• 2019 July 16 13:46

    Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg puts into operation new ecological equipment

    As part of environmental programme of Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC (SP SPb, a company of UCL Holding), a specialized vacuum cleaning machine with water system of dust suppression was put into operation in July 2019, the company says in a press release. That equipment is intended for cleaning of berths involved in handling of loose cargo.

    The machine is equipped with two cleaning systems. Special brushes with water sprayer and suction units are applied for cleaning of even surfaces: storage yards and berths. For cleaning of hard-to-reach places there is a 5-meter long hose sucking sweepings into a dedicated reservoir. Watering is supposed to minimize dust production.

    The process is controlled from the cabin. An operator can regulate water spraying, brushes contact with the surface and their rotation speed, launch and stop the machine. The visual inspection system turns on the monitor and the rear-view camera to ensure high quality of cleaning as well as indicators and sound signalling to ensure work safety.

    “To protect the atmosphere during transshipment of loose cargo, we apply the berth spraying system, apart from the new equipment. If necessary, we can use a mobile dust suppression unit creating a protective water cloud in any sector of transshipment with a 70-meter radius. A special canvas cover is placed between a ship and a berth to protect water bodies in the course of transshipment”, Dmitry Shelkunov, head of the company’s Industry Ecology Department, describes transshipment of loose cargo.

    “In August the port will put into operation one more dust suppression system that can be placed above the holds in the area of unloading. By the end of the year, we expect the delivery of new environmentally safe bunker with an inbuilt dust suppression system”, Kirill Yakimenko, Technical Director of the company shares its plans.

    Apart from the long-term programme on the purchase of mobile ecological equipment which has been under implementation from 2017, SP SPb environmental activities include renovation of fixed ecological facilities and monitoring of water and air quality.

    Last year, investments in modernization of the port’s water protection facilities surged by 50% to RUB 21.6 million. Specific discharge volume per tonne of handled cargo decreased by 24%, total volume — by 15%. Expenses for air quality control tripled to RUB 224,000. That let increase the frequency of measuring air samples taken at the border of the sanitary protection zone 1.5 times. In 2018, the company decreased specific emissions per tonne of handled cargo by 4%.

    For air quality monitoring, the port attracts government-accredited ecological laboratories. Besides, it is under control of regulatory and supervisory bodies including the Federal Service on Surveillance in the Sphere of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor). The adjacent territory is under independent monitoring by the Federal Budget Healthcare Institution “Sanitary and Epidemiological Center in Saint-Petersburg”.

    As of today, all the research findings supported by documents confirm that the content of pollutants in the air of adjacent territories is far below the limits and does not exceed the average level in the city.

    Moreover, in 2018, the company decreased the environmental footprint in terms of all key ecological parameters with allocations for implementation of environmental activities having exceeded RUB 44.5 million, three times as much as in 2017.

    Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC (a company of UCL Port – stevedoring division of the International Transportation Group UCL Holding) is the largest operator, rendering services on handling of all types of dry cargoes at Big Port St. Petersburg. It operates modern multipurpose specialized terminals for handling of general and bulk cargoes and specialized terminals for ro-ro cargoes and containers. In 2018, the company handled 7.7 million tonnes of cargo.

2019 December 14

15:48 USCG returns majority of New York Waterway ferries to service
14:31 SK Telecom and SHI successfully verified 5G-powered autonomous and remote control navigation test platform using a test ship
13:19 Mitsubishi Corporation participates in FPSO project in Brazil
11:54 SEA\LNG's study underlines LNG as a compelling investment solution for VLCCs on the Arabian Gulf to China trade route
10:46 GTT Training receives the ‘LNG World Shipping Safety Award 2019’
08:55 Draft strategy for development of Russia’s Arctic through 2035 to be presented to Vladimir Putin by year end

