• 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 April 3

10:00 Bunker prices continue falling at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia
09:42 Viking Line continues service in the Baltic Sea
09:36 Yury Bezdudny appointed Acting Governor of Nenets Autonomous Area
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is flat at 624 points
09:09 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Apr 03
08:33 Ocean Network Express issues its first electronic Bill of Lading

2020 April 2

18:27 FSL Trust completes disposal of crude oil tanker
18:07 CMA CGM announces that this Low Sulphur Surcharge is not applicable
17:54 Aleksandr Tsybulsky appointed as Acting Governor of Arkhangelsk Region
17:31 MAN Energy Solutions's low-speed, dual-fuel engines pass 1,000,000 operating hours
17:16 VARD secures contract for one stern trawler for Framherji
16:59 DHT Holdings announces time charters for six of its VLCCs
16:30 Navigation season opens on the Lower Volga
15:48 PGNiG commences operations at Klaipėda LNG Reloading Station
15:15 World’s largest and most efficient krill trawler to be designed by Wärtsilä
15:13 SMM: Shipping industry steers towards digitalisation
14:49 Bunker prices show no considerable changes at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
14:26 Vitol Group establishes foothold in Singapore bunker operations
14:02 A.P. Moller - Maersk completes acquisition of Performance Team
13:37 Law ranking heavy fuel oil as medium distillate comes into effect
13:14 Hapag-Lloyd announces GRI from East Asia to East Coast and West Coast of South America, Mexico, Caribbean and Panama
12:52 Covid-19: Passenger transportation by seaborne transport and traffic of small-size ships banned in Crimea
12:25 ABP update: port operations remain open for business
12:01 ABS expands remote survey services
11:28 IMO urges keyworker exemptions for crew changes and repatriations
11:18 Tallink Grupp’s vessel Victoria I to make two return trips on Tallinn-Helsinki-Tallinn route on 2-3 April
10:43 Russian President signs Decree on establishment of Marine Instrument Engineering Corporation
10:21 Brent Crude futures price is up 12.5% to $27.83, Light Sweet Crude – up 10.5% to $22.44
10:06 Jan De Nul nears completion of fabrication of foundations for Taiwan’s Changhua Offshore Wind Farm
10:00 Financing of Nizhegorodsky hydrosystem project to be redistributed in favor of NOVATEK’s projects
09:59 VARD signs contract with P/F Akraberg for the design and construction of a sophisticated unit
09:46 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Apr 02
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is down to 624 points

2020 April 1

18:36 Diana Shipping announces direct continuation of time charter Ccontract for m/v Myrto with Cargill
18:06 CMA CGM to apply Port Congestion Surcharge for reefer cargo to Philippines (Manila and Subic ports)
17:54 Oil shipments via CPC Marine Terminal in 3M’20 climbed by 4.7% YoY to 16.93 million tonnes with new monthly record set in March
17:35 New BIO SEA BWTS approved by USCG and IMO
17:20 Throughput of port Azov in 3M’2020 fell by 19% to 1.38 million tonnes
17:05 PowerCell signs contract with leading European shipyard regarding fuel cell system worth MSEK 77
16:35 The EU funded FLAGSHIPS project supports construction of a hydrogen fuel powered barge push boat
16:04 Wärtsilä receives contract to upgrade 11-year old Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information System (VTMIS) serving ports in Cyprus
16:02 Höegh LNG applies for LNG import licence in Cyprus
15:30 OOCL updates Trans-Pacific services in April & May
15:04 THE Alliance announces COVID-19 response measures for April 2020
14:53 Frigates of RF Navy's Black Sea Fleet conducted exercise in Mediterranean Sea
14:43 Launch of Dimecc’s Sea for Value programme paves the way for remote pilotage and safer fairway navigation
14:22 Wärtsilä launches actions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and withdraws its market outlook
14:19 Competition announced for construction of Bagayevsky hydrosystem’s Phase 2
13:26 Transit navigation opened in Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s IWW
13:02 Ocean Yield extends standstill agreement and restructuring outline with Solstad Offshore for the vessels Far Senator and Far Statesman
12:00 ABS to class a series of Silver Eagle self elevating drilling units
11:25 Russian Railways' network loading down 3.8% to 306.7 million tonnes in 3M’ 2020
11:01 New shipping service gives boost to growing breakbulk segment in Rotterdam
10:42 Start of cruise navigation season postponed at Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg
10:14 APM Terminals Mobile completes phase-three expansion to increase capacity
09:54 Brent Crude futures price is down 2.2% to $25.78, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.1% to $20.46
09:33 Bunker prices continue falling at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia
09:16 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Apr 01
09:12 Baltic Dry Index is down to 625 points

2020 March 31

18:06 APM Terminals Nigeria donates $US 200,000 to UN Nigeria Basket Fund