• 2017 September 13 17:39

    NIBULON’s transshipment terminal visited by Ambassador of Switzerland to Ukraine

    On September 7, Ambassador of Switzerland to Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova Guillaume Scheurer visited NIBULON’s transshipment terminal in Hola Prystan; the terminal was solemnly inaugurated two months ago.

    NIBULON says its Deputy Director of construction, fleet operation and navigation safety Andrii Volik and director of “Holoprystans’ka” branch Mykola Miahchenko arranged an excursion for a Swiss delegation around the high-capacity high-tech facility built with the support of the EIB and the EBRD. During the excursion Guillaume Sheurer was interested in peculiarities of each production process: from agricultural products receipt to its shipment on river transport. The Ambassador was pleasantly impressed with the equipment of the terminal’s laboratory and modern equipment that was manufactured in Switzerland.

    “I was invited to open this terminal but, unfortunately, I could not come. But I promised Mr. Vadaturskyy to visit the terminal and I kept my word. I would like very much to visit it, see how it works because this is very important for Ukraine. In addition, we have been cooperating with NIBULON for a long time. It is a very pleasing fact. 

    All is absolutely just perfect. Such state-of-the-art terminal could be in Germany, or in France, or in Switzerland. Everything is very beautiful here - from architecture to the laboratory. It is very clean here – from the entrance to the loading station “, said the Ambassador of Switzerland.

    Guillaume Sheurer was also lucky to see several units of NIBULON’s cargo fleet operating, namely NIBULONIVETS non-self-propelled crane, Kremenchutskyi tug and a non-self-propelled vessel.  The vessel was being unloaded at the berth of the terminal when the Ambassador arrived. 

    “River transportation is very good for the environment. It’s a modern way of transporting things. I think that NIBULON represents a state-of-the-art logistics system”, said the Swiss diplomat.

    Implementing its investment program NIBULON not only revives the Dnipro River and other rivers as transport waterways of Ukraine but also minimizes the traffic of cargo transport, contributing to optimization of logistics and reduction of cargo transportation costs.  NIBULON’s shipping company has transported about 820 thousand tons of agricultural products along the Dnipro River and the Southern Buh River this year; to transport this volume we would need more than 34 thousand trucks.

    In turn, on behalf of Oleksiy Vadaturskyy Andrii Volik thanked the Ambassador for the support of the Embassy, “The Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine plays a key role in attraction of investment of the leading international financial institutions, in particular the EBRD and the EIB. This is an acting bridge between Ukraine and the European community”.

    In addition, on behalf of NIBULON’s General Director Andrii Volik expressed his gratitude to the European Investment Bank for its support as recently inaugurated terminals were built and new vessels are built due to the loan agreement signed in the presence of the Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič, in Brussels in December 2016.  Thus, the EU contributes to the development of the Ukrainian economy, bringing our country closer to European standards.




2018 February 22

18:25 European Commission fines maritime car carriers, parts suppliers in three separate cartel settlements
18:11 Port of Gdansk expects multimilloin investments
17:51 Port of St. Petersburg bunker prices edge up (graph)
17:35 Russia’s antitrust regulator gives Transneft green light on Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port deal
17:02 Maersk Line announces an increase in FAK rates from Far East to North Europe
16:02 The tall ship that harnesses the wind to recharge its batteries
15:29 Port of Tallinn opens passenger terminal A renovated arrivals hall
15:13 MABUX: Bunker market may continue moderate upward evolution next week
15:02 GoodBulk announces delivery of two Capesize vessels
14:40 New product tanker of RTS27M series Balt Flot 20 takes to the water at Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard
14:02 European Commission issues decision concerning the Violation of European Antitrust Law
13:35 Vostochny Port JSC picks contractors for coal transfer stations Phase 3 project
13:32 HMM reaches over 10,000 TEU in terms of volume of its US Premium Service
13:02 Boskalis receives EUR 300 million Letter of Award for Singapore Finger Pier 3 development
12:24 Northwest Seaport Alliance container volumes decline in January
12:17 Bunker prices in Far East seaports close the week flat
12:12 Rolls-Royce to supply propellers and mission bay technology for UK Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship
10:41 Crude oil futures prices fell 0.81% to $64,89 in London, in New York – by 1.07% to $61,02
10:32 Waterborne freight in Ukraine rose in January by 71.7% to 300,000 tonnes
10:05 CMA CGM announces GRR from the U.A.E. to West Africa
09:18 Waterborne passenger traffic in Ukraine plummets 44.4% in January
09:13 Baltic Dry Index gains to 1146 points
09:05 Konecranes strengthens its bulk handling presence in Japan with a Model 4 mobile harbor crane
08:17 World port accelerator programme PortXL to be launched in Singapore

