• 2019 April 23 12:18

    Nizhny Novgorod water development project task team eases most of environmental concerns

    The task group for the Nizhny Novgorod low-head water development project has considered the EIA assessment documents and summed up the preliminary results, Rosmorrechflot said in a press release.

    At a recent joint meeting of the task team with stakeholders, including federal agencies, Volga transport sector, the Nizhny Novgorod region government, the Balakhna district administration, the general consensus was reached on most issues and solutions related to the public and experts concerns over environmental impact assessment of the proposed project “Construction of the Nizhny Novgorod low-head water development”, the press release said.

    The meeting chaired by Viktor Vovk, deputy head of the Rosmorreflot was held Monday, April 22. Among the participants were: Director of the State Policy and Natural Resources Regulation Department of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources Sergey Koskin, Deputy Director of the State Policy Department for Maritime and River Transport of the Transport Ministry Irina Orinicheva, the Nizhny Novgorod regional minister of ecology and natural resources Denis Egorov, deputy head of the Balakhna district administration Lyudmila Kosareva, representatives of Rosmorrechflot, of the Volga Basin Authority, the general designer TekhTransStroy and expert institutions.

    The meeting participants settled most of the environmental impact concerns following consideration of a list 45 issues related to the construction of the low-head hydraulic engineering system, of the reports of the facility designer, of research institutions, relevant federal departments. As to some of specific issues that require special calculations, taking into account the current legislation, and on those outstanding issues on which the parties failed to reach agreement, the final decision will be handed over to competent experts in the framework of the forthcoming state examination procedure.

    The meeting decision will help move forward to the main goal: the development of the Russia’s Unified Deep Water System’s Volga stretch that limits safe navigation, the chairman said. He reminded of the recommendation of the RAS Scientific Council, which examined the issue of the Nizhny Novgorod water development complex on April 10, to regional and municipal authorities to develop proposals for improving the adverse environmental situation on the Volga valley stretch, regardless of the project implementation.

    The next meeting of the Nizhny Novgorod low-head water development project task group and stakeholders was slated for April 29.

    The construction of the Nizhny Novgorod low-head water development was aimed at ensuring smooth navigation along the Volga River is a federal project of particular importance for the country. Yevgeny Dietrich, the Russian Transport Minister has said that the solution of many strategic tasks directly depends on its successful and timely implementation, from creating basic conditions to accelerate the pace of economic development of the country and the transport connectivity of the regions, Russia's integration into the system of international transport corridors, to ensuring national defense including the possibility of full operation of the Unified Deepwater System of the Russian Federation.


2019 May 21

18:33 Maersk to charter 13 new feeder ships powered by conventional fuel from 2021
18:25 Long-term Wärtsilä service agreements support optimal performance for LNG Carriers
18:04 GTT notified by Samsung Heavy Industries for the tank design of a new LNG carrier for Nisshin Shipping
17:48 Throughput of port Vysotsk in Jan-Apr'2019 climbed by 7% Y-o-Y to 6.65 million tonnes
17:25 Bunker prices still show no considerable changes at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
17:19 ABB to enable world’s first hydrogen-powered river vessel
17:04 Port of Zeebrugge sets new record with maiden call of OOCL United Kingdom
16:42 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard lays down Pioner-M, research ship of Project 25700
16:19 USCG host workshop to discuss safe operation of commercial passenger vessels
16:04 IMO issues additional guidance for sulphur 2020 implementation
15:33 UN agency pushes forward on shipping emissions reduction
15:19 Nevsky Shipyard delivers Nevsky Shipyard second vessel in a series of five dry cargo vessel of project RSD59
15:03 Panama Canal announces enhancements to its Green Connection Environmental Recognition Program
14:27 DSD sells its ferry and expressboat company Norled
14:06 Throughput of port Primorsk in Jan-Apr’2019 grew by 5% Y-o-Y to 18.95 million tonnes
14:03 MOL and Weathernews release of FOCUS Project part I 'Fleet Viewer' application
13:44 Port of Hamburg posts Q1 2019 results
13:41 Czech and Polish officials visit the Port of Gdansk to promote trade between the countries
13:14 Multipurpose Reloading Complex boosts investments in environment protection 15 times to RUB 8 million
12:49 Port of Ust-Luga handled 35.55 million tonnes in 4M’19, up 8% Y-o-Y
12:25 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg in Jan-Apr'2019 grew by 2% Y-o-Y to 19.67 million tonnes
12:02 IAPH Port Planning and Development Committee published a report “Autonomous Vehicles’ Impact on Port Infrastructure Requirements ”
11:28 Port of Kiel welcomes “Aidaprima” for its maiden call
11:00 Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg allocated RUB 2.9 million for implementation of its social programme in 1Q’2019
10:11 Swan Hunter completes modular offshore grid cable storage load-in
09:56 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.31% to $72.19, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.43% to $63.48
09:27 Debmarine Namibia to invest in world’s first custom-built diamond recovery vessel
09:13 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,041 points
08:05 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, May 21

2019 May 20

18:35 First MAN dual-fuel, diesel-mechanical propulsion package bound for LNG-powered ferry
18:24 Peel Ports expands logistics services with acquisition
18:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
17:28 Less storm damage in the port of Rotterdam because of Windbreakers
17:14 HMM to launch new Corporate Identity
17:06 Access World Terminals expands premises and activities in North Sea Port
16:54 Arctic LNG 2 and TechnipFMC sign EPC Contract for LNG plant
16:31 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
16:05 Damen Shiprepair Brest completes rapid repairs to LNG Carrier Methane Princess
15:38 Scrubber washwater to be investigated
15:15 MEPC agrees on scrubber guidance
14:51 Finnlines’ Tapani Voionmaa elected to the BIMCO Board of Directors
14:26 Gazpromneft Marine Bunker’s sales in 1Q’19 grew by 25% YoY to 800,000 tonnes
14:02 Zeaborn places 100 ships with Verifavia Shipping & Korean Register for Inventory of Hazardous Material services
13:44 Ministry of Transport and Communication of Finland: Reforms related to ship safety nearing completion
13:23 IMO organized workshop for getting audit-ready in Cameroon
13:02 Wärtsilä and LUT University to collaborate on research for 100% renewable energy systems
12:37 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 19,363 in RF spot market
12:01 International shipping on track to meet 2030 CO2 reduction target following critical UN IMO meeting
11:45 SMS Towage calls on Damen for two ASD 2411 Tugs
11:34 Annual capacity of Russia’s Baltic ports can be increased by 32.5% to 478.9 million tonnes by 2025
11:12 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in Jan-Apr’2019 fell by 8% Y-o-Y to 15.78 million tonnes
10:50 Port of Singapore throughput in Jan-Apr’2019 fell by 1.1% Y-o-Y to 205.72 million tonnes
10:27 Throughput of port Shanghai (China) in Jan-Apr’19 remained flat at 178.59 million tonnes
10:05 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.27% to $73.13, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.18% to $63.66
09:46 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 7.6% to 5.99 million TEUs in Jan-Apr’2019
09:24 CLIA Conference and trade fair held in Southampton
09:13 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,040 points
08:59 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, May 20

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