• 2019 January 30 16:43

    NIBULON’s shipping company transported over 2.8 million tons of cargo by inland waterways

    NIBULON says its shipping company performed 660 cargo trips during navigation season of 2018, having transported more than 2.8 million tons by inland waterways. This index grew by 24 %, compared to previous year. In particular, NIBULON’s shipping company transported more than 1.9 million tons of cargoes along the Dnipro River and about 600 thousand tons along the Southern Buh River. The indices grew by 24 % and 37 % respectively, against the results of 2017. Services and transportation along the BDLC to the outer roads comprised 300 thousand tons.  

    In December 2018, NIBULON’s shipping company transported a record volume of cargoes along the Dnipro River – almost 200 thousand tons.

    In total, last year NIBULON’s shipping company handled 105 vessels, having loaded about 30 large-capacity vessels in the outer roads (without calling at ports).  

    According to Oleksandr Taranovskyi, deputy director of NIBULON’s shipping company, such high results were achieved due to the formation of more efficient convoys of non-self-propelled vessels and tugs, the maximal use of cargo capacity of non-self-propelled vessels depending on available water levels on the rivers, expansion of the company’s fleet and improvement of shipbuilding projects under construction,  in particular the construction of vessels with larger cargo capacity and more high-capacity tugs. Two 100-m non-self-propelled B5000 project vessels with cargo capacity of 5,000 tons each and two multipurpose T3500 project tugs of 3500 hp (launched and put into operation in 2018) have significantly increased NIBULON’s shipping company. 

    In addition, dredging operations on the Southern Buh River, the next stage of which was completed on April 4, 2018, enabled the company to load the non-self-propelled B2000 project vessels that were designed for operation on the Southern Buh River to their full load, thereby reducing the number of cargo trips and transportation costs. In turn, this frees the company’s tugs and non-self-propelled vessels to perform other cargo trips.

    It should be noted that the year 2018 was marked for NIBULON’s shipping company by not only a significant increase in the volumes of transportation, but also an increase in the types of goods transported. NIBULON’s shipping company transports not only grain but also other cargoes, such as Kherson watermelons and melons, metal, building materials (sand, piles, etc.), and coal. In November 2018, NIBULON’s fleet mastered transportation of bulky cargo, namely an iron ore roasting kiln. The fleet transported it from Kherson Sea Port to Poltava Ore Mining and Processing Plant (Horishni Plavni, Poltava region).

    NIBULON’s shipping company has transported about 13.2 million tons of cargoes over the period of its existence. Therefore, 550 thousand trucks have been removed from the country’s roads.

    It should be noted that such record figures are achieved by our company even despite the excessive tax burden on water transport. In 2018, NIBULON paid more than UAH 98 million of taxes and dues for the operation of its water transport. In particular, NIBULON paid almost UAH 59 million of the excise tax on fuel used only by water transport, about UAH 10 million of rental payment for water use, UAH 6 million of port dues, UAH 2 million for lockage along the Dnipro Cascade, UAH 520 thousand for radio frequency monitoring and rental payment for the use of radio frequency resource, UAH 229 thousand for services of the Shipping Register of Ukraine, and UAH 20.5 million of the unified social tax. Thus, we pay UAH 35 of taxes and dues for every ton of cargo transported by water transport.

    It is the excessive tax burden that makes river transport in Ukraine the most expensive, and therefore, uncompetitive mode of transport, as compared to rail and road transport. Therefore, only NIBULON builds modern vessels using Ukrainian metal at the Ukrainian shipbuilding yard; then the vessels fly the Ukrainian flag on the Ukrainian rivers. We constantly emphasize that the reduction of the excessive tax burden on water transport will not only successfully develop river cargo and passenger navigation in Ukraine, but also give impetus to the revival of national shipbuilding and other sectors of the economy. And this, in turn, will stimulate the emergence of such companies as NIBULON.