2018 February 21

19:06 Russia’s State Duma set to change tariff policy to lend a helping hand to inland water transport
18:07 ONE, OOCL and SACO Shipping use booking tool eBooking
17:43 Renovated Stena Line Terminal at Europoort starts operation
17:06 Project to map ocean floor by 2030 now operational
16:52 Rosterminalugol export coal terminal handles 3-millionth tonne YTD
16:22 Zelenodolsk Shipyard to host keel-laying of 11th Buyan-M class corvette, Feb. 23
15:03 Launching of RST27M Balt Flot 20 at Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard slated for Feb. 22
14:14 NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes list of ships dismantled worldwide in 2017
13:18 ATOMFLOT says Russia needs nine more icebreakers for the Northern Sea Route by 2025
13:01 Clarksons Platou collaborates with Maersk Line to provide shipping services in Egypt
12:43 Big Port of St. Petersburg imposes ice restrictions in the harbour effective as of March 7, 2018
12:31 Castellammare Di Stabia starts slipway works on the multipurpose amphibious unit
12:10 Rosterminalugol transferred over RUB 1.5bn of taxes to different budgets
12:01 Panama Canal hosts Cheniere Energy to discuss LNG’s Future at the waterway
11:25 MOL car carrier rescues castaways in the North Atlantic Ocean
10:53 Crude oil futures prices edge down 0.8% to $64,73 in London and 1% to $61,17 in New York
10:46 Sovcomflot and Shell ink time-charter agreements for Aframax LNG-powered duo
10:35 Vostochny Port obtains ISO 14001:2015 certificate
09:48 Port of St. Petersburg bunker prices move upward
09:26 Baltic Dry Index rises 2.76% to 1117 points

2018 February 20

18:37 Time is running out to register for the Dangerous Goods: New Requirements for Transportation Conference, March 1, 2018
18:31 Russian association of fishery businesses call to revise a 'fishing quotas per a keel' terms
18:06 AVANZA completes a successful trial with Daikin Reefer
17:38 The Maritime CIO Forume Cyprus 2018 to be held in Limassol, March 27
17:03 DNV GL issues over 50,000 electronic certificates
16:55 RIMS secured a further class approval from Korean Register of Shipping for the use of drones during surveys
16:39 Taganrog Commercial Sea Port spent $156 000 on environment protection in 2017
16:34 Wärtsilä and Maersk Drilling create a joint 25-year strategy for thruster services to increase uptime and reduce costs
16:04 Post-Brexit port health border disruption still a major concern for British ports
15:34 Goltens teams up with Yara Marine on SOx scrubbers
15:21 Taganrog Sea Commercial Port earmarked $74,4 to support social programmes in 2017
15:04 US Navy awards concept design contract to Fincantieri to evolve FREMM into FFG(X)
14:32 Port of Marseille Fos traffic up 8% in 2017
14:02 The largest vessel enters Busan Port since its opening
13:32 Carnival Fascination resumes year-round service from San Juan
13:20 Port of Kavkaz sees a 50% spike in freight volumes, to 1.98 million tonnes