• 2020 July 13 13:53

    FSUE Rosmorport’s revenue in HI’2020 grew by 6% YoY

    The number of calls fell by 2%

    FSUE Rosmorport says its revenue in the first half of 2020 totaled RUB 14.7 billion, which is 6% more, year-on-year.

    The company's income from its core activities (port dues) totaled 10.4 billion, almost RUB 450 million less than in the same period of the previous year.

    According to the statement the total result was balanced by income from other and accompanying types of activity including commercial services of the fleet – RUB 2.7 billion. Over the period, the company transferred over RUB 430 million to the budget.

    In the reporting period, the number of calls fell by 2%, year-on-year, to slightly over 58,000 including some 33,000 calls by foreign going vessels (-3%) and 25,000 calls coastwise ships (-1%). The decrease should be attributed to the impact of the pandemic and the related regulatory constraints. The most drastic fall has been registered in the seaports of the country’s European part due to absence of cruises (Saint-Petersburg) and seaports focused on handling of coal (Murmansk) and  handling of crude and oil products (Primorsk, Vysotsk, Ust-Luga). The number of calls for bunkering purposes decreased in Nakhodka, Vostochny and Kaliningrad.

    Over the 6-month period, the scope of dredging performed by FSUE Rosmorport totaled about 3.5 million cubic meters, 42% of the planned 8.3 million cubic meters. The bulk of the dredging works is underway on the Volga-Caspian Canal. Last year, Rosmorport dredged 3.6 million cubic meters on the canal with the plan to dredge 3.9 million cubic meters this year.

    To mitigate the impact of dredging works on aquatic biological resources the company released over 510,000 young fish worth over RUB 79 million. A total of RUB 100 million has been spent for environmental activities and monitoring.

    Despite the changing economic situation the company retains its investment development rates and continues implementing its programme of fleet expansion. In the first half of the year, the company took over five new tugboats of Arc4 class equipped with the pod drives ensuring high maneuverability. Besides, Onezhsky Shipyard is building one tugboat of Arc5 class with two hybrid workboats launched and delivered to Big Port St. Petersburg for further transportation to Vanino port. It should be noted the the programme is being implemented without involvement of any support measures although the company has been acknowledged as the backbone enterprises by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.

    In the reported period, the company completed reconstruction of navigation safety facilities in Feodosia, built a coast radio station NAVTEX in the port of Taganrog, put into operation a VTMS building in Makhachkala, completed reconstruction of hydraulic engineering structures in Vostochny port.

    The coronavirus pandemic affected the delivery schedules. Nevertheless, works are underway on construction of a passenger ferry berth on the left shore of the Anadyr liman and reconstruction of berths in the port of Pevek. The company also resumed construction of the international freight/passenger terminal in Pionersky (Kaliningrad Region) and construction of federally owned facilities in the Muchke Bay of the Khabarovsk Territory.

    In June, the company’s credit rating has been confirmed at the general Russian level of ruААА.

2020 August 4

18:36 UK publishes Guidance on financial sanctions for Maritime Industry
18:21 Avance Gas sells 2003-built VLGC Avance
17:45 Klaveness Combination Carriers takes delivery of the fourth CLEANBU vessel
17:03 Tallink Grupp publishes July 2020 passenger and cargo statistics
16:58 ADNOC L&S and Wanhua Chemical Group form Strategic Shipping Joint Venture
16:33 Dredging of Utrenny LNG terminal’s basin kicked off
16:02 MHI-MME receives generator turbine and VOC firing auxiliary boiler orders for shuttle tankers
15:51 Flag, coastal and port authorities from eight countries come together to encourage development of maritime autonomous surface ships
15:43 Port of Ust-Luga MRC’ priority is taking care of employees
14:50 NOVATEK’s transshipment terminal in Port of Ust-Luga undergoes overhaul
14:02 Stena Line starts new service Liepaja - Karlskrona - Travemünde
13:26 MRA sets its sights on distance training
13:12 DEME repatriates 75 Philippine crew members from 12 vessels worldwide by charter flight from Brussels South to Manila
12:15 Evergreen joins the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative
11:07 The port of Kiel starts the Cruise Season 2020
10:22 Bunker sales in Vladivostok in Jan-Jul plummet 30%
09:36 Baltic Dry Index as of Aug 31
09:30 Crude oil futures become cheaper
09:23 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 04

2020 August 3

18:43 CMA CGM announces Peak Season Surcharge rates from North Europe to Indian Subcontinent
18:06 Total seven-month cargo traffic in Azov-Don basin in Jan-Jul down 6%
17:55 Inmarsat, Thetius and Shell Shipping and Maritime launch 'Crew Welfare Open Innovation Challenge'
17:25 The PV300 MS Mustai Karim leaves Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard basin, sets sail for St. Petersburg
16:42 Spot market price for Russian M100 product ended week higher
16:06 Russian Gov’t approves regulation on crab boats construction incentives
15:32 Kalmar delivers four medium and heavy forklifts to support Yizheng Port in meeting safety and environmental requirements
15:26 RZD seven-month loaded freight down 4.4%
14:18 Ust-Luga Company wins the Ust-Luga Cup 2020
13:24 Borr Drilling Limited enters into a new contract and LOIs for three rigs
13:08 Long-awaited project of Kalmykia’s Lagan Port becomes part of the federal transport territorial planning
12:46 MSC Cruises and Palumbo Group form joint venture to operate the Palumbo Malta Shipyard
12:23 OHT wins contract for transport and installation of foundations at Dogger Bank
12:20 RZD to resume traffic via new rail bridge across the Kola as of October 1
11:46 Eagle Bulk reports the successful resolution of security incident onboard vessel
11:10 Buyan-class corvette Grayvoron departs for Novorossiysk sea trials base
09:48 Crude futures prices edge down
09:41 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 03
09:16 Baltic Dry Index as of July 31

2020 August 2

16:03 Kirby Corporation announces 2Q, 2020 Results
15:31 Bollinger delivers second of three USCG FRCs to be home-ported in Guam
14:37 Dennis de Bruin appointed Managing Director of Commercial Shipping Europe
13:52 ABS supports global offshore wind development with updated guidance
12:35 USCG sets port condition Zulu for Ports of Miami and Key West
11:24 Tony Goldsmith announced as new head of marine at law firm Hill Dickinson as David Wareing steps down
10:52 Sea Machines partners with Maine Maritime Academy & MARAD to include intelligent vessel systems in curriculum

2020 August 1

14:21 U.S. appoints coordinator for the Arctic Region
13:14 CMA CGM announces GRR for Asia-West Africa trade
12:44 Polarcus awarded 3D project in Asia Pacific
11:31 Pacific Basin announces 2020 interim results
10:53 EBRD supports decarbonisation of energy sector in Cyprus

2020 July 31

18:26 Fincantieri BOD approves 1H 2020 results
18:07 Vostochnaya Verf to launch 03141-series first crab catcher in autumn 2020
17:36 Holland America Line changes name of newbuild to Iconic Rotterdam and designates it the new flagship
17:07 October Revolution Shipyard rolls out small seiner for a Kamchatka fishing company
17:06 Alfa Lift signs contract for transport and installation of foundations at Dogger Bank
16:44 Ship recycling in Bangladesh leaps forward with third phase of key project signed
16:05 Cox production diesel outboards make their way to North America
15:36 Port of Vancouver USA receives longest wind blades ever
14:42 USCG medevacs mariner 35 miles offshore Freeport, Texas
13:44 OOCL announces new China Indonesia Philippines service