• 2018 March 20 13:35

    Dredging works to be performed at seaport of Vladivostok

    Andrei Tarasenko, Acting Governor of the Primorsky Territory, and Jorge Delgado, Vice President of Business Development, Global Government and Community Relations, Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD. have met today, 20 March 2018, to discuss the forthcoming calls of the cruise company’s ships to the port of Vladivostok, says press center of the regional government.

    According to Jorge Delgado the calls of large cruise ships of Royal Caribbean Cruises to the port of Vladivostok are scheduled for September 2019. The PrimorskY Territory authorities earlier discussed dredging works to be performed at Berths No 1 and No 2 of Vladivostok port and the development of port infrastructure.

    The ships of Royal Caribbean Cruises that will call at Vladivostok can accommodate 3,200 and 4,000 passengers. No ships of this capacity called at the port before since deepening at the berths is required for that purpose. As of today, the port of Vladivostok can accept passenger ships of up to 350 meters in length and up to 8.5-8.6 meters in draft.

    Victor Vanyukov, Director of FSUE Rosmorport’s Far East Basin Branch, says the dredging project has already been approved. It is currently being assessed by the state environmental expert board. A roadmap to prepare Vladivostok port infrastructure for accepting large cruise ships was developed earlier.

    “There is a schedule. This work will let the company make calls of large ships next year”, said Victor Vanyukov.

    According to Andrei Tarasenko, the area near the passenger terminal that is currently used for cargo transportation will be developed to become a passenger zone.

    Valery Nagorny, Director General of Commercial Port of Vladivostok, says the concept of the passenger terminal development  foresees shifting of cargo terminals and the territory development. 

    According to Jorge Delgado, Royal Caribbean Cruises is looking into making calls at port Vladivostok for the coming 20 years.

    “The Asian market is growing fast. Vessels calling at Vladivostok will sail from Shanghai via the ports of Japan. Vladivostok is attractive for tourists as the only European city on the route”, said Vice President of Royal Caribbean Cruises adding that Vladivostok is surrounded by beautiful nature which is also interesting for tourists.

    Andrei Tarasenko emphasized that tourists delivered by the ships of Royal Caribbean Cruises will be able to visit the integrated entertainment resort «Primorye» and other sights. The head of the Primorsky Territory has set a task of signing an agreement with Royal Caribbean to ensure that a local company will be an operator providing services to tourists. In his turn, Jorge Delgado said that they have a potential partner in Primorye able to offer transport, tours and travel assistance services.

    Cruise season of 2018 has already started in Vladivostok. The first ship, Amadea, with about 600 foreign tourists, came on 26 February. 

    The year of 2017 saw a record high number of calls at Vladivostok – 15. More than 13,000 foreign tourists were offered tours around historical and cultural sights of the region.




2018 September 21

18:06 Forth Ports wins prestigious award for community work
17:44 NCSP Group's cargo turnover for January–July 2018 totaled 82,351 thousand tons
17:28 First ISO-container ever loaded with liquefied natural gas at the LNG terminal in Świnoujście
17:06 Gibdock, RSP Systems and New Zealand fisheries choose LR
16:31 Outlook for marine cargo insurance challenging but opportunities remain for underwriters, says IUMI
16:04 Babcock ecoSMRT receives LR acknowledgement for ship application
15:09 Trafigura holds naming ceremony for first of 35 newbuild crude oil and product tankers
14:56 IBIA takes part in SIBCON 2018
14:27 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches Pola Fiva, fifth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59 built for Pola Rise
14:09 British International Freight Association fumes over sulphur surcharge
13:52 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.5 million passengers in 8M’18, up 10.5%, Y-o-Y
13:31 Maersk’s regional carriers go to market under one brand
13:09 GE Shipping takes delivery of Secondhand Very Large Gas Carrier “ Jag Vasant ”
12:50 ABP aims for frictionless trade with blockchain
12:28 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport declined by 1.9% to 3.6 million tonnes in 8M’18
12:09 COSCO SHIPPING Tanker (Dalian) takes delivery of 319,000 dwt Mt Cosnew Lake
11:07 Odfjell finalizes sale of Rotterdam tank terminal
10:36 ABP promotes South Wales ports as cruise destinations
10:07 Georgia Ports plan 8 million TEU capacity by 2028
09:54 Brent Crude futures price up 0.06% to $78.75, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.14% to $70.22
09:35 Bunker prices are going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,396 points
09:03 APL’s Eagle Express service makes a solution for precise logistics management
08:07 Yang Ming to upgrade China-Vietnam-Thailand service
07:20 Iskes Towage names twin Damen ASD Tugs 3212 Mars and Mercurius

2018 September 20

21:17 Expert says production declines and geopolitical unrest may push bunker prices up
18:02 SITC holds naming & delivery ceremony for M/V “SITC TOYOHASHI”
17:54 Sovcomflot participates in Eastern Economic Forum’s business programme
17:30 Kurt Bodewig appointed as new European Coordinator for Motorways of the Sea
17:07 Port of Singapore holds annual multi-agency ferry emergency exercise
16:46 IAPH regional conference sets pan-African ports agenda
16:25 UAE to host Dubai Marine Insurance Conference 2018 on November 20-21
16:07 Governments of New Zealand and Australian announce fumigation requirement for import cargos
15:48 Sovcomflot is a Partner of the Second Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia”
15:32 NYK product tanker rescues 28 fishermen off the coast of Colombia
15:04 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
14:56 Admiralteiskie Verfi launches the Kronshtadt, diesel-electric submarine of Project 677
14:32 DNV GL releases autonomous and remotely operated ship guideline (UPDATE)
14:04 Port of Long Beach awarded $4.2 mln security grant
13:32 ABS supports innovative yacht design with dedicated guidance notes and software
13:20 Finnish Transport Agency: international seaborne transport volumes show significant boost
13:04 Port of Antwerp works on structural solutions to improve mobility
12:43 Arctic group of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet enters Chukchi Sea through Bering Strait
12:30 Wison receives AiP from LR for 300MW FSRP
12:04 Port of Rotterdam and Rönesans Holding sign agreement for petrochemical industrial zone in Turkey
11:49 IMO to start consideration of legal framework for low-flashpoint diesel
11:30 Gulftainer signs 50-year, $600 million concession to operate and expand Port of Wilmington in Delaware, USA
11:18 Fuel oil prices are going up the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:04 Green Corridor JIP delivers innovative bulk carrier designs for a low emissions future
10:55 IMO takes important step to facilitate use of methanol
10:30 HHI receives AiP from LR for a VLGC design capable of using LPG as fuel
10:19 Brent Crude futures price up 0.3% to $79.64, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.61% to $71.2
10:03 OpenIJ starts sinking operation of the lock gate chamber at the Port of Amsterdam
09:50 Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg ("Marine Façade") welcomed MSC Meraviglia
09:34 CMA CGM announces GRR from India to East Africa
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,373 points
09:03 Port of Rotterdam organises information meeting about the replacement of Maaskade quay wall
08:34 DNV GL launches revised design standard and new certification guideline for floating wind turbines
08:04 ABS issues AIP for Jiangnan’s LNG Jumbo

2018 September 19

18:10 Significant reserve growth confirmed at the Utrenneye field