• SCF Group widens cooperation with Russian ship builders
    On 18 November 2009 SCF Group and OAO United Shipbuilding Corporation signed a package of agreements on cooperation, which envisage the use of the existing potential of Russia's shipyards in the Far-Eastern region, as well as joint actions aimed at marine equipment construction, based on the newly created capacities in the Primorsk region. The signing ceremony took place in the town of Bolshoy Kamen (Primorsk region).
  • HiMSEN propulsion engine
    As one of the largest 2 and 4 stroke diesel engine manufacturers in the world, we at Engine & Machinery Division of Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI-EMD) have developed our own-designed 4 stroke engines (named HiMSEN).
  • The line of bunker tankers for port and estuary operation
    The article presents the scientific research results of tankers image creation for the port and raid bunkering under the Federal Program "Development of civil maritime technology for 2009-2016."
  • High-quality shipboard equipment from Spanish manufacturers
    Spain today is a highly developed country, which is among the top ten world producers of ships. Spanish manufacturers of marine equipment are known for a flexible approach to each client and long-standing tradition of family business. Their service quality, reliability and versatility of the equipment make them very attractive on the market.
  • Bunker-tanker was launched in Schliesselburg
    On October, 22nd, 2009 «Nevsky Shipbuilding - Shiprepair Plant, LLC» (Schliesselburg, Leningrad region, Russia) launched the head vessel - bunker-tanker for coastal trade. The name of the vessel – «OSLO-TANK» (yard number 601).
  • Main propulsion unit integrated remote automated control system
    NGO "AMT" provides development and delivery automated control system for new and modernized vessels.


  • Norilsk Nickel expands its river fleet with Russia
    17 September 2009 the tug boat built for OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel was commissioned in the town of Bor (Nizhny Novgorod region) and the Russian flag was raised on the river tug.
  • Quality Shipping: XXI Century Standard. Safety and Marine Environment Protection: Prospects We Face
    The ongoing global recession keeps bringing its harsh changes to the prospects of the world’s shipping and shipbuilding. While its consequences are yet to be assessed, the international maritime community keeps on enhancing the standards of maritime safety and environmental protection.
  • «Radomir» will operate in Ust-Luga
    The naming ceremony for a new tug ordered by Sovcomflot (SCF) Group took place at the Leningrad Shipbuilding Yard “Pella” on 15 October 2009. The delivery of this vessel is part of the Group’s strategy to develop its terminals management business, by providing port, salvage and environmental protection vessels.
  • The new «Novoship» tanker has become the largest vessel owned by the company
    The new tanker “NS Burgas” of 156.6 ths. tons deadweight became a part of OJSC “Novoship” (the group of companies “Sovkomflot”) fleet on October 28, 2009. It opens the series of four Suezmax class tankers ordered with Chinese shipbuilding yard Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries in accordance with the active program of fleet renewal by the group of companies “Sovkomflot”. As part of “Novoship” fleet “NS Burgas” has become the largest vessel out of 55 vessels owned by the company.


  • Liners Instead of White Swans
    Glaring, shining, illuminating... That’s how one can translate the name of a cruise liner Costa Luminosa from Italian which called at a port of St. Petersburg this autumn having made its way from Amsterdam and docked at the new passenger port on Vasilievsky island where just a few years ago only swans could be seen.
  • Bunkering market has decreased by a quarter
    Bunker market as a mirror of the activity of a seaport was unable to avoid a crisis. In the first six months of falling sales of bunker fuel in port St. Petersburg even more than the dynamics of the fall turnover. As a result, 15 companies left the largest regional bunker market. Remaining bunkering companies yielded the palm to Russian oil majors "daughters" - Gazprom Neft and LUKoil.
  • The Baltic Transport Forum: a step towards realization of transport potential
    More than 120 delegates from seven countries discussed state of the transport industry of the North-West on the Baltic Transport Forum on September 9-10. Forum took place in Kaliningrad in the framework celebrating 200 years of transportation agency and education transport in Russia.

Ocean and shelf exploration

  • Reaching for the remote
    As the leading electric propulsion systems supplier for icebreaking vessels, ABB Marine says there is still work to be done in developing the technology capable of dealing with the harshest of requirements.
  • Wärtsilä opens service centre in Murmansk
    16 October 2009 - Wärtsilä has today opened a Service Centre in Murmansk, Russia to serve the rapidly growing number of vessels in northern waters. The Service Centre demonstrates Wärtsilä’s commitment to expand in line with the increasing marine activity in the Barents Sea region. To emphasise the importance of cooperation, Wärtsilä’s CEO and President, Ole Johansson and the Governor of the Murmansk Oblast region of Russia, Dmitry Vladimirovich Dmitrienko, jointly signed a document of goodwill.
  • LUKOIL has completed construction of the offshore loading unit
    Sep. 14, 2009 LUKOIL has assembled a floating storage unit (FSU) for the loading of shuttle tankers and transportation of oil from Yuri Korchagin field in the Caspian Sea.
  • Chevron makes final investment decision to construct Gorgon natural gas project
    Emerges as One of the World’s Largest Natural Gas Developments, Project Will Be a Global Leader in Applying Underground Carbon Dioxide Injection Technology.

Technologies. Books. Exhibitions

  • RAO/CIS Offshore: results-2009
    9th International Conference and Exhibition for Oil and Gas Resources Development of the Russian Arctic and CIS Continental Shelf RAO/CIS Offshore 2009 closed in St. Petersburg.
  • Man – Sea – Technology
    International news and innovations

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