|13 November 2006|
|20:12||containerKaliningrad Port Up 5.4% in January-October|
In the 10 months of 2006 all the stevedores of the Kaliningrad port handled jointly 12.8 mn tons of cargo, which is a 5.4% plus over the same period of 2005.
Export was up 6.1% to 11.470.5 th.tons, import - was down 2.4% to 1,251.1 th.tons.
The port exported 1.443.3 th.tons of ferrous metals (-11.5%), 145.4 th.tons of scrap (-19.9%).
|18:09||seaJ.B. Ugland and CMB in Project Co-operation|
|18:07||seaThroughput of Taganrog Port Stevedores Drops 21.7%|
In the 10 months of 2006 all the stevedores of Taganrog port reduced the handling volumes by 21.7% year-on-year down to 1.9 mn tons.
Export was down 20% to 1,640.1 th.tons.
|17:40||seaNovorossiysk Port Oil Exports |
Sheskharis oil terminal of Novorossiysk Commercial Seaport Oil handled 1 mn tons of fuels since 6 till 12 November 2006.
|17:28||Port SaidHMM Posts Q3 Profit |
South Korean shipping line, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), has posted a third-quarter loss on the back of rising fuel prices and falling freight rates, reports SchedNet.
While sales rose by 2.3% to $1 bn, net profit was down $1 mn from last year's $48 mn.
|17:15||InterviewBrazil Releases Reefer After Collision |
The captain of the Bahamas-registered, Latvian-operated reefer ship Roko, which ran into a small fishing boat in October, killing eight divers, has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the Brazilian maritime authorities, reports Fairplay.
Vladimir Gruseiuskis and his crew were released 11 days after the 3,955-gt vessel hit the Costa Azul in Guanabara Bay, near Niteroi.
|16:32||logisticsLeif Hoegh Takes Full Control of Autotrans|
London and Oslo shipowner Leif Hoegh car carrier subsidiary has taken full ownership of French forwarding and logistics group Autotrans, reports Lloyd's list.
The move seals the Paris car market specialist close business relationship with the leading Oslo ocean carrier started more than a decade ago.
|15:48||seaNovorossiisk Oil Port Shut|
Russia's main Black Sea oil port of Novorossiisk has been closed because of bad weather, a shipping source said on Monday.
|15:28||seaBelgia - Russian Transportation Agreement Approval by Russian Government|
Russian government by the order from 8 November approved the jointly developped with Belgium authorities project of agreement between Russia and Belgium in the international automobile transportation sphere, reports ITAR-TASS.
Russian government commissioned the transportation ministry in cooperation with Foreign Affairs to sign the agreement on its behalf, to modify the agreement.
The project describes the terms of international passenger and cargo transportation between two countries and to/from countries, transit by Russian and Belgian registered carriers.
|15:10||seaUECC to Run Black Sea Service|
UECC (United European Car Carriers) is expanding into the Black Sea with the launch of a new service in January 2007.
The line, which is jointly owned by Sweden's Wallenius Lines and Japan's NYK, was starting the trade in order to meet the growing demand for transhipment of deepsea cargo entering Europe and Russia.
"With the continuing growth in both car production and sales in eastern Europe, it is strategically important for UECC to be part of this developing market," said Craig Jasienski, director commercial management.
The service will connect Piraeus (Greece), Derince (Turkey) and Ilichevsk (Ukraine) on a weekly rotation, and will call Constantza (Romania) southbound on inducement.
|14:42||seaIndonesia Ferry Sinks off Borneo, 10 Dead|
Ten people, including eight children, have died and one passenger is missing after a ferry sank two days ago off the Indonesian side of Borneo island, an official said on Monday.
Eddy Royani, head of the Sukamara port in Central Kalimantan province, said the Karya Mandiri was carrying 60 people.
The vessel sank about 40 miles (65 km) from the port of Sukamara, which lies 580 km (360 miles) northeast of Jakarta, rpeports Reuters.
Ferries are a popular means of transport between Indonesia's 17,000 islands, where sea connections are cheaper and more available than air routes.
|14:26||seaPoland to Build a New Channel|
Polish government decided on the construction of the channel in the Polish part of Baltic spit so that the port Elblong could have the direct access to Baltics, reports Interfax.
"We want to put an end to the problem which we have been trying to deal with for many yers, this problem complicates the free passage of Polish vessels", - stated Polish Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczinsky.
Meantime Polish ships can sail from the port Elblong to Baltic Sea only via Gulf of Kaliningrad and further through the Baltic Channel.
The estimated costs of the 1,1 km long channel construction is about 60 mln euro.
|14:25||seaInterterminal Changes Container Operator|
Interterminal group and forwarding company Modul declared about the agreement of mutual exploitation of a container terminal located on the territory of North Western Teckhnopark Ltd.
|13:54||seaVladivostok Port Posts Results In January-October 2006|
In January-October 2006 the Vladivostok Commercial Seaport handled 3.506 th.tons of cargo, informs the PR department of the port.
|13:25||containerContainer Turnover of NovorosLesExport: +10%|
In January-October 2006 the container terminal NovorosLesExport JSC handled 48.576 TEUs, up 10% year-on-year.
Export made 26/032 TEUs having raised by 13%.
|13:05||seaTwo Dead as Wave Hits Tanker|
Two crewmen have been killed and another seriously injured as a huge wave hit a Singapore-flagged tanker off Scotland.
|12:58||seaVolgograd Shipyard Delivers Dry Cargo Ship to Palmali Shipping |
The Volgograd Shipyard incorporated in Maritime and Gas projects delivered the seventh dry cargo ship of the 006RSD05 project built for Palmali Shipping.
|12:30||containerDubai's DP World to invest $2,87 Bn in UK port|
Dubai Ports World, the third-largest container port operator, said on Saturday it will invest $2.87 billion developing a harbour complex in south-east Britain to plug a capacity shortfall.
DP World, which in February paid $6.8 billion for British ports operator P&O, will develop the port and a business park as part of the London Gateway Project at Thurrock, Essex, state-owned Dubai World, the owner of DP World, said in a statement.
"The UK is suffering from a capacity shortage," DP World Chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem told Reuters.
|12:19||seaNovorossisk Sea Commercial Port Container Throughput Increase|
Novorossiysk Sea Commercial Port container throughput for 10 months increased by 31% and totaled 53 734 TEUs.
Import made 26 114 TEUs (+31%), including 24 649 full TEU's (+35%) and 1 474 TEUs (-6%) empties.
Container export in the port by the January-October increased by 30% - up to 27 620 TEU's.
|12:08||Stena Expects Great Profits |
The Stena Group is making good times, this year Stena expects to make profits of EUR 606 mn before taxes.