• 2018 August 16 13:42

    First ever S-T-S loading of 70000dwt Panamax coal carrier performed at Shakhtersk harbour transshipment location in Sakhalin

    A 70dwt dry bulk carrier is being loaded ship-to-ship at the roadstead in Sakhalin based port of Shakhtersk. This is the first Panamax coal carrier ever handled at the Skakhtersk offshore transshipment station. The vessel will transport the coal cargo to China. The port expects soon the arrival of yet another coal carrier of larger tonnage, Eastern Mining Company (EMC) said.

    EMC has expanded its export capabilities thanks to the Emso-1 for STS transshipment equipped with a ship-loading machine with a capacity of 2 500 t/h, a conveyor and grab cranes pair.

    The ship has been operated at the Shakhtersk harbour transshipment location since the end of May.

    The Shakhtersk Coal Terminal owned by Eastern Mining Company (Coal Seaport Shakhtersk) for several years shows sustained coal shipments growth, which is attributed largely to the EMC’s investments in its assets, the press release said. In June, coal port of Shakhtersk handled its record volume, 1.1 million tonnes of coal.

    EMC also beefed up its ship-to-ship transshipment fleet adding 8 more ships last year. The mooring reloading complex was overhauled: one outdated loading machine was replaced with three new ones. The company constructed 3,1-km-long conveyor lines to avoid delays in delivering coal cargoes to the harbour transshipment stations.

    EMC says upgrade of the terminal enabled to increase coal shipments in 2017 to 4.6 million tonnes with outlook of 8-million tonne mark in 2018.

    The coal mining development project in the Uglegorsk District is comprehensive and is not limited to machinery and equipment upgrade. Eastern Mining Company is currently completing the construction of border crossing point office at the port of Shakhtersk. Shipment of export coal cargo is accompanied by customs clearance procedure. As of today, coal carriers have to enter before loading and departure, the port of Kholmsk for customs clearance, which causes delays of up to 3 days. Once completed the border crossing /customs clearance checkpoint office the delays and costs will be reduced to a minimum.
    Coal Sea Port of Shakhtersk LLC is the major coal terminal in the region. The company operates specialized reloading machines and 2,000 t/h vessel-loading machine. The Company’s port fleet consists of 1,700 DWT and 3,500 DWT dry-cargo vessels and tugboats. The terminal carries out ship-to-ship transshipment of coal at the harbour anchorage location, loading 60,000DWT bulkers. The terminal handles coal from the Solntsevskiy coal deposit and from the Udarnovskaya coalmine.

    East Mining Company Ltd. is the major coal producer in Sakhalin region coordinating the activities of Solntsevskiy Coal Mine LLC and Coal Sea Port of Shakhtersk LLC. The company implements an investment project to increase production and shipment of coal in the Sakhalin region to 12 million tonnes per year. In March 2018, a EMC’s subsidiary EMC Transport Systems became a resident of the Free Port of Vladivostok and intends to build by 2022 a 28-km-long conveyor line for coal supply from the Solntsevsky Coal Mine to Shakhtersk coal terminal.


2019 February 17

16:59 Coast Guard responds to vessel fire near Rockport, Texas
15:09 Kleven Shipyard delivers to Maersk sixth AHTS Maersk Maker
14:33 Danube high-speed low-wash ferry offers new level of efficiency and reliability
13:21 Interorient Marine Services Ltd. convicted and sentenced for oil discharge
12:39 USCG assists in rescue of five people from sunken vessel near Dutch Harbor
11:01 European ports welcome agreement on the European Maritime Single Window environment

2019 February 16

16:15 Ribbon-cutting kicks off ICTSI´s Batumi terminal expansion project
14:42 Höegh’s RoRo solution chosen for 112MT Transformer shipment
13:28 Torqeedo wins Innovation Award at Miami International Boat Show for powerful new inboard electric propulsion system
12:13 Telford Offshore beefs up its fleet
10:26 Chevron inks new LNG agreement with GS Caltex

