• 2018 July 19 17:55

    NIBULON launched second T3500 Project tug

    On July 10, NIBULON’s shipbuilders launched NIBULON 101, the second multipurpose seagoing tug of the T3500 project. According to NIBULON, it is intended for escorting foreign going vessels along the Buh-Dnipro-Lyman Channel (hereinafter BDLC), mooring vessels to the berths, escorting convoys of non-self-propelled vessels (from 2 to 4 units) along the BDLC, and escorting convoys along the channels during ice conditions in the navigation area in the Dnipro River and the Black Sea.

    The vessel was launched during the working process because, as it has already been mentioned, NIBULON shipbuilding and repair yard has a heavy order book for several years ahead. The shipbuilding program is in full swing. The new vessels, namely POSS-115 project tugs, are being prepared for launching.

    Despite harmonious lines and modern forms that are more likely to remind an elegant yacht, the T3500 project tugs are equipped according to the highest technological standard. On these tugs we have installed the equipment purchased from the leading world manufacturers, namely from MTU (Germany), Rolls-Royce (Finland), Volvo-Penta (Sweden) etc. These are multipurpose ice-breaking tugs capable of operating during ice conditions with a thickness of ice up to 60 cm. Thanks to special rudder propellers, tugs are very maneuverable. Taking into account such universal characteristics, vessels are capable of towing vessels with a displacement of 50-70 thousand tons and to ensure safe and comfortable escorting of vessels along the channels and mooring them to the berths. Thanks to two deluge gunscapable of discharging water stream of 375 m3 per hour (the length of water stream - 100 m), T3500 project tug is capable of extinguishing fire both on the vessel and on the shore.

    In Ukraine, the last vessel of this class was launched 13 years ago. Only three such tugs are flying the Ukrainian flag, and they are used by private offshore companies. But our company constructs a modern Ukrainian towing fleet which will fly the Ukrainian flag; it will operate for the benefit of the country’s economy and will become an element of Ukraine’s independence from foreign fleet in terms of escorting vessels along the BDLC during ice conditions.

    The first multipurpose T3500 project tug was launched at NIBULON shipbuilding and repair yard on May 23, 2018 with the participation of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. It was launched during solemn opening of the largest exhibitions of achievements and new developments in shipbuilding and water transport held for last decade.  More than 40 foreign and domestic companies participated in these exhibitions.




2018 October 15

18:23 MOL joins hands with partners to launch FOCUS project
17:59 Moscow to host a conference on construction of LNG-powered and LNG bunker ships on October 24
17:46 Algoma announces cancellation of Croatian newbuilds contracts
17:05 Klaveness Combination Carriers AS registered on NOTC
16:56 Tall ships arrive at Port of Ipswich as part of 'Race of the Classics'
16:37 Coast Guard ends search after plane crash victims bodies are located
16:20 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard delivers 8,140 DWT Pola Fiva, fifth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59
16:04 DNV GL leads consortium to update Carbon Trust Floating LiDAR Roadmap
15:34 East Mediterranean projects take steps towards adoption of alternative fuels
15:04 NYK approves Japan Climate Action Summit declaration
14:51 Wärtsilä LNG solutions featured on environmentally advanced cruise ship
14:35 Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray in Georgia, South Carolina
14:17 Andrey Shunin appointed as General Director of Caspian Energy Management
13:28 Cooperation for sustainable shipping in the Mediterranean
12:41 ACL christens its newest G4 vessel, the Atlantic Sun
12:13 Kongsberg Digital and KPMG launch new complete cybersecurity partnership for the maritime industry
11:55 Nevsky Shipyard took part in Offshore Marintec Russia
11:19 ABS leads industry discussion on digitization, safety and compliance
11:12 New shipping route links Gdansk and Scandinavia
10:51 Port of Gdansk considered as transport hub for Slovakia
10:29 Brent Crude futures price up 1.21% to $81.4, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.04% to $72.08
10:10 Tuco Marine Group to build a multipurpose first responder boat for Hovedstadens Beredskab I/S
09:53 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,579 points
09:34 Gazprom and Shell discuss next steps in Baltic LNG project
09:15 Throughput of port Helsinki (Finland) in 9M'18 up 8.4% Y-o-Y to 11.38 million tonnes (table)
08:07 PIL terminates all calls to Iran due to US sanctions
07:06 ChainPORT hackathon held for the first time simultaneously in the ports of Antwerp and Los Angeles
06:16 Vinalines posts profit of US$900,000 in the first nine months of 2018

2018 October 14

09:19 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
09:17 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
09:16 Port of Corpus Christi moves record tonnage in first nine months of 2018
09:12 Port of New Orleans receives Excellence Award for Master Plan

2018 October 13

09:06 OOCL fleet moves forward to meet IMO 2020 regulation
09:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
08:56 Algoma announces cancellation of Croatian new build contracts
08:54 Panama Canal sets record annual cargo tonnage in fiscal year 2018

2018 October 12

18:07 Port of Antwerp on track for sixth record year
17:36 Strengthening of Kaliningrad seaway canal's embankment included in Russia’s territorial development strategy through 2025
17:08 Stena Bulk in partnership with Bay Crest Management for expansion in Asia
16:04 Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of work at DP World Berbera in Somaliland
15:52 LNG Croatia invited bids for import LNG terminal infrastructure
15:35 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company continues expanding its operations in international waters
15:03 Maersk Line announces an increase in FAK rates from Far East to North Europe
14:47 Minister Berner: Finland strives to reduce emissions from shipping
14:03 CMA CGM to introduce new quarterly BAF for long term contracts from 1st of January 2019
13:44 LUKOIL commissions fifth well at Filanovsky field second stage
13:21 Ocean Network Express enters bilateral feeder network cooperation with Hapag - Lloyd
13:10 MOL consolidation service succeeds with trial of remote container tracking management device
12:28 Germany furthers support to WMU with Simulator Lab refurbishment
12:05 Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group in China and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. to establish a shipbuilding joint venture
11:47 BPO pays a visit to the Port of Ust-Luga
11:26 Rosterminalugol exported 16 million tonnes of coal YTD
11:05 Grimaldi further boosts its freight services to Sardinia
10:54 Bunker prices continue going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
10:50 Port of Gothenburg starts construction of new terminal
10:30 Brent Crude futures price up 1.2% to $81.22, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.18% to $71.81
10:11 De Boer holds naming ceremony for Damen RSD WID Tug 2915 Hybrid Fregate and ASD Tug 2310 SD Papillon
10:09 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,515 points
09:58 Damen signs for another three years as founding partner of the Nederlands Dans Theater
09:51 Fuel oil prices show no significant changes in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)