• 2019 April 17 15:04

    Murmansk Commercial Seaport commissions dust and wind shields

    On April 3, the first stage of a large-scale dust and wind shield environmental project was officially commissioned at the Arctic berth of the Murmansk Commercial seaport, SUEK says in a press release. 

    The event was attended by Alexander Masko, General Director of the Murmansk Commercial seaport, Andrey Chibis, Acting Governor of the Murmansk region, Sergei Dubovoy, Chairman of the Murmansk Regional Duma, Andrey Sysoev, Head of Murmansk City Administration, and Sergey Pokrovsky, First Deputy General Director of the Murmansk Commercial seaport.

    ‘Today we witness a historic event: the completion of the first stage of dust and wind shields. The project is fully adapted to our severe weather and received a vote of confidence from Glavgosexpertiza (Russia's Main Department of State Expertise). Having studied the positive experience of the best global stevedoring companies, we developed a revolutionary structure, which cannot be found in any Russian port,’ Alexander Masko said in his speech.

    Dust and wind shields are being constructed as part of a large-scale environmental programme delivered by the Murmansk Seaport with a total financing in excess of $45.8m. The length of the first stage structures is 568 metres. The second and third stages will add another 1,336 metres. The Murmansk Commercial seaport will invest over $10.6m in the project. General Director of the port thanked all the port workers and colleagues from contracting organisations for investing their efforts and knowledge in the construction of these shields.

    Murmansk Commercial seaport is a priority for us as the basis for the development of the Northern Sea Route. I am pleased to see that SUEK strives not only to increase shipment figures but also cares about the environment. I hope that their analysis of international experience has enabled them to construct a facility that will minimise the environmental impact on our city and its inhabitants,’ the Acting Governor of the Murmansk region Andrey Chibis said.

    A new meeting dedicated to new ways of expanding cooperation with the city's primary taxpayer will be shortly held.

    ‘Today’s event is a milestone for all residents of the region. The port contributes very significantly to the development of our harsh polar region. Unfortunately, the industrial development of the territory affects the quality of the environment. Today, we have to state a heavy impact on the Arctic ecosystem. Nobody is able to immediately solve this problem that has been there for many years,’ Chairman of the Murmansk Regional Duma, Sergey Dubovoy, said.

    The parliamentarian noted the solidary position of the regional authorities and companies operating in Murmansk: they are interested in improving the quality of the environment. The head of the regional parliament thanked the port management and all those participating in this important project.

    ‘Only in harmony with our fragile northern nature, with reliance on a smart, people-oriented policy, can we achieve ambitious goals and search for new growth points,’ Sergey Dubovoy said.

    ‘Let me remind you that the city of Murmansk was built around the port, and not vice versa. In recent years, we have witnessed a true renaissance of the port and, consequently, the economic revival of our city. Murmansk Commercial seaport tackles environmental issues step by step. This is exemplified by such amazing structures as dust and wind shields,’ Andrey Sysoev, Head of Murmansk City Administration, added.

    According to him, the relationship of the city with the port is built on close cooperation in compliance with the signed agreement, based on systematic, serious and efficient measures.

    According to Oleg Titberia, General Director of SMM (company specialising in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of heavy lifting equipment for ports), the constructed dust and wind shields are an example of the comprehensive scientific approach of the company and Russian environmental scientists who extensively study the experience of building such structures by the largest international terminals.

    The Murmansk Commercial seaport has already started further work on the construction of dust and wind shields. Their completion is scheduled for 2020.

    Murmansk Commercial seaport provides access to the Atlantic Ocean and the ports of western Europe, the Mediterranean and the east coast of the US. SUEK Group owns 100% of the voting shares in the Murmansk Commercial seaport.




