• 2016 December 5 12:35

    Pot of Riga looks into cooperation with Uzbekistan

    On November 16 - 18  the most important transport and logistics industry event - the exhibition “TransUzbekistan 2016” took place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The  port of Riga was represented by the Freeport of Riga Authority (FPRA) as well as by the port companies - “Riga Universal Terminal” Ltd. and “TFS Trans”Ltd, FPRA says in a press release. In the framework of the exhibition the interested parties were informed about the Riga port cargo   transit and investment, and Latvian transit corridor offer was presented at the Latvian national stand together with Ventspils, Liepaja and Mersrags port authorities, SJSC “Latvijas dzelzceļš” and Latvian logistics companies.

    “TransUzbekistan” is the only specialized transport sector exhibition in Uzbekistan, which every year attracts a large number of entrepreneurs, officials and media   not only from Uzbekistan, but also from other Central Asian countries. The main task of the FPRA participation in the exhibition “TransUzbekistan” is to promote awareness of the Freeport of Riga, to inform about the port services and cooperation possibilities, as well as to foster a dialogue with the local cargo importers and exporters. Taking into account the specifics of the Central Asian countries in regards of decision-making on various long-term partnership issues, which also include use of Latvian transit corridor and ports for transshipment of Uzbekistan import/export cargo, regular communication and friendly relations with the Uzbek businessmen and public officials are extremely important. Annual participation in the exhibition “TransUzbekistan” as well as formal meetings and informal discussions demonstrate the Latvian side’s interest in collaboration and help to maintain friendly partnership required for transactions.

    Both the FPRA representatives and port companies mentioned that this year there has been rather hesitant attitude from Uzbek side. This can be explained by the changes in top leadership in Uzbekistan, as well as by European and Russian sanctions, which have largely influenced Uzbek cargo transit to Europe. However, the willingness to cooperate in the field of transit cargo remains consistently high from both the Latvian and the Uzbek counterparts. Currently agricultural machinery, cotton processing equipment and other project cargo are being sent from the port of Riga to Uzbekistan. In its turn, the port of Riga would be interested to receive the cotton cargo from Uzbekistan for further export to Europe. Transit of Uzbekistan's agricultural and food products via the port of Riga has a large potential, while currently there are no deliveries due to sanctions.

    The experts think that the fact that top Uzbek officials participated in the reception , organized by Latvian Embassy in Uzbekistan  in honor of the Latvia’ s Independence Day, is  a good sign for future Latvian-Uzbek cooperation including the one  in the transit sphere. Latvian Transport Ministry Deputy State Secretary Mr. Uldis Reimanis and participants of Latvian national stand at the international exhibition “TransUzbekistan 2016” also took part in the festive event. The Uzbek side was represented by one of the Uzbekistan top officials - Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Ulugbek Rosukulov.




2018 November 17

18:29 Sanmar delivers Robert Allan-designed new tractor tug Svitzer Meridian
18:02 MSC launches train between Giengen and Trieste
17:51 BGC Partners acquires Poten & Partners
16:41 ABB wins significant asset management solution order in China
16:11 New Secretary-General appointed to the Paris MoU on PSC

2018 November 16

18:07 Ocean Network Express announces delivery of 14,000 - TEU containership “ONE COLUMBA”
18:02 Sovcomflot reported its results for Q3 and 9M ending 30 September 2018
18:01 Throughput of port Vyborg in 10M’18 up 23% Y-o-Y to 1.53 million tonnes
17:42 Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia approves amendments to railway transport tariffs
17:30 Keppel announces settlement agreement for termination of an integration project
17:17 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 10M’18 grew by 5% Y-o-Y to 11.83 million tonnes
17:07 Van Oord and Ace Aquatec making FaunaGuard available for rest of the world
17:06 PaxOcean delivers largest FSRU to be built in China
16:55 Throughput of port Primorsk in 10M’18 fell by 10% Y-o-Y to 44.42 million tonnes
16:55 NYK develops advance water-in-oil alarm to prevent engine trouble
16:33 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 10M’18 climbed by 6% Y-o-Y to 15.34 million tonnes
16:28 Maersk Line receives Service Innovation Award for its Remote Container Management product
16:10 Bureau Veritas Chongqing Liansheng wins Global Project Excellence Award of IPMA 2018
15:48 Port of Ust-Luga handled 81.50 million tonnes in 10M’18, down 4% Y-o-Y
15:29 Port of St. Petersburg handled 49.14 million tonnes in 10M’18, up 12% Y-o-Y
15:10 ZIM announces Q3 2018 results
14:45 Jan De Nul supports the 6th Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
14:24 Decision on construction of 4th and 5th nuclear-powered icebreakers expected before year end
14:10 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Thetis with Hudson
13:32 Entry fee for vessels to be changed at the Port of Ventspils in 2019
13:10 Global Ship Lease completes strategic combination with Poseidon Containers
12:55 Ship inspection to keep high standards
12:31 GoodBulk announces delivery of Supramax vessel to its new owners
12:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
11:30 GTT receives an order from HHI to design the tanks of two new LNG carriers
11:25 Multipurpose Reloading Complex (Ust-Luga) boosts allocations for its development programme
11:04 ForSea completes conversion of the world’s largest battery ferries, powered by ABB
10:44 Wärtsilä, LUT University and Nebraska Public Power District to develop business case for alternative fuels
10:41 Nor-Shipping looks to achieve industry first with ISO sustainable event standard
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 0.84% to $67.17, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.74% to $56.88
10:02 Portmaster improves efficiency in the Port of Scheveningen
09:57 High level experts to present at Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference
09:35 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 5.4% to 16.3 million TEUs in Jan-Oct’18
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,020 points

2018 November 15

18:03 Costa Smeralda to call on Cruiseport Rotterdam
17:54 Polish LNG Conference 2018 concludes in Warsaw
17:25 Port of Singapore throughput in 10M’18 grew by 0.7% Y-o-Y to 523.73 million tonnes
17:03 Maersk Line announces rates from Mediterranean to West and Central Asia
16:52 Expert says downward trend in bunker prices may continue next week
16:30 Nevsky Shipyard launched dry cargo vessel of Project RSD59 «Pola Anfisa»
16:19 "K" Line takes delivery of coal carrier “SHONAI MARU” for JERA Trading
16:04 ICTSI names new APAC head
15:22 Meyer Turku starts construction of Carnival XL1
15:03 Port of Antwerp signs an agreement with Enabel
14:34 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in 10M’18 declined by 0.7% Y-o-Y to 108 million tonnes
14:03 Pavilion Energy and Novatek agree to strengthen their LNG partnership
14:00 Damen hands over four FCS 2610 vessels to Allianz during ADIPEC
13:36 ABS awards industry’s first offshore facility cyber security-ready notation to Sembcorp Marine
13:23 NOVATEK’s Board of Directors to be elected on 18 January 2019
13:00 Zvezda shipyard started serial manufacturing of Aframax-class tankers
12:39 Residents of Riga and the Port outline a common vision for the future
12:04 Singapore hosts 10th APEC Port Services Network (APSN) Port Connectivity Forum
11:48 Bunker prices are still high in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:22 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg’s allocations for its development programme totaled RUB 413.5 million in 9M’2018
11:03 NYK promotes decarbonization through exploratory design of NYK Super Eco Ship 2050