• 2018 February 22 14:40

    New product tanker of RTS27M series Balt Flot 20 takes to the water at Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard

    Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation) today held an official launching ceremony for fifth product (oil / chemicals) tanker of modified project RST27M. The vessel named Balt Flot 20 is being built for Russian tanker operator BF Tanker, the shipbuilding firm said.

    The launching ceremony was attended by representatives of the STLC, BF Tanker, the series design developer (Marine Engineering Bureau), of city authorities, managers and employees of the shipyard.

    Mikhail Pershin interim CEO of Krasnoye Sormovo in his speech noted that the shipyard has delivered so far to the customer three tankers of the Project RST27M. Under the contractual terms Krasnoye Sormovo will complete and deliver two more product carriers.

    "Vessels of the project RST27M are able to solve the conventional tasks of transporting goods on the inland waterways of the country, and they can cope with this task not worse, I would say, in many respects, better than the vessels of the well-proven RST27 series. The chemical tankers are capable of sailing at sea and on inland waterways, feature enhanced sea capabilities taking into account future oil products transportation in the Caspian region. At the same time, the vessels satisfy the dimensions of the Volga-Don Canal and the Volga-Baltic Waterway. That is, by and large, we have created more universal tankers, both from the point of view of the cargo being transported and also of the geography of supplies," Gennady Egorov, Director General of Marine Engineering Bureau said.

    As previously reported, tripartite contracts for five RST27M oil / chemical tankers were signed in Dec. 2016 between Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard, BF Tanker and the State Transport Leasing Company (STLC). The Customer of the vessels is STLC.

    The tankers delivery was scheduled for 2017-2018. BF Tanker has already taken delivery three RST27M-series vessels. The 4th tanker expects sea trials to be handed over to the customer. This 5th tanker, after launching, will have to undergo outfitting, dock-side and sea trials before the parties sign acceptance / delivery certificate.

    The modification of RST27-series tankers features increased DWT by more than 800 tonnes.
    General characteristics: LOA:140.8 m; beam: 16.9 m; draft (sea/river): 4.6m/3.6 m.
    RS class: KM  Ice1 1 R2 AUT1-ICS OMBO VCS ECO-S Oil / Chemical Tanker Type 2 (ESP).

    The RST27M series tankers were designed for sea and mixed (river-sea) transportation of crude oil and petroleum products with density ranging 0.7 up to 1.015 t/m³, and harmful liquid substances in bulk, including liquids requiring heating up to temperature 60°C, without restriction of temperature of flash-point and simultaneous carriage of 3 sorts of cargo. Engineering design was completed by Volga-Caspian Design Bureau.

    Krasnoye Sormovo JSC (founded in 1849) is one of the oldest shipbuilding companies in Russia. Throughout the 75-year period, more than three hundred submarines and rescue vehicles including 25 nuclear ones have been built and modernized by Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard. Today, Krasnoye Sormovo builds vessels of commercial fleet comply with international conventions reliability and safety requirements. Some of Krasnoye Sormovo tankers are in the list of Significant Ships of the Year by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).

    United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC OJSC) is the largest shipbuilding company in Russia. It was set up in 2007 with 100% federal ownership. The holding comprises 40 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and shiprepairing companies as well as leading design bureaus). Currently, USC consolidates the bulk of the domestic shipbuilding complex. The Russian market is the main focus of the state corporation though it also exports its products to 20 countries worldwide.




