Topical Interview

  • Transition from stereotypical thinking to sustainable development
    2016 is the year of ZPMC’s active entry to the Russian market as one of the leading ship-building enterprises of China. The development prospects for 2017. Heavy-duty equipment company - Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co., Ltd (ZPMC) is the largest manufacturer of port, offshore and shipbuilding equipment, engineering vessels and large steel structures. Elin Oleg V., the Head of Offshore Machinery and Shipbuilding Department of the Russian Subsidiary, described to “Maritime Market” the current situation on the shipbuilding market and revealed Company’s plans for the development of the Russian market.


  • The world´s first LNG-powered icebreaker Polaris delivered
    Arctech Helsinki Shipyard (is owned by Russian United Shipbuilding Corporation) delivered the most powerful newcomer in the Finnish Icebreaker fleet, icebreaker Polaris, to the Finnish Transport Agency on September 28th, 2016. The Finnish Transport Agency handed the vessel over to Arctia Icebreaking Oy.
  • Pella Shipyard transferred the first longliner built in Russia to the customer
  • Submarine “Velikiy Novgorod” was conveyed to composition of naval forces of the Russia Federation
    JSC «ADMIRALTEISKIE VERFI” (is incorporated in JSC “United Shipbuilding Corporation”) conveyed to the composition of Russian Navy diesel-electric submarine “Velikiy Novgorod”. A solemn ceremony of raising of the naval ensign took place at deep-water embankment of the enterprise.
  • Ships and ferries for linear passenger transportation over Russian water communications
  • The main trend of the outgoing year is the struggle for the quality of products
  • Maprom. For the Future generation of vessels
  • “We trust Marine Technics company. They keep their promises and they have good engineers”


  • Moore Stephens says ship operating costs are set to increase
    Vessel operating costs are expected to rise in both 2016 and 2017, according to the latest survey by international accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens. Repairs and maintenance and spares are the cost categories which are likely to increase most significantly in each of the two years.
  • Wärtsilä to power Mediterranean’s first LNG fuelled passenger ferry
    Wärtsilä has signed a contract with Construcciones Navales del Norte SL (LaNaval) shipyard in Sestao, Spain for the design and supply of the LNG power and propulsion installation for a new RoRo passenger ferry. There is also an option for a second vessel. The ship is being built for Spanish owner Balearia, a leading operator serving the Balearic Islands. Wartsila will also provide inclusive project support services to the yard, including integration engineering and on-site consulting, as well as commissioning of the combined systems. The contract with Wartsila was signed in August.
  • CMA CGM signs a first Memorandum of understanding with ENGIE
    Use of liquefied natural gas as an alternative to heavy fuel oil for maritime transportation


  • Kronstadt Group finished commissioning works at the port of Sabetta
  • ClassNK issues approval In principle for LNG bunkering vessel design
    Leading classification society ClassNK has issued Approval in Principle (AIP) for a 7,500 cbm LNG bunkering vessel designed by Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd (HHIC). This revolutionary design is the result of joint research carried out by Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd. and ClassNK to improve the efficiency of LNG bunkering vessels.
  • ZPMC helps Dubai to create world record again
    On October 18, three sets of world largest 3E Plus STS built by ZPMC left Changxing Branch of ZPMC for Jebel Ali T4 of Dubai. The STS’s lifting height is up to 54 meters, its front outreach 80 meters, its back outreach 29 meters and its capacity of double spreaders 120 tons. It is a type of STS with the largest track gauge, the longest beam, the tallest height, the largest lifting capacity built by ZPMC.
  • Port news

Ocean and shelf exploration

  • Russia’s northernmost active oil field enters commercial production
    A ceremonial event marking the launch of the Vostochno-Messoyakhskoye field took place today. The event was attended by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Igor Sechin, Chief Executive Officer of Rosneft, and Alexander Dyukov, Chairman of the Gazprom Neft Management Board.
  • Maersk Drilling names fourth and final XLE jack-up rig
    Maersk Drilling’s fourth XL Enhanced ultra harsh environment jack-up was named Friday morning at a ceremony held at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea. Mrs. Bente Norheim, wife of Jan Norheim, Managing Director of BP Norge, honoured Maersk Drilling by naming the rig Maersk Invincible.
  • LUKOIL starts commercial production at V.Filanovsky field
    Commercial production at the Vladimir Filanovsky field in the Caspian Sea was launched today by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

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