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  • 2021 December 6 11:14

    IAA PortNews’ summary of previous week news

    RF Transport Strategy until 2030 with a forecast until 2035 published last week is available in Russian on our website.


    RF Transport Ministry initiated introduction of amendments into Article 31 of the Federal Law on Sea Ports to oblige operators of sea terminals give priority to handling of socially important cargo.

    Rosterminalugol JSC, operator of Russia’s largest dedicated terminal offering technologically advanced handling of coal says it commenced the construction of wind and dust protection screens around the company’s coal storage area.

    Throughput of southern ports is on the rise. Oil shipments via CPC Marine Terminal in 11M’21 climbed by 0.7% YoY, the port of Azov increased cargo handling by 1%.

    As for new port projects, they are mostly accumulated in the Arctic basin. Annual throughput of Severnaya Zvezda project on Taimyr peninsula to exceed 7 million tonnes from 2026. Construction of ice protection facilities at Utrenny terminal under Arctic LNG 2 project to be completed in 2022.

    Gazprom is preparing for launching its LNG terminal KS Portovaya in the Leningrad Region.

    Shipping and Bunkering

    Leading stevedoring companies are initiating privileges to be provided to environmentally friendly ships. MSSC Bronka will over a 10-pct discount for servicing of ships with power plants running on LNG and hybrid power plants. The discount will be offered from 1 January 2022.

    Global shipping companies are introducing alternative fuels. “K” LINE conducted a trial use of marine biofuel which was supplied by global integrated energy company BP on car carrier “POLARIS HIGHWAY”. The CMA CGM Group and Shell performed the first Bio-LNG bunkering trial in Rotterdam.

    As for container freight rates, there is no stable trend towards a considerable decrease, according to experts.


    Rosatom says two more LK-60 icebreakers should be built to organize a regular year-round navigation on the Northern Sea Route, otherwise the tasks set for 2030 cannot be implemented. Rosatom is ready to invest in construction of icebreakers running on liquefied natural gas (LNG) under long-term agreements with the customers. According to Rosatom, LNG-powered icebreakers for the Arctic can be built with involvement of foreign contractors. Meanwhile, nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220 named Sibir is expected to commence operation in the Kara Sea in early January 2022.

    Vyborg Shipyard PJSC (a company of United Shipbuilding Corporation) has launched the fourth processing trawler of Project KMT01 named Kara Sea (Karskoye Morye). Alexeev’s Hydrofoil Design Bureau (Nizhny Novgorod Region) launched yet another Valdai 45R hydrofoil (Hull No С-514) for Chuvashia.

    Hydraulic engineering and dredging

    Shipping locks NoNo 15-16 of the Gorodetsky hydrosystem including the construction of an additional lock chamber and a shipping canal between Gorodets and Nizhny Novgorod will be conducted by “Monolithic Construction Department – 1” JSC, the only bidder of the previously announced tender. The contract price exceeds RUB 21.77 billion.

    The scope of annual maintenance dredging in the Gulf of Ob is estimated at 5 million cbm from 2023, according to Hydrographic Company.

    In the navigation season of 2021, 1.59 million cbm of material was dredged in the Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s inland water ways.

    Phase 2 of the project on reconstruction of Sabetta seaport’s Seaway Canal planned for 2022 foresees dredging of about 13 million cbm of material.

    As for the legislation, the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation at its 513rd session held today, 1 December 2021, approved the Federal Law “On Ratification of The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007.

    On 16-17 February 2022, IAA PortNews will hold the 5th International Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, Moscow. The Congress combines the 9th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 5th Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Works".>>>>

2022 January 29

12:51 IJmuiden sea lock officially put into operation
11:29 New product partnership formed between COACH Solutions and Veson Nautical
10:41 MPA launches regular guided tours to Raffles Lighthouse

