• 2018 August 16 13:42

    First ever S-T-S loading of 70000dwt Panamax coal carrier performed at Shakhtersk harbour transshipment location in Sakhalin

    A 70dwt dry bulk carrier is being loaded ship-to-ship at the roadstead in Sakhalin based port of Shakhtersk. This is the first Panamax coal carrier ever handled at the Skakhtersk offshore transshipment station. The vessel will transport the coal cargo to China. The port expects soon the arrival of yet another coal carrier of larger tonnage, Eastern Mining Company (EMC) said.

    EMC has expanded its export capabilities thanks to the Emso-1 for STS transshipment equipped with a ship-loading machine with a capacity of 2 500 t/h, a conveyor and grab cranes pair.

    The ship has been operated at the Shakhtersk harbour transshipment location since the end of May.

    The Shakhtersk Coal Terminal owned by Eastern Mining Company (Coal Seaport Shakhtersk) for several years shows sustained coal shipments growth, which is attributed largely to the EMC’s investments in its assets, the press release said. In June, coal port of Shakhtersk handled its record volume, 1.1 million tonnes of coal.

    EMC also beefed up its ship-to-ship transshipment fleet adding 8 more ships last year. The mooring reloading complex was overhauled: one outdated loading machine was replaced with three new ones. The company constructed 3,1-km-long conveyor lines to avoid delays in delivering coal cargoes to the harbour transshipment stations.

    EMC says upgrade of the terminal enabled to increase coal shipments in 2017 to 4.6 million tonnes with outlook of 8-million tonne mark in 2018.

    The coal mining development project in the Uglegorsk District is comprehensive and is not limited to machinery and equipment upgrade. Eastern Mining Company is currently completing the construction of border crossing point office at the port of Shakhtersk. Shipment of export coal cargo is accompanied by customs clearance procedure. As of today, coal carriers have to enter before loading and departure, the port of Kholmsk for customs clearance, which causes delays of up to 3 days. Once completed the border crossing /customs clearance checkpoint office the delays and costs will be reduced to a minimum.
    Coal Sea Port of Shakhtersk LLC is the major coal terminal in the region. The company operates specialized reloading machines and 2,000 t/h vessel-loading machine. The Company’s port fleet consists of 1,700 DWT and 3,500 DWT dry-cargo vessels and tugboats. The terminal carries out ship-to-ship transshipment of coal at the harbour anchorage location, loading 60,000DWT bulkers. The terminal handles coal from the Solntsevskiy coal deposit and from the Udarnovskaya coalmine.

    East Mining Company Ltd. is the major coal producer in Sakhalin region coordinating the activities of Solntsevskiy Coal Mine LLC and Coal Sea Port of Shakhtersk LLC. The company implements an investment project to increase production and shipment of coal in the Sakhalin region to 12 million tonnes per year. In March 2018, a EMC’s subsidiary EMC Transport Systems became a resident of the Free Port of Vladivostok and intends to build by 2022 a 28-km-long conveyor line for coal supply from the Solntsevsky Coal Mine to Shakhtersk coal terminal.


2018 September 26

17:55 Yury Kostin to head RF Transport Ministry’s Department of State Policy for Maritime and River Transport
17:36 MOL conducts onboard test of new technology with Rolls Royce
17:06 TenneT contracts DNV GL to certify offshore power substations for Hollandse Kust Zuid wind park
16:42 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to Pakistan / India / Sri Lanka
16:30 ZIM to introduce improvements of its cross-Atlantic services
16:29 Knud E. Hansen creates entirely new design for the ocean factory trawler
16:07 Maersk implements new guidelines on dangerous goods stowage
16:02 ONE, Hapag Lloyd, Yang Ming, CMA CGM, COSCO, OOCL to increase service quality with enhanced Mediterranean - U.S. East Coast service
16:01 RS specifies requirements for fishing vessels
15:38 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping improves rules for fishing vessels
15:03 Pasha Hawaii celebrates steel cutting for M/V George III at Keppel AmFELS
14:40 Ground-breaking ceremony held for Wärtsilä built Hamina LNG terminal
14:04 RB-2186 tugboat of Project 16609 built by Pella Shipyard delivered to the customer in the Far East
13:09 CMA CGM announces Rate Restoration Program for services from Asia to the Middle East Gulf
12:32 NIBULON put into operation its first multipurpose T3500 Project tug
12:09 Austal cuts metal on 117m trimaran for Fred. Olsen
11:45 LNG shipped from Yamal LNG project tops five million tons
11:09 International Seaways announces contract to install scrubbers
10:47 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,450 points
10:30 Brent Crude futures price down 0.12% to $81.16, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.19% to $72.14
10:08 IMO will not delay sulphur 2020 limit
09:51 Port of Riga positioned as an attractive destination for world's major cruise companies
09:39 Arctic Environment Ministers' meeting: Exploring common solutions for the Arctic environment
09:20 Bunker prices continue surging at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:08 Hansa Heavy Lift moves fully assembled Liebherr cranes from Ireland to the UK
08:07 Jumbo awarded transportation & installation contract in Sergipe, Brazil
07:34 Total increases its share in the Danish Underground Consortium

2018 September 25

18:37 Colombo Dockyard achieves recognition at the Presidential Export Award
18:10 Tersan Shipyard (Turkey) lays down lead crab catching and processing ship of Project ST184 for Arktikservis
17:56 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to South Africa
17:36 The Ocean Cleanup chooses Iridium as provider of satellite communications services
17:20 First RITM-200 reactor intended for nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural left for Baltiysky Zavod shipyard
17:06 ABP opens up Humber International Enterprise Park development plans to public
16:57 Shippers suspect sulphur stitch-up
16:29 Kotug Smit Towage performs naming ceremony for tug Southampton
16:20 Portugal joins WISTA International
15:38 Volga Shipping Company named the best in terms of transport security
15:12 Mr. Birkir Hólm Guðnason hired as CEO of Samskip Iceland
14:11 CMA CGM to review sales policy regarding Low Sulphur IMO 2020 Regulation
13:49 NIBULON successfully completed its passenger transportation season
13:11 North Carolina Ports’ terminals resume full commercial operations following hurricane Florence
12:50 Fuel oil prices are going up in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:31 Havila Kystruten selects Havyard to deliver the ship design and extensive equipment package for four new vessels
12:14 European ports welcome Parliament’s explicit support to remove the tax barriers for shore-side electricity for ships
12:01 Long Beach Commission OKs budget for expanded rail yard
11:43 DHT Holdings announces $50 mln scrubber financing
11:32 Nevsky Shipyard takes part in «Marintec Offshore Russia» exhibition
11:00 GTT receives a new order from Samsung Heavy Industries for the tank design of two new LNG carriers
10:55 NYK announces delivery of new wood-chip carrier for Hokuetsu Corporation
10:24 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,434 points
10:01 Brent Crude futures price up 0.2% to $80.69, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.12% to $72.17
09:38 Yaroslavsky Shipyard lays down oil recovery vessel of Project Р2114 for Transneft
09:15 Audit summary report to be considered by Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments

2018 September 24

18:36 DNV GL unveils the complexity of ocean governance in report for the UN Global Compact
18:03 Klaveness Combination Carriers AS announces completion of USD 45.0 million private placement
17:52 Port of Southampton recognised in top 20 under 40 cruise award
17:36 CMA CGM announces GRR from India West Coast to Mozambique
17:03 Metropolitan Plan for Great Newcastle endorses Port of Newcastle vision
16:50 Ust-Luga Container Terminal handles cargo for Nord Stream 2
16:47 Wightlink names its new flagship