• 2018 September 13 17:54

    Vladimir Putin and leaders of four countries award winners of SCF Far East Tall Ships Regatta 2018

    On 12 September 2018 in Vladivostok, during the 4th Eastern Economic Forum, an awards ceremony was held for winners of the SCF Far East Tall Ships Regatta, the title sponsor of which is PAO Sovcomflot.

    AS Sovcomflot says in a press release, the ceremony was attended by: Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, under the patronage of which this international competition is held; Shinzo Abe, Japan's Prime Minister; Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China; Lee Nak-yeon, Prime Minister of South Korea and Khaltmaagiin Battulga, President of Mongolia.

    Vladimir Putin presented Sergey Vorobiev, Master of the sailing ship Nadezhda, the prize for first place, which the Russian ship won amongst Class A tall ships during the race from Yeosu port (South Korea) to Vladivostok.

    Shinzo Abe presented representatives of the sailing ship Koreana (South Korea) with the "International Marine Brotherhood" award. Lee Nak-yeon awarded the crew of Kaiwo Maru (Japan) the prize "For contribution to the development of sailing traditions and seamanship". Seafarers of the sailing ship Qingdao Team (P.R.C.) were awarded the prize "For Will to Win" by Khaltmaagiin Battulga.  Xi Jinping presented awards to Sofia Danilenko and Ilya Soloveychik, winners of the children's and youth regatta, in which representatives of regional sailing clubs and schools participated.

    A number of the competition's participants also received awards at the regatta’s closing ceremony held the same day at the Korabelnaya embankment in Vladivostok. The event was attended by: 
    • Igor Tkachenko, Deputy Head of the administration of Vladivostok; 
    • Igor Tonkovidov, Executive Vice-President and COO/CTO of Sovcomflot;  
    • Einar Corwin, Race Chairman; 
    • Mike Bowles, Race Director; 
    • Mikhail Ermakov, President of the Sailing Federation of the Primorsk Region.

    The winner of one of the most prestigious Regatta awards, "Prize of Friendship", for a considerable contribution to the development of international cooperation and mutual understanding was the crew of the tall ship Bima Suci (Indonesia). Igor Tonkovidov also presented the Captain of the Indonesian ship with a special memorable gift in celebration of the first ship's birthday following her construction in September 2017.

    The prize for first place in the race of sailing ships of classes B and D was presented to the crew of Koreana. Meanwhile, Ami (Japan) and Komandor Bering (Russia) were awarded the second and the third prizes, respectively.

    Within the ceremony the winner of the Future Green Ocean Competition was also announced. It is a competition of photos compiled by the ships' crew and devoted to protection of the sea environment. The winner is Konstantin Nortsev, cadet of the Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University, who took part in the Regatta as a member of  Nadezhda's crew.

    On 14 September the Regatta will end with a Parade of Sails: all participating ships will parade along Amur Bay with sails and dressing flags hoisted.

    The main objective of the regatta is to increase interest in the maritime profession among young people, to promote a healthy lifestyle, to support maritime education and to develop international cooperation and good neighbourly relations.

    The regatta is organised by Sail Training International and Tall Ship Association of Russia. 

    PAO Sovcomflot (SCF) is the title sponsor of the regatta. The company pays special attention to water sports that increase young people's interest in the maritime profession. With the support of the company, the international tall ship regattas are held in Russia on a regular basis. The first one was held in the Baltic Region in 2009, with Saint Petersburg being one of the host ports. In 2014 a regatta was held in the Black Sea for the first time, with Novorossiysk and Sochi as participating cities. It was followed by the second SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016 and in 2018 it was decided to hold such a competition in the Asia Pacific for the first time. 
      
    Official partners of the Regatta are PJSC Transneft and PAO Sberbank, special partners are Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd., NYK Line, Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., partner of the Regatta events is IPJSC Ingosstrakh. All Regatta events are supported by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, administration of Primorsky Territory and Vladivostok municipal administration.

    PAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) is one of the world's leading shipping companies, specialising in the transportation of crude oil, petroleum products, and liquefied gas, as well as the servicing of offshore oil and gas exploration and production. The company’s own and chartered fleet includes 147 vessels with a total deadweight of 12.7 million tonnes. 79 vessels have an ice class.

    Sovcomflot is involved in servicing large oil and gas projects in Russia and around the world: Sakhalin-1; Sakhalin-2; Varandey; Prirazlomnoye; Novy Port; Yamal LNG, and Tangguh (Indonesia). The company is headquartered in Saint Petersburg, with offices in Moscow, Novorossiysk, Murmansk, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, London, Limassol, and Dubai.




2018 September 26

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
16:45 Bomin exits the bunker markets in Singapore and Antwerp
16:43 Hamburg and St. Petersburg strengthen cooperation at the Port Evening
16:33 DNV GL ends operations in Iran by 4th November
16:19 Vladimir Panchenko dredger built by Shipbuilding - Ship Repair Corporation features local content of 90%
16:03 IMO sadness over Nyerere casualty
15:47 Moby Dik terminal starts handling vessels of Sea Connect line
15:33 Wärtsilä inaugurates upgraded EGC test facilities in Norway
15:20 ESPO wants more ambition on harmonisation of data, while maintaining flexibility in reporting systems
15:03 Vinalines to build 2 terminals at $299 mln in Lach Huyen Port
14:46 Port of Antwerp presents smart port of the future at Supernova
14:33 DFDS Seaways raises capacity on route Zeebrugge - Norway
14:18 Feasibility study of concession of state stevedoring companies «Olvia» and «Kherson» presented for acquaintance to potential investors
14:03 Norway’s largest cruise port of Bergen to build Europe’s largest onshore power supply facility
13:59 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg named one of the best transport infrastructure facilities
13:34 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 21,529 in RF spot market
13:11 Okskaya Sudoverf lays down fourth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M
12:45 NOVATEK shipped first LNG cargo to Brazil