2019 November 13

18:07 LR and Seabury Maritime partner to tackle OPEX and CAPEX challenges
17:55 Gasum acquires AGA’s Clean Energy business and Nauticor’s Marine Bunkering business from Linde AG
17:36 Rolls-Royce and luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker sign frame agreement for MTU engines
17:18 Next-generation controller platform ‘Triton’ successfully passes TAT in Japan using latest ME-engine control system
17:04 LNG market expectations will be framed at the 6th International LNG Congress
16:54 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-Oct’2019 fell by 21% Y-o-Y to 9.34 million tonnes
16:28 Throughput of port Vyborg in Jan-Oct’2019 fell by 35% Y-o-Y to 1 million tonnes
16:03 MSC Cruises christens MSC Grandiosa
15:29 Innovative solutions for remote inspection: RINA and Kiber team up
15:03 Klaveness to focus their Dry Bulk operator activity on the Panamax to Post-Panamax segment
14:57 Throughput of port Vysotsk in Jan-Oct'2019 climbed by 5% Y-o-Y to 16.15 million tonnes
14:16 HHLA reports 4% growth in container volume to 5.7 million TEUs, revenue up 8.3% to 1 bn euros in Jan-Sept, 2019
13:33 Throughput of port Primorsk in Jan-Oct’2019 grew by 17% Y-o-Y to 51.84 million tonnes
13:12 Ten ports in the Nordic Region agreed upon a declaration focusing on sustainable port management
13:12 Cargo traffic in Ob-Irtysh Basin slightly down to 7.7 million tonnes
12:49 Port of Ust-Luga handled 87.49 million tonnes of cargo in 10M’19, up 7% Y-o-Y
12:24 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg in 10M'2019 grew by 2% to 50.00 million tonnes
12:00 EIB agrees to provide EUR 140 million to support expansion and upgrading of the Port of Piraeus
11:57 MPC Capital acquires stake in tanker specialist Albis Shipping & Transport
11:33 Port of Southampton welcomes MSC Grandiosa on her UK launch
11:08 Net profit of Commercial Port of Vladivostok for 9M’19 totaled RUB 4.64 billion, up 38.7% YoY
10:17 Port of San Diego to add seven alternative fuel vehicles to its work fleet
10:16 Environmental legislation on maritime transport will be reformed – focus on waste management
09:50 Bunker market at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia sees mixed price movements (graph)
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.37% to $61.83, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.33% to $56.61
09:25 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 13
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,354 points

2019 November 12

18:06 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from China to Middle East including Red Sea
17:51 Admiral Makarov SUMIS participates in the international investigative project on oil spill response
17:36 Black Bear Carbon announces Port of Rotterdam as preferred location for new rCB plant in The Netherlands
17:20 Throughput of Russian seaports in 10M'2019 grew by 3.2% to 701.6 million tonnes of cargo (detalization)
17:06 MODEC, Mitsui, MOL and Marubeni to proceed with the deepwater FPSO charter project for Búzios field of Brazilian offshore pre-salt oil field
17:05 Peninsula Petroleum Group says is ready for IMO 2020
16:38 Metrans receives the first of ten new Vectron locomotives
15:59 New Joint Guidelines from ICS and OCIMF to improve safety in polar waters
15:31 Diesel submarine of RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet participates in exercised in the Sea of Japan
15:04 NMDC to complete fleet-wide conversion to Thordon seawater lubricated composite cutter shaft bearings
14:38 Krasnoye Sormovo delivers dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59, Aleksandr Sokolov
14:03 Damen Marine Components receives steering system contract for SunStone’s fifth Infinity-class 200 pax polar expedition cruise ship
13:35 Glavgosexpertiza of Russia approves survey findings under project for port construction on Novaya Zemlya
13:09 The Port of Gdansk connects Poland and Singapore
13:06 Bunker prices go down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:43 NMDC to complete fleet-wide conversion to Thordon seawater lubricated composite cutter shaft bearings
12:28 Admiral Makarov SUMIS confirmed unique competence in dynamic positioning operators training
11:44 RINA works with the National Technical University of Athens to support the future Young Engineers in Greece
11:19 IMO launches online tool to smooth reporting formalities
10:47 Montreal, Canada to host 16th Arctic Shipping Summit on 11-12 March 2020
10:25 Number of new watercraft registrations increasing in Finland
10:23 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 12
10:01 Hydrographic surveys in the Vuoksi river system to ensure safe navigation
09:42 Fleet Xpress agreement marks new stage in Bourbon digitalisation strategy for offshore
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.11% to $62.26, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.11% to $56.92
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,345 points

2019 November 11

18:33 Alfa Laval opens new global Innovation & Test center outside Copenhagen
18:03 ABS issues industry-leading guide for firefighting for cargo areas of container carriers
17:54 Yantar shipyard launches lead rescue ship of Project 23700 named Voyevoda
17:48 Massterly and the future of autonomous shipping
17:25 Throughput of Russian seaports in 10M’19 grew by 3.2% to 701.48 million tonnes
17:03 Wärtsilä and PSA Marine achieve breakthrough in IntelliTug project
16:44 University of Rochester create a metallic structure that won't sink