• 2018 August 20 17:09

    ESL Shipping takes delivery of eco-friendly bulk carrier Haaga

    The next-generation bulk carrier Haaga has been delivered to ESL Shipping (part of Aspo Group) from Jinling Shipyard in Nanjing, China, the shipping company said Monday in a press release.

    The 160-meter, 25,600 dwt, LNG-fueled vessel generates less than 50% of the carbon dioxide emissions of the previous generation of vessels. The vessel can also be fueled by completely carbon-free biogas, once the availability of carbon-free biogas improves over time.

    The vessel incorporates several innovative solutions to reduce its environmental footprint by minimizing its energy consumption and emissions. The shipping company and MacGregor, which is part of Cargotec, have developed the world's first autonomous cargo processing solution for the vessel to further improve safety and efficiency.

    The vessel will have raw material cargo while arriving from Japan to the Baltic Sea, where the vessel is currently scheduled to arrive in mid-September.

    "Our new vessels have met with an excellent reception among our customers. Every employee of our shipping company should be genuinely proud of what we have achieved during our new construction project", says Mikki Koskinen, Managing Director of ESL Shipping.

    The completion of the new vessels will have a positive effect on the shipping company's profitability and competitiveness.

    "This investment of around EUR 60 million is significant for a company of Aspo's size. It's also an excellent example of our responsible ownership, as environmental responsibility involves considering future generations, too. The design and construction of the new vessels were completed as planned. The vessels will considerably increase ESL Shipping's capacity, in addition to improving its profitability", says Aki Ojanen, CEO of Aspo Plc and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ESL Shipping.

    This new construction project is part of the Bothnia Bulk project, partly funded by the EU. Its goal is to modernize the sea route between Luleå, Oxelösund and Raahe to be more eco-friendly. In addition, environmental emissions will decrease at port with the improved availability of shore-side electricity. The vessels have been designed by Deltamarin in Finland, and European equipment suppliers have provided roughly 60 percent of all vessel systems.

    ESL Shipping is the leading dry bulk sea transport company operating in the Baltic Sea region. ESL Shipping secures raw material transportation for industry and energy production around the year, even under difficult weather conditions. The shipping company also offers special services related to loading and unloading large oceangoing vessels at sea. The shipping company's fleet consists of 19 vessels, of which it owns 14 in full. One vessel is time-chartered.




2018 November 12

18:01 Major ASW ship Severomorsk of RF Navy's Northern Fleet participates in Russian-Japanese exericse in the Gulf of Aden
17:42 Maritime Administration of Ukraine announced selection of 13 seaport captains
17:04 Maersk Line announces FAK rates from Northern Europe to Middle East and ISC
16:56 Danish shipyard orders large equipment package from Rolls-Royce
16:54 Wan Hai Lines orders 20 new vessels
16:50 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 10M’18 up 18% Y-o-Y to 21.1 million tonnes
16:34 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to South Africa
16:22 RF Ministry of Industry and Trade announces tender for R&D and designing of marine systems and technologies
16:04 Bigger share of modal split envisaged for inland shipping in the Baltic Sea Region
15:51 RF Ministry of Industry and Trade announces tender for documentation on construction of Leader icebreaker
15:34 IMRF and The Nautical Institute sign MOU
15:20 Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 6.24 million tonnes of cargo in 10M'18, up 19% Y-o-Y
15:04 Yang Ming reports its financial results for 2018 Q3
14:46 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg completes New Leaders project
14:31 ClassNK and TÜV Rheinland sign partnership agreement for cybersecurity services
14:03 Maersk Line announces rates from North Europe to Far East Asia
13:47 ICTSI plans to invest over P5 billion in Iloilo ports
13:28 Baltiysky Zavod shipyard loaded reactors onto nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural, second serial ship of Project 22220
12:40 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 20,508 in RF spot market
11:57 Reduced Klaipeda seaport charges for container ships to boost shipping development
11:34 IMO supports equal opportunities for women in fisheries
11:12 Trinidad and Tobago benefits from IMO port security training
10:49 RF Navy's Northern Fleet holds exercise to assist a submarine in distress
10:13 Brent Crude futures price up 1.55% to $71.27, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.96% to $60.77
09:56 Port of HaminaKotka throughput in 10M’2018 up 12.8% Y-o-Y to 13.57 million tonnes
09:34 Throughput of port Helsinki (Finland) in 10M'18 up 4.8% Y-o-Y to 12.38 million tonnes
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,147 points
09:08 Global Maritime Administrators attend the 8th Maritime Public Leaders’ Programme in Singapore
08:51 TORM establishes joint venture with Guangzhou Shipyard International and ME Production to manufacture scrubbers to reduce sulfur emissions

2018 November 11

11:19 Maersk Line increases FAK rates from Far East Asia to Mediterranean
10:16 Day Tourist Tax for cruise passengers to apply to sea cruise and river cruise passengers in Amsterdam
09:13 Delegates from Lower Saxony of Germany Visited COSCO SHIPPING
08:11 New municipal Port Police Regulations come into force - Port of Antwerp

2018 November 10

21:08 DP World, UAE Region wins Seatrade Port & Terminal Operator Award
21:05 Royal IHC launches world’s largest cutter suction dredger SPARTACUS for DEME
20:41 Philippine Ports Authority heads towards full QMS, IMS compliance
08:25 Global Ship Lease announces new long-term charter agreements between Poseidon Containers and CMA CGM

2018 November 9

18:07 Port of Southampton upgrades cruise terminal
18:02 Sevmorzavod lays down non-self-propelled floating crane of Project ПК-700, Grigory Prosyankin
17:49 Marine Recruiting Agency celebrates its 17th anniversary
17:11 Taganrog Sea Commercial Port spent USD 49,400 for implementation of its social programme in 9M’2018
17:06 Project EMMA organizes its final conference to discuss the future of inland shipping in the Baltic Sea Region
16:43 Algoma Central Corporation announces purchase of product tanker for domestic fleet
16:18 USPA signs Memorandum of Cooperation with two leading ports of Egypt
15:52 Polskie LNG recognized as a leader in safe work
15:26 Throughput of Russian seaports in 10M’18 grew by 4% to 675.3 million tonnes
15:03 Palau International Ship Registry becomes the latest associate member of BIMCO
14:40 FESCO performed pilot delivery of grain from Krasnoyarsk to Ningbo by intermodal container service
14:29 Keppel secures production barge upgrade contract from KrisEnergy for S$30m
14:17 ABS joins forces introducing space technology to shipping
14:03 Maersk Container Industry to launch the reefer digitalisation service Sekstant®
13:34 TORM establishes joint venture with Guangzhou Shipyard International and ME Production to manufacture scrubbers to reduce sulfur emissions
13:34 NBBB to build four 90-ton BP tractor tugs for Foss Maritime
13:23 ABS presents at Int'l BWT Forum in Shanghai
12:48 WMU hosted final inter-regional Workshop on Risk Assessment Tools for Pollution Preparedness and Response
12:24 Port of Rotterdam Authority wins ESPO Award 2018
12:00 ESPO re-elects Eamonn O’Reilly as Chairman
11:36 IMO won’t call for pragmatic enforcement during initial phase of 2020
11:13 VT Halter Marine launches ATB Tug MV Evening Breeze
10:51 IBIA welcomes IMO’s 2020 preparatory advice for ships