2018 December 13

18:43 Coal exports via Rosterminalugol hit 19-millionth tonne mark
18:28 Port of Kaliningrad throughput in Jan-Nov rose 4% to nearly 13 million tonnes
18:25 Tideway completes installation of longest AC offshore wind export cable at Hornsea One in the UK
17:49 Hapag-Lloyd to cancel calls at Port of Bremerhaven
17:25 Building of Johan Sverdrup Phase II begins
17:19 Port of Vyborg 11-month cargo volumes soar 24% to 1.72 million tonnes
17:13 Seabridge first in Belgium to receive the SCA certificate
17:08 Jan De Nul cleans up polluted beaches along the coast in southern France
17:07 Bunker fuel prices at Far Eastern ports close the week lower
16:47 Port of Vysotsk cargo volume in Jan-Nov rises 6% to 16.86 million tonnes
16:36 Maersk Broker Bulk Chartering and NAODAN Chartering
16:26 YILPORT Holding wins Port Operator Award at Lloyd’s List Global Awards
16:03 Rosmorport releases RFPs for design of an DF 12/14MW icebreaker
15:49 Jotun and Kansai Paint build relationship to meet marine and protective demand
15:46 Baltic Sea Ports Authority icebreakers assist merchant vessels in the Gulf of Finland
15:21 Containerships receives its first LNG-powered container vessel
14:44 Uncertainty lingers in fuel markets despite OPEC cuts
14:17 Maersk Line receives Containership Operator of the Year award
14:13 Iran-Indonesia to develop port cooperation
13:22 NOIA: U.S. territories need the Offshore Wind for Territories Act
13:12 QPS inks first "Green Loan" with BNP Paribas
12:48 Panama Canal signs agreement with Brazil's Port of Itaqui
12:32 Port of Ust-Luga throughput in Jan-Nov drops 4% to 90.27 million tonnes (updates)
11:34 Port of St. Petersburg eleven-month volume rises 11% to 54.15 million tonnes (updated)
11:06 Nonius Engineering to join the 6th International Forum of Dredging Companies as its sponsor and speaker
10:16 Crude oil futures gain to $ 60,44 (Brent) and $ 51,32 (WTI)
09:07 Baltic Dry Index down 0.81% to 1353 points
08:34 CMA CGM receives the Environment Award at the Lloyd’s List Global Awards

2018 December 12

19:08 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate Increase from East Asia to USA and Canada
18:30 MEYER WERFT handed over AIDAnova to AIDA Cruises
18:21 IMO led panel discussion on wreck removal challenges at Salvage & Wreck Removal Conference in London
18:00 Newbuilding methanol carrier for Proman Shipping named CASTARA
18:00 Rosneft develops innovations for Russian Zvezda super-shipyard
17:46 Damen signs with Port Nelson for ASD Tug 2411
17:37 Almaz shipyard lays down icebreaker of Project 21180М, Yevpaty Kolovrat, for RF Navy
17:14 Comprehensive plan for NSR development to be ready by February 2019 – Yevgeny Ditrikh
16:49 Investments in the Arctic by 2024 estimated at RUB 5.5 trillion - Dmity Kobylkin
16:23 Vladimir Putin orders to look into creation of port SEZ at Olya port in Arkhangelsk Region
15:50 Throughput of Russian seaports in 11M’18 grew by 4.2% Y-o-Y to 746.8 million tonnes (detalization)
15:26 Okskaya Sudoverf launches first dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M
15:02 American Petroleum Institute (API) awards bolt fatigue testing program contract to DNV GL
14:25 Giant Octopus added to the CPC’s stock of ER equipment
14:01 London hosts global port environment experts
13:20 Pola Anatolia, dry cargo ship of RSD59 design, successfully passed sea trials
13:01 Newcastle Container Terminal to deliver savings for regional NSW
12:36 Sovcomflot BoD considered the Group’s financial plan for 2019 and a forecast for 2020-2021
12:01 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Ismene with Koch
11:49 Yury Trutnev appointed as head of revised State Commission for Arctic Development
11:22 Three icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on December 11-12
11:00 COSCO SHIPPING Ports partners with Abu Dhabi Ports to create regional trading hub and Middle East gateway for Belt and Road
10:47 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 11M’18 up 15% Y-o-Y to 22.9 million tonnes
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 1.16% to $60.9, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.67% to $52.3
10:11 Full bonded area is opened in Port Bronka
10:01 WMU welcomes ITF General Secretary and President
09:59 GTT receives an order for the tank design of two new LNG carriers
09:44 Bunker prices continue going down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,364 points
09:15 LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie loads first cargo from Yamal LNG third train
08:28 Boskalis Ndurance’ cable trencher successfully tested at Alexiahaven
08:05 Maritime Blockchain Labs announces new consortium to improve crew management