|11 December 2006|
|17:39||containerDubai Ports World Sold 6 American Terminals|
Dubai Ports World announced Monday it had reached agreement to sell its US ports operations, whose acquisition sparked a furore earlier this year, to a subsidiary of AIG Global Investment Group.
|17:36||containerKaliningrad Port Up 4.4% in January-November|
In the 11 months of 2006 all the stevedores of the Kaliningrad port handled jointly 13.9 mn tons of cargo, which is a 4.4% plus over the same period of 2005.
Export was up 5.4% to 12,504.8 th.tons, import - was down 3.3% to 1,386.4 th.tons.
The port exported 1,587.1 th.tons of ferrous metals (-9.5%), 154.8 th.tons of scrap (-22%).
|16:53||containerGovernor Threatens to Block Entry to First Container Terminal and Petrolesport|
Valentina Matvienko promised ZAO First Container Terminal and Petrolesport JSC, that she would block entry of trucks at his terminal.
Today at meeting of Council for Coordination of Transport Activity in St.Petersburg , attached to City Government, Valentina Matvienko promised to block truck entry to First Container Terminal and to Petrolesport, if by February 1 Company has not secured parking area for trucks in the city.
|16:36||seaRussian Border Guards Seize Georgian Fishing Boat|
Russian coast guards have seized a Georgian fishing vessel off the country's Pacific coast on suspicion of poaching, a coast guard spokesman said Monday.
Coast guards found about 20 tons (44,000 lbs) of sea urchin, a delicacy, aboard the Dzhin (Efreet), registered in Georgia's Black Sea port of Batumi and owned by a Georgian company, according to the schooner's Russian captain.
The ship, which was seized inside the Russian economic exclusion zone 10 miles southwest of Russia's Iturup Island in the Kuril chain, also violated Russian border and fishing regulations, as it had no official permission from border and customs authorities to be there, the spokesman said.
The schooner, with an eight-member Russian crew, was convoyed to a seaport at Shikotan Island for investigation, he added.
An ongoing tit-for-tat row between Moscow and Tbilisi, set off in late September by Georgia's brief detention of four Russian officers on espionage charges, now seems to have taken to the seas.
|16:16||seaCollision in Sea of Marmora |
On December 9, 2006 2 ships collided off Istanbul in the Sea of Marmora.
|15:41||Saint-PetersburgLenta Goes to Siberia|
St.Petersburg based Lenta trading network plans to start the construction of he new distribution center in Siberia.
|14:07||warehousing facilitiesGreenway Opens Representative Office in Finland|
Greenway Holding Company has opened the representative office in Helsinki (Finland).
|13:33||containerNovorossiysk Port Posts Results in 11 Months 2006|
In January-November all the stevedores of Novorssiysk port handled 103.645.6 th.tons of cargo having increased by 0.8%.
During the reported period the port handled 80.250.9 th.tons of liquid bulk (+1.2% year-on-year).
|12:21||seaVSC Opens New Container Line|
Vostochny Stevedoring Company Declares launching of the new weekly container line jointly with CK Line Co.
|11:22||projectsFinland Plans Joining North European Gas Pipeline|
Finland plans joining the project of the North European gas pipeline that is to link Russia and Germany, the Finnish television company YLE said.
|10:41||projectsGazprom to Decide on Shell Sakhalin Offer|
Russian gas monopoly Gazprom said on Monday it had yet to decide on Royal Dutch Shell's offer for it to take majority control in the Sakhalin-2 project due to ecological concerns.
"Shell did indeed make several proposals concerning Sakhalin-2 at a meeting on Friday," Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov told Reuters.
"Gazprom has yet to decide on Shell's proposals because the project's problems, including ecological problems, remain in place," he added.
|10:09||seaVladivostok Port Posts Results In January-November 2006|
In January-November 2006 the Vladivostok Commercial Seaport handled 3.777 th.tons of cargo, informs the PR department of the port.
|09:57||seaThroughput of Vanino Port: 11 Months Results|
In January-November 2006 the throughput of the Vanino Seaport amounted to 5.862 th.