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  • 2022 January 21 19:15

    PortNews’ week updates and insights summary

    Week summary with IAA PortNews

    Severnaya Verf Shipyard shipbuilding slip design. Image credit OST


    Expansion of production capacities in Russia included reports from Severnaya Verf Shipyard based in St. Petersburg that is set to commission a new covered shipbuilding slip this year to increase its capabilities.

    Norilsk Nickel announced plans to place a shipbuilding order with Helsinki Shipyard Oy to build its own icebreaker.

    Meanwhile, Russian shipyards continue construction of mixed river-sea class vessels. Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard scheduled for this year delivery of 11 RSD59 series dry cargo ships, while Astrakhan oblast based USC’ Krasniye Barrikady Shipyard to build ships for Iran and Turkmenistan.

    The construction of small boats, service vessels, floating and support structures is also developing. In particular, Naberezhnye Chelny based Sea Lion plans to manufacture up to 200 small boats per year, and Perm Shipyard can start building charging stations for boats with electric propulsion. Electrotechnical Corporation (ElKor LLC is investing in the production of small aluminum boats with modular manufacturing that will service boiler houses, substations and generators. Nizhny Novgorod based Shipbuilding / Ship repair Corporation (SSC) plans to commission two berths in 2022 and delivery of two dredgers.

    Shipping and logistics

    Photo: official website of the Head of the Republic of Crimea

    Crimea and Syria announced their intention to create a joint transport shipping company.

    Rosstat released Russian inland waterways cargo traffic statistics. The 2021 waterborne freight volume increase 1.2% to 110.3 million tonnes.

    Gazprom Fleet is handpicking an owner to time-charter an OSV to support the Severnoye Siyaniye semi-submersible drilling rig.

    RZD will continue to upgrade its Primorsky Territory railway infrastructure. For 2022-2024, the state-owned company to invest RUB 23.5 billion in the projects to increase freight throughput and carrying capacity.

    Ports and hydraulic engineering

    Photo credit: Kawasaki Heavy Industries

    In 2021 cargo volume of Russian seaports edged up 1.7%. The energy transition and carbon footprint agenda could lead to new port, logistics and shipbuilding projects in Russia aimed at hydrogen exports, storing CO2 and using hydrogen as marine fuel.

    The implementation of the project to create a gas chemical cluster in the Port of Ust-Luga is in full swing. Baltic Chemical Complex LLC (BHC) and China National Chemical Engineering Construction Company No. 7 (CC7) entered into an additional agreement No.3 to the EPC contract for the construction of a Gas Chemical Complex as part of the Ethane-Containing Gas Processing Complex (EPEG) in Ust-Luga .

    The modernization of Russia's inland waterways is also ongoing. So, from 2025, it is planned to rehabilitate 19 hydroelectric facilities at the Volga-Don Canal and build 4 river icebreakers on the Don.

    The Russian Government will earmark over RUB 4 billion for the resumption of the construction of the Krasnogorsk hydroelectric complex.

    The number of sponsors of the 5th Hydraulic Structures and Dredging International Congress is growing: MTG announced its support for the event.

    Legislation and regulation

    Russia has acceded to the Convention on the International Organization for Maritime Aids to Navigation.

    The Ministry for the Development of the Far East in 2022 will submit to the State Duma a bill on the so-called Northern Deliveries (seasonal deliveries of stockpiles to the Far North of Russia). Responsibility for the Northern Deliveries will be legislatively assigned to all participants in the process.

    The draft Rules for subsidizing the construction of fishing vessels have been published.

2022 May 29

13:42 Evolving EU sanctions keep ship owners on alert
12:19 Leaders of Greek shipping join Greece’s leading class to discuss ABS advances in technology, sustainability and the future of classification
11:38 Port of Virginia to implement a dredging project to accommodate two-way traffic of ultra-large container ships
10:27 CMA CGM further develops the environmental projects portfolio included in POSITIVE OFFSET

