• 2020 January 22 11:44

    NIBULON’s fleet transported a record number of cargoes by Ukrainian rivers in 2019

    In the 2019 navigation season, NIBULON’s shipping company transported more than 3.8 million tons of cargoes by Ukrainian rivers, NIBULON says in a press release.

    Every year, NIBULON informs about the shipping company’s activities, setting new records annually. 2019 is not an exception. At the beginning of the navigation season, the company’s fleet consisting of 77 units made 930 cargo trips, having transported more than 3.8 million tons of various cargoes by inland waterways, which is by 35% more compared with last year.

    The shipping company transported more than 3 million tons of cargoes by the Dnipro River as well as by the Buh-Dnipo-Lyman Canal (including rendering services to third parties) and more than 800 thousand tons by the Southern Buh River. 

    In 2019, NIBULON’s fleet continued to increase the nomenclature of cargoes transported by rivers. In addition to grain, the shipping company transported metal products, reinforced-concrete slabs, sand, piles, Kherson watermelons and melons. 

    Since NIBULON’s shipping company commenced operations, it has transported about 17 million tons of cargoes by inland waterways, thereby removing more than 708 thousand trucks from the Ukrainian highways. 

    We achieved these results by implementing NIBULON’s patriotic investment program to revive the Dnipro and the Southern Buh as Ukrainian transport arteries, which includes the construction of a network of modern transshipment terminals along the rivers, the revival of shipbuilding, the improvement of Ukrainian waterways as well as a number of efficient management decisions to arrange river cargo transportation. 

    “For the past years, the company has been implementing new logistics approaches to transport grain from NIBULON’s branches to the sea ports by river transport, i.e. combined cargo transportation, having increased annual volumes. This, in its turn, reduces traffic load on the Ukrainian highways, decreases harmful emissions to the atmosphere and enables the company to increase grain purchase prices not only at the facilities with the capacity to ship by water transport but also at the branches with the capacity to ship by railway transport. NIBULON plans to increase combined transportation by 50% both along the Dnipro and the Southern Buh”, says Oleksandr Shmakov, a head of the transport logistics department.

    Due to the dredging of the Southern Buh conducted by NIBULON, 134 km of waterway became navigable. In 2016, for the first time in a quarter century, NIBULON’s vessel transported cargoes to Voznesensk (Mykolaiv region) along the Southern Buh River. The Dnipro dredging makes it possible to efficiently use the river’s potential, loading vessels to the designed draught, thereby increasing the quantity of cargoes transported by water transport.

    In summer 2019, NIBULON put its new fully automated Ternivska branch transshipment terminal in Zaporizhzhia region into operation and conducted dredging of the Ploska Osokorivka River, having made its areas navigable again. During six months since Ternivska started its operations, the company has transported about 135 thousand tons of cargoes from Ternivska branch to the outer roads of Mykolaiv Sea Port.

    “NIBULON’s cargo fleet plays a significant role in achieving these high results, in particular 21 tugs and 43 units of non-self-propelled cargo vessels. The company’s shipbuilders constantly improve shipbuilding designs; in particular, they build vessels with larger cargo capacity and high-capacity tugs. The shipping company consists of the non-self-propelled B2000 project vessels intended for cargo transportation along the Southern Buh, 100-m B5000 project vessels, pusher POSS-115 project tugs for linear transportation, and multipurpose tugs of 3,500 h.p. (T3500 project). The NIBULON MAX self-propelled floating vessel, the largest vessel in the company’s fleet, promotes an increase in cargo trips and transportation volumes. Having put the floating vessel into operation, NIBULON increased cargo transshipment efficiency and non-self-propelled vessel turnover”, mentions Oleksandr Taranovskyi, deputy director for economy at NIBULON’s shipping company.  

    At present the company builds at its own shipyard two new vessels, namely harbor T410 project tugs for pushing and docking operations as well as non-self-propelled B1500 project open type vessels. The non-self-propelled open type vessels with the cargo capacity of 1,500 tons are designed to transport containers, general and bulk cargoes, including sand, gravel, fertilizers, packaged cargoes, and timber.  It is another step forward to expand cargo nomenclature and to increase NIBULON’s fleet efficiency. The harbor T410 project tugs, intended for pushing non-self-propelled vessels with the deadweight of up to 3 thousand tons, ensure cargo transportation in shallow water.  

    NIBULON plans to transport 4.5 million tons of cargoes by Ukrainian rivers in 2020, thereby reducing traffic load on the Ukrainian highways and saving state money for road repairs.

