• 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 December 14

18:17 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from East Asia to Mexico, Central America, West Coast of South America, Caribbean & Panama
17:48 Petersburg Oil Terminal puts into operation its emergency response team
17:33 Vinalines to open container shipping centre next week
17:30 Fairway adjustment will simplify Elbe traffic control already next year
17:27 Final cruise ship for the year calls to the Port of Gothenburg
17:23 The MV Magda joins the Klaveness Bulkhandling pool
17:16 India’s containerised export up 10% in the third quarter of 2018
17:13 FSL Trust announces newbuilding agreement for the construction of two LR2 product tankers
17:13 Havyard project with Havila Kystruten on hydrogen-powered coastal route operations to receive over NOK 100 million in funding from Pilot-E
16:24 World Fuel Services expands bunker operations in US leading up to 2020
15:57 IMO held training workshops in Cameroon Single Window for Foreign Trade Transactions
14:49 Onezhsky Shipyard lays down self-propelled hopper barge of Project HB600
14:08 Irish Continental Group plc takes delivery of cruise ferry W.B.Yeats
13:55 WMU takes part in Ocean Literacy Conference
13:31 First in industry ADNOC co-loads LPG and propylene onto same vessel in Ruwais
13:10 WMU hosted round table discussion regarding key challenges facing IMO
12:53 Bunker market at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia shows mixed price movements (graph)
12:32 Nordic American Offshore secures contract for its PSV NAO Viking
12:11 Rosrybolovstvo supports 2nd Dredging and Hydraulic Engineering Structures Congress
11:50 Association of Commercial Sea Ports celebrates its 30th anniversary
11:24 Gazprom and Itochu sign MoU under Baltic LNG project
11:06 Scorpio Bulkers announces time charter-out agreement
10:48 Domestic ferry safety exercise conducted in Indonesia
10:25 IMO holds training for managing insecurity in west Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden
10:06 EC adds six new yards to its ‘European List of ship recycling facilities’
09:47 Brent Crude futures price down 0.61% to $61.05, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.4% to $52.37
09:25 GTT notified by HSHI for the tank design of two new LNG carriers for CMM
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,365 points
08:06 Fincantieri publishes its Sustainability Plan 2018-2022
07:14 Port of Long Beach cargo volume up to 621,835 TEU in November 2018
06:09 Mitsubishi Shipbuilding holds christening ceremony for LPG carrier "LAUREL PRIME"

2018 December 13

18:43 Coal exports via Rosterminalugol hit 19-millionth tonne mark
18:28 Port of Kaliningrad throughput in Jan-Nov rose 4% to nearly 13 million tonnes
18:25 Tideway completes installation of longest AC offshore wind export cable at Hornsea One in the UK
17:49 Hapag-Lloyd to cancel calls at Port of Bremerhaven
17:25 Building of Johan Sverdrup Phase II begins
17:19 Port of Vyborg 11-month cargo volumes soar 24% to 1.72 million tonnes
17:13 Seabridge first in Belgium to receive the SCA certificate
17:08 Jan De Nul cleans up polluted beaches along the coast in southern France
17:07 Bunker fuel prices at Far Eastern ports close the week lower
17:00 Murmansk Region will improve water safety regulations – Marina Kovtun
16:47 Port of Vysotsk cargo volume in Jan-Nov rises 6% to 16.86 million tonnes
16:36 Maersk Broker Bulk Chartering and NAODAN Chartering
16:30 Murmansk Region Governor is a member of revised State Commission for Arctic Development Issues
16:26 YILPORT Holding wins Port Operator Award at Lloyd’s List Global Awards
16:03 Rosmorport releases RFPs for design of an DF 12/14MW icebreaker
15:49 Jotun and Kansai Paint build relationship to meet marine and protective demand
15:46 Baltic Sea Ports Authority icebreakers assist merchant vessels in the Gulf of Finland
15:21 Containerships receives its first LNG-powered container vessel
14:44 Uncertainty lingers in fuel markets despite OPEC cuts
14:17 Maersk Line receives Containership Operator of the Year award
14:13 Iran-Indonesia to develop port cooperation
13:22 NOIA: U.S. territories need the Offshore Wind for Territories Act
13:12 QPS inks first "Green Loan" with BNP Paribas
12:48 Panama Canal signs agreement with Brazil's Port of Itaqui
12:32 Port of Ust-Luga throughput in Jan-Nov drops 4% to 90.27 million tonnes (updates)
11:34 Port of St. Petersburg eleven-month volume rises 11% to 54.15 million tonnes (updated)
11:06 Nonius Engineering to join the 6th International Forum of Dredging Companies as its sponsor and speaker
10:16 Crude oil futures gain to $ 60,44 (Brent) and $ 51,32 (WTI)
09:07 Baltic Dry Index down 0.81% to 1353 points