• 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 The mooring reloading complex was overhauled: one outdated loading machine was replaced with three new ones.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.


2018 October 19

14:37 UN agencies delivering on maritime security
14:15 Hapag-Lloyd starts new Red Sea service
14:00 Atomflot: shipments from Arctic LNG and Yamal LNG to be assisted by diesel and gas powered icebreakers
13:31 MOL's newbuilt LNG carrier "MARVEL EAGLE" to transport LNG from Cameron project in U.S.
13:11 NIBULON Shipbuilding and Repair Yard launches POSS-115 Project tug
13:05 BigLift Barentsz sails Northern Sea route for Pioneering Spirit
12:48 Glavgosexpertiza approves reconstruction of KSK grain terminal to increase its capacity to 4 million tonnes
12:22 Q&A with ImageSat International released ahead of SMi’s 4th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference
12:05 FESCO wins tender for supplying Indian Research Stations in Antarctica in 2019
11:43 Competition for designing and construction of LNG-powered icebreaker to be announced in late 2018 - early 2019
11:20 North Sea Giant turns to The Switch EBL technology
10:54 NOVATEK to place four FLNG facilities on the Northern Sea Route
10:31 RF Navy’s major amphibious ship Ivan Gren enters North Sea
10:07 Port of Vancouver closes 2018 cruise season
09:56 Brent Crude futures price up 0.4% to $79.61, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.35% to $68.89
09:38 Tackling maritime emissions - IMO rolls out ship and port toolkits
09:29 Expert forecasts more favorable ice situation on Northern Sea Route for 30 years ahead
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,565 points
09:07 Hapag-Lloyd, CMA-CGM and COSCO enhance GEM service - covering Mediterranean with the Middle East / ISC
08:37 Samskip launches Netherlands-Italy multimodal rail service
08:07 SEA\LNG submits open comment on the draft supplemental environmental impact statement for Puget Sound LNG facility
07:20 Van Oord awarded offshore contract for the West White Rose Project

2018 October 18

18:03 VSDV opens new crossdock location in the port of Amsterdam
17:33 The first vessel in Klaveness Combination Carriers next generation of combination carriers named at New Yangzi Shipyard in China
17:17 Cargo transportation via Northern Sea Route can reach 17 million tonnes in 2018
17:03 Savannah container trade up 12 percent in September 2018
16:55 PGRK: sales strategy of Pavlovskoye deposit project is focused on foreign markets
16:33 SITC Logistics Group signs strategic cooperation agreement with Chengdu Port Investment Group and Guangzhou Port Logistics Group
16:03 NYK and Horiba to develop a new sulfur-in-oil analyzer for ships
15:34 Thames freight volume rises by 40% as Thames Vision strategy starts to bear fruit
15:33 Port of Rotterdam Authority and research institute TNO present results of the study at IMO meeting
15:31 Dublin Port volumes grow by 4.7% in first nine months. By year end, 36% growth in just six years
15:03 Chinese Lingang group invests 85 million euros in Zeebrugge inner port
14:47 Practical aspects of LNG bunkering to be discussed at the dedicated conference in Moscow on October 24
14:33 Nouryon, Tata Steel, and Port of Amsterdam partner to develop the largest green hydrogen cluster in Europe
14:24 Bunker prices may change irregular next week amid rising volatility on global fuel market, expert says
14:11 Tallink and Rauma marine constructions sign letter of intent for the construction of new shuttle ferry
14:02 VesselMan and DNV GL team up to offer optimized solution for dry-docking management
13:30 Project Forward paves the way for meeting IMO’s reduction on CO2 emissions
13:14 Equinor’s share saving plan allocates shares
13:02 Damen Shipyards Group and Abu Dhabi Ports sign contract for two Damen ASD Tugs 2411
12:52 Volumes transported by TransContainer’s flatcars and containers grew by 5.1% Y-o-Y to 1.38 million TEUs
12:43 Diana Shipping announces direct continuation of time charter contract for M/V Astarte with Glencore
12:40 Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf adds three new certifications
12:30 Vympel Shipyard launches third coast guard boat of Project 1496М1, Lamantin, for FSB Border Guard Service
12:11 Equinor focuses NCS portfolio through sale of non-core discovery
11:51 Securitas Technology BV installing cameras in the Port of Rotterdam
11:28 HII starts fabrication of amphibious assault ship Bougainville (LHA 8)
10:55 Seafarers’ mental health is focus of new training programme offered free to mariners worldwide
10:51 RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet detachment to conduct exercise East China Sea
10:13 Ulstein secures contract for design of Jones Act compliant SOV vessel
09:58 Brent Crude futures price up 0.07% to $79.99, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.1% to $67.61
09:39 Myanmar officials trained in forming maritime transport policy
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,554 points

2018 October 17

18:03 PGNiG and Venture Global LNG announce LNG Sales and Purchase Agreements for 2 million tonnes per year
17:46 The Freeport of Riga Authority continues to develop cooperation with China
17:22 Port Manatee enjoys record fiscal year with diverse growth
17:00 North Sea Port and Titan LNG successfully supply sea-going vessel with LNG fuel
16:55 33 LNG carriers and 8 gas condensate carriers with export cargo left port Sabetta in April-June 2018
16:24 Baku International Sea Trade Port launches two new tugboats