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  • 2022 January 17 09:56

    IAA PortNews’ summary of previous week news

    Shipping and logistics

    Last year was successful for the Arctic shipping: cargo traffic on the Northern Sea Route rose by 5.7% in 2021.

    FESCO Transportation Group announced launching of a regular train FESCO Neva – Moscow Shuttle on route St. Petersburg – Moscow. 


    United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) shared its preliminary operational results of 2021. According to the company’s statement, it delivered 18 military and civil ships to the customers.

    Mashpromleasing JSC and Severnaya Verf Shipyard PJSC signed agreement on supply of equipment.

    Ports and hydraulic engineering facilities

    In 2021, Russian seaports handled 835.2 million tonnes of cargo, up 1.7% year-on-year. The highest growth was demonstrated by the Baltic basin

    Sea Terminal “CoalStar” LLC has developed a declaration of intent to invest almost RUB 60 billion in construction of seaport “Aurora” with annual capacity of 35 million tonnes.

    Glavgosexpertiza (Russia's Main Department of State Expertise) approved the reconstruction of facilities at sea terminal “Seroglazka” located in the territory of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky seaport. Besides, Glavgosexpertiza approved the construction of an LPG terminal in the Perevoznaya bay of the Primorsky Territory.

    BTA Bank controlled by Kenes Rakishev has sold 90% of Nord Star LLC, operator of non-freezing seaport Vitino, to a strategic investor. New owner of Vitino seaport is Vladimir Golubev, shareholder of Adamant Holding, one of the majors in Russia’s market of commercial real estate. Nord Star LLC, new operator of seaport Vitino is going to announce a competition for development of design and detailed documentation for the port reconstruction and retrofit in the first quarter of the current year.

    Since January 2022 DeloPorts, a stevedoring asset of the Delo Group (the Group), within the framework of the “Green Port” project began using the electricity generated at wind farms on the KSK and NUTEP terminals.

    PAO NOVATEK announced that its joint venture Cryogas-Vysotsk signed a power purchase agreement for renewable electricity produced by the European energy company Fortum in Russia. Besides, PAO NOVATEK signed long-term agreements with Zhejiang Energy and ENN Natural Gas.

    More companies announced their support of the 5th International Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging”. Marine Rescue Service supports the event as its Partner, Northern Shipping Company JSC (NSC) and Marine Engineering and Shipping JSC (MES) are the event Sponsors.

    Bunker market

    The year of 2021 was not very successful for the bunkering market in Vladivostok: sales of bunker fuel at the port of Vladivostok and its offshore terminals totaled about 739,500 tonnes, down 24%, year-on-year.

2022 May 25

18:15 Maersk Supply Service wins long-term marine services contract in Angola
17:58 The first ship with Ukrainian ore left the port of Swinoujscie
17:34 Methanol exports from Russia expected to surge six-fold by 2030
16:58 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches sixth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59
16:43 Global insurers take $1.3B in losses from the Russia's operation in Ukraine in Q1 - S&P Global Market Intelligence
16:35 Aker Solutions to provide subsea production system for the Halten East development
16:35 Maran Gas extends Optimised Maintenance Agreement with Wärtsilä by an additional five years
16:13 Middle East container ports are the most efficient in the world
16:03 OBE Organic collaborates with Maersk on sustainable ECO Delivery
15:35 Saudi ports record 24.28% increase in cargo throughput volumes in April 2022
15:04 Equinor exits all JV in Russia
14:34 WIND lands the cable storage for TenneT’s Dutch and German offshore grid connection systems
14:06 Eastern Pacific Shipping receives first of six VLECs powered by ethane
13:54 Volvo Trucks Ghent starts production of battery packs for electric HGVs in North Sea Port
13:17 Severnaya Verf shipyard launches yet another trawler for Norebo
12:21 Ports of Stockholm welcomes a new cruise shipping company
11:59 Throughput of CPC Marine Terminal in 2021 rose by almost 3% YoY
11:31 LUKOIL completes acquisition of Russian retail and lubricants assets of Shell
11:04 Stena RoRo delivers extended E-Flexer RoPax to Stena Line
10:30 Xycle to start construction of its first plastic recycling plant in the port of Rotterdam at the end of 2022
10:02 IMO Working Group finalizes carbon intensity measures guidance
09:55 Crude oil futures rise on US reserves data
09:34 Port of Long Beach, AWS collaborate to improve cargo data
09:20 Universal Handling Company expands its social programme
09:02 MABUX: Bunker prices may demonstrate irregular changes on May 25

2022 May 24

18:12 Vladimir Putin orders RF Prime Minister to take control over construction and modernization of checkpoints
17:49 RF Ministry of Industry and Trade expects delivery of hydrogen-powered prototype ship by 2024
17:26 NYK to invest in theDOCK’s Navigator II Fund
17:10 DP World is to combine its two multimodal operators in Europe
17:06 Tuula Liukko starts as CEO of Hamina LNG
16:50 Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard reports successful completion of North Pole platform contractor sea trials
16:31 Sanmar adds another new build azimuth tractor tug to its fleet
16:12 TotalEnergies signs an agreement for the development of the Hackberry Carbon Sequestration project at Cameron LNG
15:56 Single window for ship data exchange to become mandatory - IMO
15:07 TotalEnergies signs LNG long-term sale contract with Hanwha Corporation
14:55 Royal Caribbean enters partnership with the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
14:18 Vladimir Putin suggests changing approach to designing of new transport infrastructure facilities
14:02 Rio Tinto and BP sign one-year trial of marine biofuels
13:32 Gothenburg takes delivery of fourth electric ferry powered by an EST-Floattech battery system
13:02 China ports container volume rises 1.7% from January to April of 2022, Ningbo Containerized Freight Index increase in May 2022
12:14 MacGregor has received a significant order to supply comprehensive RoRo equipment to three hybrid powered RoPax ferries
11:53 Over 150 hydraulic engineering facilities on Russia’s IWW to undergo reconstruction by 2025
11:25 IMO Secretary-General urges support for FSO Safer plan
11:02 Russian Chamber of Shipping supports Ship Repair, Modernization and Components Conference
10:51 Keppel O&M secures another two jackup rig charter contracts worth up to S$120m
10:40 RF President orders to formalize Rosatom’s powers on administering NSR and organizing navigation within its waters
09:39 Liftings return to pre-COVID levels as Maersk catches COSCO - Alphaliner
09:39 Icebreakers of FSUE Atomflot assisted 341 ship calls in winter navigation season of 2021-22
08:48 MABUX: Bunker prices may demonstrate slight upward changes on May 24

2022 May 23

18:28 Container terminal at Gangavaram Port to be ready by 2023 - The Hindu
17:26 Krasnoye Sormovo names newly built RSD59 dry cargo carrier after Nikolai Orlov
16:47 Russian companies can replace foreign manufacturers of navigation equipment - opinion
16:00 Prices for oil products in Russia to show downward correction – expert
15:29 Maersk Supply Service vessels will continue to support The Ocean Cleanup for another year
15:03 NYK and Nippon Yuka Kogyo develop new additive
14:38 Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard commences sea trials of Severny Polyus platform
14:13 SCZONE will sign Green hydrogen contracts in November
13:35 Natural gas imports from Russia under Gasum’s supply contract has been halted
13:16 Fleet of Rosmorport’s Astrakhan branch expanded with dredger Kronshlot
12:57 NYK, IHI Power Systems and ClassNK conclude MoU with City of Yokohama for acceptance of ammonia-fueled tugboat