• 2018 March 7 17:07

    Cargo handling at KN terminals in 2M’18 increased by 21.5% Y-o-Y

    In February, Klaipėda and Subačius terminals of KN (AB Klaipėdos nafta), the oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal operator, reloaded 18.4% more cargo than in the last year’s February, and, as of the beginning of the year, the cargo turnover increased by 21.5%, says press release of KN.

    In February this year, Klaipėdos Nafta terminal and Subačius Fuel Base, where state fuel reserve is stored, reloaded 664 thousand tonnes of oil products, i.e. a growth of 18.4% compared with the same month last year with a total of 561 thousand of tonnes of cargo.

    As of the beginning of the year, a total of 1.44 million tonnes of oil products was reloaded. That is 21.5% more than the last year’s results, when nearly 1.2 million tonnes were reloaded over two months.
    It should be noted that in early 2017 the cargo turnover was lower because of a significant decrease in oil product flows from Belarusian oil processing plants.

    “At the beginning of the last year, the company’s operations were affected by extremely unfavourable external factors. This year, operations of Belarusian factories are stable, therefore, over these two months, we have been observing a consistent growth in the cargo turnover and positive tendencies, related to increased flows of heavy fuel oil,” sumps up KN CEO Mindaugas Jusius.

    The increased load of oil products resulted in higher revenues: Subačius and Klaipėda oil terminals generated EUR 7.8 million in preliminary revenues in January and February, whereas in 2017, this indicator reached EUR 5.4 million. The company’s total preliminary revenues of these two months reach EUR 19.8 million, a growth of 7% compared with the same months last year.

    According to Mindaugas Jusius, although, on an overall basis, the first two months of this year were successful, the uncertainty in the global market of oil products and fierce competition with terminals of other Baltic states and Ukraine make the goal to maintain high profitability of the terminal this year’s challenge.

    In February 2018, KN LNG terminal regasified and supplied to the system of natural gas a total of 328 thousand MWh, which is as much as 212% higher compared to the results achieved in February 2017. The amount of the natural gas regasified and supplied to the transmission system increased in this year’s February. It was influenced by consumption of natural gas in the state-governed energy sector, which also depended on weather conditions, i.e. relatively lower temperatures in February.

    Over the first two months, a total of 591 thousand MWh of gas was regasified and reloaded compared to 890 thousand MWh regasified and reloaded in the same period last year. The scope of activities of the LNG terminal was lower due to lower terminal capacities ordered by terminal users.

    The preliminary data says that the LNG terminal earned EUR 12 million in revenues in January and February, when the same period of the last year ended with EUR 13.1 million. The revenues of the LNG terminal consist of one twelfth of the fixed part of the regasification price for annual consumption capacities, which is approved by the National Commission for Energy Control and Prices for 2018, and the variable part of the regasification price for the amount of the regasified gas.

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