2022 January 28

18:30 Smooth Ports completes the first project phase of the project
18:12 Two oil garbage disposal vessels put into operation in Novorossiysk
18:05 MOL and Mitsui sign time charter contract for LNG carrier
17:56 Finnlines upgrades its Finland–Sweden route
17:36 NRP Maritime Asset Management announces launching and first close of Premium Maritime Credit Fund
17:26 NYK and Uyeno Group form capital and business alliance
17:06 UPM sets its sights on Rotterdam for new biorefinery
16:51 New fairway drafts offer shipping greater flexibility on Lower and Outer Elbe
16:41 GCT Bayonne orders Konecranes Noell Sprinter Carriers
16:31 ZIM provides update on operational cooperation agreement with the 2M Partners
16:21 ENEA and Fincantieri team up for energy, environment, and circular economy
16:15 Furetank orders new climate friendly tanker for a green fleet
16:10 MAN Energy Solutions delivers engines to Chantiers de l’Atlantique
15:57 USCG intercepts 191 Haitians near Bahamas
15:55 Project cargo on the rise at Port of Antwerp thanks to EU Green Deal
14:26 Tenders for dredging and cleaning of Saint-Petersburg waterways to be announced by ad hoc municipal committee
14:03 Damen Shipyards to build four RoPax ferries for Penang Port, Malaysia
13:41 Nefteflot lays down survey ship of Project RDB 66.62
13:27 Ulstein awarded offshore wind ship design contract for Shanghai Electric and ZPMC
12:34 Universe Shipping opts for RMS 2000 V-rotor systems from Damen Marine Components
12:02 EST-Floattech delivers battery systems to 3 Damen Patrol Vessels 1304 Electric
11:30 KSK Grain Terminal handles grain vessel of 120,000 tons in capacity
11:01 MarineMax reports record fiscal 2022 first quarter results
09:59 RF Navy's frigate Admiral Gorshkov practiced artillery firing in the Barents Sea
09:34 Baltic Dry Index as of January 27
09:16 Crude oil market sees upwards price correction
08:57 MABUX: No firm trend expected on Global bunker market on Jan 28

2022 January 27

18:35 ABP launches the first of its new tranche of port-manufacturing sites at Port of Hull
18:05 Indian Register of Shipping classes first 100 pax hybrid catamaran (battery powered) ferry
17:52 Onezhsky Shipyard launches lead crab catching ship built for Russian Crab Group
17:35 Kawasaki Heavy Industries announces delivery of LPG-fueled LPG carrier CRYSTAL TRINITY
17:05 NAPA and MOL roll out digital Navigational Risk Monitoring Solution on over MOL’s 700+ ships
16:45 Port of Antwerp, North Sea Port Flanders and Port of Zeebrugge launch the stimulus programme ‘Accelerating modal shift’
16:36 Construction of digital shipyard commenced at Onezhsky Shipbuilding, Ship Repair Yard
16:17 Suez Canal Economic Zone signs local and foreign contracts for Sokhna port new berths works
15:35 Construction of support fleet base in Ust-Luga approved by Glavgosexpertiza
15:32 ABS grants AIP to a coordinated design for a wind turbine installation vessel
15:14 Tarragona Port Authority has awarded Global Ports Holding a 12-year concession to manage the services for cruise passengers
15:00 Marine Rescue Service removed all oil products from Chinese ship Xing Yuan
14:53 Cooperation Agreement signed between ThPA S.A. and Suez Canal Economic Zone
14:42 DP World joins forces with Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
14:32 A.P. Moller - Maersk shares millions of weather observations to aid climate science
14:22 IMB releases 2021 Piracy and Armed Robbery Report
14:04 FESCO launches regular container train from Vladivostok to Ulyanovsk
13:40 Swissterminal starts a new rail link between the port of Antwerp and Ottmarsheim
13:28 FESCO confirms compliance with standards for operation of vessels in US waters
13:03 Georgia Ports Authority tops 5.5M TEUs, 650K units in 2021
12:49 NYK delivers methanol-fueled chemical tanker
12:02 Throughput of Yeisk port in 2021 remained flat, year-on-year
11:30 Tallink Grupp’s vessel Baltic Queen heads to Naantali, Finland for regular dry-docking
10:56 Throughput of Temryuk port in 2021 rose by 10.3% YoY
10:37 MABUX: Bunker Weekly Outlook, Week 04, 2022
10:33 Haldor Topsoe becomes member of Hydrogen Council to promote green hydrogen solutions
09:48 Registration is underway for 5th Hydraulic Engineering and Dredging Congress
09:29 Baltic Dry Index as of January 26
09:12 Crude oil prices decrease on reduction of supply disruption risks
08:57 MABUX: Global bunker market to continue firm upward evolution on Jan 27