• 2018 January 19 12:14

    NIBULON starts the second stage of the Southern Buh river dredging

    On the eve of the holiday season, on December 30, NIBULON started the second stage of dredging operations specified by the project on the navigable path of the Southern Buh River.

    The company says it started the operations from the largest sandbar of the Southern Buh River – Kostiantynivka sandbar.

    This stage provides for dredging of Kostiantynivka sandbar to 2.5 m. The total length of the dredging area in the area of the sandbar comprises 2 km. In general, the working depth of the river’s navigable path will reach up to 2.5 m.

    The operations will be performed by the unique self-propelled high-capacity Mykolaivets dredger, which has become very popular from the moment of putting into operation. After experimental dredging of the rocky bottom in the area of the most dangerous rapids of the Dnipro River carried out in Kamianske town in November (Dnipropetrovsk region), the dredger carried out a large amount of work on the berth of the company’s shipbuilding and repair yard, where the slipway is being reconstructed, as well as in the place of construction of the new complex for transshipment of grain and oilseeds as part of NIBULON’s transshipment terminal in Mykolaiv. The company doesn’t waste time. Mykolaivets will start complex operations on the Southern Buh River and will start testing the modern technique.

    Due to warm winter, dredging will be performed every fine day and must be completed before the start of spawning. Upon completion of the dredging on the Southern Buh River, the company plans to proceed to ambitious plans on the Dnipro River, in the area of construction of new transshipment terminals.

    NIBULON’s cargo fleet operates underloaded by 20%. Thus, the second stage of the dredging operations will enable the company to load the non-self-propelled B2000 project vessels that were designed for operation on the Southern Buh River to their full load, thereby reducing the number of cargo trips and transportation costs. In addition, this will enable the company’s tugs and non-self-propelled vessels to perform other cargo trips, e. g. this will enable the company to perform 30 additional cargo trips from “Kremenchuts’ka” branch (Poltava region) and transport 120,000 tons of cargoes by water; this will remove 5 thousand trucks from the country’s roads.

    The dredging of the Southern Buh River to 2.5 m will enable the company to launch more modern (as compared to Polissia passenger vessels that performed regular trips last year) Voskhod hydrofoils with higher speed and passenger capacity (77 passengers).   

     As a result of the dredging performed by NIBULON on its own and at its own expense, 134 km of the Southern Buh River became navigable. On August 24, 2016, the cargo fleet moved to Voznesensk for the first time in 25 years. Thus, only during navigation season of 2016, NIBULON’s shipping company performed 170 cargo trips along the Southern Buh River, having transported 300 thousand tons of grain and oilseeds. As a result, the company surpassed the best results of the Soviet period in terms of water transportation by 6 times and removed about 12.5 thousand trucks from the roads of Mykolaiv region.

    In addition, due to dredging operations performed on the Southern Buh River, passenger transportation by river was revived. On May 13, NIBULON launched scheduled passenger transportation by the route Voznesensk – Kovalivka – Nova Odesa – Mykolaiv.

     




2018 February 21

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
13:09 Rosterminalugol coal exports reach 150-millionth tonne milestone
13:02 Partners start financing waste-to-chemistry project in Rotterdam
12:35 First foundation for the offshore wind farm Kriegers Flak installed in Denmark
12:18 Bunker fuel prices in the Far East ports remain firm
12:07 United Shipbuilding Corp: the floating co-generation plant Akademik Lomonosov is 96% complete
11:32 Rotterdam port diminishes the sale of bunker oil to 9.9 million m3 in 2017
11:27 APM Terminals Itajaí to double monthly volume
10:44 Crude oil futures price slides 0.29% to $65,48 in London, in New York gains 1.17% to $62,27
10:36 Sevastopol to host 6th Business Forum SIMBF 2018, June 6-7
09:49 Russian M100 product spot price gains last week to RUB 5,594/mt
09:30 Baltic Dry Index gains to 1087 points

2018 February 19

18:52 Russia’s Glavgosexpertiza gives nod to new phases of ZVEZDA Shipyard construction
18:05 Maersk Line increases FAK rates from Europe to West Coast South America, Caribbean and Middle America
17:05 Hapag-Lloyd introduces Asia – Middle East – New Asia Red Sea Service (AR1)
16:05 Maersk Line increases Reefer FAK rates from North Europe to Far East Asia
15:49 Iskes Towage & Salvage adds two more Damen ASD Tugs 2810 to its fleet
15:25 Maersk Line increases DRY rates from Russia to Far East Asia
15:02 The Russian Register of Seaports updates Port of Tuapse details
14:53 Nevsky Shipyard prepares the Akademik Pashin to test underway replenishment capabilities
14:26 Xeneta increases its data coverage by 161% in 2017
13:49 Rosmorport’s icebreakers assist shipping in the Gulf of Finland, escorted 17 vessels
13:12 GasLog reports financial results for 2017
12:01 GoodBulk announces delivery of Capesize vessel
11:46 Port of Mariupol freight volumes soar 32.3% to 455,860 tonnes
11:08 APL expands Eagle GO. Guaranteed service to 29 Asian port origins
10:48 NOVATEK inks cooperation MoU with Saudi Aramco
10:34 Crude oil futures price grows by 0.85% to $65,39 in London, in New York - by 1.25% to $62,45
09:08 Baltic Dry Index edges down 0.46% to 1084 points

2018 February 18

09:24 Hapag-Lloyd increases rates from Finland, Russia, Baltic States, Sweden, UK to East Asia (incl. Japan)
09:21 Preparing to define the Baltic Sea’s significant marine areas
09:19 Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates the Fourth Container Terminal of JNPT in Mumbai
09:14 Holland America Line to launch New EXC In-Depth Voyages

2018 February 16

18:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from the Indian Subcontinent to North Europe and the Mediterranean
17:54 Future Outlook Forum will take place on 20 March as part of Intermodal Asia 2018
17:36 Global Container Terminals orders 10 more Konecranes RTGs for its terminals in British Columbia
17:09 University of Kent partnership helps the Port of Dover cut queues and boost efficiency
17:06 Port of Oakland reports 2.1 percent increase in export volume in January 2017
16:58 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) up 9.2% to 1.81 million TEUs in January 2018
16:35 Royal Vopak expands Vopak tank terminal (JTT) in the Port of Jakarta - Indonesia
16:05 DP World signs agreement with government of Jammu and Kashmir at World Government Summit
15:53 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 11,600 t of fish in January 2018, up 26.1% Y-o-Y (photo)
15:26 Cargo traffic through NSR in 2017 grew by 36% Y-o-Y to 9.9 mln t