2019 December 13

18:17 New ecological equipment enters berths of Multipurpose Reloading Complex in Ust-Luga
17:22 Total's Mozambique LNG Project gets $400 mln loan from African Development Bank
17:03 Port of Los Angeles and Indonesia Port Corporation sign cooperative agreement
16:33 ABB wins contract to power Genting’s next-generation cruise vessels
16:12 ABB completes delivery for the world's most advanced icebreaking LNG carrier fleet
16:03 Windermere Lake Cruises new vessel launched in Damen Technical Cooperation project
15:33 MacGregor deck handling solution supports China’s Xue Long 2 icebreaker operation
15:12 Polarcus awarded 10-month acquisition program offshore Brazil
14:32 Rotterdam Port Fund invests in Fleet Cleaner
14:11 Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Norway
13:43 Moín Container Terminal reaches 1 million TEUs
13:31 New container terminal opens in northern Italy
13:05 Aker Solutions to provide subsea production system for phase two of Aker BP's Ærfugl
12:30 Jifmar Offshore Services acquires Delta Marine
12:04 SBM Offshore signs FPSO Sepetiba contracts
11:30 Abu Dhabi Ports announces AED 4Bn expansion projects at Khalifa Port on its 7th Anniversary
11:27 Damen signs contract with Cotecmar for DTC hydrographic research vessel
11:12 WMU and EMSA cooperate on capacity building and research
11:03 SAL Heavy Lift becomes world’s first to equip vessels with new hydrogen / methanol injection technology
10:48 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 245,000 tonnes of cargo in 11M’2019, down 20.7% Y-o-Y
10:34 Overseas Shipholding Group and American Shipping Company jointly announce extension of tanker charters
10:24 WMU President reports to the IMO Assembly
09:59 Kawasaki Heavy Industries launches the world's first liquefied hydrogen carrier
09:43 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, December 13
09:29 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.65% to $64.62, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.52% to $59.49
09:13 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,388 points

2019 December 12

18:36 EBRD finances Tekirdag port on Turkey’s Sea of Marmara
18:05 Dutch Drone Delta established with Port of Rotterdam Authority support
17:51 Port of Southampton continues infrastructure investment with £3m crane
17:30 Baltic Workboats shipyard delivers 19 WP Oilrec workboat
17:05 The European Federation of Inland Ports welcomes the Green Deal for Europe
16:46 MOL orders 2 next-generation 'EeneX' coal carriers
16:43 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-Nov’2019 fell by 21% Y-o-Y to 10.20 million tonnes
16:26 Klaipėda LNG terminal welcomed three large and four small LNG vessels in November
16:05 Air quality sensor in the Port of Rotterdam checks sulphur emissions from shipping
15:57 Throughput of port Vyborg in Jan-Nov’2019 fell by 35% Y-o-Y to 1.12 million tonnes
15:34 Alewijnse wins electrical contracts for two additional Combi Freighters at Damen Yichang Shipyard
15:00 Throughput of port Vysotsk in Jan-Nov'2019 climbed by 6% Y-o-Y to 17.90 million tonnes
14:36 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches dry cargo carrier Pola Anastasia of Project RSD59
14:12 CMA CGM announces FAK Reefer Rates from North Europe to Asia and Middle East
13:53 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:31 NLNG signs sales deal with Vitol SA
13:12 Austal USA delivers USNS Puerto Rico to U.S. NAVY
12:49 Throughput of port Primorsk in Jan-Nov’2019 grew by 16% Y-o-Y to 56.25 million tonnes
12:24 Lead nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220, Arktika, left for sea trials
12:00 ABS publishes Fuel Cell Guidance to support industry decarbonization objectives
11:38 Port of Ust-Luga handled 95.31 million tonnes in 11M’18, up 6% Y-o-Y
11:13 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg in 11M'2019 grew by 2% to 55.01 million tonnes
11:10 Verifavia Shipping undertakes IHM services for 29 Attica Group vessels
10:56 Wärtsilä to divest its ELAC Nautik business
10:49 Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) in 11M’2019 fell by 9.4% Y-o-Y to 30 million tonnes
10:26 TransContainer dispatched test train from Korea to Poland
10:05 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 12
09:47 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.41% to $63.98, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.14% to $58.84