspected the completed new road section of the Crimean Bridge
16:35 Wison successfully delivers the global largest single cracking furnace module
16:20 GTT announces the end of the test phase of its new LNG brick® technology
16:05 Fincantieri starts building of ultra-luxury cruise ship for Regent Seven Seas Cruises
15:30 Caterpillar Marine announces first European IMO Tier III tugboat
15:03 Throughput of port Kavkaz up 67% to 4.3 million tonnes in 2M’18
14:39 Port of Hamburg proves effectiveness in handling mega-carriers
14:05 Training for port facility security staff arranged in the Dominican Republic
13:42 Multipurpose Reloading Complex takes lead in the industry
13:20 Karachi Shipyards & Engineering Works delivers two Damen Stan Patrol 1605 FRP patrol boats to Pakistan Customs
13:17 Bunker prices continue going down at the port of Novorossiysk, Russia (graph)
12:51 52 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 15-16
12:28 Seaports of Russia’s Azov Sea Basin handled 16.77 million tonnes of cargo in winter 2017-2018, up 63.8% Y-o-Y
12:04 Latin America maritime cooperation centre launched
11:40 Vympel Shipyard laid down second armament support ship of Project 20360М for RF Defence Ministry (photo)
11:15 Vostochny Port JSC develops railway infrastructure under its Phase 3 project (photo)
10:52 IMO joined leading oil spill experts to discuss future issues concerning oil spill preparedness, response and restoration
10:27 Brent Crude futures price down 0.11% to $65.05, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.05% to $61.16
10:09 Panama Canal signs agreement with Association of Soybean and Corn Producers of Mato Grosso
09:48 IMO is looking at safety aspects of on shore power supply to ships
09:34 Bunker prices are flat at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,150 points
09:03 Damen unveils Multi Cat Water Injection Dredger

2018 March 15

18:25 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
18:11 ICS releases latest Flag State Performance Table (with new criteria included)
18:05 Fincantieri will cooperate with Barzan Holdings
17:57 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 2M’18 up 16% Y-o-Y to 2.32 million tonnes
17:35 Second Sanmar Voith Schneider Propeller tug joins sister in Israel
17:20 Throughput of port Vyborg up 19% to 197,800 tonnes in 2M’18
17:05 Seaspan acquires Greater China Intermodal Investments LLC
17:02 MABUX: global bunker market still in 'wait-and-see' mood
16:35 DP World announces strong financial results for 2017
16:16 Throughput of port Vysotsk down 5% to 3.06 million tonnes in 2M’18
16:05 ECSA and WSC call for the revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive to improve the efficiency of maritime transport
15:39 Port of Oakland imports up 14.9 percent in February 2018
15:31 Sanmar orders 42 Rolls-Royce thrusters
15:22 Coastal facilities and hydraulic engineering structures under FNPP project in Chukotka to be completed in August 2019
15:07 Port of Dover awards major contract for new Refrigerated Cargo Terminal
14:33 Yang Ming to launch new Japan-Malaysia-Vietnam direct service
14:11 Throughput of port Primorsk in 2M’18 down 32% Y-o-Y to 7.47 million tonnes
13:50 Throughput of port Ust-Luga up 6% to 16.59 million tonnes in 2M'18
13:25 VARD secures contract for the construction of one fishing vessel for Remøybuen AS
13:12 Throughput of Big Port St. Petersburg up 11% to 9.01 million tonnes in 2M’18
12:30 Paweł Jakubowski appointed as President of Polskie LNG S.A. Management Board
11:45 Freeport of Riga is getting ready for new cruise ship season
11:44 MOL announces delivery of the Beluga Ace, 1st next-generation FLEXIE series car carrier
11:23 34 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 14-15
11:00 Bunker prices are going up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:38 Marine Recruiting Agency and Corporate University “Norilsk Nickel” take on joint educational project
10:14 Brent Crude futures price up 0.05% to $64.92, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.11% to $61.03
09:49 Arctic Council will gather in Levi, Finland on 22-23 March 2018
09:17 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,169 points

2018 March 14

18:26 Port of Antwerp sets up maritime training institute in Brazil
18:06 Port of Oakland releases a new 5-year strategic plan
17:55 Baltic Workboats delivers ten more 15m Baltic wave piercing pilot boats to Denmark pilots stations
17:36 Fincantieri upgrades ultra-luxury cruise ship Silver Spirit