• 2017 February 13 14:38

    USPA presented market development plans to world's dredging companies

    On February 3, Ukrainian Seaport Authority (USPA) presented the prospective projects scheduled for current year to the key dredging companies as well as the basic principles for tender procurements during Ukrainian Dredging Day. USPA says the meeting was held jointly with the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine under support of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.

    During the opening speech, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan drew attention on the major tasks before the head of USPA Raivis Veckagans to reform the seaports. “USPA should be open and transparent enterprise. The point of today's meeting is to address the world our openness: come to Ukraine, invest in Ukrainian ports and we will provide the highest availability and clarity for any kind of international business",— the Minister said.

    «The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, as the voice of business, express expectations for a clear and transparent tender procedures and following proper implementation of technical tasks, which are specified in tender documentation and we appreciate the readiness of USPA management to organize public discussions with business community»,— Andrey Gunder, the President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine informed.

    During the meeting, Raivis Veckagans noted USPA intention to facilitate the world's leading dredging companies to enter Ukrainian dredging market. “The point of the meeting is to involve new players to participate in tender for dredging works. For this purpose we clarify the legislation aspects, translate the tender documents in English, and hold direct meetings with foreign partners."

    Presenting the program of capital dredging in the largest Ukrainian port «Yuzhny» USPA focused on two key projects in the Black Sea basin. Thus, USPA announced in Prozorro public procurement system two projects for reconstruction of water approaches, maneuvering areas and operational aquatic areas near quays and the project for reconstruction of sea approaches to deep-water quays of the port. The first project (https://prozorro.gov.ua/tender/UA-2016-11-18-000184-a/) foresees soil removal in the amount of 4.4 million cubic meters till March 2018. The second one https://prozorro.gov.ua/tender/UA-2016-11-21-000531-a/ involves dredging works in the amount of 3.4 mio cubic meters until the end of 2019.

    Dredging works will be carried out in the framework of the project for the construction of the berth № 25 in “Yuzhny” seaport and «MV Cargo» grain handling complex. The terminal will have a capacity of 5 million tons per year with the opportunity of further  increase. The joint project with Cargill is a priority one for USPA, which demonstrates the readiness of Ukrainian port facilities to cooperate with investors in various projects.

    «This is a flagship projects for the port and Ukraine as a whole. This shows the entire expert community how efficiently an international procurements, attraction the world's leading companies and implementation of complex infrastructure projects can be realized for the benefit of the port, the state and business»,— Mr. Veckagans stressed.

    It is expected that the winner of the tender to carry out dredging “Yuzhny” seaport will be determined till 1 June 2017.

    In summary, the head of USPA noticed the key project principles. Among them are the benefit for the state, zero corruption tolerance, expansion of competition, openness and transparency at all the procurement stages and securing the interests of investor. USPA assured of the deadlines specified in the agreements. At the same time, all the mandatory contributions to the budget will not affect the progress of the project and all the barriers in the interaction between USPA and the business will be eliminated.

    The event attended both the Ukrainian companies and representatives of world industry leaders: Royal Boskalis Westminster (the Netherlands), Deme (Belgium), Rohde Nielsen A/S (Denmark), Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors Company (the Netherlands), Tianjin Dredging Co, Ltd. (China), Jan De Nul NV (Luxembourg).