2019 April 22

18:29 President Vladimir Putin to kick off loading of an LNG cargo to Coral Anthelia in Vysotsk, April 24
18:04 Bahri explores maritime opportunities in Africa at Logismed
16:57 Federation Council approves the crab fishing quotas bill
14:45 Newspaper of Sea Port of St. Petersburg receives Best Corporate Edition 2018 Award
14:27 MOL to install AR navigation system on 21 VLCCs
14:26 Spot market price for Russian M100 product ended week lower at an average of RUB 19,431 pmt
13:07 Nobel Bros Shipyard re-launches refurbished pusher OTA-953
13:01 Seadrill Partners LLC receives early termination notice for the West Capricorn contract
12:06 Rosmorport invites to submit proposals for LS marine fuel supply at Sakhalin based Port of Shakhtersk
12:00 BP and partners sanction $6 billion Azeri Central East development offshore Azerbaijan
11:10 Int’l Neva 2019 Expo to present the hall of small crafts building achievements
11:00 Saudi Aramco to acquire Shell’s share of the SASREF refining joint venture
10:26 Crude oil futures soar to $ 73,81 (Brent) and to $ 65,53 (WTI)
10:05 DEME Offshore announces Moray East wind farm Tier One suppliers
09:58 Eni, CDP, Fincantieri and Terna join forces to develop power plants on an industrial scale
08:25 Mitsubishi Shipbuilding holds christening ceremony for next-generation LNG carrier "Diamond Gas Sakura"

2019 April 21

15:38 WheelHouse names Ian Morris as Vice President of Operations
14:34 CMA CGM to implement FAK rates from West Med, Adriatic, Black Sea and East Med to Far East, Middle East Gulf and Red Sea
12:37 USCG offloads 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana
11:31 CMA CGM hikes rates on Asia to Kenya, Tanzania service
11:07 Kinder Morgan raises dividend by 25%, announces Q1 2019 results

2019 April 20

16:31 CMA CGM announces FAK rates for Asia - the Middle East Gulf trade
15:02 MOL pledges support for Mozambique in wake of devastating cyclone
14:42 USCG Cutter Waesche crew returns home after 95-day counter-narcotics patrol
13:27 CMA CGM announces FAK rates for Asia to Pakistan / India / Sri Lanka trade
13:12 Carnival Cruise Line, CFVI unveil revitalized Griffith Park in St. Thomas for local children
12:26 BC Ferries celebrates Earth Day with the return of the Spirit of Vancouver Island
11:04 Certification of Arkona offshore wind farm by DNV GL confirms safe and reliable power supply
10:49 Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation announces $103.2 million sale and leaseback transaction
10:38 Boskalis acquires EUR 75M dredging contracts in Indonesia

2019 April 19

18:07 Keppel posts net profit of S$203M in 1Q 2019
17:28 Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg to complete Phase 1 of Berth No7 reconstruction in summer 2019
17:04 Saudi Aramco partners with the Saudi Contractors Authority fostering collaboration at ‘Future Projects Forum’
16:57 BAE Systems Jacksonville secures Navy's conntract mod for DDG 117
15:04 Hyundai LNG Shipping announces order for one VLGC at HHI
14:55 Marina for 100 yachts to be built in Feodosia by Firm “TES” LLC
14:10 C-Fenna successfully completes Fugro 1200 jackup towing operations
13:32 ESPO congratulates Port of Huelva for renewing EcoPorts’ environmental management standard
13:07 Spirit of Vancouver Island vessel returns to service after mid-life upgrade including conversion to natural gas
12:44 New High Bay Container Storage system launched as “BOXBAY”
12:10 ABS teams with industry leaders to improve container vessel safety
11:39 Port Arthur LNG receives FERC authorization for export project in Texas
11:08 Dual-fuel AET tankers conduct maiden LNG bunkering
10:43 Largest barge of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company undergone overhaul
10:19 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.04% to $71.95, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.38% to $64
09:56 Bunker prices are sable at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:35 TransContainer’s transportation volumes in Q1’2019 increased by 7.7% Y-o-Y to 492,000 TEUs
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 790 points
07:42 GTT receives an order from DSME for the tank design of a new LNG carrier

2019 April 18

18:36 South Stream Transport B.V. and Saipem announce the amicable settlement of mutual differences
18:06 Seaway 7 selected as partner to develop Hollandse Kust Zuid Offshore Wind Farm
17:36 WinGD reports strong first quarter 2019
17:11 Launching ceremony held for eighth shallow-draft barge of Project ROB20
17:05 SOFEC completes engineering, supply and delivery of mooring system
16:26 Port of Murmansk to welcome eight cruise liners in summer season of 2019
16:05 Cooperation agreement between Eimskip and Royal Arctic line approved by the Icelandic Competition Authority
15:44 Navios Acquisition announces $103.2 million sale and leaseback transaction for three MR2 product tankers and two LR1 product tankers
15:12 Nefteflot laid down two barges of Project RDB12 ordered by STLC
15:10 MOL to acquire strategic stake in six group companies, each owning a Very Large Ethane Carrier
14:40 Port of Rotterdam freight throughput grows by 5.1% in first quarter of 2019