• 2019 April 17 10:45

    Yury Gilts appointed as Managing Director of Volga Shipping Company

    Yury Gilts has been appointed Managing Director of Volga Shipping Company JSC from 16 April 2019 in addition to his post of Managing Director of North-Western Shipping Company PJSC, says press center of Volga Shipping Company.

    Yury Gilts was born in Tallinn in 1968. He is a graduate of Saint-Petersburg University of Economics and Finances. Between 1995 and 2001, he was employed by Murmansk Shipping Company OJSC. Between 2001 and 2003 – First Deputy to Director General of Northern Shipping Company OJSC.

    For over a decade Yury Gilts held leading positions at FESCO Transportation Group. Used to take part in management of Rail Garant and RusTransCom groups’ railway assets.

    From August 2017 — Managing Director of North-Western Shipping Company PJSC.

    The appointment of Yury Gilts to the position of Volga Shipping Company’s Managing Director in addition to his post of North-Western Shipping Company’s Managing Director will let enhance centralization of UCL Holding’s shipping business, ensure the development of a common strategy, integrate the best practice and competence in the field of safe shipping, commercial/operational/technical/personnel management as well as consolidate the financial resources.

    Aleksandr Shishkin, who had been heading Volga Shipping Company for more than 19 years will take the position of an Advisor to the General Director of UCL Holding’s Management Company on shipping issues and will focus on his activities at the Board of Directors of Volga Shipping Company.

    The meeting of the Board of Directors held on April 16 elected him as the BoD Chairman. Aleksandr Shishkin was born in 1951. In 1975, he graduated from Gorky Institute of Water Transport Engineers with specialization in marine navigation. Aleksandr Shishkin has been with Volga Shipping Company from 1976, first as a navigator and a master, then from 1995, holding senior positions in shore subdivisions of the company. Between July 2000 and April 2019 — Managing Director of Volga Shipping Company JSC. Honoured Transport Worker of the Russian Federation, he was given the highest industry award, Medal of Merit for Development of Transport Complex in Russia.

    Volga Shipping Company JSC is one of the biggest transport companies in Russia. It was founded in 1843. The company transports cargoes along rivers and lakes of the country and on international routes. In 2018, Volga Shipping Company carried 10.8 million tonnes of cargo.

    North-Western Shipping Company PJSC, is the largest carrier in the Russian system of waterways, specializing in export/import shipping of bulk, general and project cargoes, towage of oversized cargo and crafts. In 2018, the company carried 5 million tonnes of cargo.

    Both are companies of VBTH, shipping division of Universal Cargo Logistics Holding, international transportation group consolidating a number of railway, stevedoring shipping and logistic companies.




2019 July 19

18:10 NYK holds fleet safety promotion conferences for shipowners and ship-management companies
18:04 Incat Tasmania exports new 111 metre ferry to Spain
17:49 World's largest air-cushioned landing craft takes part in Navy Day parade rehearsal in Baltiysk
17:25 Caspian Flotilla ship crews prepare for Naval Parade
17:03 FortisBC secures first export contract for Tilbury LNG facility
16:22 Project documentation for construction of Nizhny Novgorod hydroengineering facility completed - Victor Vovk
16:03 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to East and South Africa
15:50 East Mining Company to invest RUB 11.5 billion in development of its coal project in Sakhalin
15:33 Moby names Damen ASD Tug 2813 Vincenzino O. in Cagliari
15:12 Cargotec posts financial report for January–June 2019
14:47 Blagoveshchensk shipyard completed state trials of hydrographic survey vessel of Project 19910
14:33 NYK recognized for implementation of advanced navigation support tool
14:12 Global Ship Lease announces new charter agreement
13:51 150 graduates of Moscow State Water Transport Academy awarded with diplomas
13:30 RF Government includes NOVATEK’s LNG terminal project into area planning scheme
13:12 Port of Long Beach releases draft Master Plan update
13:07 Epic Gas Ltd. completes acquisition of two vessels of four LPG carriers
12:24 USCG finds federal fisheries violations aboard 5 recreational fishing vessels
12:11 IMO Council condemns tanker attacks in Strait of Hormuz and Sea of Oman
11:31 Naval Group reports order intake growth in H1 to 3.9bn euro
11:14 Ice-breaking LNG carrier for Yamal LNG Project named NIKOLAY URVANTSEV
10:58 Minister of Transport of Malaysia visits World Maritime University
10:26 Saudi Arabia accedes to two important IMO treaties
09:55 Bunker prices are slightly down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:50 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 19
09:33 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.91% to $63.11, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.48% to $56.12
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,130 points

2019 July 18

18:05 Future expectations for MPS Terminal 3 in the port in Tema outlined with Government delegation
17:24 PGNiG acquires interest in another gas field in the North Sea
17:18 DNV GL supports 2020 sulphur compliance with online Ship Implementation Plan
17:05 OOCL announces new Middle East / Indian Subcontinent – North Europe Service
16:35 Consortium including DEME and Jan De Nul explores pioneering high-wave offshore solar technology
16:07 Large maritime market players join hands to create high-wave offshore solar panels
15:52 State Duma makes it easier for foreign tourists to visit Russia’s Arctic
15:35 Incat Tasmania delivers new 111-metre ferry to Spain operator Naviera Armas
15:18 Hapag-Lloyd launches South-East India – Europe Express Service // IEX to start operations in October 2019
15:01 Operation ATALANTA welcomes ESPS CANARIAS
14:26 Bunker prices are slightly down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
14:00 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Selina with Ausca
13:44 PortNews Media Group's anniversary celebration photo release
13:22 Aleksey Khaidukov as President of Novoship
13:00 Global Ports Holding invites proposals for Duty Free and Travel Retail operations at Malaga, Zadar, Cagliari and Catania cruise ports
12:47 East Mining Company eyes arranging offshore transshipment of coal in Kamchatka under Tata project
12:09 Wärtsilä posts financial results for January-June 2019
11:53 Construction of LNG-powered icebreakers to be financed by NOVATEK – Vyacheslav Ruksha
11:31 RF Deputy PM Maksim Akimov set a task to begin dredging in the Gulf of Ob not later than on 1 August 2019
11:09 Port of Muuga strengthened with new ferry connection to Finland
10:48 Primorsky MRC terminal to offer fully closed transshipment of loose cargo
10:30 MAN Energy Solutions gets subsea compression FEED order from Chevron
10:09 Port of Lowestoft names new state-of-the-art pilot boat
09:56 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 18
09:50 APM Terminals Callao launches Peru’s first digital customer platform
09:34 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.17% to $63.77, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.02% to $56.79
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,064 points

2019 July 17

18:13 USCG responds to boat collision, assists 4 injured
17:55 LNG vessels to protect environment and increase container turnover at the Port of Riga
17:32 YAMAL LNG obtains certification for the new ISO 45001:2018 and confirms compliance with ISO 14001:2015
17:03 Qatargas delivers 3000th LNG cargo to Japan
16:48 Maslovoz-2 tanker left floating dock of Novorossiysk Ship Repair Yard
16:21 Krasnoye Sormovo delivers the Aleksandr Zuyev, dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59, to STLC