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MAIB finds multiple errors in Hoegh Osaka grounding

The Singapore registered pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Hoegh Osaka was departing Southampton, UK, and turning to port around the Bramble Bank when the ship developed a significant starboard list. As the list increased in excess of 40º, the ship lost steerage and propulsion, and subsequently drifted aground on Bramble Bank. A cargo shift […]

Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company and USPA signed Memorandum of cooperation

Sofia, Bulgaria. Angel Zaburtov, Director General of the Bulgarian Port Infrastructure Company, and Vyacheslav Voronoy, The Deputy Chairman in Logistic of State Enterprise «Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority», signed a memorandum of cooperation between BPI Co. and the USPA. The sides agreed to deepen cooperation and develop business relations. In the framework of the Memorandum the two […]

Bulgarian crewman dead after Russian superyacht accident off Phuket

Toni Hristov Kolev, 33, died after he was rushed to Bangkok Hospital Phuket. He had sustained critical injuries to his legs in an accident involving the anchor chain, police said, according to The Phuket News (thephuketnews.com). Mr Kolev was a crewman on board Russian billionaire Victor Rashnikov’s superyacht Ocean Victory. The yacht was lifting its […]

MEPs back cheaper services in EU ports

MEPs on Tuesday (8 March) backed a proposal to increase efficiency and lower the cost of services provided in European Union ports. The amended proposal’s introduction of more transparency into the setting of tariffs for services, such as mooring and refuelling, and the use of harbour infrastructure, is intended to help prevent price hikes and market […]

Black Sea Container Market Review 2015

Black Sea container terminals of Ukraine, Romania, Russia, and Bulgaria handled 2 294 848 TEU in 2015, including empty containers, excluding transshipment. This review observes only full containers of the region – 1 628 797 TEU. Total drop suffered by these five countries in 2015 was 12,18%, compared to the same period last year. In […]

Rating of container lines in Bulgaria 2015

Rating is based on the data for overall container turnover, without transshipment. The record of market share growth (% of market share) in Bulgaria belonged to EMC 2,68 p.p., ARKAS 2,15p.p. and YML 1,53 p.p. At the same time the record of market share drop was shown by MSC -2,21 p.p., ZIM -0,73 p.p. and […]

Rating of container lines of Black Sea 2015

Rating is based on the data for laden container turnover, without transshipment. The record of market share growth (% of market share) in Black Sea belonged to MAERSK 2,53 p.p., ARKAS 2,12 p.p. and CSCL 0,82 p.p., while record of market share drop was shown by MSC -1,11 p.p., ZIM -1,03 p.p. and APL -0,39 […]

Rating of container lines in Black Sea Russia 2015

Rating is based on the data for overall container turnover, without transshipment. The record of market share growth (% of market share) in the Black Sea Russia belonged to MAERSK 4,00 p.p., ADMIRAL 0,67 p.p. and Hapag Lloyd 0,56 p.p., while record of market share drop was shown by FESCO -1,49 p.p., COSCO -1,11 p.p. […]

Rating of container lines in Ukraine 2015

Rating is based on the data for overall container turnover, without transshipment. The record of market share growth (% of market share) in Ukraine belonged to MAERSK 5,03 p.p., Hapag Lloyd 1,86 p.p. and UASC 1,47 p.p. At the same time record of market share drop was shown by MSC -2,55 p.p., APL -0,88 p.p. […]