Increased Kazakh Oil Exports Lead To Congested Waterways

Monday, April 09, 2001
A top Kazakhstan's official said on Monday that fears of tanker congestion in the Bosphorus and Dardanelles waterways resulting from increased Kazakh oil exports were unfounded and safety standards would be respected.

The Bosphorus, crossed annually by some 50,000 vessels, of which 14 percent carry oil, will see more tanker traffic from the Russian port of Novorossiisk when oil is loaded from a new pipeline leading from Kazakhstan's giant Tengiz field.

"This (congestion) issue is a far-fetched one, and we are ready to cooperate and be responsible for respecting all safety and ecological norms," the official said.

The Turkish government voiced concern last month that tankers carrying oil from the new Russian-Kazakh pipeline might delay and imperil passage of other vessels through the straits linking the Black Sea with the Mediterranean.

Novorossiisk, Russia's main Black Sea export outlet, is due to start filling tankers with Kazakh oil this summer.

Analysts say the multi-national Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) will transport some seven or eight million tons (140,000-160,000 barrels per day) of oil through the pipeline this year.

Maritime Reporter August 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Alaska Marine Lines Reduces Fuel Surcharge

Alaska Marine Lines, a marine transportation company providing barge service to and from Alaska and Hawaii, informs it has filed with the U.S. Surface Transportation

SSI to Showcase Marine Information Model

SSI's CAD/CAM ShipConstructor software utilizes a Marine Information Model (MIM) to store a wealth of data that can be leveraged for maintenance, repair and lifecycle support.

Bollinger VP Fanguy Snags SNAME Award

Louisiana-based shipbuilder Bollinger Shipyards, LLC announced its vice president for quality management system, Dennis Fanguy, will receive the 2015 William M.

Offshore

Harkand: Expanding the Fleet, Growing a Global Business

International inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) company Harkand aims to be a $1 billion company. MR’s Tom Mulligan recently met with John Reed, the company’s CEO,

HHI Orders Regasification Systems from Wärtsilä

South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has ordered two seawater/propane based regasification modules from Wärtsilä. The systems are to be installed

Hitachi Gas Supply System Order for MHI

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order from Hitachi Zosen Corporation for a high-pressure gas supply system enabling use of natural gas as fuel in marine engines.

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.4807 sec (2 req/sec)