2020 February 22

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10:47 Ray Fitzgerald to rejoin Crowley as COO

2020 February 21

18:12 Digitization of KN: paper is no longer used in the operation of Klaipėda LNG terminal
17:48 NIBULON Shipyard is about to launch second non-self-propelled open type vessel
17:17 CMA CGM announces Emergency Space Surcharge from North Europe, Scandinavia & Poland to West Med, East Med, Adriatic & North Africa
16:59 New roll trailers put into operation at Bronka port
16:04 AS Tallink Grupp’s wholly-owned subsidiary AS Hansatee Cargo merged with Group’s wholly-owned subsidiary AS Tallink
15:25 Russia's Main Department of State Expertise approved adjusted design documentation under Nord Stream 2 project
15:02 OCEAN Industries orders MAN Propulsion Packages for Royal Canadian Navy tugs
14:13 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Coronis with Koch and cancellation of the sale of a Capesize dry bulk vessel
13:01 COSCO SHIPPING Lines provides water and rail transport services
12:40 Wärtsilä LPG Fuel Supply System the first ever to undergo engine testing
12:12 ABS to class world’s largest B-Tank VLECs by Jiangnan
11:30 Coronavirus disease 2019 – IMO urges no unnecessary delays to ships
11:09 World’s first LPG-retrofit order exercises option for four additional engines
10:44 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Feb 21
10:43 Biofouling demands collective, urgent and ‘proactive’ approach, stresses Bellona
10:09 Cod farming set for rebound as savvy investors rush to back Norcod
09:55 Bunker prices are slightly down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia
09:43 GTT acquires Icelandic company Marorka, an expert in Smart Shipping
09:35 BlueWater Reporting closely monitoring blanked sailings amid coronavirus outbreak
09:34 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.73% to $58.88, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.61% to $53.55
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 480 points

2020 February 20

18:27 SMOOTH PORTS Partners met and discussed in Livorno
18:07 UNIIQ invests in Tetrahedron’s innovative crane for next-gen wind turbines
17:52 RF Navy’s Admiral Kasatonov frigate left for Barents Sea to continue testing
17:30 Evergreen issues notice for reefer cargo to Shanghai、Ningbo and Xingang, China
17:17 Tersan Shipyard (Turkey) delivers lead crab catching and processing ship of Project ST184
17:00 West Africa Container Terminal to commence Phase 2 upgrade
16:53 Port of Rotterdam increases sales of LNG and VLSFO
16:53 Indonesia hosts new national workshop on maritime security risk
16:29 UN agencies collaborate to promote seafarers’ rights treaty
16:04 INOK TM and Admiral Makarov SUMIS sign agreement on cooperation
15:38 Rosmorport reports on its icebreaker support in Russian seaports as of February 17, 2020
15:11 Rosmorport changes tariffs for services offered at the seaport of Kaliningrad
14:47 BIMCO joins Japan to regulate carbon intensity of existing ships
14:25 ESPO published its Position Paper on European Green Deal objectives in ports
14:02 CHIMBUSCO starts to supply China-produced low sulphur bunker oil to international ships
13:43 Top-level speakers announced for Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2020 in London
13:20 Throughput of Russia’s river ports fell by 11.6%, from 143.1 million tonnes in 2010 to 126.5 million tonnes in 2019
13:01 BC Ferries names and christens the first two Island Class ferries
12:46 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:31 National Marine Dredging Company and Royal IHC launch TSHD GHASHA
12:08 Port of Baku and Tamiz Shahar cooperate on environmental issues
11:48 Hapag-Lloyd improves operating result by more than 80 percent in 2019
11:41 Port of Gdynia widens its internal entrance to 140 m
11:15 CMA CGM announces PSS for exports from East Russia
10:52 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping introduces new scheme of oil and gas equipment approval
10:24 Main contractor Damen and more than a hundred companies contribute to Combat Support Ship
10:24 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Feb 20
09:53 Ships of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet left for Atlantic to perform combat training tasks
09:35 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.32% to $59.31, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.45% to $53.73
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is up to 465 points

2020 February 19

18:37 Eni launches hull for Coral Sul FLNG in offshore Mozambique
18:06 Port of Rotterdam aims to become the most sustainable biorefinery in Europe
17:52 NOVATEK’s 2019 profit grew 5.3 times YoY to RUB 865.5 billion
17:31 Royal IHC launches TSHD GHASHA for National Marine Dredging Company
17:28 Wärtsilä and Carnival achieve real-time data exchange between ship and port
17:06 Jan De Nul finishes deepening works in the Port of Maputo
16:46 Port of Hamburg seaborne cargo throughput up 1.1 percent to 136.6 million tons in 2019