• 2019 March 1 09:21

    Kronotsky Nature Reserve geyser named “Vostochny-45” after Vostochny Port JSC, celebrating its 45th anniversary

    FSBI Kronotsky State Nature Reserve (Kronotsky Nature Reserve, Kamchatka Territory) of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on February 28 issued a certificate of naming "Vostochny-45" of a geyser located in the Valley of Geysers of Kronotsky Reserve in honor of the 45th anniversary of Vostochny Port JSC . The corresponding document was signed by Peter Shipilenko, Director of the FSBI Kronotsky State Nature Biosphere Reserve.

    To name the geyser after of the company’s anniversary was initiated by Managing Port Company, the largest in Russia coal port holding and the group which Vostochny Port is part of, as well as Rosterminalgul that is based in Russia’s Baltic region.

    The corresponding certificate was acquired at a charity auction held on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum 2018. The funds raised at the auction were used to support the projects protecting endangered spices of the Russian Far East.

    The Kronotsky Nature Reserve is one of the oldest reserves in Russia. The Kronotsky was established on November 1, 1934 in the eastern part of the Kamchatka Peninsula. Since 1985, the reserve is part of the international network of biosphere reserves. In 1996, the unique reserve was included in the list of UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites.

    There are 25 volcanoes (8 of them are active) in the Kronotsky Nature Reserve, as well as the legendary Valley of Geysers which is the only geyser field in Eurasia and the second of five largest concentration of geysers in the world. On a small section, One can find here all known forms of the geothermal activity, including permanent and intermittent boiling springs, hot lakes, mud volcanoes and caldrons, thermal platforms and steam jets all packed into a small space in the canyon of the mountain river Geyzernaya. And geysers – boiling springs, periodically spewing a vaporous water mix. There are over 50 such geysers in the Valley.

    The specially protected nature area is home to 54 species of mammals. In Kamchatka, only the Kronotsky has preserved a population of wild reindeer. It is home to one of the world's largest protected populations of the brown bear, numbering more than 800 individuals. Each year, 40 to 60 white-shouldered eagles, the largest birds of prey of the Far East, produce their offspring on the territory of the Kronotsky. The water area of the Kronotsky Reserve is inhabited by more than 20 species of marine mammals: cetaceans, seals and sea otters. Many animals are listed in the Red Book of Russia. There are thousands of seabird colonies on the islands and the coast.

    Every year Kronotsky Reserve is visited by more than 6000 Russian and foreign tourists. The educational tourism main principle is to preserve and show. Scientists constantly monitor the state of unique ecosystems. Based on these studies, they determine the visiting regime, which is safe for the preservation of the local wild nature.

    The largest Russian dedicated coal terminal of Vostochny Port celebrated February 28th the 45-year anniversary of its foundation. Vostochny Port AO is a company of the largest port holding company in Russia, Port Management Company, along with Rosterminalugol JSC based in Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region. The total coal throughput at the terminals of Port Management Company reaches some 50 million tonnes a year which accounts for more than a third of Russia’s seaborne coal exports. The commodity is exported through Vostochny Port and Rosterminalugol terminals to more than 30 countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. PMC’s main focus is the application the all innovative technology available to handle coal most effectively. The company invests heavily in modernization of high-tech equipment and environmental sustainability of its enterprises.

2019 May 19

16:51 Hamburg Süd strengthens its product portfolio on the Europe–Central America, Caribbean and South America West Coast trade
15:47 CMA CGM to implement FAK rates for Asia to the Middle East Gulf, Asia to Pakistan / India / Sri Lanka trades
14:12 NYK develops Japan’s first additive for fuel oil compliant with 2020 SOx regulation
13:32 Hapag-Lloyd to restructure its Service Portfolio to/from Caribbean, Central America and SAWC
12:14 CMA CGM announces new FAK rates on Asia - North Europe service
11:06 USCG rescues 3 from sinking sailboat off Hatteras Inlet
10:16 PSA’s BMCT and CITPL hold Hyderabad trade meet

2019 May 18

15:12 CMA CGM launches the Reefer Pharma division for the temperature-controlled transportation of pharmaceutical products
14:51 DNO completes USD 400M bond placement
13:02 AAL delivers from China four RTGs to Port of Felixstowe
12:31 USCG deploys containment, collection system at Mississippi Canyon 20 site
11:07 Kotug Smit performs naming ceremony for tug ‘Buffalo’