2022 May 28

16:31 18 students appointed as inaugural batch of MaritimeSG Youth Ambassadors
14:52 Singapore-based ocean carrier Sea Lead inaugurates new service with Virginia as first US East Coast stop
14:07 WinGD introduces compact on-engine emissions solution for X-DF portfolio
12:51 North P&I Club publishes briefing paper detailing the dangers of cargo liquefaction
12:19 TES Wilhelmshaven import terminal included as a “priority project” in the German Government LNG Acceleration law
11:29 SSF to help increase the preparedness of French Navy in collaboration with ECOsubsea and Naval Group
10:53 Northern Marine executes MOU with Provaris as technical partner for GH2 carrier development program

2022 May 27

18:37 First steel cut at Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft for SeaRoad’s newbuild ro-ro vessel
18:07 Houlder collaborates on autonomous vessel project with Maritime and Coastguard Agency
17:50 IAA PortNews’ summary of previous week news
17:37 Siemens to build one of Europe’s largest shore power connections in Kiel
17:34 Any new investments in fossil fuels is “moral and economic madness” - Ship It Zero
17:29 HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding to hire thousands this year to meet the shipbuilding needs of the Navy
17:16 Russian crude exports remain high - Vortexa
17:06 Member approval of North and Standard Club merger
16:47 China’s top oil trader hires more tankers to ship Russian crude - Bloomberg
16:28 USCG assists 2 aboard disabled sailing vessel off Galveston
14:43 U.S. scrubber barge propelled by SCHOTTEL
14:22 Austal Australia delivers 15th Guardian Class Patrol Boat
13:44 The Port of Tallinn and the Port of Gdynia sign a letter of intent on cooperation in the field of hydrogen management
13:02 U.S. and French Navy ships to visit Helsinki
12:40 Special Economic Zone ‘Ust-Luga’ established in the Leningrad Region
12:12 Three Saudi ports hit world records on CPPI 2021
11:35 Kostroma Plant of Marine Equipment delivers survey ship of Project 3330
11:12 Shipbuilding, Ship Repair Corporation launches yet another non-self-propelled dredger of Project 4395
10:24 Enauta’s FPSO Atlanta to be operated to ABS Class
10:07 Arkhangelsk based Association “Sozvezdye” supports Ship Repair, Modernization and Components Conference
09:38 Transmashholding and Sinara can design an engine for large ships – Yury Borisov
09:11 Crude oil futures decrease after a recent growth
08:52 MABUX: Bunker prices may continue to rise on May 27

2022 May 26

18:06 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping introduces ship’s carbon intensity calculation tool
17:54 Port Bronka continues talks with Belarussian companies on shipment of cargoes
17:29 Construction of new container ship for North-South transport corridor to take 14 months – USC President
17:06 Boskalis receives approval for sale KST and Maju to Rimorchiatori Mediterrane
16:48 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping develops alternative fuels requirements
16:18 Trade turnover between Saint-Petersburg and LAC can double to $5 billion amid EU sanctions
16:05 Antwerp to host The Tall Ships Races 2022 from Friday 22 to Monday 25 July
15:26 Vympel Shipyard launches Hydrographic Survey Vessel Yakov Lapushkin, Project 19910
15:04 Ardmore Shipping joins the All Aboard Alliance
15:00 Petronas LNG receives a new W-MAX Class LNG carrier
14:52 Second exchange area of the Vado Gateway Container Terminal now operational
14:03 ABP signs new concrete and aggregate partnership
13:55 Alexeev’s Hydrofoil Design Bureau laid down the fifth passenger hydrofoil Meteor 120R and launched the second one
13:14 Elogen partners with Valmax in Korea for the production of green hydrogen
13:12 Cherepovets shipyard launches its first vessel
12:31 NYK and PowerX form capital and business alliance
12:10 LR and partners unveil 'Silk Alliance' green corridor project
12:04 Nuclear-powered containership “Sevmorput” delivered 2,200 tonnes of cargo to Murmansk
11:35 Crowley inaugurates LNG facility in Peñuelas, Puerto Rico
10:23 Milaha announces resignation of President and CEO
10:09 Another batch of commercial cargo delivered from Novorossiysk to Tartus by Oboronlogistics' Sparta II
09:56 Palantir and Trafigura announce collaboration to deliver supply chain carbon emissions platform to market
09:17 Crude oil futures continue rising on US Department of Energy data
08:55 MABUX: Bunker prices may increase on May 26

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