• 2018 September 25 13:49

    NIBULON successfully completed its passenger transportation season

    On September 15, NIBULON finished the 2018 season of passenger transportation, the company says in its press release. During the season, the company transported about 24,000 passengers, and 13,390 of them were transported by the route Mykolaiv – the Kinburn Spit – Ochakiv.

    Despite the fact that passenger transportation is a relatively new and not a major activity of NIBULON, which the company took up performing on a regular basis last year, NIBULON’s specialists were very scrupulous about the 2018 season opening. 

    The strategy to organize regular passenger transportation in 2018 was based on the results of work and experience gained during last year's navigation. While making changes to timetable, ticket booking system and service, we also tried to take into account the overwhelming majority of our passengers’ comments and make passenger transportation accessible to as many people as possible. In particular, due to the increase in the company's passenger fleet, two trips (a couple hours apart) to the Kinburn Spit were arranged each day off, so that our city visitors from other regions, who arrived mainly by Kyiv train, could get there. For convenience of passengers, we have equipped a station with benches, as well as a floating berth on Kabotazhnyi Mol in Mykolaiv (hydrofoils start their trips to the Kinburn Spit there).

    In addition, this year, the company has launched passenger trips by the route Ochakiv – the Kinburn Spit, which could not be launched last year due to lack of certified and properly equipped berths. As always, NIBULON solved this problem on its own. The berth of 100 m was installed at the town beach by NIBULON’s specialists with the help of the company’s fleet and diving service. The berth doesn’t affect the ecosystem. It is similar to those ones installed at the Kinburn Spit and in Mykolaiv on Kabotazhnyi Mol. While installing the berth, the company’s specialists also trawled the water area at NIBULON’s expense. They also measured the depths in the area of the berth installation site for safe mooring of passenger vessels. This summer, it was possible to reach the Ukrainian Maldives by a comfortable, safe and high-speed vessel both from Mykolaiv and Ochakiv (there is no need to get there with the help of not reliable watercrafts that stop at a distance of a few tens of meters from the shore, and then you are waist-deep in cold water).

    The routes Voznesensk – Kovalivka – Nova Odesa – Mykolaiv and Nova Kakhovka – Kherson were very popular with passengers this season. In summer, it is a much more comfortable way to get to regional centers by NIBULON Express passenger vessels rather than by packed buses, especially taking into account current state of roads. Plus the price is fair. In particular, to make river transport available to as many people as possible, the company reduced the fare for the route Voznesensk – Mykolaiv to UAH 78, which is cheaper than bus fare.

    NIBULON’s shipping company performed charitable trips by inland waterways for children, ATO participants, civil servants, as well as for visitors of the international exhibitions “Shipbuilding-2018” and “Water Transport”, which took place at NIBULON shipbuilding and repair yard on May 23-24, in order to attract attention to the problems of the river industry and to promote passenger transportation. As part of these measures, about 4,000 people were transported for free.

    NIBULON has returned the fashion for passenger transportation by water. Water transport becomes a favourite mode of transport among passengers. However, it should be noted that without abolishing the excise tax on fuel (or compensation), lockage, payment for passing through bridges, rental payment for water use, etc., which hamper water transportation development in Ukraine, without stopping smuggling of fuel, there will be no river transport and transportation development.  

    This year, due to the great attention paid to regular trips of high-speed and comfortable NIBULON Expresspassenger vessels, we have decided to create a separate page on Facebook where you can find up-to-date information on routes, timetable, fare, ordering pleasure trips, etc., as well as ask questions, write your comments and suggestions that will help us to improve the quality of our services. We have received a lot of positive comments, wishes, and suggestions in this short period of time.




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