2018 October 18

17:33 The first vessel in Klaveness Combination Carriers next generation of combination carriers named at New Yangzi Shipyard in China
17:17 Cargo transportation via Northern Sea Route can reach 17 million tonnes in 2018
17:03 Savannah container trade up 12 percent in September 2018
16:55 PGRK: sales strategy of Pavlovskoye deposit project is focused on foreign markets
16:33 SITC Logistics Group signs strategic cooperation agreement with Chengdu Port Investment Group and Guangzhou Port Logistics Group
16:03 NYK and Horiba to develop a new sulfur-in-oil analyzer for ships
15:34 Thames freight volume rises by 40% as Thames Vision strategy starts to bear fruit
15:33 Port of Rotterdam Authority and research institute TNO present results of the study at IMO meeting
15:31 Dublin Port volumes grow by 4.7% in first nine months. By year end, 36% growth in just six years
15:03 Chinese Lingang group invests 85 million euros in Zeebrugge inner port
14:47 Practical aspects of LNG bunkering to be discussed at the dedicated conference in Moscow on October 24
14:33 Nouryon, Tata Steel, and Port of Amsterdam partner to develop the largest green hydrogen cluster in Europe
14:24 Bunker prices may change irregular next week amid rising volatility on global fuel market, expert says
14:11 Tallink and Rauma marine constructions sign letter of intent for the construction of new shuttle ferry
14:02 VesselMan and DNV GL team up to offer optimized solution for dry-docking management
13:30 Project Forward paves the way for meeting IMO’s reduction on CO2 emissions
13:14 Equinor’s share saving plan allocates shares
13:02 Damen Shipyards Group and Abu Dhabi Ports sign contract for two Damen ASD Tugs 2411
12:52 Volumes transported by TransContainer’s flatcars and containers grew by 5.1% Y-o-Y to 1.38 million TEUs
12:43 Diana Shipping announces direct continuation of time charter contract for M/V Astarte with Glencore
12:40 Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf adds three new certifications
12:30 Vympel Shipyard launches third coast guard boat of Project 1496М1, Lamantin, for FSB Border Guard Service
12:11 Equinor focuses NCS portfolio through sale of non-core discovery
11:51 Securitas Technology BV installing cameras in the Port of Rotterdam
11:28 HII starts fabrication of amphibious assault ship Bougainville (LHA 8)
10:55 Seafarers’ mental health is focus of new training programme offered free to mariners worldwide
10:51 RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet detachment to conduct exercise East China Sea
10:13 Ulstein secures contract for design of Jones Act compliant SOV vessel
09:58 Brent Crude futures price up 0.07% to $79.99, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.1% to $67.61
09:39 Myanmar officials trained in forming maritime transport policy
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,554 points

2018 October 17

18:03 PGNiG and Venture Global LNG announce LNG Sales and Purchase Agreements for 2 million tonnes per year
17:46 The Freeport of Riga Authority continues to develop cooperation with China
17:22 Port Manatee enjoys record fiscal year with diverse growth
17:00 North Sea Port and Titan LNG successfully supply sea-going vessel with LNG fuel
16:55 33 LNG carriers and 8 gas condensate carriers with export cargo left port Sabetta in April-June 2018
16:24 Baku International Sea Trade Port launches two new tugboats
16:02 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate Increase for East Asia to Mexico, Central America, West Coast of South America, Caribbean & Panama trade
15:46 New BIMCO & IBIA Bunkering Guide available
15:23 NOVATEK and Fluxys plan to build an LNG terminal in Rostock
15:02 NYK develops original software that diagnoses combustion chamber problems
14:40 RF Government allocates RUB 8.4 billion for the Far East development
14:21 Scorpio Bulkers announces time charter-out agreements
14:03 CMA CGM implements Empty Repositioning Surcharge for exports from all Turkish ports
13:32 Ørsted contracts Van Oord for cable installation Borssele I & II
13:21 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in 9M’18 fell by 1.7% Y-o-Y to 95.9 million tonnes
13:04 CMA CGM to introduce new BAF on Asia-Africa trade
12:30 GTT and Dongsung Finetec sign a Memorandum of Understanding
12:02 Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and partners sign MoU for 3D printing facility and applications in maritime sector
11:53 Identifying barriers to cutting emissions through just-in-time operations
11:27 Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt joins V.Group
10:50 Brent Crude futures price down 0.09% to $81.34, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.06% to $71.88
10:42 CMA CGM to introduce new BAF on Europe-Africa trade
10:37 Damen Shipyards Galati hands over 74-metre fishery research vessel to Angolan government
10:27 Maritime Arctic Competence Center opens in Saint-Petersburg
09:42 KN invests in environmental protection measures
09:20 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,578 points

2018 October 16

18:33 Maersk Line announces new FAK rates from Mediterranean to West and Central Asia
18:03 ABS holds two seminars at the 58th Genoa International Boat Show
17:55 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 9M’18 grew by 5% Y-o-Y to 10.65 million tonnes