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Vyborg Shipyard fined for violation of sea transport operation rules

The Arbitration Court of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region has instituted administrative proceedings against Vyborg Shipyard (Leningrad region) and imposed and administrative penalty to the amount of RUR 100,000, PortNews IAA learnt from the North West Department of the State Marine and River Supervision Body which held a routine on-site inspection of Vyborg Shipyard in the IV quarter of 2012.

The inspection revealed that Vyborg Shipyard carries out its business activities on construction, repair and servicing of vessels with violation of the mandatory requirements related to safe operation of infrastructure facilities specified by the Technical Regulations «On safety of maritime transport facilities».

Upon the inspection results an authorized official of the North West Department of the State Marine and River Supervision Body drew up a protocol as of part 1 of Article 14.43 of RF Administrative Offences Code.

The case was submitted to the Arbitrage Court of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, which delivered the above judgment.

Vyborg Shipyard JSC is one of the largest shipbuilding companies of the North-Western Region of Russia with over 60-years’ experience in shipbuilding. The Shipyard was founded 1948. From 2012 Vyborg Shipyard is a member of the United Shipbuilding Corporation.

Draft law on line shipping regulation released by RF Transport Ministry

RF Transport Ministry has released the draft federal law «On Amending Merchant Shipping Code of the Russian Federation relating to state regulation of line shipping».

The draft law stipulates for normative legal regulation of conditions for establishment and functioning of line shipping in the Russian Federation.

The document has been developed in order to ensure favorable social and economic conditions for establishment and functioning of the line shipping as well as for improvement of RF seaports’ competitiveness through their development as international transport and logistic centers.

The document is available at the web site of PortNews IAA  >>>>

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Bunker price in port Novorossiysk up in late 5th week

According to the monitoring of bunker fuel prices in the Southern region, carried out by PortNews IAA, the average indicative price in the port of Novorossiysk increased in the end of the 5th week.

Average price for IFO-180 НS was $578 per ton (+$6), average price for MGO was $962 per ton (+$4).

The ports of the Azov Sea saw no changes due to the ice conditions in their water area and few calls on the port.
Market participants of this region expect quotation decrease the next week.

The price for diesel fuel in the port of Istanbul grew by $3, heavy fuel oil — by $5.