2019 May 17

18:22 Maersk launches new CLX service, optimized West Coast Latin America - NE network
17:49 Madrid, Spain to host the International Cruise Summit on 27-28 November 2019
17:14 Krasnoye Sormovo delivers Idel-1, sixth ship of Project RSD59 series ordered by STLC
16:40 MPC Capital AG announces key figures for the 1st quarter 2019
16:16 Vyborg Shipyard launches second serial trawler of Project KMT01 built for Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet
15:58 Leningrad Region presented layout of multimodal transport and logistics center at Bronka port
15:27 Nord Stream 2 AG submitted third permit application and EIA to DEA
15:04 Klaveness Combination Carriers ASA declares two options for the construction of the seventh and eight CLEANBU combination carrier with Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding
14:49 Marine Rescue Service takes delivery of Bakhtemir, lead ship in a series of four multifunctional salvage tugs of Project MPSV12
14:20 Net profit of Port Vanino for 1Q’19 calculated under RAS grew by 39.8% to RUB 562.34 million
14:03 Damen and De Beers Marine Namibia formalise new relationship, with Mangalia yard centre stage
13:58 IMO held national maritime transport policy training for Saint Kitts and Nevis
13:35 BC Ferries to implement fuel surcharge of 1.5 per cent on June 1 2019
13:21 Bunker prices started going up at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
13:09 Grimaldi Group's ro/ro vessel Grande Europa was hit by a fire
12:52 PGNiG Group posts over one billion in net profit for the first quarter of 2019
12:30 Maersk Product Tankers completes sale and leaseback agreement
12:09 DEME Offshore awarded major Hornsea Two contract for foundation and turbine installation
11:43 Taganrog Sea Commercial Port handled 323,000 tonnes 1Q’2019
11:30 LR to support the Italian Shipping Community through RO status
11:09 CMA CGM announces General Rate Restoration from Asia to West Africa
10:48 Northern Fleet ASW Severomorsk completed training in Norwegian sea
10:30 MODEC commissioned MAN Energy Solutions to supply a total of six compressor trains for a new FPSO vessel in the Gulf of Mexico
10:09 Secretary General of IMO to outline future of ocean regulations at Nor-Shipping 2019
09:51 Port of Tallinn Group’s revenue in 1Q’19 amounted to EUR 28.5 million, profit to 11.0 million
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.33% to $72.86, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.45% to $63.15
09:30 ECSA marks the European Maritime Day 2019
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is flat at 1,032 points
08:25 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, May 17

2019 May 16

18:05 RAS net profit of Russian Railways for 1Q’19 up 1.9 times YoY to RUB 17.7 billion
17:50 BPO shares Baltic experience and discusses market trends at Global Liner Shipping
17:27 BIMCO to publish industry’s first offshore decommissioning contract
16:38 LUKOIL drills record breaking wells at D41 in the Baltic Sea
16:16 USCG, FEMA, Cal OES meet to discuss emergency response in San Francisco
15:34 Throughput of Tuapse Sea Commercial Port in 1Q’2019 grew by 8% YoY to 4.2 million tonnes
15:11 Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg handled 202,300 TEUs in 1Q’2019, up 20% YoY
14:49 IAPH World Ports Conference concludes successfully in Guangzhou
14:17 The AEC welcomes new chair, signs MoU with Arctic Council
13:53 Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port handled 93,800 tonnes of cargo in Jan-Apr’19, up 9.6% Y-o-Y
13:30 Rosmorrechflot: Ambal ferry to enter the Baltijsk-Ust-Luga line till the end of the week
13:05 Shipyard De Hoop delivers cruise vessel ‘Celebrity Flora’ to Celebrity Cruises
12:44 Finland to deposit its instrument of accession to HNS Convention after major countries receiving hazardous substances accept it
12:22 Maiden call of Celebrity Edge at the Port of Southampton marked with traditional plaque & key ceremony
12:00 Şadan Kaptanoğlu elected BIMCO President
11:36 Bunker prices show no considerable changes at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:13 Maunu Visuri appointed as President and CEO of Arctia Ltd
11:01 Long Beach Harbor Commission appoints Director of Finance
10:51 Kitack Lim to outline future of ocean regulations at Nor-Shipping 2019