• 2018 March 21 10:50

    Claimants and defendants in the case on allision of Delta Pioneer tanker with a pier at Primorsk port come to amicable agreement

    The claimants and defendants in the case related to the allision of the Delta Pioneer tanker with a pier at Primorsk port have come to amicable agreement. A joint motion for approval of the agreement was filed by representatives of the defendants (Pontoporos Special Maritime, the ship owner, and Delta Tankers, the tanker operator) and the claimants (Transneft-Port Primorsk LLC and Commercial Sea Port of Primorsk LLC)  at the hearing held by the 13th Arbitration Court of Saint-Petersburg and the Leningrad Region.
     
    According to IAA PortNews correspondent, the documents signed by the claimants and defendants were filed to the Court with both sides insisting on a consent decree and on a release of the vessel.
     
    Lawyers of Rosnefteflot (Rosneft subsidiary), owners of tugboats involved in the case raised an objection to immediate consent decree. The asked the Court to provide them time for developing their own opinion about the proposed agreements.
     
    The Court date was postponed to 23 March 2018.
     
    The value of the amicable agreement was not announced at the hearing. The lawyers rejected to comment adding that the value will be announced after the Court approves the agreement. There is speculation that the value is much less than the earlier claimed RUB 3 billion.
     
    In July 2017, the Arbitrage Court of Saint-Petersburg and the Leningrad Region passed a judgment on claiming more than RUB 3 billion from the tanker owner and operator. Having considered it as an overclaiming the defendants challenged the decision of the Arbitrage Court and applied to the 13th Arbitration Court of Appeal. The Court of appeal commissioned an independent expert assessment of the berth repair project documentation following which the claimants applied for making the process non-public.
     
    On 20 November 2016, the Aframax tanker Delta Pioneer (flag of Greece) allided with dolphin No 6 at Berth No 1 in Primorsk port (Leningrad Region). The vessel was maneuvering to the berth when the stern towing line given to the tanker from Rosnefteflot’s towing tug RN Poseidon broke up. According to the State Maritime Rescue and Coordination Center of RF Transport Ministry, the tanker damaged two sections of the berth catwalk. The defendants are Pontoporos Special Maritime, the ship owner, and Delta Tankers, the tanker operator. Greek ship owners are defended by the lawyers of Lex Navicus Concordia and Saveliev, Batanov & Partners (Konstantin Krasnokutsky and Sergei Savelyev). The interests of Transneft are represented by the lawyers of Delcredere Bar Association (Elena Dyomina).

    Related links: 

    Claimants in the case on allision of Delta Pioneer tanker with a pier at Primorsk port apply for making the process non-public >>>>

    Hearings in respect of arresting the tanker which allided with a pier at Primorsk port to be resumed on November 1 >>>>

    Experts to assess damage caused by tanker’s allision with Primorsk port’s pier >>>>

    From Russia without a ship >>>> 




2018 April 19

19:00 Okskaya Sudoverf launches lead shallow-draft tank barge of Project ROB20, Belmax 1 (photo)
18:05 Vroon's MPI Napoleon commences Baltic-Sea charter
17:05 Diana Shipping announces continuation of time charter contract and a new time charter contract with Cargill
16:39 Admiralteiskie Verfi and Roshydromet sign contract for designing and construction of North Pole ice-resistant platform (photo, graphics)
16:05 CMA CGM to apply GRI from Canada to Asia, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent
15:15 MEYER WERFT announces delivery of cruise ship Norwegian Bliss
14:33 Maersk delivers new block train solution on Standard Gauge Railway
14:11 Global bunker market: the state of volatility remains, expert says
14:03 Samskip starts new service from Poland, Lithuania and Norway
13:20 Bibby Offshore becomes the first to deploy a pioneering diving safety system in the North Sea
13:17 Damen Dredging Equipment launches new DOP Dredger Series
13:11 Draft rules for collection of port investment due is available for public discussion (document)
12:52 Wärtsilä to provide optimised maintenance for a complete fuel gas handling system for Viking
12:08 6th Forum of Intermodal Transport FRACHT 2018 held in Gdańsk on 11-12 April
11:13 Port of Rotterdam: growth in container throughput continues in first quarter
10:49 Port of Riga introduces new cargo handling technologies
10:15 Experts forecast Russia's LNG exports to make 33 to 62 million tonnes by 2030
09:52 Brent Crude futures price up 0.6% to $73.92, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.55% to $68.85
09:34 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,124 points
09:24 APM Terminals launches integrated cold chain solutions in India
09:17 Bunker prices show no significant changes at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)

2018 April 18

18:26 Engine room fire on board Finlandia Seaways quickly under control
18:05 Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles offer seed money to foster the development of new goods-movement technologies that improve air quality
17:47 Port of Rotterdam Authority launches new Pronto application
17:25 CMA CGM implements FAK rates from East Mediterranean ports to Gulf and Red Sea
16:55 Royal IHC announces successful launching of BONNY RIVER in China
16:16 RZD Logistics and Fenix will develop transit cargo transportation via port Bronka (photo)
16:05 Jumbo names new offshore vessel Stella Synergy
15:28 Samskip brings Rotterdam into Nor Lines' flexible LNG-powered service network
15:05 CMA CGM implements GRR from Asia to West Africa
15:02 Baltiysky Zavod shipyard tested mooring facilities of Akademik Lomonosov FPU (photo)
14:59 Port of Long Beach container cargo volumes swell 14 percent in March 2018
13:37 Kazmortransflot LLP takes delivery of final Damen Shoalbuster 2709 for Caspian Sea operations
13:08 Commercial Sea Port of Ust-Luga purchased Liebherr crane as part of Yug-2 terminal modernization (photo)
12:35 Crowley completes acquisition of three SeaRiver tankers
11:47 Major ASW ships Severomorsk and Vice Admiral Kulakov practise search for submarine in Barents Sea
11:19 USC: Import substitution and localization in shipbuilding is hindered by undeveloped service offer
10:50 Russia and Japan ink MoC on mutual recognition of seafarers’ diplomas (photo)
10:25 Brent Crude futures price up 0.54% to $71.97, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.51% to $66.86
10:09 FLEX LNG LTD signs one year time-charter with Enel
09:48 CMA CGM welcomes IMO's decision to reduce by 50% the industry’s CO2 emissions in 2050
09:33 Bunker prices are flat at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,052 points

2018 April 17

18:06 Management of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company met with seafarers of the Company’s Offshore Fleet
17:57 RF Navy's major landing ship Minsk visits Lisbon port
17:35 For the first time, more than 30 ports certified with EcoPorts PERS environmental standard
17:05 MAN Diesel & Turbo wins major container vessel order
16:35 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane for Italian multi-purpose terminal
16:30 Port of Antwerp freight volume up 7.1% to 58,328,678 tonnes in Q1 2018
16:20 Reconstruction and modernization of Yug-2 terminal at the port of Ust-Luga to increase its annual capacity to 20 million tonnes by 2020
16:05 The world’s largest plug-in hybrid ship begins to take form
15:24 Rolls-Royce to supply innovative autocrossing system and propellers to 13 new ferries
15:05 DNV GL launches alternative fuels white paper
14:13 Inland container shipping sector consultations facilitated by Port of Rotterdam Authority yield tangible results
13:20 The Panama Canal “adrift” due to safety concerns
12:58 Authorities and researchers to seek solutions to Arctic navigation
12:15 PowerCell’s fuel cell technology will make vessels emission-free
12:02 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:44 Wan Hai Lines to launch Indonesia to Singapore / Malaysia service
11:31 HII awarded contract for DDG 51-Class follow yard services