2019 February 15

18:05 Noble Corporation announces purchase of a second newbuild jackup rig from PaxOcean
16:57 Port of Goole powered by £1 million solar installation
16:26 ABP continues support of Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service
15:30 Sea Cup 2019 preliminaries kick off in Kamchatka
15:04 CNIIMF authorized to confirm conformity of dangerous cargo containers
13:59 Nevsky Shipyard starts cutting metal for cargo-passenger ship of PV22 project
13:32 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 5,500 tonnes fish in Jan’2019, down 48% Y-o-Y
13:08 Fincantieri and Princess Cruises celebrate three construction milestones of three “Royal” class ships at the Monfalcone shipyard
12:45 Dredging under Sea Port Sukhodol project to exceed 7 mln cbm – details to be covered at the Congress
12:08 Port of Oakland import volume increased 9 percent January 2019
11:46 8 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 14-15
11:27 Okskaya Sudoverf lays down seventh dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M
11:08 DNV GL and Metalships & Docks ink class agreement for luxury sailing vessel
10:53 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in Jan’19 grew by 3.4% Y-o-Y to 11.19 million tonnes
10:29 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.63% to $64.98, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.57% to $54.72
10:08 EFIP welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament resolution on NAIADES II
09:41 Bunker prices are going up at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up down to 628 points
09:07 ICTSI inaugurates the expansion of its Batumi International Container Terminal
08:07 MAN Energy Solutions wins contract to supply the engines for a new harbour tug in Spain
07:41 Inmarsat announces new initiatives to support maritime, ports and logistics start-ups with Rainmaking and Bluetech

2019 February 14

18:03 Austal's LCS 20 completes acceptance trials
17:44 Royal Navy to discuss the future of unmanned and autonomous naval warfare at SMi's 3rd annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2019
17:22 Freight turnover of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) in January 2019 fell by 26% Y-o-Y to about 190,000 tonnes
17:03 MOL Techno-Trade takes part in marine environmental protection program
16:25 VTB acquires 100% of Novorossiysk Grain Terminal from NSCP Group
16:03 Port of Virginia container volume up 8.9% to 134,638 TEU in January 2019
16:03 Expert expects uncertainty on global fuel market next week
15:49 “K” Line’s LNGC makes maiden call from Ichthys LNG Project to Naoetsu LNG Terminal in Japan
15:40 BSTDB to finance construction of Lavna coal terminal under agreement with STLC
15:21 2nd Conference “Dangerous cargoes: new transportation requirements” to be held under the auspices of RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry
15:03 ONE renewes own loading record exceeding 19000TEUs
14:33 Maersk and PBF Logistics LP announce agreement for production and storage of 0.5% sulphur fuel on the U.S. East Coast
14:02 Port of Long Beach volumes decrease 0.1 percent to 657,286 TEU in Jan 2019
13:50 Multipurpose Transshipment Complex to be built in Primorsk
13:32 Port of Los Angeles volumes up 5.4 percent to 852,449 TEUs in January 2019
13:02 Port of Rotterdam throughput volume up to 469.0 million tonnes in 2018
12:46 Supply vessel OCEAN COOPER 2 sinks in Singapore waters
12:25 Baltic Sea Region cruise ports commit to reducing negative ecological impacts
11:27 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:09 Port of Marseille-Fos to deliver the first phase of the subsea cable landing infrastructure by Q3 2019
10:31 9 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 13-14
10:09 GTT receives an order from Samsung Heavy Industries for the tank design of a new LNG Carrier for Minerva Gas
09:44 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.66% to $64.03, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.58% to $54.21
09:25 Baltic Dry Index is up to 608 points
09:08 ABB to power Iceland’s first electric ferry ABB to power Iceland’s first electric ferry

2019 February 13

18:10 Shell and partners start deep-water production at Lula North in Brazil
17:46 OLT Offshore LNG Toscana Regasification Terminal works at almost full capacity
17:23 Excelerate’s Northeast Gateway Deepwater Terminal reached a peak send-out flow rate