Mariupol port is covered with ice till 14 th km of approaching channel.
Ice cohesion abt 5 points (on ten-number scale), Ice thickness abt 5 cm.
Present weather condition 17.12.2012:
Air temperature – abt – 13,6 °C,
Wind speed – E-NE 11-13 m/s.
Weather forecast for Mariupol port area:
Air temperature – abt -8; -11 degrees,
Wind speed – E 10 - 11 m/s.
19.12.2012 cloudy, snow
Air temperature – abt -8; -9 degrees,
Wind speed – E 11 m/s.
20.12.2012 cloudy, snow...
According to Load line convention and Mariupol PSC, from 1 Dec 2012 vessel is allowed to load up to winter mark only.
According to the Convention on Load Lines, from 01 th December 2012 at Azov Sea and North Black Sea for vessels which LOA is less than 100 meters to be applied seasonal winter load line.
Shipowners are kindly requested to take into consideration this requirement while fixing tonnage to this area.
December - it's that time of the year when the every Shipowner should start thinking about the coming winter, about what kind of navigation in ice conditions will be in the Azov Sea and which risks and requirements to be considered, during fixing its fleet in this area.
Main issues concerning Ice campaign 2012-2013 were discussed at the meeting between agency companies and the management of SE Mariupol Commercial Sea Trade port от 29 November 2012.
According to the Harbour Master & the head of the Ice headquarters for 2012-2013. Mr. Perepechaev: up to 21 December 2012 Hydrometeorological Services cannot predict exact weather conditions.
As for short-term...
The "Ice Period" seminar will be held in Odessa on the 23rd of October, 2012.
The seminar will cover such issues as Ice Clauses in Charter Parties, channels and port navigation during ice period, extra insurance.
The effects of Ice Navigation 2012 and issues related to ensuring safe operation of ships in the Black Sea region and Ukrainian ports in winter are going to be discussed.
23rd of October, 2012
Odessa, Langeronovskaya Str. 13, “Mozart” Hotel
Check-in start: 13:30
In Nikolaev Trade Sea Port actual loading rate of coal for bulk carrier handy size reached 10 000 mts per day. During the loading LLC "Stevedoring Investment Company" has involved 3-4 technological lines. Cargo forwarder LLC "Portinvest Logistic."
Grain exports from Ukraine in July-August 2012-2013 marketing year (July 2012 - June 2013) totaled 2.98 million tons, up 60% over the same period last year.
This was reported to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.
For 2 months of the current MY wheat exports totaled 1.3 million tons, which is 83% more than in July and August 2011, including exports of wheat rose to 0.933 million tons against 0.612 million tons, feed - to 0.368 million tonnes from 98.1 tonnes. Barley exports dropped by half - to 0.551 million tons against 1.097 million tonnes, maize - has increased almost 20 times - up to 1.1 million tons. Other grain exports totaled 37.4 thousand tons....